After the Bulldogs totaled an 18-point lead in the third, Briar Cliff whittled the advantage down to four points to make the tension rise in Friedrich Arena. Concordia came in clutch, bowing their back with a 9-0 run to end the 87-74 conference tournament semifinal victorious.
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 last four teams stand in conference post-season play, and the 2nd-seeded Concordia Women’s Basketball team will host the 3rd-seeded Briar Cliff on Saturday afternoon (Mar. 2) in one of two GPAC semifinal games.
The 2nd-seeded Bulldogs earned a spot to hold a GPAC tournament quarterfinal in Friedrich Arena on Wednesday night (Feb. 28). Concordia came out aggressive against the 7th-seeded Morningside and dropped 14 from beyond the arc in the 86-65 thrashing of the Mustangs.
Thirteen teams have played their season and only eight remain for the 2024 GPAC Tournament which starts Wednesday (Feb. 28). The Concordia Women’s Basketball team came out of their last two games on top, plowing past Hastings (82-55) and Midland (80-50) in dominant fashion.
The Concordia Women’s Basketball team collected its 23rd triumph of the 2023-24 campaign, breaking into a double digit lead (12) by halftime and finishing over Midland (80-50).
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.
Mackenzie Toomey enjoyed the best statistical game of her career and a hot third quarter for the seventh-ranked Bulldogs made for an 82-55 runaway victory over Hastings on Wednesday (Feb. 21).
Concordia enters its final week of the regular season but is done with travel as both Hastings and Midland will be hosted in Seward, Neb. for the final two games. On Saturday (Feb. 24), the seniors of the Concordia University Women’s Basketball team will be honored for their final year as a Bulldog.
The No. 7 Bulldogs were down nine to the No. 1 Defenders at the break and a 17-point deficit continuing into the third quarter. Concordia would respond with grit and toughness in a hostile DeWitt Gymnasium, cutting the lead down to one possession but came just short, 81-78.
Following a 2017-18 season in which the Bulldog women's basketball program equaled a school record with 36 wins, Drew Olson's squad finds itself in an enviable position. All-Americans Philly Lammers and Quinn Wragge return to the lineup.
The 2017-18 Concordia women’s basketball team checked off nearly every box while chasing down its lofty list of season goals. Olson's latest squad stated its case as the most successful in school history.
A constant during the winningest four years in Concordia women's basketball history, Brenleigh Daum just keeps chucking it. The college career of the McCook native will wind down this week in Sioux City, Iowa.
Says senior Dani Hoppes, "During a game, we’re all in for the team." Such selflessness serves as one of the reasons why the second-ranked Bulldogs enter the national tournament as one of four No. 1 seeds.
On Jan. 10, Drew Olson collected his 300th win as head coach for the Concordia women's basketball program. In the minds of so many, Coach Olson means a whole lot more to them than any victory ever could.
The big names are back in place for a program fresh off a national semifinal appearance and GPAC regular-season and tournament championships. The Bulldogs are primed for another ride deep into March.
Which moments were the greatest in the history of Concordia women's basketball? We've got some ideas. Relive some of those moments in our third installment of the 'top five' series.
It was a storybook 2016-17 season filled with memories that will stand the test of time for Concordia women's basketball and its fans. The Bulldogs filled up the trophy case on their way to a national semifinal appearance.
Gnat-like Concordia will dog you all game long. The Bulldogs force nearly 27 turnovers per game and rank as one of the nation's top defensive teams. Says Drew Olson, "I’m confident in saying this is one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever seen."
Not a day goes by without Dani Andersen thinking of her mother Lisa. Even while draining 3-pointers, Dani thinks of mom. This is a story of a mother's love, heartache and the faith that gives Dani the strength to persevere.