Women's Basketball

June 8, 2011
Santa Clara Women's Basketball Celebrates Graduation

April 28, 2011
Five SCU Basketball Players Earn WCC Scholar-Athlete Honors
The 2011 West Coast Conference Winter All-Academic teams honor some of the league’s finest examples of the consummate scholar-athletes. Santa Clara University had five basketball players named among the league's best.

April 4, 2011
SCU Women's Basketball: 2010-11 Season in Review
Exceeding expectations, the Santa Clara women’s basketball team finished the 2010-11 season with a winning record against WCC teams on its home floor and tied for fourth in the league standings.

March 21, 2011
2011 Santa Clara Women's Basketball Golf Tournament
The Santa Clara University women's basketball program is hosting its annual golf tournament Friday, April 8, 2011 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy!

March 17, 2011
SCU Women's Basketball Thanks Its 2010-11 Fans!
The Santa Clara University women's basketball team wrapped up the 2010-11 season by finishing tied for fourth in the West Coast Conference standings and defeating local rival the University of San Francisco in the WCC tournament.

March 9, 2011
Lena Gipson Selected as February’s WCC Player of the Month
The accolades continue to pile up for Santa Clara University senior Lena Gipson, who was named the West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Month for February.

March 5, 2011
Portland Stops Santa Clara Women at WCC’s
Portland avenged a 22-point loss to Santa Clara just two weeks ago by beating the fifth-seeded Broncos in quarterfinal play of the 2011 WCC tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

March 4, 2011
Shoji, Gipson Lead Santa Clara Past USF in WCC’s First Round
Alyssa Shoji scored a season-high 18 points and Lena Gipson had 14 points and 14 rebounds allowing Santa Clara to knock off USF 62-58 in the opening game of the 2011 West Coast Conference tournament.

March 1, 2011
Gipson, Radanovich, Fulps Earn All-WCC Honors
Santa Clara women’s basketball players Lena Gipson, Ricki Radanovich and Meagan Fulps received All-West Coast Conference honors as announced today by the league office.

March 1, 2011
Bronco Women Open WCC Tournament Friday at 12 noon
The Santa Clara University women’s basketball team has finished the regular season tied for fourth in the WCC standings and enter the WCC tournament as the league’s fifth seed. SCU will play USF at 12 noon on Friday.

February 28, 2011
On the Court with Women’s Basketball Assistant Tamara Inoue
Coach Inoue spent six years Down Under before coming to Santa Clara.

February 26, 2011
Seniors Lead Santa Clara in Malibu, Broncos to Play Dons at WCC’s
Santa Clara seniors Kathy Willinsky and Lena Gipson combined for 44 points but homestanding Pepperdine closed out the West Coast Conference regular season schedule with a 91-75 win over SCU Saturday.

February 25, 2011
Santa Clara Women Overtake LMU, 56-49
Lena Gipson returned from foul trouble in the first half to spark a 15-0 Santa Clara run and allow the Broncos a 56-49 road victory at Loyola Marymount Thursday night.

February 22, 2011
SCU Women Head to Los Angeles, Play at LMU and Pepperdine
Santa Clara University's women's basketball team aims to move up in the league standings and earn a first round bye in the upcoming WCC tournament, as the Broncos wrap up the regular season this weekend in Los Angeles.

February 22, 2011
Alyssa Shoji Talks About Season, Upcoming WCC Tournament
This week www.SantaClaraBroncos.com took a few minutes to speak with Alyssa Shoji as the season winds down and the WCC tournament quickly approaches.

February 19, 2011
Broncos Celebrate Senior Night in Style, Beat Pilots 77-55
Santa Clara led throughout and used a second half run to pull away from visiting Portland, 77-55, Saturday afternoon at the Leavey Center.

February 17, 2011
No. 25 Zags Surge Past Bronco Women
No. 25 Gonzaga used an 18-4 run to break open a two-point game with 8:46 remaining in the first half and went on to beat Santa Clara 93-65 Thursday night at the Leavey Center.

