Women's Basketball

College sports teaches life lessons

A USA Today article about scholarships features comments from Jen Hilgenberg, a former women's basketball student-athlete at Villanova University. Hilgenberg runs a customized merchandising business and she credits her participation in...

Levinson named Women’s Basketball Secretary-Rules Editor

Had you told Jon Levinson 17 seasons ago that he would someday be the NCAA secretary-rules editor for women’s basketball, not even he would have believed it. When he began officiating women’s college basketball, his goal was to do the best...

Summit gathering provides step to the future of women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson Participants in the Women’s Basketball White Paper Summit in Indianapolis agreed that the Women’s Final Four should be moved to a weekend later than it is currently held and that the top-16 seeds should host first- and...

Women’s Basketball White Paper Summit to take place Monday

By Greg Johnson A who’s who list that includes conference representatives, campus athletics administrators, women’s basketball head coaches, an on-court official, television executives and other stakeholders are set to gather for the NCAA...

Franklin Pierce player took unique path to be DII’s all-time leading scorer

By Joey Lamar NCAA.org After that first practice, her father never thought she would pick up another basketball. Johannah Leedham’s seventh-grade basketball coach made her feel the size of a mustard seed. The teardrops displayed clearly on...

PROP approves rules changes for men’s and women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which met via conference call June 24, approved a change to how block/charge calls will be made in men’s basketball and added a 10-second backcourt rule in women’s basketball,...

A time for change in women's basketball?

By Greg Johnson Val Ackerman, the founding president of the WNBA and past president of USA Basketball, says a prevailing sentiment among stakeholders throughout intercollegiate women’s basketball is that the sport needs a jolt in order to...

Former East Stroudsburg star found post-playing niche in higher education

By Lauren Ely For NCAA.org Lori Pio-Jacques knew she didn’t want to sell insurance. Pio-Jacques, a former women’s basketball standout at East Stroudsburg University, finished school with a degree in business. Not positive about what she...

Men’s basketball rules committee tweaks block/charge, Women’s committee adds 10-second backcourt rule

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a significant focus on freedom of movement and a change to how block/charge calls will be made, and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended adding a 10-...

Former Wingate coach cited for unethical conduct

Wingate University’s former head women’s basketball coach failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance and acted unethically, according to findings by the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions. The former coach impermissibly provided...

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