2011-12 Women's Basketball News

June 15, 2012
VIDEO: With A Surprise Visit, Senior Bronco Student-Athletes Thank Santa Clara Coaches, Staff and Administration
A smile and a thank you goes a long way! In a surprise visit on Wednesday morning, eight Bronco student-athletes came to Santa Clara's monthly athletic department to do just that.

June 12, 2012
State of the Art: Behind the Scenes with All-WCC Student-Athlete Meagan Fulps
Student project will air at the upcoming Genesis Film Festival on Thursday, June 14 on Santa Clara's campus.

May 31, 2012
San Jose's Nici Gilday Gives Us an Inside Look at SCU Hoops
Santa Clara freshman Nici Gilday talks hoops, academics and about one of her favorite moments from her first year as a Bronco.

May 3, 2012
Scholar-Athlete Ashley Armstrong Travels to Paraguay for Global Fellowship
In less than two months, Santa Clara University student-athlete Ashley Armstrong will be packing her bags and flying south to Paraguay as part of the Global Social Benefit Fellowship.

April 27, 2012
Join SCU Women's Basketball at its 2012 BlongoBall Event!
Come out to Santa Clara University's new Alumni Park for an early-summer afternoon of fun when the Bronco Women's Basketball team hosts the First Annual BlongoBall Tournament and BBQ.

April 27, 2012
SCU Women Lead the Way On Jesuit Basketball’s National All-Academic Team
Santa Clara University junior’s Ashley Armstrong and Meagan Fulps are part of the six newcomers who make up the 2011-2012 National Academic All-Jesuit Women’s Basketball Team.

April 23, 2012
SCU Broncos Sign High-Scoring Prep Guard Brooke Gallaway
Santa Clara University's women's basketball Head Coach Jennifer Mountain has received a National Letter of Intent from 5-foot-10 guard Brooke Gallaway.

April 19, 2012
Back to Work: SCU Women's Basketball Offseason Training
Telisha Anderson and Meagan Fulps breakdown Santa Clara University's offseason training program, which started just a few weeks following the 2011-12 college basketball season.

April 12, 2012
Register Now for Girls Basketball Summer Camps
Online registration available at JenniferMountainBasketball.com

April 11, 2012
Schlesinger Weighs in on Time at Santa Clara
After gaining experience working at the Olympic Training Center, Cory Schlesinger (CS) brought his knowledge of strength and conditioning to Santa Clara. Less than one year in, Schlesinger is already making an impact on the men’s and women’s basketball teams with his approach to training, helping the student athletes avoid injuries and remain on the court. Schlesinger sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his time as a Bronco, and his strategy for next season.

March 29, 2012
Alyssa Shoji Comments on an 'Amazing Experience' at State Farm 3-Point Contest
Santa Clara University’s Alyssa Shoji was one of eight participants in the State Farm Women's 3-Point Contest at Tulane's Fogelman Arena, an event televised live on ESPN tonight.

March 28, 2012
Alyssa Shoji to Represent Santa Clara in the 2012 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships
Alyssa Shoji will represent SCU in the 3-point shooting portion of the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.

March 20, 2012
4th Annual SCU WBB Golf Tournament Set for Friday, April 13
The Santa Clara University women's basketball program is hosting its annual golf tournament Friday, April 13, 2012 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Gilroy!

March 15, 2012
Academic Accolades Pile Up for SCU Women's Basketball; Team Recognized in READ Award Poster Series
The 2011-12 Santa Clara University Women's Basketball team's photo shoot and interviews for the winning the 2012 READ Award, which features the best of SCU and those individuals or groups that have a passion for reading.

March 1, 2012
Santa Clara Women’s Basketball Falls to Portland at WCC Tournament
Portland was red-hot from 3-point range en route to posting a 90-76 victory over Santa Clara in WCC tournament action at the Orleans Arena on Thursday afternoon.

February 28, 2012
Santa Clara Women’s Basketball 2012 WCC Tournament Preview
Santa Clara has a history of playing well in Las Vegas under current head coach Jennifer Mountain.

February 27, 2012
Santa Clara Places League-Best Three Student-Athletes on WCC All-Academic Team
Honoring excellence in the classroom and on the court, Santa Clara University placed a league-best three student-athletes on the WCC's All-Academic Team.

