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Thomas More claimed its sixth straight PAC women's basketball title.
 

THIEL HIRES ROB CLUNE AS HEAD COACH (6/25/12)

Thiel College has announced the hiring of Rob Clune as its new head women's basketball coach. He replaces Angie Zeuch, who resigned following the 2011-12 season. Clune is no stranger to the PAC, as he served as head men's basketball and women's soccer coach at league member Bethany College from 1995-2002. Bethany won back to back PAC championships during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons. For his efforts, Clune earned PAC Coach of the year honors in consecutive seasons. More recently, he was the men's basketball head coach at Allegheny College from 2002-10.

 

WBB DUO NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES (6/13/12)
The PAC has named women's basketball standouts Allison Long of Thomas More College and Marguerite Sargent of Chatham University as PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athletes of the Month for June, 2012.

 

SEDLOCK NAMED D3HOOPS.COM ALL-AMERICAN (3/21/12)
Saint Vincent senior forward Brittany Sedlock has been named a 2012 NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American by the D3hoops.com website. Earlier this month, she was named First-Team All-Great Lakes Region by the website. Last year, the site honored her as a Fourth-Team All-American. The 5-9 forward was recently named a finalist for the Jostens Trophy, given annually to the most outstanding player in NCAA Division III, as well as being a Capital One First-Team Academic All-American. In each of her final two seasons with the Bearcats, she was named the PAC Player of the Year while also being an All-PAC First Team honoree. A native of Northern Cambria, Pa., Sedlock led the PAC in both scoring (16.7 points per game) and rebounding (11.1 rebounds per game) this season.

 

PAC TRIO NAMED D3HOOPS.COM ALL-REGION (3/13/12)
Five PAC basketball players have been named to the 2011-12 D3hoops.com All-Region teams by the Sports Information Directors at the various D III schools. On the women's side, Saint Vincent senior F Brittany Sedlock was named to the first team, Thomas More's junior G Allison Long was named to the second team, and Waynesburg's senior G Hannah Hunter was named to the third team for the Women's Great Lakes Region.

 

THOMAS MORE FALLS TO ILLINOIS WESELYAN IN NCAA TOURNEY 2ND ROUND; LONG HITS 1,000TH POINT; BETHANY WOMEN FALL IN ECAC D-III SOUTH SEMIFINALS (3/3/12)
The PAC champion Thomas More women's basketball team saw its 2011-12 season come to an end this evening in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament, as the Saints were defeated by visiting Illinois Wesleyan 87-50. With the loss, TMC's season ends at 25-5 overall. One bright spot in the loss for Thomas More came as junior G Allison Long scored her 1,000th career point in a Saint uniform. Also on March 3, the fifth-seeded Bethany women's basketball team was eliminated from the 2012 ECAC Division III South Tournament following an 84-72 setback against top-seeded Medaille at Moravian College, ending the Bison season at 17-12.

 

THOMAS MORE POSTS HUGE COMEBACK IN NCAA D-III 1ST ROUND WIN; SVC DROPS TOURNAMENT OPENER (3/2/12)

The PAC champion Thomas More Saints advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament with a thrilling 94-91 come-from-behind win over Louisiana College at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Ky. The Saints trailed by as many as 19 points in the contest, including a 17-point second half deficit, before rallying behind a 36-point scoring effort from junior G Allison Long. With the victory, the TMC women will host Illinois Wesleyan (an 84-42 first round winner over Maryville) in the tournament second round Saturday (March 3) at 7:30 p.m. In other NCAA Tournament first round action, the Saint Vincent women saw their season come to an end following an 88-66 setback to York at Juniata College.

 

SVC'S SEDLOCK NAMED JOSTENS FINALIST (2/29/12)
Saint Vincent senior women's basketball standout Brittany Sedlock has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2012 edition of the prestigious Jostens Trophy, announced the Rotary Club of Salem, Va. The Jostens Trophy is a national award to honor the most outstanding men's and women's Division III basketball players of the year. The award takes into account three vital parts: basketball ability, academic prowess and community service. Sedlock, a native of Northern Cambria, Pa., and a graduate of Northern Cambria High School, was recently named the PAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while also being a two-time First-Team All-PAC selection. She was named a Capital One First-Team Academic All-American earlier this month after being a two-time Academic All-District pick. The 2012 Jostens Trophy presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 15 at the Salem Civic Center in conjunction with the Men's Division III Championships, which will take place in Salem, Va., from March 16-17.

