2013-14 Women's Basketball News

July 24, 2014
Women's Basketball Named to WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll
The Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team ranked 19th among all NCAA Division III programs on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2013-14 season, as announced Thursday by the WBCA. The 2013-14 WUSTL squad posted a team GPA of 3.505.

April 9, 2014
SHOWCASE CAMP: Women's Basketball to Host Camp July 16-18
Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball head coach Nancy announced the 2014 Showcase Camp will be held Wednesday-Friday, July 16-18, in St. Louis.

March 24, 2014
Melissa Gilkey Garners All-America Women's Basketball Honors
Washington University in St. Louis junior forward Melissa Gilkey received women’s basketball All-America honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), D3hoops.com and Women’s DIII News for the second year in a row.

March 17, 2014
Gilkey Selected to D3Hoops.com All-Central Region First Team
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey was named to the 2014 D3Hoops.com All-Central Region women’s basketball first team, as announced Monday by the website.

March 8, 2014
Second-Half Comeback Falls Short for No. 5 Bears in 72-66 Loss at No. 12 UW-Oshkosh in NCAA Second Round
The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball saw its season come to an end with a 72-66 loss to a hot-shooting No. 12-ranked University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh team in the NCAA Second Round Saturday evening.

March 7, 2014
Defense Keys No. 5 Bears to 64-47 Win Over Northwestern-St. Paul in NCAA First Round
The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team limited the University of Northwestern-St. Paul to 26.9 percent shooting from the field in the second half as the Bears pulled away for a 64-47 win in the NCAA Division III First Round Friday evening at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

March 4, 2014
Melissa Gilkey Named Player of the Year to Highlight All-UAA Honorees for WUSTL Women's Basketball
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey was selected as the 2014 University Athletic Association (UAA) Player of the Year to highlight five individual all-UAA honorees for the Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team, as announced by the Association.

March 3, 2014
No. 5 Women's Basketball Travels to Wisconsin-Oshkosh for NCAA First, Second Rounds
The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis will travel to Oshkosh, Wis., for 2014 NCAA Division III First and Second Round action Friday-Saturday, March 7-8. The Bears face the University of Northwestern-St. Paul at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the First Round.

March 1, 2014
Melissa Gilkey's Second-Half Leads No. 5 Women's Basketball to 63-57 Win at Chicago
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey scored 15 of her game-high 16 points in the second half to lead the No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team to a 63-57 win at the University of Chicago in the season finale for both teams Saturday in Chicago.

February 23, 2014
No. 5 Women's Basketball Tops Carnegie Mellon 76-57 on Senior Day
The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team won for the fifth straight game, earning a 76-57 win over Carnegie Mellon University in University Athletic Association (UAA) action Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at the WU Field House.

February 21, 2014
No. 5 Women's Basketball Clinches UAA Title with 80-67 Win Over Case
The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team held off a hot-shooting Case Western Reserve University team for an 80-67 win over the Spartans Friday night to claim the Bears’ 20th University Athletic Association (UAA) championship.

February 16, 2014
No. 6 Women's Basketball Earns 20th Win with 73-46 Victory at No. 22 NYU
The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team held No. 22 New York University to a season-low 46 points as the Bears earned a 73-46 win over the Violets in University Athletic Association (UAA) play Sunday afternoon.

February 14, 2014
No. 6 Women's Basketball Battles to 10-Point Win at Brandeis
Four players scored in double-figures and the No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team made a season-high 29 free throws as the Bears earned a 61-51 win at Brandeis University Friday evening in University Athletic Association (UAA) action.

February 9, 2014
Rebounding Keys No. 2 Women's Basketball to 91-55 Win Over No. 20 Emory
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team scored a season-high 91 points and outrebounded No. 20 Emory University 60-19 en route to a 91-55 win over the Eagles in University Athletic Association (UAA) action Sunday afternoon.

February 7, 2014
Second-Half Comeback Falls Short as No. 2 Women's Basketball Falls to Rochester 72-68
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team erased a 13-point halftime deficit, but had two potentially game-tying three-pointers in the final minute bounce off the rim as the University of Rochester held on for a 72-68 win over the Bears Friday evening in University Athletic Association (UAA) play.

February 2, 2014
No. 2 Women's Basketball Tops No. 16 Emory 69-61 for 13th Straight Win
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey recorded the 15th double-double of her career with 17 points and tied a career-high with 14 rebounds to lead the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team to a 69-61 win at No. 16 Emory University Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

January 31, 2014
Melissa Gilkey Surpasses 1,000 Points as No. 2 Washington U. Downs Rochester 65-58
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey scored a game-high 22 points and became the 13th player in school history to join the 1,000-point club as the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team posted a 65-58 road win at the University of Rochester Friday night in Rochester, N.Y.

January 26, 2014
No. 2 Women's Basketball Pulls Away in Second Half for 71-63 Win at Carnegie Mellon
Junior guard Alyssa Johanson and junior forward Melissa Gilkey each scored 13 second-half points for the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team as the Bears pulled away for a 71-63 win at Carnegie Mellon University in University Athletic Association (UAA) play Sunday afternoon.