February 16, 2011
Senior Night, ‘Pink Zone’ This Week in SCU Women’s Hoops
The Santa Clara University women’s basketball team is playing its final two regular season home games this week at the Leavey Center. No 25 Gonzaga visits Thursday night at 7 p.m., followed by Portland Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

February 12, 2011
Slow Start Dooms Santa Clara in Loss to USD
Santa Clara reeled off a 19-4 run to get back into a game they trailed by 23 with eight minutes left, and were down by just five in the final minute but San Diego was able to hold on for the win, 66-57.

February 11, 2011
Gaels Outlast Broncos in Tight Game at McKeon Pavilion
Ashley Armstrong was terrific filling in for injured star Meagan Fulps, helping Santa Clara lead by as many as 15 in the first half but St. Mary’s rallied on its home floor to win a spirited WCC rivalry game at McKeon Pavilion 75-70.

February 9, 2011
‘Big Games’ On Tap for Santa Clara Women’s Basketball
Santa Clara has improved to 4-4 in the West Coast Conference and will play two pivotal road games this week, first at St. Mary’s Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. then at San Diego Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.

February 9, 2011
Bronco Women's Basketball to Host FREE Clinic Friday, Feb. 18
The SCU women's basketball team wants to show their appreciation for all the fan's support this season by putting on a FREE clinic at the Leavey Center for boys and girls ages 5-13.

February 7, 2011
Lena Gipson Named the WCC Player of the Week
Santa Clara University senior forward Lena Gipson posted her fourth-straight double-double and 11th of the year, in Saturday’s 70-62 victory over San Francisco.

February 5, 2011
Santa Clara Women Drop Dons, Improve to 4-4 in WCC
Lena Gipson scored a season-high 21 points and pulled in 16 rebounds and Santa Clara’s three-guard starting backcourt combined for eight 3s and 38 points in a 70-62 victory over San Francisco.

February 2, 2011
Bronco Women Face Dons Saturday at Leavey Center
Santa Clara looks to improve to 4-4 in West Coast Conference play when league rival USF comes to the Leavey Center on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. The Broncos beat the Dons 69-50 earlier this year.

January 29, 2011
Santa Clara Rallies for WCC Win, Beating LMU 77-73
Santa Clara came back from 17 points down to beat LMU 77-73 Saturday afternoon at the Leavey Center.

January 28, 2011
Pepperdine Women Win at Santa Clara, 69-49
Lena Gipson had a game-high 14 rebounds and scored 10 points but Santa Clara’s offense was out-scored by an efficient Pepperdine team Thursday night 69-49.

January 26, 2011
Bronco Women Host Waves, Lions This Week
The Bronco women look to improve on a 2-3 start in the WCC when they host Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount this week at the Leavey Center. Santa Clara can move into third place in the league standings with a pair of wins.

January 25, 2011
‘Go Green,’ Recycle with SCU Basketball Thursday Night
The Santa Clara University women’s basketball program is hosting its annual ‘Go Green’ awareness event during the team’s West Coast Conference game against Pepperdine, Thursday, January 27 at 7 p.m.

January 22, 2011
Pilots Escape with Home Win Over Broncos
Portland won a closely contested West Coast Conference women’s basketball game with Santa Clara 70-62 Saturday afternoon at the Chiles Center.

January 20, 2011
Bronco Women Fall to Zags, Play at Portland Saturday
Six-time reigning West Coast Conference champions Gonzaga beat the Santa Clara women Thursday at the Kennel in Spokane.

January 17, 2011
Road Games at GU, Portland Next for Women's Hoops
League favorite Gonzaga and the Pilots of Portland are next on the schedule for the Santa Clara women. The Broncos are off to a 2-1 start in WCC play.

January 15, 2011
Late 3s Sting Santa Clara in Loss to SMC
Santa Clara’s Meagan Fulps poured in 30 points but St. Mary’s Jasmine Smith made a tie-breaking three-pointer with 56 seconds left to lift the Gaels past the Broncos on Saturday.

January 14, 2011
Streaking Broncos Deny Toreros, 62-57
The Santa Clara University women distributed a season-high 17 assists, scoring in the paint and from the perimeter to win their fourth straight, beating San Diego 62-57 Thursday night.

