2015-16 Yale Women's Basketball News

  • Basketball Impact in Kenya
    June 28, 2016
    Most college students use the first few weeks of summer to unwind, get some sun and enjoy their time off. Not Elizabeth Haley, captain of the Yale Women's Basketball team.
  • Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
    April 12, 2016
    The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2015-16 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports, and 10 Yale student-athletes were honored. The 80 overall men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • D'Amico Earns Spot on WBCA's "Thirty Under 30"
    March 25, 2016
    Upon completing her first season with the Yale women’s basketball team, assistant coach Melissa D’Amico has been named a recipient of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 Award.
  • Sarju Earns All-Ivy Honors
    March 11, 2016
    Senior forward Nyasha Sarju, the most potent offensive weapon on the Yale women’s basketball team in 2015-16, was named Second Team All-Ivy on Thursday afternoon for her outstanding play this season.
  • Season Recap: Bulldogs Build Foundation Under Guth
    March 09, 2016
    In the first season with Joel E. Smilow ’54 head coach Allison Guth at the helm, the Yale women’s basketball team built a foundation for the future and formed a new basketball culture in the 43rd year of program history.
  • Senior Night Celebrated with 67-49 Thrashing of Columbia
    March 05, 2016
    The Bulldogs finished the 2015-16 season in style with a dominant 67-49 win over Columbia on a night where seniors Whitney Wyckoff, Nyasha Sarju, Emmy Allen and Meredith Boardman were all recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Yale program.
  • Bulldogs Win Second Straight; Thump Cornell, 56-38
    March 04, 2016
    Friday night’s game with Cornell required physicality, grit and focus – and the Yale women’s basketball team brought all of the above in a 56-38 win over Cornell in the Lee Amphitheater.
  • Wyckoff Selected for WBCA's "So You Want To Be A Coach" Program
    March 01, 2016
    Whitney Wyckoff, the 2015-16 team captain, is one of 75 women’s basketball players throughout the country to be selected for the “So You Want To Be A Coach” program, ran through the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
  • Bulldogs Prepare for Final Weekend; Senior Night on Saturday
    March 01, 2016
    Just two games remain this season for the Yale women’s basketball team, which is preparing to host Cornell on Friday and Columbia on Saturday to complete the 2015-16 schedule. Both games take place in the Lee Amphitheater at 7 p.m.
  • Sarju Earns First Ivy League Player of the Week Award
    February 29, 2016
    It’s been a long time coming this season, but the Ivy League office finally made the announcement on Monday. Senior forward Nyasha Sarju has been named Co-Player of the Week.
  • Sarju's Double-Double Helps End the Streak; Yale Beats Dartmouth, 65-62
    February 27, 2016
    With Nyasha Sarju’s brilliance leading the way, the Bulldogs (12-17, 3-9 Ivy) held-off a late comeback by the Big Green for a 65-62 win in the Leede Arena – ending the recent nine-game losing streak.
  • Harvard Buzzer-Beater Sinks Yale, 65-63
    February 26, 2016
    The Yale-Harvard rivalry delivered a classic on Friday night. Despite a furious comeback attempt by the Yale women’s basketball team, Harvard’s AnnMarie Healy beat the buzzer with a short-range jumper, sinking the Bulldogs, 65-63, in the Lavietes Pavilion.
  • Elis Head North to Play Harvard, Dartmouth
    February 24, 2016
    Two weeks after a pair of comeback losses in the Lee Amphitheater, the Yale women’s basketball team has a chance for revenge when it travels north to play Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday in the final road trip of the season.
  • Munzer Shines in 77-59 Loss to Penn
    February 20, 2016
    In her first start of the season, Lena Munzer shined for the Yale women’s basketball team with a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting, as the Bulldogs were bested by the Ivy League’s first-place team in Penn on Saturday night, 77-59.
  • Simpson and Sarju Combine for 54 in High-Scoring Loss to Princeton
    February 19, 2016
    Simpson shattered her previous career-high of 22 points, while Sarju recorded her sixth game with 20-plus points this season. The Bulldogs (11-15, 2-7 Ivy) matched a season-high with 81 points in the loss.