 

TWO PAC TEAMS TO PLAY IN NCAA TOURNEY (2/27/12)

Two PAC women's basketball teams will compete beginning this week in the 2012 Women's Basketball Tournament. Six-time defending PAC champion Thomas More will be at home this weekend, as the Saints host Louisiana College at the Connor Convocation Center in a first round game Friday night. With a victory, TMC would then host the winner of the opening round contest between Maryville (Tenn.) and Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday night. The PAC runner-up Saint Vincent women were picked to compete as a Pool C at-large selection, with the Bearcats headed to Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., to face York (Pa.) College in the first round Friday, with the winner battling the Juniata-Castleton State victor Saturday night.

PAC PAIR TABBED FOR ECAC SOUTH TOURNEY (2/27/12)
A pair of conference squads have been selected to compete in the 2012 ECAC Division III South Region Women's Basketball Tournament this week. Waynesburg, the defending ECAC champion, is the #3 seed in the seven-team tournament and will host #6 Penn State-Behrend in one first round game Wednesday night at the Rudy Marisa Gymnasium. The Yellow Jackets will be joined by #5 seed Bethany, who heads to #4 Marywood in another first round contest on Wednesday. First round winners will advance to the weekend "Final Four" hosted at this time by Moravian College who is the #2 seed, should Moravian lose in the first round the games would be played at Waynesburg. PAC teams have won three of the past four ECAC titles, as Saint Vincent (2009) and W&J (2008) preceded the Yellow Jackets as champions.

 

TMC CAPTURES RECORD 6TH STRAIGHT PAC TITLE (2/25/12)

The Thomas More College women emerged as champions of the 2012 PAC Women's Basketball Championship Tournament with a title game win on February 25. With the victory, the Saints have now earned the PAC's automatic bid for next week's NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament. The women's PAC title game saw the top-seeded Saints take a 42-35 halftime lead over #2 Saint Vincent, then hold off the Bearcats in the second half for a 77-66 victory and their unprecedented sixth straight PAC title. Sophomore Devin Beasley paced TMC with a near triple-double of 30 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the title game victory.

 

TMC, SVC ADVANCE TO PAC WBB TITLE GAME (2/24/12)

Top-seeded Thomas More and second seed Saint Vincent each posted semifinal wins to advance to the championship game of the 2012 PAC Women's Basketball Championship Tournament. The Saints will take on the Bearcats and look to earn their sixth consecutive PAC title on Saturday at 5 p.m. Thomas More started the game on a 12-0 run and paced themselves to a 46-27 lead going into the second half. The Saints were able to hold their lead and defeat the Bison 83-56 to advance. Junior G Allison Long paced Thomas More with 27 points, contributing 21 in the first half.  The other semifinal was more of a struggle as Saint Vincent and Waynesburg battled back and forth for the lead. The Bearcats led by just four points (28-24) going into the locker room. The fight continued into the second half with four lead changes and four ties. With a last second missed lay-up by Waynesburg, Saint Vincent was able to advance via a 56-54 win. The winner of Saturday night's PAC title game receives the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament, beginning the weekend of March 2-3.

 

2012 ALL-PAC WOMEN'S TEAMS RELEASED (2/24/12)
The 2012 All-PAC Women's Basketball Teams were released between semifinal games tonight at the 2012 PAC Women's Basketball Championship Tournament. Saint Vincent senior forward Brittany Sedlock was voted PAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while 2012 PAC Coach of the Year laurels went to Waynesburg mentor Sam Jones.

 

SEDLOCK NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (2/22/12)

PAC basketball standout Brittany Sedlock of Saint Vincent College has been selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Womenís Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Sedlock, (4.0 GPA, mathematics education) becomes the first Bearcat to be named Academic All-America by CoSIDA since the schools' transition to NCAA Division III. She had twice been named Academic All-District (2010-11, 2011-12).To be eligible for the award, voted on by Sports Information Directors, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution. Nominees must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic and academic credentials.
 

PAC TOURNAMENT IN FULL SWING AFTER QUARTERFINAL CONTESTS; TOP WOMEN'S SEEDS EACH WIN (2/21/12)
The 2012 PAC Women's Basketball Championship Tournament got underway on February 21 with eight quarterfinal contests. All four top seeds were victorious in the women's tournament, setting up a stellar "Final Four" this weekend at top-seeded Thomas More in Crestview Hills, Ky. The five-time defending champion Saints clinched home court advantage for the weekend with a 70-47 win over #8 Grove City and will face #4 Bethany in one semifinal Friday at 8 p.m., as the Bison dispatched #5 Westminster 71-52. The other semifinal taking place Friday at 6 p.m. features #2 Saint Vincent and #3 Waynesburg, as the Bearcats edged upset-minded #7 Washington & Jefferson 70-64 while the Yellow Jackets defeated #6 Thiel 80-68. The women's championship game is set for Saturday at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. if a DH with the 7:30 p.m. men's final).