January 11, 2011
WHITE OUT, Alumni Reunion Part of WCC Home-Opening Weekend
Having played 10 of 15 on the road, the streaking Bronco women’s basketball team returns home for their West Coast Conference opener. A series of events and promotions surround the weekend games.

January 8, 2011
Santa Clara Routs USF to Win Third Straight
Santa Clara played its most complete game to-date, doing it on the road, beating league rival San Francisco Saturday at War Memorial Gym, 69-50. It was the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.

January 5, 2011
Santa Clara Women Play USF Saturday at 2 p.m. in War Memorial Gym
On Saturday against USF, Santa Clara looks to extend a string of winning 4 of 6 and start conference play with a win.

January 4, 2011
The Art of Rebounding: SCU’s Lena Gipson Ranks No. 10 Nationally
Santa Clara’s Lena Gipson has not only become one of the best rebounders in Bronco history but the senior from Hanford, California ranks No. 10 among all NCAA players this season, averaging 11.4 per game.

January 2, 2011
Santa Clara Overcomes Slow Start to Beat Rival SJSU
Santa Clara turned up its defensive pressure in the second half, using a 9-0 run to pull ahead of San Jose State and defeat the Spartans 44-37 in the annual city rivalry match up between the two South Bay schools.

January 1, 2011
City Rivalry Game SCU-SJSU Women Sunday at 2 p.m.
Having won 3 of 5, Santa Clara will play city rival San Jose State Sunday, January 2 at 2 p.m. at the Event Center in downtown San Jose. It marks the season’s halfway point and the Broncos’ final non-conference game of the year.

December 30, 2010
Fulps, Shoji Lead Santa Clara to Overtime Win at Cal Poly
Meagan Fulps and Alyssa Shoji combined for 41 points helping Santa Clara win in overtime at Cal Poly Thursday night, 73-65.

December 28, 2010
Santa Clara Suffers Road Loss at UC Davis
Newcomers Lindsay Leo, Ricki Radanovich and Iman Scott posted season-highs in points for the Broncos but Big West favorite UC Davis prevailed on its home floor Monday night at The Pavilion, beating Santa Clara 70-54.

December 24, 2010
Top Teams in Big West Next for Bronco Women
Santa Clara will play its final two games of the calendar year on the road against the projected top two teams in the Big West Conference, first at UC Davis Monday, then at Cal Poly Thursday.

December 22, 2010
Oregon Women Too Much for Santa Clara
The Ducks, who rank fifth nationally in scoring offense, ran past the Broncos 99-72 in women’s basketball action at Santa Clara’s Leavey Center on Tuesday night.

December 20, 2010
Santa Clara's Lena Gipson Named WCC Player of the Week
SCU senior forward Lena Gipson was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday. Gipson had 22 rebounds in a victory over Pacific last Thursday, one shy of a school record.

December 19, 2010
Santa Clara Wins Again, Tops Seattle 63-60
Alyssa Shoji made two free throws with 12.4 seconds left to give Santa Clara the lead and a 63-60 victory over Seattle on Sunday. Meagan Fulps scored a season-high 21 points and Shoji finished with 14 for the Broncos, winners of two straight.

December 18, 2010
Santa Clara Women to Host Seattle U, Oregon
After playing six of seven on the road, Santa Clara University’s women’s basketball team is in the midst of a three-game homestand. Seattle University visits the Leavey Center on Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m.

December 17, 2010
Lena Gipson Leads Santa Clara Women Past Pacific
Lena Gipson had 22 rebounds and scored the go-ahead basket with just over a minute left to lift Santa Clara past Pacific Thursday night at the Leavey Center, 52-47.

December 13, 2010
Broncos Fall to Thunderbirds in Cedar City, 80-67
Kathy Willinsky scored a career-high 18 points and Lena Gipson posted her fourth consecutive double-double but Santa Clara was denied its first win, dropping an 80-67 decision to Southern Utah Monday.

December 8, 2010
SCU Travels to Cedar City, Will Play Southern Utah Monday
On Monday, December 13, Santa Clara finishes an early-season stretch of playing 6 of 8 on the road. Southern Utah will be the opponent in Cedar City. The game will tip at 12 noon (MT), 11 a.m. (PT).

