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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

 

February 3, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 11

Association Updates 

WBCA Convention Registration. Online registration ends Feb. 29. After Feb. 29 you must register on site and the fee will increase. Information about hotels, NCAA® Women’s Final Four®tickets, etc., can be found here.

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Awards

Nominations open for select awards. The following award nominations are online until Feb. 12: Coaches’ All-America Teams, Assistant Coaches of the Year, National Coaches of the Year, Russell Athletic Together We R Team Award, Thirty Under 30 and Victory Club. The United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA DI National Coach of the Year Award is accepting nominations until Feb. 24.

New awards available. The WBCA has established two new awards – Assistant Coaches of the Year and Thirty Under 30. These awards will provide recognition to future leaders of our game. For complete details visit WBCA Awards Program.

MaxPreps/WBCA Player of the Week. Each week the WBCA and MaxPreps select a girls’ high school basketball player from each of nine geographic regions for the MaxPreps/WBCA Player of the Week award.

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Education

Plays/Drills of the Day. FastModel Sports posts new plays and drills everyday on wbca.org.  

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Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Play 4Kay video. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has created a Play 4Kay video to tell the story of Coach Yow and her vision for the Fund. Please share this video with your team, fans and survivors. The video can also be shared on social media and on your athletic website.

2016 Play 4Kay. The 2016 Play 4Kay will take place Feb. 12-22, alternate game dates can be planned to accommodate schedules. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee has released rules clarifications that pertain to the Play 4Kay initiative. For more information, visit Play4Kay.org or contact Sarah Womack at 919-659-3302.

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NCAA

National Anthem opportunity. Do you know a coach or former player who can sing or play an instrument? If so, nominate them to perform the National Anthem at one of this year’s Women’s Final Four games. Contact Amanda Benzine at for more information.

AlumNation at the 2016 Women’s Final Four. New for the 35th anniversary of NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships, share the exclusive AlumNation Women’s Final Four® ticket package with all of your former women’s basketball student-athletes.  Read more about the launch of this special offer here.
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Tickets on sale now. Promo code required: ALUMNI35!*

Women’s Final Four. Start planning your Indianapolis trip today to celebrate 35 years of NCAA women’s basketball with family and friends! Click here to learn all there is to see and do, as well as register for the NCAA Women’s Final Four 4Kay Run.

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WBHOF

Tickets to the 2016 Induction. Tickets are officially on sale for the 2016 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on Saturday, June 11, at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is currently featuring an early bird special of 25 percent off tickets. 

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Industry News

Jenkins' Creech scores 71 to become state's all-time leading scorer

Central Florida, Cincinnati earn A's in Tucker Center study

Harvey Collects 200 Win as Montclair St. Races Past Ramapo, 60-33

Huskies Top Cal As Plum Reaches 2,000 Points

Conference USA Passes Conference Rules to Benefit Time Demands of Student-Athletes

WNBA overhauls postseason system

Crain Tops 2,000 Point Mark In, 93-83, Win Over Cal Poly

Women’s Basketball Rules Changes Reaping Benefits

Texas women top Kansas, earn 1,000th all-time win

Wolf Pack's Jane Albright earns 500th win as women's basketball coach

Rogers notches 100th victory; Marymount battles past Wolverines

Breanna Stewart surpasses 1K rebounds as UConn beats Tulsa by 64

Familiar faces dot U.S. women's basketball finalists

Jackie Young passes Damon Bailey as Indiana's top all-time scorer

Demmings set the all-time career scoring record in Horizon League women's basketball history

Board of Governors calls for renewed commitment to values of diversity, inclusion

Terry Gawlik named chair of the 2016-17 DI Women’s Basketball Championship Sport Committee

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Did you know?

Most Points for Team USA. The most points scored by the USA women’s basketball team is 114 points and has occurred twice. The USA first scored 114 points against Spain on Aug. 3, 1992 and versus China on Aug. 5, 2012.

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Dates to Remember

February 12
Nomination Deadline for Russell Athletic Together We R Team Award, United States Marine Corps/WBCA National Coach of the Year Award in NCAA DII & DIII, NAIA, JC/CC and High School, WBCA Coaches' All-America Team in NCAA DII & DIII, NAIA, JC/CC and High School.

February 15
President's Day

February 16
Voting Begins for United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA DII & DIII and NAIA and WBCA Coaches' All-America Teams in NCAA DII & DIII, NAIA and JC/CC