WBCA, Br{ache the Silence, McClure Images premiere "The Time is Now"

Introducing Danielle Donehew, the WBCA's new Executive Director

Shannon Reynolds accepts the #chillin4charity challenge

WBCA, Br{ache the Silence, McClure Images

premiere ‘The Time is Now’ inclusion video


January 21, 2015 | Volume 1, Issue 8

Association Updates

Nominations for select awards available. Nominations are begin accepted for the following awards: Frances Pomeroy Naismith, Russell Athletic Together We R, WBCA Coach of the Year, WBCA Victory Club, Charles Timothy Stoner Law Scholarship and WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team.


2015 Convention

Housing alternatives. NCAA hotels and fan housing are available options for WBCA convention registrants.

Roommates. If you are in need of a roommate during the 2015 WBCA National Convention, use #wbca15roommate on social media to begin communication with others who are in similar need.

Tickets. The Women’s Final Four ticket block is open to all members.  Please review all NCAA and WBCA ticket policies before finalizing your order. Purchase tickets at:

Registering. The convention registration fee will increase Feb. 28. Register for convention by clicking here.  Additional information about the 2015 WBCA Convention can be found here.



Legislation results from NCAA Convention. Legislation was voted on during the NCAA Convention Jan. 14-18.  Here are the voting results for Division I, Division II and Division III.

Understanding NCAA DI Legislative Votes. Significant changes were voted upon at the NCAA Convention.  To gain a better understanding of those changes, check out the articles, “Why you should care about this year’s NCAA convention” and “NCAA heads down unchartered path where ‘real work begins’”.  

Travel for DI Basketball Championships. Due to the limited number of charter planes available during the NCAA Division I Basketball Championships, travel for teams has changed for 2015.

Rules change proposals. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee is now accepting rules change proposals to be considered for the rules survey and discussion at its annual meeting in May.  All proposals must be received by Feb. 1.


Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Are you ready to Play 4Kay? Visit for more information and to register your team. Join a nation of coaches in the fight against all women's cancers!

Planning to be in Tampa for the Women's Final Four? Don't miss Wow 4Yow on Friday, April 3 (time - TBD), celebrating our Play 4Kay participants. Join us in the city that hosted the inaugural 4Kay Run.  Click here to register to run the 4Kay 5K on Saturday, April 4.


Industry News

Jaynes named to Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame Class for 2015. Betty Jaynes is one of three to be named to the Georgia College Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  The induction ceremony is on Feb. 21.

Christine Simmons named Sparks president and chief operations officer. The Los Angeles Sparks named Christine Simmons president and chief operations officer on Jan. 13.

Sylvia Hatchell honored by Hunter Huss High School. Sylvia Hatchell was honored on Jan. 17 with her high school, Hunter Huss, naming its basketball court after her.

Three inducted into NJCAA Women’s Basketball HOF. Bob McKinley, Ricky Gene Ford and Denny Jerome have been named as the 2015 class of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Bobbi Vandenberg obtains 300th win. Viterbo University women’s basketball head coach Bobbi Vandenberg earned her 300th victory on Jan. 20 when the V-Hawks beat Mount Mercy (Iowa) 76-61.


Did you know?

The USA has won nine of the 18 FIBA World Championship for Women, including seven of the last 10.  The USA has never had the high scorer for the tournament.


Dates to Remember

February 2
NCAA Division II Conference Captain Call – 11 a.m. – noon EST
• NCAA Division III Conference Captain Call – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

February 4
WBCA High School National Coach of the Year Award Nominations Deadline