December 7, 2010
Women's Basketball Shines During Academic Finals
Student-athletes at Santa Clara University have a reputation for excellence on and off the playing field, but one group in particular has truly raised the bar in academics: the Bronco women’s basketball team.

December 5, 2010
High-Octane Hornets Top Broncos 78-65
Sacramento State and its fast-paced offense pulled away from Santa Clara Sunday afternoon, turning a tie game early in the second half into an 18-point advantage with four minutes left, beating the Broncos 78-65.

December 5, 2010
BAWSI Night Will Bring Big Crowd to Leavey Center Sunday
A large crowd is expected Sunday afternoon at the Leavey Center when Sacramento State visits to play the Santa Clara women. It’s the Broncos annual ‘BAWSI Night,’ returning to their home floor after playing five straight on the road. Tip off is set for 2 p.m.

December 2, 2010
Hot Shooting Puts Wichita State Past Santa Clara
Santa Clara opened the second half on a 13-0 run but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 20-point first half deficit as Wichita State held on to beat the Broncos at the Charles Koch Arena Thursday night, 64-49.

November 30, 2010
South Dakota Surges Past SCU at the DakotaDome
Santa Clara trailed by just four with 3:41 left but South Dakota closed the game on a 15-2 run to beat the Broncos Tuesday night at the DakotaDome, 70-53.

November 29, 2010
SCU in Snowy South Dakota, Will Play Coyotes and Shockers
The Bronco women's basketball team wraps up a five-game road swing this week, going halfway across the country to face South Dakota and Wichita State. Twenty-four degree temperatures and snow flurries greeted Santa Clara upon their arrival in Vermillion Monday night to practice at the DakotaDome.

November 24, 2010
CSU Bakersfield Outlasts Santa Clara, 66-53
Santa Clara played some of its best basketball of the year during a 9-0 second-half run which cut Cal State Bakersfield’s double-digit lead down to three, but the Broncos couldn’t completely slow down the unbeaten ‘Runners at the Icardo Center, losing 66-53 Tuesday night.

November 23, 2010
Video Feature on Santa Clara's Lena Gipson
All-WCC forward Lena Gipson and the Broncos are in the midst of a five-game road trip. Michael Spero interviews Lena prior to Tuesday night's game at CSUB.

November 22, 2010
‘Runners Offer Tough Test for Santa Clara Tuesday Night
The Bronco women’s basketball team continues a five-game road swing Tuesday night at Cal State Bakersfield. It will be SCU’s only game of the week before breaking for the Thanksgiving holiday. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Icardo Center.

November 21, 2010
ESPN Ranks Bronco Recruiting Class Among Nation’s Best
Next year’s incoming class for the Santa Clara University women’s basketball program has been ranked No. 56 nationally.

November 19, 2010
VIDEO: Broncos Working Hard During Extended Road Trip
Checking in with Santa Clara University's women's basketball team on the road... SCU is playing five-straight non conference games away from home. Practice highlights and an interview with head coach Jennifer Mountain.

November 19, 2010
Santa Clara To Webcast Men’s & Women’s Basketball Games For Free
SantaClaraBroncos.com is proud to announce that all future 2010-11 men’s and women’s home basketball games not on television will be webcast for free via Stretch Internet on SantaClaraBroncos.com.

November 19, 2010
Colorado Defeats Santa Clara in Boulder, 71-57
Santa Clara University played well but could not overcome a slow start, dropping a 71-57 decision to the University of Colorado at the Coors Event Center on Friday.

November 17, 2010
Northern Colorado Holds Off Santa Clara Women, 65-57
Santa Clara University rallied from a 14-point deficit by playing inspired basketball following the halftime intermission and nearly knocked-off the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on Wednesday.

November 16, 2010
SCU Women Travel to Colorado, Face Bears and Buffs
The Bronco women’s basketball team begins a five-game road swing this week in the state of Colorado. First up will be Big Sky Conference member the University of Northern Colorado Wednesday, followed by a date with the University of Colorado at Boulder.

