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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

GU women join AP poll after taking Stanford to overtime

They didn’t earn a win, but the Gonzaga women just gained the nation’s respect. Barely 12 hours after falling in overtime at No. 3 Stanford, the Zags rose into the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga women get National Letters of Intent from guards McKayla Williams, Lily Scanlon

McKayla Williams, a four-star recruit from Los Angeles who gave an oral commitment last summer to play for Gonzaga, has made it official.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Gonzaga women not looking past winless Tennessee Martin with Stanford showdown looming

No matter how this season turns out for the Tennessee Martin women’s basketball team, the Skyhawks aren’t afraid of a challenge.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Gonzaga women share in early season success

Looking for an early trend in the Gonzaga women’s basketball season? The Zags like to share the ball – a lot.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Gonzaga women have slow start, then roll to lopsided win over Cal State Bakersfield

Long before tipoff Sunday afternoon, Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth wore big smiles, ear-to-ear and full of anticipation. For the first time since high school, they were in the starting lineup …


Gonzaga women use late study session to prepare for season opener against Cal State Bakersfield

The Gonzaga coaching staff will be doing some cramming this weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Gonzaga women hope to prosper off ‘project’ Anamaria Virjoghe

Mention the word “project” around Gonzaga women’s assistant basketball coach Craig Fortier and you’ll get a friendly lecture on the dangers of jumping to early conclusions.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Gonzaga women not shying away from another tough nonconference slate

By every measure, last year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team had the best nonconference season you could hope for.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga women anxious for D-I action against Cal State Bakersfield

It was a little too quiet Monday afternoon as the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice in the Volkar Center. The Zags were two days removed from a 60-point exhibition …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

From Australia to Romania, Gonzaga women’s basketball has always had an ‘in’ with top international talent

According to Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier, one of the best things about foreign athletes is that they don’t know the difference between a mid-major and a drum major.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Former Freeman, Post Falls coach Matt Gregg set for homecoming as Warner Pacific visits Gonzaga for women’s exhibition

On so many levels, this will be quite a homecoming for Matt Gregg.


Gonzaga women: Bulldogs will rely on depth in run through tough West Coast Conference

Did Gonzaga really lose three starters from last year?


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Gonzaga women just on the outside of Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll

The Gonzaga women are getting plenty of preseason respect, but not too much.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Gonzaga women use practices, closed-door scrimmage as chance to jell before exhibition against Warner Pacific

After a trip to Europe and fall practice, the Gonzaga women have gotten to know each others’ tendencies a bit too well.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Gonzaga redshirt freshman guard Kylee Griffen suffers season-ending injury

The Gonzaga women have been hit with a season-ending injury before the season has begun.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Rob Curley: Revisit Zags’ rise with Big Ed and Q on eve of Bulldogs’ season

The evening will feature tons of cool videos, fun and revealing live interviews on stage with Gonzaga men’s assistant coach Tommy Lloyd and women’s head coach Lisa Fortier, as well …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Gonzaga women see blend of old reliables, new blood at FanFest

Two minutes into Saturday’s FanFest, the Gonzaga women buried the past and said hello to a bright future – all during the same play.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball looks to dazzle fans, impress coaches at annual FanFest event

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get back in the game, even if it’s only a controlled scrimmage against the same players they see every day in practice.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball gets oral commitment from Australian guard Lily Scanlon

Point guard Lily Scanlon, who led the Australian U19 team to the silver medal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer, has given an oral commit to play at …


Gonzaga women ahead of schedule, but still searching for a leader

Those extra practice days last summer are paying off for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. By all accounts, everything is ahead of schedule thanks to the Zags’ European journey and …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball picked to repeat as West Coast Conference champions; pair of players honored

There’s nothing like winning to inspire respect from your rivals.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Gonzaga women begin practice loaded with confidence

Considering they lost three starters from last year, the Gonzaga women are walking and talking with a lot of confidence. And they should.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Stanford, Missouri State highlight Gonzaga women’s basketball nonconference schedule

There’s nothing like variety, and the Gonzaga women will get plenty in this year’s nonconference schedule.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Rematch with BYU comes early in WCC schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

The West Coast Conference schedule announced Tuesday morning has the Bulldogs playing at BYU on Jan. 2.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


Gonzaga women head overseas with team bonding in mind

For the Gonzaga women, this has been no average summer. And it’s about to get even better.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Gonzaga women land oral commitment from 4-star wing McKayla Williams

One of the top high school wings in the nation has given an oral commitment to play for the Gonzaga women’s basketball program in the fall of 2020.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball expected to sign Canadian forward Yvonne Ejim

Gonzaga’s Canadian connection is still going strong. Yvonne Ejim, a 6-foot-2 power forward from Calgary, Alberta, with international experience, is expected to sign with the Zags.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019

Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier soaks up time at USA Basketball Junior National Team trials

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier still has a few things to learn about the international game.