 

THOMAS MORE EARNS TOP SEED, HOME COURT FOR 2012 PAC BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT (2/18/12)
The Thomas More College women are the top seed and will have home court advantage throughout the 2012 PAC Women's Basketball Championship Tournament, which take place Feb. 20-25 on campus sites. The winner of the PAC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament will receive the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament, beginning the weekend of March 2-3, 2012. Admission for all PAC Tournament games is $5 for adults and $2 for students, with students of host schools admitted free of charge with valid college ID. No conference or institutional passes are accepted for PAC Tournament contests.

 

THOMAS MORE SECURES FIRST PLACE  (2/16/12)

PAC basketball action on Wednesday, February 15 resulted in the men's top spot still being up for grabs and the women's top spot being secured by Thomas More. In the women's race, Thomas More secured the number one seed and home court advantage for the tournament with a 68-59 victory over Saint Vincent. Washington & Jefferson cruised past Geneva 69-44. After trailing by two, Waynesburg used a 12-0 surge in the second half to regain a 10-point lead and never looked back winning 65-53 over Grove City. Bethany used a hot hand to secure a  63-56 win over Westminster, while Thiel took a 76-54 road win over Chatham. Conference statistics in women's basketball through February 15 are online.

 

THOMAS MORE HOLDS ON TO FIRST PLACE (2/11/12)
PAC basketball action on Saturday, February 11 resulted in the men's standings changing at the top and the women's remaining the same. The womenís race saw a meeting of PAC leaders, but the top three spots remain unchanged. Thomas More posted a 75-68 come-from-behind win at Waynesburg to remain the number one team in the league. Saint Vincent kept pace a game behind the Saints by overpowering visiting Geneva by a score of 81-45. In other action, Anne Wilson scored her 1,000th career point for Bethany as the Bison prevailed over Thiel in a thrilling 91-87 overtime defeat. Washington & Jefferson rallied from an 11-point second half deficit to down Grove City 74-67, while Westminster was victorious at home against Chatham, 56-40. Conference statistics in women's basketball through February 11 are online.

 

PAC HOOPS RACE UNCHANGED AFTER 2/8 GAMES (2/8/12)
The top basketball teams in the PAC all held serve Wednesday night, albeit with a few close calls, leaving the races for the conference regular season titles unchanged with three games to play. The women's race saw the top three teams record each record wins. League leader Thomas More jumped out to a huge first half lead before coasting to a 79-42 decision at Westminster. Second-place Saint Vincent kept pace a game behind TMC, as the Bearcats used a late surge to outlast upset-minded W&J 73-61. Finally, third-place Waynesburg remains two games behind the Saints (who they host this Saturday) with a 74-56 home final against Bethany. In other action, Thiel had little trouble at Geneva, winning 72-42, while Grove City was victorious at home against Chatham, 67-55. Conference statistics in women's basketball through February 8 are online.

 

SVC UPSET BY WU; TMC TAKES OVER FIRST PLACE (2/4/12)
With two weeks to play in the 2011-12 regular season, the PAC menís and womenís basketball standings continue to tighten at the top. In womenís action, Waynesburg completed a season sweep over Saint Vincent by out-scoring the Bearcats 23-7 over the final 8:34 of the game and pulling away with a 74-66 win. The five-time defending PAC champion Thomas More Saints rolled past visiting Thiel 89-65 and moved to number one in the standings. Local rivals Grove City and Westminster faced off this afternoon, and the Wolverines used a big second half to win at home 65-54. Bethany was able to rally from an 18-point second half deficit to defeat Washington & Jefferson 68-60.  Chatham overcame a 13-game conference losing streak by winning 40-38 at home over Geneva. Conference statistics for women's basketball through games of February 4 are now online.

 

PAC HOOPS PAIR NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (2/2/12)
Two PAC basketball standouts have been selected to the 2012 Capital One Division III Academic All-District teams, released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). On the women's side, senior Brittany Sedlock (4.0 GPA, mathematics education) of Saint Vincent, the 2011 PAC Player of the Year, was a first team selection in District IV. She was joined by Thomas More junior standout Allison Long (3.92 GPA, secondary education), who was tabbed to the first team in District II. Both players now move to the Division III Academic All-America national ballot, with teams to be released later this month.