February 25, 2012
Broncos, Shoji Beat USF on Senior Day; SCU to Face Portland Thursday in Las Vegas
Santa Clara sent off one of its best-ever players with a 69-62 Senior Day victory over longtime rival USF on Saturday.

February 23, 2012
BYU Women Ease Past Santa Clara in Provo
BYU opened up a 20-point lead in the first half and went on to beat visiting Santa Clara 84-57 Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

February 22, 2012
Big Games for Bronco Women: at BYU Thursday, Senior Day Saturday vs. USF
Santa Clara is playing two important games this week, which have WCC postseason tournament seeding implications on the line.

February 19, 2012
Alyssa Shoji Makes Eight 3s, Leading SCU Past Portland 71-70
Alyssa Shoji scored a career-high 28 points and made eight 3s, one shy of a school record, leading Santa Clara to a thrilling 71-70 WCC road victory at Portland on Saturday night.

February 16, 2012
5,529 Fans Attend SCU-Gonzaga Women’s Game; Broncos Play Pivotal Contest at Portland Saturday
No. 23 Gonzaga opened the game by making 10 of 12 shots and went on to beat visiting Santa Clara 87-55 in front of 5,529 fans in Spokane.

February 15, 2012
Creating a Culture of Academic Success; Santa Clara Women's Basketball
With a team GPA of 3.1, head coach Jennifer Mountain’s emphasis on academic prowess is once again paying off. Of the 16 players on the roster, 10 have posted GPAs above 3.0.

February 14, 2012
SCU Aims for Road Wins at Gonzaga and Portland This Week
Santa Clara has some momentum, having won 2 of 3, including winning back-to-back games against USF and LMU.

February 11, 2012
Santa Clara Falls to Saint Mary's 57-47
Saint Mary's used a double-digit performance on the offensive glass to defeat Santa Clara 57-47 in front of a large pink-filled crowd Saturday.

February 10, 2012
Santa Clara Wins Again, 61-57 Over LMU
Alyssa Shoji reached double figures in scoring for the 21st time this season, making five 3s to help the Broncos dominate the second half and beat league rival LMU.

February 7, 2012
Big Week For SCU Women's Hoops: Black Out Night Thursday; Alumni/Play4Kay Events Saturday
Broncos host LMU and St. Mary’s this week ... WEAR BLACK for Thursday night’s BLACK OUT event and WEAR PINK on Saturday to support breast cancer awareness.

February 4, 2012
Santa Clara Women Surge Past USF, Winning 59-51
Santa Clara found an offensive rhythm in the second half, reeling off a 17-3 run to break open a close game and beat local rival San Francisco 59-51 at War Memorial Gym on Saturday.

February 3, 2012
Santa Clara Drops a Heartbreaker at USD, 56-50
San Diego closed out the game on an 18-4 run to overcome a late deficit and knock off visiting Santa Clara 56-50 in West Coast Conference women’s basketball action Thursday night.

January 31, 2012
SCU Women Face San Diego and USF This Week on the Road
Santa Clara is looking to avenge a previous loss this season to San Diego when the two teams meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at USD.

January 28, 2012
Santa Clara Nearly Upsets No. 23 BYU at the Leavey Center
No. 23 BYU needed Haley Steed’s 22-foot three-pointer with 1:22 left to escape Santa Clara’s Leavey Center with its ninth-straight win.

January 26, 2012
SCU Falls at St. Mary’s; Broncos Host No. 23 BYU Saturday
Playing its second straight West Coast Conference road game, Santa Clara came up short against Bay Area rival St. Mary’s Thursday night at McKeon Pavilion, 72-52.

January 25, 2012
Next for Santa Clara Women's Basketball: Longtime Rival SMC; WCC Newcomer #23 BYU
The Broncos will be playing two very good teams this week, first against a 15-6 St. Mary’s squad on the road Thursday night, then at home against No. 23 BYU Saturday.

January 22, 2012
Arteivia Lilomaiava Emerging as a Key Player for SCU Women’s Basketball
Sophomore Arteivia Lilomaiava talks about basketball, academics, her teammates and motivation.

