Stories tagged: Gonzaga women's basketball
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Former Gonzaga guard Emma Stach signs professional contract in Germany
Emma Stach is back where she began, but richer for the experience of four years at Gonzaga. A fixture for the Zags, the high-energy guard is home in Germany, where …
Fri., May 25, 2018
Gonzaga tops NCAA’s annual ranking for academic success
To all those banners hanging in the McCarthey Athletic Center, the Zags can proudly add another – national academic champions for 2016-17.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Former Gonzaga standout Jill Barta released by Minnesota Lynx
Four weeks after going in the third round of the WNBA draft, former Gonzaga star Jill Barta was released Thursday by the Minnesota Lynx.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
Gonzaga women sign 6-foot-5 post player from Romania
The Gonzaga coaches must have liked what they saw last November from Anamaria Virjoghe of Northwest Christian College. In an exhibition game at the Kennel, the 6-foot-5 Romanian had seven …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Jill Barta goes in third round of WNBA draft, then traded to Minnesota
Jill Barta may just get the best of both worlds.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Gonzaga women’s basketball overcame long odds en route to another successful season
The Gonzaga women overachieved again this year, and probably will need to do it again next season.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:03 p.m.
Jill Barta ready for next step after memorable Gonzaga women’s basketball career
Jill Barta has a message for Gonzaga women’s basketball fans: Please try to understand.
UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Kelly Graves enjoyed smooth recruiting transition from Gonzaga to Oregon
The base of the coaching ladder is littered with names of those who weren’t able to make that next step – lower-level head coaches who couldn’t find the same success …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8 p.m.
Gonzaga women move forward after surprising departure of standout forward Jill Barta
With the surprise departure of Jill Barga, the Gonzaga women “have no choice but to move on,” coach Lisa Fortier said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
Jill Barta, Gonzaga’s leading scorer and West Coast Conference MVP, to forgo final season of eligibility
Gonzaga basketball star Jill Barta, who led the Zags to NCAA Tournament appearances the last two seasons, is moving on.
Sun., March 18, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Journey ends for Emma Stach, Gonzaga women
It really is all about the journey. Soon, Emma Stach will begin a new one, but Saturday was about the one that just ended.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Gonzaga women struggle to find answer for Stanford’s Alanna Smith
Going into Saturday’s game, the challenge was obvious: How do you slow down a physical, high-scoring junior forward who also can shoot from outside?
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:40 p.m.
Gonzaga women drew unlucky No. 13 for opener
The difference between a No. 12 seed and a 13 is bigger than it looks. For Gonzaga and Missouri, it’s as big as the Florida Gulf.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:42 p.m.
Stanford dominates on the glass to eliminate Gonzaga women from NCAA tournament, 82-68
With a big edge on the boards and great long-range shooting, the Stanford Cardinal eliminate Gonzaga
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.
Gonzaga women look to get out of gate quickly in NCAA Tournament opener against Stanford
On Saturday, against a balanced Stanford, that means getting off to a solid start, or at least better than the 13-point hole they found themselves in after one quarter against …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
Gonzaga respects, looks to emulate long-term success of Stanford
Expectations are a bit different at Stanford University.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
Gonzaga, Stanford women keep focus on present showdown, not past triumphs
In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Gonzaga faces tough test of stopping Stanford’s Brittany McPhee
And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Jill Barta one of several must-see players in the Stanford pod of the NCAA Tournament
The Stanford, California pod of the NCAA Tournament not only features four quality teams, but plenty of talented players.
Thu., March 15, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Gonzaga women discovered 3-point touch late in season
As the Gonzaga women aim for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, what better time than now to find their aim from deep?
Wed., March 14, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Jill Barta’s injury may have helped spark Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA Tournament
Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.
Wed., March 14, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball
Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Stanford women gained confidence by fighting through early-season adversity
This is what a down year looks like at Stanford: Twenty-two wins against the fifth-toughest schedule in the nation, a 13 RPI, with a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 and …
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Mountain West Conference women’s basketball suffers from identity crisis
After the NCAA stuck the Gonzaga women with a No. 13 seed Monday night, surely the get-out-of-the-West-Coast-Conference crowd gained a few more followers.
Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:25 p.m.
Gonzaga women looking forward to rematch with Stanford
If the Gonzaga women were disappointed on Selection Monday, they didn’t show it. The smiles were so wide and the cheers so loud, you’d swear the Zags had just been …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:15 p.m.
Gonzaga will play Stanford in first round of NCAA women’s tournament
The NCAA selection committee awarded the Gonzaga Bulldogs a No. 13 seed in the women’s 2018 NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Zags will play No. 4-seeded Stanford in the Lexington …
Mon., March 12, 2018
Past success may help Gonzaga women in NCAA opener at Stanford
The Gonzaga women aren’t your typical underdog, and Stanford knows it.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Single-digit seed a singular goal for Gonzaga women
With the dawn of Selection Monday, the possibilities are almost endless for the Gonzaga women and their fans. So are their NCAA dreams, which include a single-digit seed, a second-round …
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
It’s time to celebrate Gonzaga women’s march to prominence
Lisa Fortier’s first glimpse of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program came almost two decades ago, from the stands. “They were terrible,” said Fortier, who better than anyone can appreciate what …
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Analysis: Spotlight again shines on Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in WCC Tournament title game
Just after Gonzaga’s 79-71 win over San Diego, the lights and cameras gravitated to Jill Barta, who had finished the game with a game-high 32 points and eight rebounds. She …