 

RACE REMAINS KNOTTED AFTER TMC, SVC WINS (2/1/12)
2011 NCAA tournament participants Thomas More and Saint Vincent appear headed for a first-place showdown in Kentucky on February 15, as both teams won handily in home contests on February 1 to remain tied for first in the PAC. The five-time defending PAC champion Saints rolled past visiting Bethany 85-52, while the Bearcats had little trouble in an 80-49 decision over Thiel. Waynesburg solidified its hold on third place via a 71-52 road decision at Chatham. Westminster posted its third straight win with a 62-55 home victory over W&J, while Grove City bested Geneva in a 46-36 defensive struggle. Conference statistics for women's basketball through games of February 1 are now online.

 

NO CHANGES AT TOP OF PAC STANDINGS (1/28/12)

With three weeks to play in the 2011-12 regular season, there were no changes at the top of the PAC men's and women's basketball standings following a full slate of conference contests on January 28.On the women's side, Thomas More and Saint Vincent remain tied for first, as the Saints defeated W&J 83-64 while the Bearcats were victorious at Grove City, 81-52. Third-place Waynesburg bounced back from a pair of recent setbacks by winning handily at home, 78-42, over Geneva. Bethany held off an upset-minded Chatham squad, as the Bison overcame a halftime deficit to edge the Cougars 77-67. Finally, Westminster trailed by two with 1:18 to play, but closed the game on an 8-0 run to win 61-55 at Thiel.

 

SVC AND TMC REMAIN ON TOP OF STANDINGS (1/25/12)

PAC basketball heads into the final four weeks of the regular season and without any major changes in the standings.  In womenís action, Jenn Cantella nailed a jumper as time expired to lift Westminster over Waynesburg 68-66. Bethany used a 20-5 run at the end of the first half and maintained control to secure a 66-43 win over Geneva. Washington & Jefferson defeated Thiel 66-51, while Thomas More was victorious over Grove City 66-52. Saint Vincentís Emily Fenton eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career as the Bearcats rolled to a 74-45 win over Chatham. Complete women's basketball statistics are available online.

 

SECOND HALF OF PAC SCHEDULE UNDERWAY (1/21/12)
The second half of the 2011-12 PAC basketball regular schedule got underway with a full slate of games on Saturday, Jan. 21.
The women's standings received a shake-up at the top following Thiel's 64-62 home upset of Waynesburg, causing the Yellow Jackets to fall out of a three-way tie for first place with co-leaders Thomas More and Saint Vincent. The Saints rolled past Geneva 78-36, while the Bearcats triumphed over Westminster 66-44. In other women's finals, Bethany used a late scoring burst to edge Grove City 67-61, while Washington & Jefferson was the lone road victor of the day, as the Presidents prevailed 85-59 at Chatham. Complete women's basketball statistics are available online.

 

SVC, WU, AND TMC REMAIN ON TOP AT 8-1 (1/18/12)
PAC basketball action on Wednesday, January 18 saw the first half of the 2011-12 schedule come to a close. The top three teams on the womenís side remain in a three-way tie for first place at 8-1.  Saint Vincent defeated Bethany on the road by a score of 70-45. Waynesburg held off Washington & Jefferson for a 47-43 win. Thomas More cruised to a 68-30 win over Chatham.  Other women's games saw Westminster defeat Geneva, 55-43 and Thiel was a 65-53 victor at Grove City.
Complete women's basketball  statistics are available online.

 

SAINT VINCENT HANDS TMC FIRST PAC LOSS (1/14/12)
PAC basketball action on Saturday, January 14 resulted in a tightening of the women's race at the top of the league standings. In a rematch of the 2011 PAC title game, Saint Vincent handed Thomas More its first PAC defeat of the season with a 68-65 decision. That game, coupled with Waynesburg winning easily at home over Grove City 79-51, leaves the Saints, Bearcats and Yellow Jackets in a three-way tie for first place. Other women's games saw Bethany edge Westminster on the road, 65-62. W&J was a 62-42 victor at Geneva, while Thiel defeated Chatham 73-55.
 

TMC CAPTURES FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN (1/11/12)
The PAC basketball schedule for Wednesday, January 11 was highlighted by a matchup of unbeaten conference teams, with sole possession of first place on the line. The women's marquee matchup saw five-time defending PAC champion Thomas More stay atop the conference mountain, as the Saints overcame a halftime deficit to hand Waynesburg its first league loss with a 74-58 home final. Saint Vincent joined Waynesburg one game behind TMC following a 69-33 road win at Geneva. Other women's finals included Grove City edging W&J at home, 68-65. Bethany recorded a 76-63 home win over Thiel, while Westminster rolled past Chatham 57-38.

