2013-14 Santa Clara Women's Basketball News
December 8, 2013
Broncos Fall to Fresno State on the Road
In the midst of a four-game, three-weekend road trip, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to Fresno State by a final of 69-49. The loss puts the Broncos at 2-6 overall while the Bulldogs are now 5-3.
December 5, 2013
Women's Basketball Continues Road Trip with Visit to Fresno State Sunday
Continuing its four-game road trip, Santa Clara women’s basketball heads to Fresno State for a game Sun., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. vs. the Bulldogs. The Broncos are 2-5 on the season after advancing to the championship game of the Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Basketball Classic with a 66-61 win at CSU Northridge. Santa Clara ultimately fell in the title game to Hampton.
December 3, 2013
2013-14 Women's Basketball Virtual Guide Is Now Live!
The 2013-14 virtual guide for the Santa Clara women's basketball team is now live! Tons of pictures, videos, links, etc. can be found in the virtual guides!
December 1, 2013
Santa Clara Finishes Second at Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Basketball Classic
Playing in the title game of the Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Basketball Classic, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to Hampton by a final of 70-48. The loss puts the Broncos at 2-5 while the Pirates are now 5-2. Marie Bertholdt was named to the All-Tournament Team.
November 29, 2013
Broncos Come Back Late on the Road at CSU Northridge
On the first day of the Radisson Chatsworth Thanksgiving Basketball Classic, Santa Clara women’s basketball topped CSU Northridge by a final of 66-61. The win puts the Broncos at 2-4 while the Matadors are now 2-4 as well.
November 29, 2013
Santa Clara Women's Basketball vs. CSU Northridge Preview
Santa Clara women's basketball faces CSU Northridge on Fri., Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Assistant coach Amanda Brown and junior guard Nici Gilday preview the matchup.
November 27, 2013
Santa Clara Heads to Northridge for Thanksgiving Tournament
Looking to get things going on the road, Santa Clara women’s basketball heads to Northridge, Calif. for the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Basketball Classic. The Broncos will play the host Matadors Fri., Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The second game will depend on the outcomes of the first day but Santa Clara will face either Hampton or Utah State. Last week the Broncos picked up their first win of the season with a 67-57 win vs. San Francisco State before dropping a close 67-62 game vs. UC Santa Barbara.
November 23, 2013
Women’s Basketball Falls To UC Santa Barbara, 67-62
Santa Clara, Calif. - The Santa Clara women’s basketball team got off to a fast start and led the entire first half, but couldn’t put UC Santa Barbara away and dropped a 67-62 decision to the Gauchos on Saturday night at Leavey Center.
November 21, 2013
Women's Basketball Tops San Francisco State for First Win of 2013-14
Santa Clara women’s basketball topped San Francisco State by a final of 67-57 on Wednesday night at the Leavey Center. The win puts the Broncos at 1-3 while the Gators are still 3-0 because the game counted as an exhibition for them only.
November 18, 2013
Santa Clara Welcomes San Francisco State, UC Santa Barbara to Leavey
Coming off two close games, including one in overtime, Santa Clara women’s basketball plays two games this week at the Leavey Center. The Broncos face San Francisco State on Wed., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and UC Santa Barbara Sat., Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. Last week Santa Clara fell to San Jose State and UC Riverside in overtime to move to 0-3 on the young season.
November 17, 2013
Broncos Fall in Overtime to UC Riverside
Despite recovering from a 15-0 second half run, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to UC Riverside by a final of 90-80 in overtime. The loss puts the Broncos at 0-3 overall while the Highlanders are now 2-2.
November 15, 2013
Santa Clara Women's Basketball Announces Four Signees for 2014 Class
With five freshmen expected to play a big role in 2013-14, Santa Clara women’s basketball head coach Jennifer Mountain announced her recruiting class for the 2014-15 season. Four players from four states will be joining the Broncos next year after signing NLI’s.
November 13, 2013
Five Freshmen of Women's Basketball Give Fans a Tour of the Dorms
With the season underway. Santa Clara women’s basketball has welcomed five freshmen to the 2013-14 squad. Jo Paine, Montana Walters, Marie Bertholdt, Taylor Williams and Beth Carlson were a highly touted recruiting class and all five saw action in the two Santa Clara exhibition games. Paine and Walters started the season-opener while Bertholdt came off the bench.
