No. 9 WashU Opens Season at Home Against Westminster

No. 9 WashU Opens Season at Home Against Westminster

#9 WashU (0-0) vs. Westminster (0-0)

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 • 7 p.m. (CT) • St. Louis, Mo.

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#9 WashU (0-0) vs. Hanover (0-0)
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 • 7 p.m. (CT) • St. Louis, Mo.

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#9 WashU (0-0) vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-0)
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 • 7 p.m. (CT) • St. Louis, Mo.

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PRESEASON POLLS WashU was ranked No. 9 in the preseason D3hoops.com poll. It marks the Bears' 113th consecutive week in the top-25. WashU was also No. 7 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) preseason poll.

ST. LOUIS SPORTS HALL OF FAME Head coach Nancy Fahey was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 20, 2016. The Bears Hall of Fame coach has compiled a career record of 711-130. Fahey is the second-fastest coach in NCAA men's and women's basketball history to reach 700 wins. She accomplished the feat in her 826th game, while Division I University of Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma did so in 822 games.

WELCOME BACK COACH COCHRAN The Bears welcomed back a familiar face to the sidelines on Aug. 15 when Steve Cochran returned to WashU as a full-time assistant coach. He previously assisted the Bears for eight seasons from 1998-2006. Cochran was a part of the four straight NCAA Division III National Championship teams (1998-2001).

WINNING TRADITION WashU ranks third on the all-time winningest NCAA Division III list with an .800 winning percentage (776-193) in 38 seasons. The Bears are fifth in DIII history with 776 wins.

SENIOR CAPTAINS The 2016-17 squad will be led by senior captains Jenn Dynis, Ereka Hunt, Lily Sarros and Zoe Vernon.

BEYOND THE ARC After two seasons, junior Natalie Orr, is in contention for the top three-point field goal percentage in school history. She currently leads all Bears with a .438 clip (Minimum of 50 three-pointers made). Last season she made 47 triples, one shy of entering the top-10 in three pointers in a single season. Entering 2016-17, Orr has drained 67 three pointers and is 30 shy of tying Sara Ettner (1997-2001) for 10th place all-time in school history.

SPLASH SISTERS Junior Natalie Orr and sophomore Rachael Sondag's success rates from three-point range last year were two of the top-10 percentages (Minimum of 50 attempts) in school history. Orr finished with a .439 rate (5th) and Sondag with a .436 clip (6th). The duo is the only pair of teammates on the list from the same season.

IN THE PAINT WashU returns the 2015-16 Bears leading rebounder, senior Lily Sarros. She led the Bears with 182 rebounds (6.7 rpg). The senior also led the Bears in FG% (.535), converting 100-187 attempts, with no attempts from downtown.

EDWARDS-FAHEY COURT WashU has an all-time record of 383-35 (.916) at the WU Field House, including a 366-30 (.924) mark in head coach Nancy Fahey's 30 seasons. The Bears went 4-0 after the court was ceremoniously named after WashU's men's and women's basketball coaches, Mark Edwards and Nancy Fahey.