 

WU AND TMC REMAIN PERFECT IN PAC ACTION (1/7/12)
The first Saturday of 2012 featured a full slate of PAC basketball doubleheaders with all 19 teams in action. In the womenís race, Waynesburg won its ninth game in a row beating Bethany 92-76 to move to 6-0 in PAC play. Defending PAC champion Thomas More used a 34-14 run in the second half and never looked back defeating Westminster 71-43. Geneva used strong defense in the last minute of play to hold off Thiel winning 57-56. Saint Vincent used a strong second half to defeat Washington & Jefferson 72-59, while Grove City cruised to a 62-36 win over Chatham.

 

THE START OF 2012 LEAVES TWO TEAMS ON TOP (1/4/12)

The first date of PAC basketball games in 2012 took place on Wednesday, January 4 with all 19 teams in action. The womenís race saw Waynesburg move to 5-0 after handing Saint Vincent its first league loss, 59-53. Defending PAC champion Thomas More was victorious against Thiel winning 69-47. Washington & Jefferson raced to a 76-59 victory over Bethany. Geneva took its first league win over Chatham, 63-39, and Westminster beat Grove City 61-53.

 

THREE PAC TEAMS STILL PERFECT IN LEAGUE (12/10/11)

The final date of PAC basketball games in the 2011 calendar year took place on Saturday, Dec. 10, as teams will not resume league play until after the holidays on Wed., Jan. 4, 2012. The women's race remains jumbled at the top, as three teams remained unbeaten in conference action entering the holiday break. Defending PAC champion Thomas More had little trouble handing Bethany its first league loss, as the Saints prevailed on the road, 83-64. Saint Vincent and Waynesburg also remained perfect in the conference with wins, as the Bearcats used a balanced attack to win at Thiel, 79-66, while the Yellow Jackets raced to an 81-54 decision over Chatham. In other action, Westminster used a quick start to post its first win of the season at W&J, 65-49, while Grove City was victorious at home over Geneva, 48-36.

 

FOUR TEAMS REMAIN 3-0 IN PAC ACTION (12/7/11)
Defending PAC champion Thomas More defeated Washington & Jefferson 63-43. For the second-straight year there was late drama in New Wilmington as Thiel notched a 57-52 overtime win over Westminster. A 20-0 run in the first half helped spark Saint Vincentís 73-53 win over Grove City. Waynesburg had a strong shooting night that led them to a 78-28 victory over Geneva. Bethany was victorious on the road at Chatham with a 72-48 win.
Complete women's basketball  statistics are available online.

 

FIRST SATURDAY OF PAC BASKETBALL COMPLETE(12/3/11)
With a full slate of league games, 18 of the 19 PAC basketball teams competed this afternoon. The women's schedule saw defending PAC champion Thomas More defeat Grove City 71-29. Saint Vincent used a strong second half to top Chatham 62-37. Waynesburg was able to hold off Westminster  winning 60-56, while Thiel won 76-66 vs. Washington & Jefferson at home and Bethany cruised to a 61-35 final over Geneva.
Complete women's basketball  statistics are available online.

 

PAC NETWORK ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE CHANGE (12/2/11)
The PAC Sports Network has announced a change to its conference basketball video webcast schedule. The Washington & Jefferson-Thiel doubleheader scheduled for Saturday will not be webcast due to a scheduling conflict. In its place, the network will carry the Washington & Jefferson-Thomas More doubleheader on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

 

PAC LEAGUE SCHEDULE GETS UNDERWAY (12/1/11)
The 2011-12 PAC basketball conference schedule got underway on Wednesday (Nov. 30) with a full slate of league games. The women's schedule saw defending PAC champion Thomas More open with a decisive 82-44 triumph at Geneva. Saint Vincent used a late surge to survive an upset bid at Westminster, as the Bearcats prevailed 72-62. Waynesburg topped Thiel 61-49, while Bethany won 79-67 at Grove City and Washington & Jefferson had little trouble in an 87-49 final against Chatham. Complete women's basketball  statistics are available online.

 

"PAC SPORTS NETWORK" RELEASES 12-DATE VIDEO WEBCAST SCHEDULE OF 2011-12 PAC ACTION (11/22/11)
The "PAC Sports Network" will broadcast a 12-date schedule of PAC basketball doubleheaders and single games in 2011-12. The network, consisting of Western Pennsylvania broadcasters Randy Gore, Justin Pyles and David Singer, will produce live video webcasts covering all 10 PAC members during the upcoming conference basketball season, beginning with a doubleheader featuring Thomas More at Geneva on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Webcast links will be available at the conference website at www.pacathletics.org. The current video webcast schedule can be found here.