January 21, 2012
Santa Clara Women Unable to Overcome Slow Start at LMU
Alex Cowling scored 21 points and LMU fended off a big run out of halftime by Santa Clara to beat the Broncos 64-54 in West Coast Conference women’s basketball action Saturday.

January 20, 2012
No. 25 Gonzaga Women Hold Off Santa Clara, 81-68
One of the best three-point shooting teams in the nation gave No. 25 Gonzaga a serious scare at the Leavey Center Thursday night.

January 18, 2012
Santa Clara Hosts No. 25 Gonzaga Thursday; Wear Purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness
Four of the next five games for Santa Clara will be against the top teams in the WCC.

January 17, 2012
Wear Purple and Donate to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness Thursday Night
Santa Clara University and the Bronco women’s basketball program is teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association to raise funds and awareness in hopes of finding a cure for the disease.

January 14, 2012
Santa Clara Women Edged By Pepperdine 67-57
Pepperdine was able to hold off visiting Santa Clara 67-57 in a tightly contested West Coast Conference women’s basketball game Saturday in Malibu.

January 13, 2012
Broncos Look for a Big Road Win in Malibu
The Santa Clara women travel to Malibu to play Pepperdine on Saturday. The two WCC schools played just two weeks ago at the Leavey Center.

January 10, 2012
USD Stops Santa Clara in WCC Women’s Matchup
San Diego used its league-leading defense and an impressive rebounding effort to limit Santa Clara’s high-scoring offense and top the Broncos 58-41.

January 9, 2012
Broncos-Toreros to Play Monday Night in Santa Clara
Fresh off a 15-point victory over Portland, the Santa Clara University women’s basketball team wraps up its three-game WCC-opening homestand Monday night against San Diego.

January 6, 2012
Huge Second Half Allows Broncos 78-63 Win Over Pilots
Alyssa Shoji scored 19 points, and made five threes, en route to breaking the all-time school record for 3-pointers in a career as Santa Clara posted a 78-63 victory over Portland.

January 3, 2012
Santa Clara Women Host Portland Thursday Night at 7 p.m.
The Santa Clara Broncos are back in action Thursday night, hosting league rival Portland at the Leavey Center.

January 3, 2012
Santa Clara’s Alyssa Shoji is NCAA’s Top 3-Point Shooter
Alyssa Shoji, Santa Clara University’s women’s basketball point guard, is currently leading all NCAA Division I players in three-point shooting.

December 31, 2011
SCU Dominates First Half, But Pepperdine Rallies for 62-56 Win
Santa Clara led by 22 at the break, but Pepperdine responded with a big second half, winning 62-56 and spoiling the Broncos’ West Coast Conference opener at the Leavey Center.

December 29, 2011
Broncos Battle Waves in Santa Clara's WCC Opener Saturday
After a 7-6 non-conference season, Santa Clara plays its West Coast Conference opener against Pepperdine on Saturday. Tip off is set for 2 p.m. at SCU’s Leavey Center.

December 22, 2011
Bronco Women Score 96 Points, Beat Hornets by 20 in Sacramento
Archbishop Mitty product Lindsay Leo scored a career-high 26 points and Santa Clara’s guards combined to make 14 threes en route to a 96-76 road win over Sacramento State on Thursday.

December 20, 2011
Non-Conference Finale On Tap For Santa Clara Thursday Afternoon
The Broncos are playing their final non-conference game at Sacramento State on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.

December 19, 2011
Santa Clara-Princeton Game Goes to Tigers
The back-to-back Ivy League champion Princeton Tigers finished its two-game Bay Area swing with a victory over Santa Clara, 77-61, Monday night at the Leavey Center.

December 17, 2011
Spartan Women Top Broncos in Local Rivalry Game
For just the third time in 21 meetings, San Jose State University beat Santa Clara University in women’s basketball, 74-53.

December 15, 2011
Santa Clara-Princeton Women’s Basketball Start Time Moved to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19
The starting time for Santa Clara University’s women’s basketball game scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2011 against Princeton University has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. PST.