November 12, 2013
Women's Basketball Opens Home Schedule vs. San Jose State, UC Riverside
Opening its home slate for the 2013-14 season, Santa Clara women’s basketball hosts local rival San Jose State Tues., Nov. 12 and on Sun., Nov. 17 Santa Clara welcomes UC Riverside to the Leavey Center at 2 p.m. Santa Clara will be collecting donations for the Red Cross/Typhoon Haiyan Efforts during both the men’s and women’s games vs. San Jose State on Tuesday.
November 12, 2013
Santa Clara Drops High-Scoring Affair to San Jose State
In a matchup of two up-tempo teams, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to San Jose State by a final of 97-93. The loss puts the Broncos at 0-2 overall while the Spartans are now 2-0. The 93 points for Santa Clara was the most since a 96-76 win at Sacramento State on Dec. 22, 2011. This was the lowest offensive output for San Jose State this season.
November 8, 2013
EYEBRONCO Presents: Tip Off Day Video Package
Santa Clara's men's and women's basketball teams each begin the regular season tonight, with the men taking on Bethesda (Anaheim) at home and the women taking on UNLV on the road. To get you ready for the action, here is the video package from the conference's tip off day on October 24.
November 8, 2013
Women's Basketball Drops Opener on the Road Behind Late Run
Playing the first official game of the 2013-14 season, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell at UNLV by a final of 77-70. The loss puts the Broncos at 0-1 overall while the Rebels are now 1-0.
November 7, 2013
Santa Clara Women's Basketball Starts 2013-14 at UNLV on Friday
Looking to start the 2013-14 season on the right foot, Santa Clara women’s basketball hits the road to face UNLV in the regular season opener for both teams. The Broncos beat Sonoma State 81-47 and Humboldt State 94-68 in a pair of exhibition games to start the season over the weekend.
November 3, 2013
Broncos Finish Exhibition with 94-68 Win Over Humboldt State
Playing its final exhibition game of the season, Santa Clara women’s basketball beat Humboldt State by a final of 94-68. The Broncos finish their exhibition slate 2-0 after topping Sonoma State 81-47 on Nov. 1.
November 1, 2013
Women's Basketball Tops Sonoma State 81-47 in Exhibition Game
Playing for the first time in the 2013-14 season, Santa Clara women’s basketball beat Sonoma State in an exhibition game by a final of 81-47. Two freshmen started while six players saw their first action in a Santa Clara uniform.
October 31, 2013
Women's Basketball Opens 2013-14 with Pair of Exhibition Games
Entering the season with high expectations, Santa Clara women’s basketball will open the season with a pair of exhibition games at the Leavey Center. The Broncos will face Sonoma State at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 1 and Humboldt State at 2 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 3. Both games will be part of the Santa Clara Food Drive with he Broncos are on a mission to fight hunger this holiday season! For every can of food you bring in, you receive $2 off your ticket.
October 30, 2013
BACK IN MY DAY: Liz Bruno '82 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Santa Clara is catching up with many of the women celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics. Today we look back with former Bronco women's basketball player Liz Bruno ‘82. Bruno owns the career mark for rebounds as a Bronco with 1,218 and is No. 16 on the Santa Clara all-time scoring list with 1,081 points. She is also the leader in free throw attempts with 549 while placing fourth in makes with 331. Bruno owns the top two single season rebounding seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82.
October 29, 2013
Sam Farber and Doug Greenwald to Share Play-by-Play Duties for Women's Basketball
With the 2013-14 season fast approaching, Santa Clara women’s basketball has hired Doug Greenwald and Sam Farber to share radio play-by-play duties. Greenwald will call 22 games while Farber will call nine, including the West Coast Conference Tournament from March 6-11, 2014.
October 28, 2013
Santa Clara Women's Basketball Set for Run at Postseason Play
Coming off a 14-win season, Santa Clara women’s basketball welcomes back eight players who saw significant minutes in 2012-13. Santa Clara will also have two players who red shirted the season and five heralded freshman from Washington, California, Oregon, and Colorado.
October 10, 2013
Check Out Some Women's Basketball Pictures from Their Photo Shoot!
