Women's Basketball

June Courteau, NCAA national coordinator of officiating, announces retirement

After 51 years as a women’s basketball official and most recently as NCAA national coordinator of officiating, June Courteau announced that she is retiring effective May 31.

Combined championships for NCAA basketball planned

The NCAA announced that the national championships for Divisions I, II and III men’s and women’s basketball will be celebrated as combined championship events in Atlanta during the 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four and in Dallas as part of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Record-setting 2019 tournament concludes with thrilling Women’s Final Four in Tampa

Featuring its highest attendance in over 15 years, the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship culminated April 7 at the Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Florida, with the Baylor Lady Bears hoisting the national championship trophy for the third time in that span.

A 2-campus, 22-hour course load and predawn practices kept Kaitlin Walla on the run

St. Mary’s (Texas) senior Kaitlin Walla just completed what she described as the most physically and mentally challenging semester of her life.

NCAA to honor Tampa leaders at Final Four Legacy Celebration

During the NCAA Women’s Final Four week, the NCAA office of inclusion and human resources will honor four leaders as 2019 Living Legends for their significant contributions in the Tampa area and for furthering inclusion within athletics.

NCAA Reminds Fans To Buy Tickets From Authorized Sources

The NCAA reminds fans who plan to attend the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships games to purchase tickets from authorized sources to reduce chances of fraudulent activities.

Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program

The Board established a fund for limited resource institutions to fund degree completion.  Schools defined as Limited Resource Institutions (LRI) within the past five years are eligible for funding. For former student-athletes from schools eligible for the Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program, there are two application periods each year.

Application periods for funding:

  • For Fall Applicants: April 1 – June 15
  • For Spring/Summer Applicants: August 1 – October 15

Applications can be accessed through Program Hub

  • Schools required to nominate eligible former student-athletes.
  • Former student-athlete required to submit completed application by published deadline.

Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program Toolkit

Effective, August 1, 2019, all Division I schools are required to provide tuition, fees, books for returning men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who meet specified criteria.

For those schools defined as Limited Resource Institutions within the past five years, former student-athletes can access the Former Student-Athlete Degree Achievement Program.

Student-Athlete Degree Completion Assistance

In August 2018, Board adopted legislation to require schools to provide degree completion funding to former men’s and women’s basketball players. Schools must provide funding for former men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes beginning in Fall 2019. 

Criteria:

  • Participated in the sports of men’s or women’s basketball;
  • Received athletics aid;
  • Previously enrolled for at least two years;
  • Met NCAA progress toward degree requirements when student departed campus;
  • Has not attended another institution full-time since departure;
  • Meet institution’s re-admission and financial aid requirements;
  • Departed institution within 10 years;
  • Exhausted other degree completion funding options (e.g. NBA Tuition Reimbursement)

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