December 15, 2011
Bring Books to Donate! SCU Women's Basketball Hosts SJSU and Princeton
The Broncos return home where they are 5-0 this season, hosting city rival San Jose State at 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

December 13, 2011
Shoji's 22 Not Enough for Santa Clara in Loss at Seattle
Santa Clara received 22 points from All-WCC senior guard Alyssa Shoji who prepped at Washington’s Issaquah High School, but host Seattle University won its fourth-straight, 80-62.

December 13, 2011
Santa Clara Basketball Star Alyssa Shoji Returns to Seattle
Record-setting Bronco senior guard Alyssa Shoji returned home to play a non-conference game at Seattle University.

December 10, 2011
Cal Pulls Away From Santa Clara Women in Second Half
The Broncos trailed by just three points midway through the second half, but the homestanding Golden Bears used a decisive rebounding advantage to pull away for a 75-58 win at Haas Pavilion.

December 8, 2011
Santa Clara Women’s Basketball to Host FREE Youth Clinic Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
The Bronco women's basketball team is hosting a FREE Fan Appreciation Clinic in the Leavey Center for boys and girls on Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m.

December 8, 2011
Road Games in Berkeley and Seattle Next for Santa Clara Women
Santa Clara wraps up a four-game road trip with games at Cal on Saturday and at Seattle Tuesday.

December 7, 2011
Santa Clara’s Ruta Zurauskyte Named National Player of the Week by Jesuit Basketball
Following a 33-point, 13-rebound performance at UC Irvine SCU junior Ruta Zurauskyte was named Jesuit Basketball’s National Player of the Week.

December 3, 2011
SCU Profile: Ruta Zurauskyte's Emergence Into One of the WCC’s Top Centers
Junior center Ruta Zurauskyte is experiencing a break out season, helping the Santa Clara women’s basketball team get off to the program’s best start since the 2001-02 season.

December 3, 2011
Santa Clara Edged By UC Irvine Saturday Afternoon, 88-82
UC Irvine scored 12 of the game’s final 14 points to comeback and defeat visiting Santa Clara 88-82 Saturday at the Bren Events Center.

December 1, 2011
Santa Clara Scores 90 Points in Lopsided Win Over CSUN
Meagan Fulps scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, helping Santa Clara jump out to a big lead in a 90-72 road victory over Cal State Northridge Thursday night.

November 29, 2011
Road Games in Southern Calif. Next for 5-1 Santa Clara Women
Off to a 5-1 start (5-0 at home) the Santa Clara University women’s basketball team will now play four-straight on the road, beginning with a trip to Southern California.

November 29, 2011
Santa Clara Keeps Rolling, Knocking Off Unbeaten UC Davis 81-78
Carondelet High School alumna Ricki Radanovich had a career-high 20 points, making six 3-pointers to help Santa Clara defeat reigning Big West Conference Champions UC Davis 81-78

November 22, 2011
Santa Clara Women Top Long Beach State, Improve to 4-1
Alyssa Shoji scored a game-high 23 points and the host Broncos received seven second-half points from Arteivia Lilomaiava to overcome a slow start and beat Long Beach State 73-63 Monday night.

November 22, 2011
Streaking SCU Broncos Host Big West Champs UC Davis Monday Night
The Santa Clara University women’s basketball team is 4-1 for the first time since 2001-02. Unbeaten UC Davis is up next on Monday Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

November 19, 2011
Santa Clara Rallies for Dramatic 79-78 Win Over SUU
Santa Clara rallied to beat Southern Utah 79-78 Friday night at the Leavey Center, making three three-pointers in the final 1:15, capped off by Ashley Armstrong's game-winning basket with 6.2 seconds left.

November 17, 2011
Help People in Need! Donate Non-Perishable Food at Upcoming SCU Basketball Games
Santa Clara University, and its women’s basketball program, has teamed up with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to help distribute food to people in need this winter season.

November 17, 2011
Santa Clara Women Roll Past Northern Colorado, 71-37
Santa Clara absorbed an early push from Northern Colorado then reeled off a 26-2 first-half run to beat the Bears 71-37 Wednesday night at the Leavey Center.

November 15, 2011
SCU Women Aim to Capitalize on Early-Season Home Schedule
The SCU women’s basketball team looks to take advantage of its early-season home schedule this week when they host Northern Colorado Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Southern Utah on Friday, Nov. 18.