 

2011-12 WOMEN'S HOOPS PREVIEW RELEASED (11/10/11)

The 2011-12 PAC women's basketball preview is now available online. November 15th will be the first day of competition for the women.

 

TMC WOMEN PICKED TO WIN PAC HOOPS TITLE (11/9/11)
The Thomas More College womenís basketball team and the Thiel College menís basketball team have been picked to capture the 2011-12 championships in the PAC, according to the 2011-12 PAC Preseason Basketball poll, released today. Voters included conference head coaches and sports information directors.

 

THOMAS MORE, SAINT VINCENT EACH SELECTED TO D3HOOPS.COM PRESEASON TOP 25 POLL (11/1/11)
A pair of PAC programs have been selected to the 2011-12 Preseason Top 25 Division III Women's Basketball national poll, recently released by the D3Hoops.com website. Defending PAC champion Thomas More is ranked 18th, while 2010-11 PAC runner-up Saint Vincent is 24th. Both teams qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament a year ago. A complete breakdown of the preseason Top 25 teams is also online.

 

SAINT VINCENT'S MCGRATH NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER, 2011 (10/18/11)

Junior basketball/volleyball standout Devin McGrath of Saint Vincent College has been named PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October 2011. Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.

 

WESTMINSTER HIRES THIEM AS ASSISTANT COACH (8/5/11)
Westminster has hired Jayme Thiem as a full-time assistant women's basketball coach. Thiem replaces Katie Miller who left Westminster after nine years to become the head coach at Kalamazoo College. Thiem, a native of Cold Spring, Ky., spent the last two years as an assistant women's basketball coach at Thomas More College, where she was a two-year All-American before graduating in December 2009.

GENEVA TABS LORI WYNN FOR HEAD COACH POST (8/1/11)
Geneva College has announced the hiring of Lori Wynn as the new head coach of the Golden Tornado women's basketball program. She replaces Renee Drake, who resigned last month after two years in the position. Wynn has spent 18 years as a collegiate head coach, including the last eight as head coach at NAIA member Malone University. She began her collegiate playing career at Geneva briefly in 1988 before transferring to and graduating from Houghton (N.Y.) College.

 

RECTENWALD HIRED AS NEW CHATHAM COACH (7/28/11)
Chatham has hired Sandra Rectenwald to fill the position of head basketball coach, starting in the 2011-12 school year. She replaces Mark Katarski, who resigned to become an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Niagara. Rectenwald comes to Chatham from Swarthmore College, where she served as the Assistant Coach for three years. She is a 2003 graduate of Carnegie Mellon where she was a four-year member of the Tartan basketball team. Rectenwald was selected for the UAA All-Academic team three times, and was a two-time captain for CMU.

 

PAC PAIR LAUDED IN WBCA D-III ACADEMIC TOP 25 (7/12/11)

The top two PAC women's basketball teams in the 2010-11 season - conference champion Thomas More and runner-up Saint Vincent, both NCAA Tournament qualifiers - have equally distinguished themselves in the classroom. Both programs have been honored in the 2010-11 NCAA Division III Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll released by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), which honors teams that carry the highest combined grade point averages (GPAs) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The Saints are ranked 15th (3.484 team GPA) on the list, while the Bearcats are 24th (3.433 team GPA).

 

DRAKE RESIGNS AS GENEVA HEAD COACH (7/8/11)
Geneva head women's basketball coach Renee Drake has resigned from her position due to family obligations. Drake, a 1,000-point scorer for the Golden Tornadoes during her playing days, was 17-33 in two years leading the Geneva program. A search for a replacement has begun.

 

THOMAS MORE HIRES HANS AS NEW HEAD COACH (6/3/11)
Thomas More has announced that Jeff Hans has been named the new Thomas More head women's basketball coach. Hans replaced Brian Neal, who resigned to take an assistant coach position at Division I Xavier. Hans comes from Division II Northern Kentucky University, where he was the top assistant for the past three seasons.  He assisted in all areas of coaching, scouting and recruiting for the Norse. Hans, a 1999 graduate from Wilmington College, helped his teams go a combined 168-67 (.714) in his eight years as an assistant at the collegiate level. 

 

KATARSKI RESIGNS AS HEAD COACH AT CHATHAM (5/18/11)
Mark Katarski has resigned as the head womenís basketball coach at Chatham University to accept a position as an assistant womenís basketball coach at NCAA Division I Niagara University. A nationwide search will begin to fill the position. Katarski led Chatham for six seasons, finishing his tenure with four consecutive double-digit victory seasons. On two occasions his teams advanced to the semi-finals of their conference tournament, including the schoolís first PAC playoff victory in any sport in 2010.

