Archive for the ‘Women’s Basketball’ Category

Seawolf women dazzle 6th-ranked Falcons

The UAA women’s basketball team knocked off nationally ranked Seattle Pacific University. The Seawolves dominated the Falcons the entire game. They managed to fend off a late SPU comeback eclipsing them 77-65. The Seawolves are undoubtedly off to an industrious start in GNAC conference play.

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Great Alaska Shootout Schedule & Dissecting the Shootout field

Here’s the Women’s and Men’s Great Alaska Shootout Schedule!

Also: get a break down with Thomas McIntyre and Mark Hoffman including stats on the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (Women’s and Men’s), Georgetown University Hoyas, Nicholls State University Colonels, UC Riverside Highlanders, Indiana State Sycamores, University of Denver Pioneers, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix, University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Pepperdine University Waves, Texas Christian University Horned Frogs, and Harvard University Crimson.

Kylie Burns on the Seawolves’ Basketball Team landed on the GNAC Women’s Basketball Preseason All Conference Team. Photo courtesy GoSeawolves.com.

2013-14 women’s basketball

Last week’s issue covered the men’s team and the x-factors that could decide their season. This week, it’s the women’s turn.

The 2013-14 Seawolf women’s basketball team is facing the ultimate challenge for college athletic programs: replacing star graduates. For the ‘Wolves, it’s guard Sasha King and forward Alysa Horn.

Senior forward Alysa Horn rips down a rebound. (Photo courtesy of Sam Wasson / UAA Athletics)

Seawolves rank 9th in West Region rankings

The women’s basketball team is getting hot at the right time of year. The Seawolf hoopers (15-8 in Division II play) have rattled off six straight wins and ranked ninth in the NCAA Div. II West Region Women’s Basketball Rankings.

Sasha King puts up a jump shot. (Photo courtesy of Sam Wasson / UAA Athletics)

Meet the Seawolf: Sasha King

Sasha King is the starting point guard for the Seawolf women’s basketball team. Since it’s Women’s History Month, I decided it would be cool to have a one-on-one with her about the season, her future plans, women’s sports and her record-breaking performance against Northwest Nazarene.

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Previewing the Seawolves’ Saturday affair

The Seawolf women’s basketball team is going toe-to-toe with the Montana State Billings Yellowjackets Saturday Feb. 9. The bout will go down at the Wells Fargo Center and tips off at 7 p.m.

Seawolves struggle against Crusaders

The Seawolves were handed a 76-49 loss at the hands of the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders Thursday night.

It was a poor shooting night for the Seawolves to say the least. The Seawolves, playing without their leading scorer and floor general Sasha King due to injury, shot under 30 percent from the field in the first half.

Junior guard Mariesha Harris tries to get around junior foward Allie Grazulis from Colorado School of Mines at Friday night's basketball game. (Photos by J. Almendarez)

Basketball season opener lost to Mines

The Seawolf women’s basketball team couldn’t get the defensive stops needed to fend off the Colorado School of Mines Friday night.

Athletic director Steve Cobb congratulates senior setter Kimya Jafroudi who raises her Most Oustanding Player award to the Seawolf crowd after winning the title-match of the Springhill Suites Invitational tournament Saturday night.

Seawolves sweep SpringHill Suites Invitational tournament

The Seawolf volleyball team won its first tournament of the season Saturday night by defeating Western New Mexico University in the SpringHill Suites Invitational.

The win was settled in three sets with the scores 25-20, 25-21, 25-16.

Two new players added to UAA women’s basketball team

Junior Mariesha Harris, former guard at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Ill., is one of the newest recruits to the UAA basketball team. Harris was brought on as new head coach Ryan McCarthy’s first addition to the team, which went 30-5 last year and made it to the NCAA Div. ll Elite Eight quarterfinals. […]

Ryan McCarthy (Photo courtesy of J. Andrew Towell)

New women’s basketball coach announced.

Athletic Director Steve Cobb announced Aug.14 that Ryan McCarthy has been hired as the women’s basketball coach at University of Alaska Anchorage after the resignation of Nathan Altenhofen Aug.9. “I grew up in Chugiak until I was about 12 years old. I grew up watching the Seawolves and have always had a special place in […]

Ryan McCarthy (Photo courtesy of Craig Stensgaard)

New women’s basketball coach announced

Athletic Director Steve Cobb announced Tuesday that Ryan McCarthy has been hired as the women’s basketball coach at University of Alaska Anchorage after the resignation of Nathan Altenhofen late last week. McCarthy joins the university from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho where he played basketball from 2002-2006 and later held the titles of assistant, […]

Nathan Altenhofen (Photo courtesy of UAA Athletics Department)

New women’s basketball coach resigns

Thursday, newly-hired UAA women’s basketball coach Nathan Altenhofen resigned from his post citing professional misconduct. UAA athletic director Steve Cobb accepted his resignation, but did not comment on the details of the incident. He said in an interview Monday that it is university policy not to comment directly about personnel issues. However, KTUU reported Aug.10 […]

UAA junior Sasha King dribbles up court against Ashland's Kaci Finfrock at the NCAA Women's Division II Elite Eight in San Antonio. Photo courtesy UAA Sports Information

Eagles stop Seawolves in their tracks at Elite Eight

The UAA Women’s Basketball team was stopped just short of it’s ultimate goal as they fell 71-51 at the hands of the 2nd ranked Ashland Eagles in the NCAA Division II tournament in San Antonio on March 20.

Despite being down by 32-23 at the halftime break, the Seawolves rallied in the second half of the game to get back within three points before Ashland (32-1) went on a 19-2 run midway through the frame to extinguish the Seawolves national title hopes.

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