Fresh off back-to-back new year victories, Head Coach Drew Olson’s squad will clash with Doane on Wednesday (Jan. 10) and 1-ranked Dordt on Saturday afternoon. The Dawgs have won four straight, after running through two conference rivals this past week.
So far in 2024, the 11th-ranked Bulldogs have been a second half team. On Saturday (Jan. 6), they used a starring performance off the bench from Abby Heemstra and a dominant third quarter to defeat DWU, 69-61.
Sadie Powell spurred the offensive surge and Abby Krieser set the tone defensively as the 11th-ranked Bulldogs gritted out a 69-63 win at Jamestown on Wednesday (Jan. 3). Concordia avenged an earlier home defeat.
The Bulldogs will enter 2024 surging back into conference play with a rematch in Jamestown on Wednesday (Jan. 3) night. After returning home, they will step on the hardwood in front of the Bulldog faithful, hosting Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday (Jan. 6).
Twelve Bulldogs registered in the scoring column in what became a rout on Tuesday (Dec. 19) afternoon in Glendale, Ariz. The pace and tenacity of 11th-ranked Concordia led to an 86-61 win at Arizona Christian.
After making the drive to the deserts of Arizona, the Bulldogs squared off against a physical Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) on Monday (Dec. 18) night.
Concordia has two games left in 2023, starting with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) on Monday night (Dec. 18), then finishing with Arizona Christian University the day after (Dec. 19).
Struggles at the start and end of game resulted in Concordia slipping up at Briar Cliff, 74-66, in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday (Dec. 9). Taysha Rushton helped lead a comeback from 17 points down in the second quarter.
A sluggish first half eventually gave way to sharper play from the seventh-ranked Bulldogs in action on Wednesday (Dec. 6) in Yankton. Taysha Rushton and Abby Krieser combined for 39 points in the 77-57 Concordia road win.
Concordia will become the road Dawgs for the rest of December, facing five straight opponents outside of Friedrich Arena. They lead off with Mount Marty this Wednesday (Dec. 6), then travel to Briar Cliff on Saturday (Dec. 9).
For the first time in school history, Concordia University, Nebraska will play host to NAIA basketball national tournament games. Concordia has been named a host site for first/second round NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship play.
The senior class is one that has persevered while shaping the 2023-24 squad into an elite one. Student-athletes like Kendal Brigham came to Concordia because it offered a close-knit community. They found that and much more.
Confetti, cupcakes and the whole family greeted Drew Olson in the locker room following Wednesday’s win over Morningside. The victory marked another feather in the cap for Olson, the winningest coach in Concordia Athletics history.
It's been three-and-a-half quick years since Taysha Rushton made her college decision official. Any reservations the Texan had about spending her college days in Nebraska subsided through close friendships and a love for basketball.
The top eight scorers, including all five starters, return from last season's national tournament team. The roster makeup gives Coach Drew Olson his most experienced group since 2019-20. The aim is to get back to Sioux City in March.
Eight years since she last starred for the Bulldogs, Bailey Morris continues to be characterized by competition and a love for the game. Says Morris of her Concordia years: "Those are some good memories for me. Those things have carried with me over the last eight years."
The 2022-23 season was one of growth for a Bulldog squad led by Taysha Rushton and a strong nucleus of third-year players. Coach Drew Olson's squad came together down the stretch for a win at No. 19 Jamestown and a national tournament blowout of Columbia.
Last season's Bulldog squad navigated the most challenging schedule in the NAIA and managed to reach the national tournament. Taysha Rushton leads a 2022-23 team that believes it's grown since the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Mackenzie Koepke had played in 102 of a possible 103 games over her first three seasons. After missing the 2021-22 season due to injury, the Lincoln Lutheran alum, a link back to the national championship team, is determined to go out on her own terms.
Just a few weeks after playing the 123rd and final game of her collegiate career, Rylee Pauli reflected on four years of Concordia Women's Basketball. There were ups, downs, unique experiences and incredible highs.