 

NEAL RESIGNS AS THOMAS MORE HEAD COACH (5/11/11)
Brian Neal has resigned as the head women's basketball coach at Thomas More College to accept an assistant women's basketball coach position at NCAA Division I Xavier University.  A nationwide search for a new coach will begin immediately. Neal leaves Thomas More as the program's winningest coach with a .847 win percentage (171-31) over seven seasons.  He led his team to NCAA postseason play in the last five seasons, including Sweet 16 finishes in 2008 and 2011.  Neal guided the Saints to six straight Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season titles, five straight PAC Championship titles, six straight 20-win seasons and two undefeated regular seasons in his seven years in Crestview Hills.

 

SLATER TABBED AS ECAC BASKETBALL ALL-STAR (3/23/11)
Grove City senior Christine Slater has been selected to the Division III South Region Women's Basketball Second Team All-Stars by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)

 

SEDLOCK NAMED ALL-AMERICAN BY WEBSITE (3/21/11)

Saint Vincent College junior forward Brittany Sedlock has been named to the 2011 Womenís Basketball All-America Fourth Team by the D3hoops.com website.  Sedlock, the 2010-11 PAC Player of the Year, was also a First Team All-Region selection, First Team All-PAC, First Team Academic All-District, and two-time PAC Player of the Week. She finished the season second in the PAC in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game, while she led the league in rebounding, averaging 9.0 per game. 

 

PAC PLACES FOUR ON ALL-REGION HOOPS TEAMS (3/15/11)
Four PAC basketball standouts have been named to the 2011 All-Great Lakes Region Women's Teams, selected by the D3Hoops.com website. 2011 PAC Player of the Year junior forward Brittany Sedlock of Saint Vincent was a first team honoree. She was joined by the Thomas More duo of senior center Nicole Dickman and sophomore guard Chelsea Tolliver on the second team and Grove City senior forward Christine Slater on the third team.

 

TMC OUSTED BY DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPS (3/11/11)
The Thomas More women's basketball team saw its 2010-11 season come to an end in the "Round of 16" of the NCAA Division III Tournament Friday night, as TMC dropped a 72-53 home decision to Washington (Mo.) in Crestview Hills, Ky. The PAC champion Saints end the 2010-11 season at 30-1 overall after being eliminated by the defending national champions for the second consecutive year.

 

THOMAS MORE TO HOST NCAA D-III SECTIONAL (3/7/11)
Thomas More has been chosen to host the sectional rounds of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament on March 11-12, 2011 at the Connor  Convocation Center.  #15 Greensboro will play#6 Chicago in the first game on Friday (March 11) at 5 p.m. and top-ranked Thomas More will play defending NCAA D-III national champion and #12-ranked Washington (Mo.) in the second game at 7 p.m.  The two winners will then play at a time to be announced on Saturday (March 12) for the right to advance to the NCAA Division III "Final Four".

 

WAYNESBURG WINS ECAC D-III SOUTH TITLE (3/6/11)
The Waynesburg women's basketball team captured the 2011 ECAC Division III South Region Tournament championship on Sunday following a 67-63 title game win over Catholic at Marisa Fieldhouse. With the victory, the Jackets of third-year head coach Sam Jones finished the season 21-9 and become the third ECAC Women's Basketball champion from the PAC in the past four years (W&J-2008, SVC-2010).

 

THOMAS MORE REACHES NCAA "SWEET 16"; WU TO HOST ECAC FINAL; SAINT VINCENT DROPS NCAA OPENER (3/5/11)
A busy weekend of tournament basketball action has resulted in two conference teams still alive in postseason play, while one was eliminated. PAC women's champion and #1-ranked Thomas More (30-0) advanced to the NCAA D-III Tournament regional round next week, as the Saints reached the "Sweet 16" with wins over Piedmont (53-44) on Friday and #14/#16 ranked OAC champion Mount Union (76-63) on Saturday. TMC will face defending Division III national champion Washington (Mo.) on Friday at a site and time TBA. The top-seeded Waynesburg women (20-9) posted two wins to reach the finals of the ECAC D-III South Region Tournament Saturday with a 73-59 semifinal victory against Penn State-Behrend. In other NCAA Tournament action, Saint Vincent fell to Greensboro 83-66 in the opening round on Friday.