  • Bulldogs Thinking Upset When Princeton, Penn Visit the Amphitheater
    February 17, 2016
    The Lee Amphitheater is in store for another big Ivy League weekend as the Yale women’s basketball team looks to upset Princeton and Penn, the league’s top two teams, in what could be season-defining wins.
  • Bulldogs Drop Nail-Biter to Harvard, 72-69
    February 13, 2016
    Three players scored in double-figures for the Bulldogs in the Pink Zone game, which benefitted the Yale Cancer Center. Senior forward Nyasha Sarju had a team-high 18 points, while senior guard Whitney Wyckoff added 16.
  • Simpson Sets Program Record; Dartmouth Completes Comeback in 68-63 Win Over Yale
    February 12, 2016
    Friday night was bittersweet for Tamara Simpson, as she set the Yale single-season steals record, but the Elis lost a once 20-point lead and eventually a 68-63 decision to Dartmouth in the Lee Amphitheater.
  • Wyckoff, Sarju Selected on Academic All-District Team
    February 11, 2016
    Due to exceptional performances on the court and in the classroom, Yale women’s basketball seniors Whitney Wyckoff and Nyasha Sarju have rightfully been selected on the NCAA Division I Academic All-District® team in the New England/Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Bulldogs Welcome Dartmouth, Harvard; Saturday is Pink Zone Game
    February 09, 2016
    After five consecutive road games over three weeks, the Yale women’s basketball team returns to the Lee Amphitheater for a special weekend – welcoming Dartmouth and Harvard for the ninth-annual Pink Zone weekend.
  • Career-Days for McIntyre and Simpson in 74-63 Loss at Cornell
    February 06, 2016
    The production of Meghan McIntyre and Tamara Simpson came without question on Saturday night, but it was Cornell that ended on a high note with a 74-63 win over the Yale women’s basketball team in a game filled with changing plots.
  • Simpson Scores 19 in Tight Loss at Columbia
    February 05, 2016
    A team-high 19 points from Tamara Simpson, including 12 in the third quarter, was not enough against a determined Columbia squad on Friday night, as the Yale women’s basketball team lost in the final minutes in the Levien Gymnasium, 77-71.
  • Elis Look to Rebound Against Columbia, Cornell
    February 04, 2016
    A weekend in New York is upcoming for the Yale women’s basketball team, as the 14 Game Tournament rolls on with road games at Columbia and Cornell in an attempt for the Bulldogs to hop back on a winning streak.
  • Yale's Comeback Bid Falls Short at Princeton
    January 30, 2016
    The score was not indicative of the scare that the Bulldogs put into the Tigers, who erased multiple double-figure deficits and trailed by only three points at the 5:54 mark of the third quarter.
  • Penn Runs Past Bulldogs in The Palestra
    January 29, 2016
    Despite being competitive for most of the game, the Yale women’s basketball team fell victim to a 50-percent (11-of-22) second-half shooting display by the Penn Quakers, on its way to a 68-49 loss at The Palestra on Friday night.
  • Bulldogs Battle Ivy League Favorites on the Road
    January 27, 2016
    Winners of its first two games in Ivy League play, the Yale women’s basketball team looks to keep up the momentum heading into a road weekend against Penn and Princeton, the two teams chosen atop the Ivy League Preseason Poll.
  • Wyckoff's Double-Double Paces 48-39 Win Over Brown
    January 22, 2016
    Like many games this season, when the Yale women’s basketball team needed help in the fourth quarter, senior guard Whitney Wyckoff delivered – offensively and defensively.
  • Bulldogs Look for Third Straight Sweep of Brown on Friday
    January 21, 2016
    Even a potential snow storm on the forecast cannot stop the Yale women’s basketball team from continuing Ivy League play this weekend, as the Bulldogs travel to play Brown on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, R.I.
  • Yale Dominates Brown in 81-54 Win
    January 16, 2016
    The Bulldogs scored a season-high amount of points in front of a season-high crowd, made up of alumni and fans alike, in the Lee Amphitheater. A whopping 52-24 rebounding advantage aided the Elis in picking up a win in the Ivy League opener.
  • Bulldogs Host Brown in Ivy League Opener
    January 14, 2016
    After a challenging non-league schedule, which included four games against teams from Power Five conferences and three against squads receiving votes in national polls, the Yale women’s basketball team is set to begin their “14 Game Tournament” on Saturday.
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