November 12, 2010
Women's Basketball Falls to Fresno State 74-54
Sophomore Meagan Fulps led the Broncos with 12 points and three rebounds but it was not enough to defeat Fresno State Friday night at the Leavey Center with the Bulldogs winning 74-54. Hayley Munro finished the night with 17 points and six rebounds to led the Bulldogs.

November 10, 2010
Women's Basketball Announces 2011 Signees
Santa Clara head women's basketball coach Jennifer Mountain announced the 2011 Bronco signing class on Wed., Nov. 10. The 2011 Santa Clara class Nici Gilday of San Jose, Calif. (Presentation HS); Vanessa Leo of San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty HS); Colleen Rooney of Centennial, Colo. (Regis Jesuit HS); and Tyler Woods of Corona, Calif. (Centennial Corona HS).

November 9, 2010
Women's Basketball Defeats Sonoma State in Exhibition Play
Santa Clara opened up its 2010-11 women’s basketball schedule with a 62-49 exhibition win versus Sonoma State on Tuesday night. Santa Clara opens its regular season slate at home on Fri., Nov. 12 vs. Fresno State at 8 pm. The women’s game proceeds the men’s game vs. CSU Bakersfield at 6 pm.

November 8, 2010
Santa Clara Women's Basketball Opens Season This Week
Following a home exhibition contest against Sonoma State Tuesday night, Santa Clara officially opens its 2010-11 season against Fresno State Friday, November 12 at 8:15 p.m. Both games will be played at Santa Clara’s Leavey Center, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara campus.

November 5, 2010
Impact Player: Lindsay Leo Debuts for Santa Clara Tuesday
After a year of waiting on the sidelines due to the NCAA’s transfer rule, redshirt sophomore Lindsay Leo is ready to play.

November 1, 2010
VIDEO: SCU Women's Basketball 'Be Part of it!'
WCC Women's Basketball Launches "Be A Part of It" Campaign NCAA Women's Basketball Grant helps WCC promote four-game series, community service initiatives

October 29, 2010
Alyssa Shoji Emerging as a Leader for SCU Women's Hoops
Alyssa Shoji and the Broncos are hard at work prepping for their season-opener November 12th.

October 27, 2010
Lena Gipson Named Among WCC's Best Players
Lena Gipson was named to the 2010-11 West Coast Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, as announced today by the league office.

October 8, 2010
Broncos Getting a Jump on Fall Practice, Open Season Nov. 12
New NCAA legislation has allowed the Santa Clara University women's basketball team to begin practice earlier this fall and the Broncos have taken advantage of the extended time.

October 1, 2010
Amanda Brown Named Santa Clara’s Director of Women’s Basketball Operations
Santa Clara University women’s basketball head coach Jennifer Mountain announced that Amanda Brown has been named the team’s Director of Basketball Operations.

August 18, 2010
SCU Women's Basketball 2010-11 Schedule Announced
The Santa Clara University women's basketball 2010-11 schedule was announced today and it includes 13 home games, non-conference match-ups against the University of Oregon and University of Colorado, as well as hosting Fresno State University in the official season-opener on Friday, November 12.

August 17, 2010
A Quick Conversation with SCU’s Becca Thomas
Santa Clara University sophomore Becca Thomas, a native of Riverside, Calif., sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com to share some of her favorite things about being a Bronco. She gave her thoughts on last season and let us in on one of her guilty pleasures.

August 3, 2010
SCU Bronco Season Tickets On Sale Now!
Santa Clara University is happy to announce all, especially Bronco fans, families, alums and visiting opponents, they can now purchase 2010-11 season tickets and single game tickets on its athletic website (www.SantaClaraBroncos.com).

July 29, 2010
Santa Clara’s Newest Basketball Players Arrive on Campus
The Santa Clara University women’s basketball program has welcomed three incoming freshmen to the Mission Campus. Pictured from left to right, Iman Scott, Arteivia Lilomaiava and Ricki Radanovich, are the newest additions to the Bronco basketball family.

June 15, 2010
SCU Girls Basketball Camp Fast Approaching
The Santa Clara University women's basketball program is preparing for its instructional camp of 2010. The Santa Clara Girls Basketball Camp will take place from Monday, June 28 through Thursday, July 1 at the Leavey Center on the SCU campus, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.