Women’s Basketball Senior Weekend Includes Case, Carnegie

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos

Case Western Reserve (4-17, 1-10 UAA)
Friday, Feb. 16 - 6 p.m. – St. Louis, Mo.
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Carnegie Mellon (9-13, 1-10 UAA)
Sunday, Feb. 18 - 1 p.m. – St. Louis, Mo.
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ON THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK WashU returns home to the WU Field House for Senior Weekend and University Athletic Association (UAA) action when it hosts Case Western Reserve University at 6 p.m. on Friday and Carnegie Mellon University at 1 p.m. on Sunday. In conjunction with Senior Weekend, WashU will be partnering with WashU Relay for Life to host a White Out on Friday night for Cancer Prevention Awareness.

HISTORY VS. OPPOSITION WashU is 48-1 all-time against Case, and the Bears have won 10 straight against the Spartans including a 78-61 victory on Jan. 19. The Red & Green have a 57-3 advantage in the all-time series against Carnegie Mellon including a 50-game win streak.

SENIOR WEEKEND WashU will honor its four senior members of the basketball program over the weekend. Seniors Hannah Koenig, Shelby Mann, Natalie Orr and Amani Patterson will be recognized before Friday night's game and honored prior to Sunday afternoon's contest. The senior class of 2018 has helped the Bears to a record of 90-18, including a 42-11 UAA record while earning three UAA titles and an 8-3 record in the NCAA Tournament.

WASHU SETS UAA MARK In the Bears 90-54 victory at Brandeis on Feb. 9, WashU set the UAA single game record with 16 three-pointers in the contest. Junior forward Stephanie Botkin (5-7) and senior guard Natalie Orr (5-7) each hit five triples during the win.

SPLASH SISTERS Senior guard Natalie Orr (142) and junior guard Rachael Sondag (141) rank fifth and sixth in WashU's all-time history in 3PT's made.

                  1.              Kelly Manning - 192, 2002-06

                  2.              Laura Crowley - 159, 2001-03

                  3.              Maddy Scheppers - 147, 2011-15

                  4.              Stacy Leeds - 143, 1990-94

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE According to D3hoops.com's strength of schedule rating system which utilizes a three-part system of opponents' winning percentage and opponents' opponents' winning percentage, WashU has the fourth most difficult schedule (.629).

LEADING THE DECADE The 2017-18 WashU women's basketball team is currently averaging 76.9 points which is the top figure in the past 10 seasons. Only the 2016-17 (76.1 ppg) Bears team has averaged more than 75 points in the past 10 years.

STEADY HAND After setting a personal-best with seven assists at Brandeis (2/9), senior guard Shelby Mann set a personal-best with five points at NYU (2/11). She ranks 10th in DIII in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) which also leads the UAA. Mann has started eight consecutive games and averaged 5.0 assists per game with a 4.0 assist-to-turnover ratio during that span.

SHOOTING FOR HISTORY Junior guard Rachael Sondag has converted 64 triples on the season which ranks sixth all-time in WashU single season history. Maddy Scheppers (66, 2014-15), Stacy Leeds (67, 1993-94), Zoë Unruh (68, 2009-10) and Kelly Manning (70, 2005-06) and Laura Crowley (87, 2002-03) are ahead of Sondag's total.