November 13, 2011
Broncos Lose Close Game on Road to Reigning WAC Champs
Fueled by a team-high 20 points from Alyssa Shoji, who made 6 of 8 attempts from three-point range, visiting Santa Clara hung tough with perennial NCAA tournament qualifiers and reigning WAC Champions Fresno State.

November 11, 2011
Bronco Women's Basketball Impressive in 93-87 Season-Opening Win
Meagan Fulps set the all-time school record for free throws made with 17 and matched her career-high by scoring 30 points to lead homestanding Santa Clara to a 93-87 season-opening victory over CSU Bakersfield.

November 10, 2011
Santa Clara Women’s Basketball Signs Washington Guard Katie Hawkins
Santa Clara University's women's basketball Head Coach Jennifer Mountain has received a National Letter of Intent from Katie Hawkins, a 5-foot-10 guard from Snohomish, Wash.

November 9, 2011
Santa Clara Women Top Sonoma State in Exhibition Tune-Up
Santa Clara University used a 14-4 second-half run to pull away from visiting Sonoma State and win its home exhibition game 62-45.

November 3, 2011
SCU Women’s Basketball Preps for 2011-12 Season-Opener
Following a home exhibition against Sonoma State Tuesday, Nov. 8, the SCU women’s basketball team officially opens its 2011-12 campaign against CSUB Friday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m

November 2, 2011
SCU Alumna Lena Gipson Signs Pro Contract to Play in Malta
Record-setting Santa Clara University women’s basketball alumna Lena Gipson has signed a contract to play professionally in the Southern European island country of Malta.

October 31, 2011
SCU Women's Basketball: WCC Names Alyssa Shoji Among Best Players
Santa Clara University senior guard Alyssa Shoji was named a preseason All-West Coast Conference player as announced by the league office.

October 5, 2011
Meet 2011 McDonald's All-America Nominee, SCU Freshman Vanessa Leo
Introducing Santa Clara University true freshman forward Vanessa Leo, who talks about teaming up with her sister Lindsay, her high school success, what championship teams must have, some career goals and what she enjoys doing off the court.

October 3, 2011
Preseason Camp Opens for Santa Clara Women’s Hoops
The Santa Clara women begin preseason training today, holding the first of 30 team practices prior to its official season-opener Friday, November 11

September 26, 2011
Meet Basketball Freshman Colleen Rooney, Who Reminds Us: It’s Not Always About Your Game
SCU newcomer Colleen Rooney talks about her influences, accomplishing goals, handling the basketball and reminds us that ‘it's not always about your game.’

September 21, 2011
Meet Nici Gilday, Part of SCU's Nationally-Ranked Recruiting Class
Nici Gilday discusses playing college ball in her hometown, the strengths of her game and what type of players she looks up to.

September 16, 2011
Introducing Santa Clara Basketball Freshman Tyler Woods!
SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) spoke with Tyler Woods, a freshman on the women’s basketball team as she discusses how having a parent for a coach put a twist on her high school basketball career, how her brother has inspired her and what she hopes to accomplish her first season as a Bronco!

August 24, 2011
Santa Clara Women's Basketball Announces 2011-12 Schedule
The Santa Clara University women's basketball 2011-12 schedule was announced today and it includes 15 home games - five during the month of November.

August 10, 2011
Ashley Armstrong Offers a Unique Perspective on Dorm Life, Classes and Hoops
Ashley Armstrong, who has started as both a guard and forward, has been one of the most productive young rebounders in the West Coast Conference over the past two seasons.

July 27, 2011
Santa Clara’s Nationally Ranked Recruits Arrive on Campus
Back in November, the Santa Clara University women’s basketball program drew praise from ESPN HoopGurlz. The online publication ranked SCU’s incoming recruiting class No. 56 nationally.

June 21, 2011
Former WNBA Guard Stacy Clinesmith Named Assistant Coach at Santa Clara
Leading UC Santa Barbara to four straight NCAA tournament's as one of its top point guards in school history, WNBA veteran Stacy Clinesmith has joined the Santa Clara University women's basketball staff.

June 6, 2011
Fulps Excited to Take on Larger Leadership Role
Coming off a stellar sophomore performance in which she led the Broncos in scoring for the majority of the year with 11.6 ppg, Meagan Fulps is already looking forward to next season.