 

PAC AWARDS WINTER SPORTSMANSHIP HONORS (3/3/11) The Presidentsí Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced the 2010-11 Winter PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners. The PAC Team Sportsmanship Award was started in the 2008-09 sports season, and is an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among conference teams. The award is sponsored by the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
 

WAYNESBURG WINS ECAC D-III SOUTH OPENER (3/3/11)

The top-seeded Waynesburg women's basketball team (19-9) overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat #8 seed Moravian 68-62 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the 2011 ECAC Division III Women's Basketball South Region Tournament. With the victory, the Yellow Jackets will now host the semifinals and finals at Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse this weekend. WU will face #4 Penn State-Behrend in one semifinal at 3 p.m. on Saturday, followed by #2 Catholic facing #6 Alvernia at 6 p.m. The championship game is set for Sunday at 2 p.m.
 

PAC PLACES PAIR IN D-III TOURNEY: THOMAS MORE TO HOST PIEDMONT, SVC FACES GREENSBORO (2/28/11)

The PAC has placed a pair of teams into the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament field. PAC champion and #1-ranked Thomas More will be at home Friday against Piedmont in a first round matchup at 7 p.m. If the Saints are victorious, they will host the second round contest Saturday against the winner of the opening round contest between Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater at 7 p.m. Also, PAC runner-up Saint Vincent earned a Pool C at-large bid and will play Greensboro in the first round at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The entire tournament bracket is now online, as is the Thomas More tournament website.

 

WAYNESBURG EARNS TOP SEED IN ECAC D-III SOUTH TOURNAMENT; JACKETS HOST MORAVIAN WED. (2/28/11)

The Waynesburg Yellow Jacket women's basketball program has earned the top seed and home court advantage for the 2011 ECAC Division III South Tournament. WU (18-9) will host Moravian (14-12) in an opening round contest at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse on Wednesday (March 2) at 7 p.m. If the Jackets win, they will host the semifinals and finals in Waynesburg this weekend.

 

THOMAS MORE WOMEN CAPTURE 2011 PAC TITLE (2/26/11)
February 26 was Championship Saturday for PAC basketball in 2011, as the Bethany College men and Thomas More College women each posted victories in the conference title games. On the women's side, the #1-ranked Saints (28-0) continued their unbeaten season, while also becoming the first basketball program (men or women) in PAC history to capture five consecutive conference titles, after a 66-55 win over second-seeded and #19-ranked Saint Vincent (24-4). TMC has now earned an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament.

 

 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS

2012 PAC Championship Tournament
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - First Round

#1 Thomas More 70, #8 Grove City 47 - Stats

#2 St. Vincent 70, #7 Wash. & Jeff. 64 -Stats

#4 Bethany 71, #5 Westminster 52 - Stats

#3 Waynesburg 80, #6 Thiel 68 - Stats

 

Friday, February 24, 2012 - Semifinals

(at Thomas More College - Crestview Hills, Ky.)

#2 Saint Vincent 56, #3 Waynesburg 54 - Stats

#1 Thomas More 83, #4 Bethany 56 - Stats

 

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Finals

(at Thomas More  - Crestview Hills, Ky.)

#1 Thomas More 77, #2 St. Vincent 66 - Stats

 

 

2012 NCAA Division III Tournament

Friday, March 2, 2012 - First Round

York 86, Saint Vincent 66 - Stats

Thomas More 94, Louisiana 91 - Stats

 

Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Second Round

Ill. Wesleyan 87, Thomas More 50 - Stats

 

2012 ECAC Division III South Tournament

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - First Round

#6 PS-Behrend 63, #3 Waynesburg 59 -Stats
#5 Bethany 61, #4 Marywood 60 - Stats

 

Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Semifinals

#1 Medaille 84, #5 Bethany 72 - Stats

November 21
Brittany Sedlock
, Senior F, Saint Vincent
 

November 28

Katie Kitchen, Sophomore G, Thomas More
 

December 5
Brittany Sedlock
, Senior F, Saint Vincent
 

December 12
Hannah Hunter
, Senior PG, Waynesburg

 

December 19
Allison Long
, Junior G, Thomas More

 

January 3
Hannah Hunter
, Senior PG, Waynesburg

 

January 9
Hannah Hunter
, Senior PG, Waynesburg

 

January 17

Devin McGrath, Junior F, Saint Vincent

 

January 23
Kelly Muffley
, Junior G, Thiel
 

January 30

Courtney Zitt, Sophomore F, Westminster

 

February 6
Allison Long
, Junior G, Thomas More

 

February 13

Devin McGrath, Junior F, Saint Vincent

 

February 20
Kelly Barzak
, Junior F, Thiel