Santa Clara women's basketball had some fun shooting individual shots on Oct. 9 in the Leavey Center. Take a look at some of the photos!
October 8, 2013
Broncos Continue to Give Back to the Community
Santa Clara women’s basketball is always near the top of Bronco athletics in terms of community service. The basketball team spends hours in the community trying to make a difference. One of the major groups the Broncos work with is the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) and On Oct. 7 four players went to Rosemary Elementary School to work with a group of young girls.
October 8, 2013
Iman Scott Working to Get Back on the Court
Iman Scott is getting ready for a new healthy basketball season full of new opportunities and a leadership role. In her final season with the Broncos, Scott attempts to give it her all and leave it all on the court as she moves through another chapter in her career.
October 2, 2013
Women's Basketball Opens Fall Practice
With students back on campus, Santa Clara women’s basketball held its first official practice of the 2013-14 season this week. Head coach Jennifer Mountain, in her sixth season leading the Broncos, welcomed in five freshmen as well as making two changes to her coaching staff. Amanda Brown was promoted from Director of Basketball Operations to assistant coach and Angie Bjorklund was hired as the D.B.O.
October 1, 2013
Ruta Zurauskyte at Full-Strength Heading Into Senior Campaign
The pieces had finally started to fall into place for Ruta Zurauskyte in late 2011. After two frustrating seasons marked by injury and inaction, Zurauskyte dazzled early in her junior season, including a 33-point, 13-rebound masterpiece against UC Irvine. On Dec. 15th of that year, Zurauskyte would tear her ACL in practice, derailing the breakout season she’d been working for.
September 25, 2013
Amanda Brown Promoted to Assistant Coach, Angie Bjorklund Hired as Director of Operations for Women's Basketball
Head coach Jennifer Mountain, entering her sixth year leading Santa Clara women’s basketball, announced a promotion and a new addition to her staff on Tuesday. Amanda Brown was promoted to assistant coach after serving as Director of Basketball Operations for the last three seasons. Angie Bjorklund was hired to replace Brown as the Director of Basketball Operations.
September 6, 2013
Women's Basketball Picture Day Photos Are In!
Women's basketball took their on campus pictures last week and the photos are in! Check out some of them out, including the freshmen pyramid!
September 5, 2013
Women's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Schedule
Santa Clara women’s basketball announced its 2013-14 schedule on Thursday. The Broncos will play two exhibition games at home before opening the regular season on Nov. 8 on the road. Nov. 12 will be the opener at the Leavey Center and conference action begins Dec. 30.
September 4, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Women's Basketball Photo Day
The SCU women's basketball team had some fun around campus as they took their 2013 individual photos.
August 26, 2013
Women's Basketball to Host Fifth Annual Lobster Dinner September 14
Come out and support the Santa Clara women’s basketball team at the team’s fifth annual Lobster Dinner. The event will be held on Sept. 14 and is the kick-off for the 2013-14 season.
August 21, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Catching Up with Arteivia Lilomaiva
EYEBRONCO reporter Sean Davis sits down with Arteivia Lilomaiva of Santa Clara women's basketball to talk about her summer, the upcoming season, and how the freshmen are fitting in.
August 20, 2013
EYEBRONCO: Catching Up with Iman Scott
EYEBRONCO reporter Denzel Johnson of the Santa Clara men's basketball team talks to senior women's basketball player Iman Scott about rehab, her summer, and the newest members of the women's basketball team.
August 5, 2013
Sitting Down with Vanessa Leo
July 29, 2013
Talking with Redshirt Freshman Courtney Lisowski
July 25, 2013
Talking with Ruta Zurauskyte During Summer Break
July 2, 2013
Catching Up with Nici Gilday Over Summer Break
June 10, 2013
Ashley Armstrong Awarded West Coast Conference Female Postgraduate Scholarship
Already named Valedictorian for the class of 2013, the academic awards continue to roll in for Ashley Armstrong of Santa Clara women’s basketball as she was awarded the West Coast Conference Female Postgraduate Scholarship. This will be the 10th year the award has been handed out and at least one Bronco has been honored six times, including three years in a row. Armstrong will graduate in June with a major in Anthropology and minors in Economics and International Business while posting a 3.9 GPA. Armstrong will begin her Masters of Philosophy in the fall at Cambridge.