January 24, 2014
No. 2 Women's Basketball Extends Win Streak to 10 With 71-37 Victory at Case
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team shot 44 percent from the field and limited Case Western Reserve University to a season-low 25.8 percent shooting as the Bears rolled to a 71-37 win over the Spartans in University Athletic Association (UAA) action Friday night.

January 19, 2014
Melissa Gilkey's Career Game Lifts No. 2 WUSTL to 70-60 Win Over NYU
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey recorded career-highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team as the Bears earned a 70-60 win over New York University Sunday afternoon to hand the Violets their first loss of the season.

January 17, 2014
Three-Point Shooting Keys No. 2 Women's Basketball to 73-49 Win Over Brandeis
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team made a season-high 12 three-pointers as the Bears pulled away for a 73-49 win over Brandeis University in University Athletic Association (UAA) action Friday night at the WU Field House.

January 11, 2014
Nancy Fahey Wins 650th as No. 2 Women's Basketball Tops Chicago 87-72 in UAA Opener
Five players scored in double-figures, including a career-high 27 points by sophomore guard Jordan Thompson, as the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team earned an 87-72 win over the University of Chicago in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener Saturday afternoon at the WU Field House.

January 4, 2014
Four Players Score in Double Figures as No. 2 Washington U. Women Down Webster 80-47
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team had four players score in double figures and forced a season-high 29 turnovers as the Bears closed non-conference play with an 80-47 win over Webster University Saturday afternoon.

December 31, 2013
Maddy Scheppers Scores Career-High 23 to Lead No. 2 WUSTL to 69-53 Win at Millikin
Junior guard Maddy Scheppers made a career-high five three-pointers on her way to scoring a career-best 23 points to lead the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team to a 69-53 win at Millikin University Tuesday afternoon.

December 16, 2013
Alyssa Johanson Named UAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Washington University in St. Louis junior guard Alyssa Johanson was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week, as announced Monday by the Association. Johanson earns the honor for the first time in her career.

December 14, 2013
No. 2 Women's Basketball Rolls to 67-44 Win Over Loras
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team led from start to finish as the Bears earned a 67-44 win over Loras College Saturday afternoon.

December 10, 2013
Alyssa Johanson's 18 Points Leads No. 2 Women's Basketball in 83-53 Win at Fontbonne
Twelve different players scored for the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team and the Bears scored 35 points off 28 Fontbonne University turnovers as they rolled to an 83-53 win at Fontbonne Tuesday evening.

December 7, 2013
No. 2 Women's Basketball Claims McWilliams Classic Championship with 67-59 Win Over No. 24 Trinity
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey posted her second double-double in as many games to lead the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team to a 67-59 win over No. 24 Trinity University (Texas) in the championship game of the 13th Annual McWilliams Classic Saturday night.

December 6, 2013
Defense, Rebounding Key No. 2 Bears to 77-53 Win Over Augustana in McWilliams Classic
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team outscored Augustana College 35-10 in points off turnovers and finished with a 52-37 rebounding advantage as the Bears earned a 77-53 win over the Vikings in the McWilliams Classic Friday night.

December 5, 2013
Lucy Montgomery Among Nominees for Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
Washington University in St. Louis senior guard Lucy Montgomery was among the 84 nominees for the 2014 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team, as announced by the WBCA and Allstate Insurance Company.

December 1, 2013
No. 2 Women's Basketball Falls 74-62 at No. 1 DePauw in Midwest Challenge Championship
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a double-digit halftime deficit as the Bears lost 74-62 at No. 1 DePauw University in the championship game of the Midwest Challenge Sunday afternoon.

November 30, 2013
No. 2 Women's Basketball Powers Past Illinois Wesleyan 80-63
Junior forward Melissa Gilkey and junior guard Alyssa Johanson combined for 26 second-half points as the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team used a big second half to pull away for an 80-63 win over Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon in the Midwest Challenge hosted by DePauw University.

November 23, 2013
Strong Second Half Lifts No. 2 Women's Basketball to 78-61 Win Over Hiram
The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team used a 26-9 run midway through the game to turn a two-point deficit into a 15-point lead as the Bears pulled away in the second half for a 78-61 win over Hiram College at the Paul F. Knueppel Classic Saturday afternoon.

November 22, 2013
No. 2 Women's Basketball Pulls Away for 79-48 Win at Wisconsin Lutheran
Washington University in St. Louis junior forward Melissa Gilkey scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the No. 2-ranked women’s basketball team to a 79-48 win at Wisconsin Lutheran College Friday night at the Paul F. Knueppel Classic.

November 16, 2013
No. 2 Women's Basketball Opens Season with 88-57 Win at Spalding
Four players scored in double figures as the No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team earned an 88-57 win at Spalding University to open the season Saturday afternoon.

November 12, 2013
Melissa Gilkey Selected to D3Hoops.com Preseason All-America Team
Washington University in St. Louis junior forward Melissa Gilkey was named to the 2014 D3Hoops.com Women’s Basketball Preseason All-America Second Team, as announced by the website.

November 4, 2013
Women's Basketball Ranked No. 2 in D3Hoops.com Preseason Top-25 Poll
The Washington University in St. Louis women's basketball team begins the season ranked No. 2 in the 2013 D3Hoops.com Preseason Top-25 poll, as announced by the website. The Bears were also ranked No. 4 in the DIII News and No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports Top-25 preseason polls.