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

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WBCA, Br{ache the Silence, McClure Images

premiere ‘The Time is Now’ inclusion video


February 18, 2015 | Volume 1, Issue 10

Association Updates

DI awards nominations deadline. The deadline for nominating for NCAA DI Coach of the Year and the DI Coaches’ All-America Team is 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Voting open for select awards. Voting is open for Coach of the Year and Coaches’ All-America Teams in NCAA DII & DIII, NAIA and J/CC until Friday, Feb. 27.


2015 Convention

Non-refundable hotel deposit. Starting March 2, the credit card on file for your hotel reservation at a WBCA hotel will be charged a non-refundable deposit equal to the amount of the minimum night stay. There is no fee or penalty if you cancel a reservation on or before Feb. 28. If you need to cancel a reservation after Feb. 28 and the WBCA can re-sell it, then you may not be held financially responsible. Please refer to the WBCA housing policy for full details. 
Graduate assistant coaching positions. If you will have a graduate assistant position open for the 2015-16 season and would like to speak with participants in the 2015 “So You Want To Be A Coach” program while in Tampa, please email your name, school and division to

Registering. The convention registration fee will increase Feb. 28. Click here to register today. 

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. You can still purchase tickets even if you are unable to attend convention. Click the link to get your tickets:

Roommates. If you need a roommate during the convention, use #wbca15roommate on social media to make contact with others in similar need.



NCAA DII committee openings. The NCAA is soliciting nominations for the DII Women’s Basketball Committee and DII Women’s Basketball Rules Committee.  The NCAA has announced the NCAA DI committee appointments for the Women’s Basketball Committee and Rules Committee.

Autonomy legislation. This Q&A document looks at NCAA Proposal 2014-13 and Proposal 2014-13-1, which deal with financial aid, other expenses related to attendance up to cost of attendance, and student assistance funds.

NCAA Division I Proposal No. 2014-2. This Q&A document assists members in its understanding of selected autonomy proposals.


Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Play 4Kay is more than just a basketball game. Share your “I Play 4...” player story on social media and inspire others with messages of hope. Post photos and videos of your team’s Play 4Kay event using #Play4Kay and @KayYowFund and let others see a “nation of coaches” uniting for a common cause! 

Coming to Tampa for the WBCA Convention? Join us in the city that hosted the inaugural 4Kay Run.  Click here to register to run 4Kay on Saturday, April 4.


Industry News

Moms in Coaching. Moms in Coaching is a group formed with the purpose of equipping and encouraging basketball coaches at any level who are moms, or moms-to-be.  Moms in Coaching will provide an opportunity for moms to directly connect, give and receive advice, feedback and support through meaningful, honest conversation with a large network of women who can personally relate to the unique day-to-day life experiences of a mom who coaches. If you are a mom or a mom-to-be please email .

Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®. The WBCA and Allstate Insurance Company announced the 10 student-athletes named to the 2015 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team® on Feb. 10.  

Longest NAIA game in history. On Feb. 12, Southeastern and Embry-Riddle competed in the longest women’s basketball game in NAIA history, as the Fire beat the Eagles 96-91 in quintuple overtime.

Stringer becomes Big Ten wins leader. C. Vivian Stringer became the Big Ten conference all-time winningest women’s basketball coach after Rutgers knocked off Nebraska 46-43 on Feb. 5, giving Stringer her 177th career Big Ten win.

Judkins earns 300th career victory. BYU earned a 77-58 win over Pepperdine on Feb. 5 to give Cougars head coach Jeff Judkins his 300th career win.

Did you play for a coach who made a difference in your life? CNN is looking for people who played for a coach who made a difference in their life. Submit information here.


Did you know?

Before Southeastern and Embry-Riddle set the NAIA record for overtime periods with five, two NAIA games had played four overtime periods. Hastings beat Morningside 105-98 on Feb. 4, 2004, and Mount Aloysius defeated Houghton 84-81 on Feb. 17, 2001.


Dates to Remember

February 25
WBCA NCAA DI National Coach of the Year Award Nominations Deadline
            -- WBCA Coaches' All-America Team in NCAA DI Nominations Deadline

February 26
WBCA NCAA DI National Coach of the Year Award Voting Opens
             --  WBCA Coaches' All-America Team in NCAA DI Voting Begins

February 27
WBCA Victory Club Awards Nomination Deadline
             -- Voting Ends for WBCA National Coach of the Year Awards and
             WBCA Coaches' All-America Teams in NCAA DII and DIII, NAIA and JC/CC