Tag Archives: women’s basketball

Student-Athlete Profile: Taylor Barrett

A senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, starting post player Taylor Barrett has earned playing time in each of her four seasons on the UWSP women’s basketball team and broke into the starting lineup as a junior. The Monroe High School graduate is majoring in psychology with an emphasis in human services and with a minor in sociology at UWSP. ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Takes on Season One Point at a Time

As the start of the women’s basketball season approaches, the players have begun to prepare for the competitive teams they will be up against. Lauren Anklam, senior point guard, is one of the team’s captains. In her final season, Anklam is striving to do her best to remain positive and facilitate team cohesion. “I think it’s just kind of an ... Read More »

UWSP Women’s Basketball Kicks off League Play

The 2015-16 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball season is on the horizon. After an offseason filled with excitement, the UWSP women opened the season with a 92-45 win over Finlandia. Before Saturday’s game, head coach Shirley Egner, senior post Joann Wolfenberg and sophomore Kayla Price shared their sentiments in regards to the upcoming season. When asked about procedures for ... Read More »

Students Collect New and Used Shoes for Zambia

Senior basketball player Taylor Atkinson is leading a shoe drive until the end of April to collect new and used shoes for donation to the Kafakumba Training Center in Zambia, Africa. “I like to help people, so before I graduate I want to do something where I can utilize the campus community and really get people involved,” Atkinson said. The ... Read More »

Taking it One Game at a Time

Despite some early season setbacks, the Pointers women’s basketball team has finished their non-conference season with a 4-1 record. “This season has been sort of a rollercoaster with injuries and illnesses, but overall I think our team has done a good job of approaching every game with the right mindset,” said senior guard Jenna Pitt. Starters Alyssa Olp and Autumn ... Read More »

Women’s Basketball Fights Adversity

After losing their previous two games of the season, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball team has rallied, winning two games in a row. The Pointers, now 5-3 and 1-2 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), played through some sad news the past week. Shirley Egner, head coach of the Pointers, lost her brother in a battle with ... Read More »

UWSP to Host Final Four

On November 1st, the NCAA officially announced that the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will host the 2014 Division III Women’s Basketball Final Four. According to a press release by the NCAA, UWSP was one of several cites looked at to potentially host the pinnacle of Division III women’s basketball. “It’s quite an honor,” said head women’s basketball coach Shirley Egner. ... Read More »

We are the Champions!

The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point women’s basketball team is, once again, Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion.   The Pointers won Thursday’s semifinal game against UW-River falls, 70-60, and won the championship Saturday, defeating UW-Whitewater 81-60.   Thursday’s game proved to be a challenge for the Pointers, as River Falls pulled out to an early 15-7 lead by the ... Read More »

Pointers Forced to Split Title Following Loss

The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point women’s basketball team lost to UW-Eau Claire 66-55 last Saturday. The hosting Bluegolds out-rebounded the Pointers 45 to 33, resulting in 20 second-chance points. Eau Claire also had 32 points in the paint compared to Point’s 10.   Eau Claire got out to a quick start by gaining a six-point lead twice in ... Read More »

Averkamp Joins Elite Company

Senior center Ashley Averkamp scored her 1,000th point Saturday in an 85-67 victory over host University of Wisconsin – Superior. Averkamp joins 17 other Pointer women to reach the milestone in their career. “We are playing with confidence trying to secure a 1 seed for the WIAC Tournament, which would give us home court advantage throughout the tourney,” said Head ... Read More »