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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: 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.


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.


Steve Christilaw: Self-assured Barta charts her own course

With one season of eligibility left, star Gonzaga women’s player is leaving the bright lights of the McCarthey Athletic Center for her home state of Montana and beginning her post-basketball …


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.


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.


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: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC coach of the year and Jill Barta is MVP

Tuesday was time for a hearty pat on the back, as Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier was named the Coach of the Year and Jill Barta the Player of the Year


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women can build momentum going into West Coast Conference Tournament

Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to rebound after first WCC loss

In more ways than one, the Gonzaga women are looking to rebound this week. Physically, emotionally and also on the glass, the Bulldogs are trying to move forward from their …


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta named WCC Player of the Week, again

For the third time this year, Gonzaga’s Jill Barta is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women pick up 12th straight win, 81-57 over San Francisco

Gonzaga dominated San Francisco in the second and third quarters en route to a 81-57 West Coast Conference women’s basketball victory on Saturday, the 12th consecutive win for the Bulldogs.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 21, but Jessie Loera steals the show in Gonzaga’s rout of Portland

Jessie Loera enjoys the sound of a basket just as much as the next player, but getting buckets and piling on the points is hardly her favorite part of playing …


Gonzaga women turn back Santa Clara, 63-51

Jill Barta had her seventh double-double of the season and Gonzaga defeated Santa Clara 63-51 on Saturday to remain undefeated through two games in West Coast Conference women’s basketball.


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta notches second WCC player of week honor this season

Gonzaga standout forward Jill Barta scored 21 points to go with 11 rebounds against Western Illinois for her fifth double-double in 10 games this season and earned WCC Player of …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Jenn Wirth steps up, Gonzaga topples Saint Francis 97-74

Just before finals week, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier sifted through her bench for a bandage against UNLV. With the Zags’ top shooter Jill Barta out with an ankle injury, Fortier …


A New Hope: Neighbors Jill Townsend, Chandler Smith provide needed boost for Gonzaga

How whimsical was that scene last weekend at the McCarthey Athletic Center?


Jill Barta’s 30 points help Gonzaga’s women bounce back at Play4Kay Showcase

Jill Barta scored a game-high 30 points and the Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s basketball team led nearly the entire way Friday while defeating Kent State 77-57 in their second game at …


Belmont defeats Gonzaga women despite Jill Barta’s 20-20 game

Belmont defeated Gonzaga 71-63 at the Play4Kay Showcase, overcoming Jill Barta’s 21 points and 22 rebounds for the Bulldogs.


Jill Barta’s big night leads Gonzaga women to first basketball win of season

Jill Barta paved the way Saturday as Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team broke through in the win column for the first time this season.


Gonzaga forward Jill Barta awaits basketball homecoming in Montana

Jill Barta will be back in her home state and Gonzaga hopes to get into the win column today as the Bulldogs play at Montana in a nonconference women’s basketball …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga women fall to Colorado State in season opener

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team got off to a fast start in its season opener but it didn’t last in a 65-49 loss to Colorado State on Monday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in running for Cheryl Miller Award

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta is one of 20 candidates for the inaugural Cheryl Miller Award given to the top small forward in Division I women’s basketball.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball showcases mix of veterans, newcomers at FanFest

In the first quarter inside the revamped McCarthey Athletic Center, Jill Barta reminded the hundreds of fans how powerful she is in the post and beyond the arc. Barta finished …


UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga women ready to get back at it despite NCAA loss

Her season had just ended with a tough loss and a sore nose, but Chandler Smith was ready to get back on the court.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

Jill Barta, Gonzaga women ready for the limelight in NCAA Tournament

Jill Barta had heard it all week: the NCAA Tournament is a different animal. And Barta is about to be thrown into the fray.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women take on San Francisco in WCC tourney semifinals on Monday

Get through the quarterfinals. Check. Now Gonzaga has just one more game to cross off the list before getting to the West Coast Conference final.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

Jill Barta points Gonzaga women in right direction at WCC tournament

What a difference two months, not to mention 366 days, made for Jill Barta.