2015-16 Yale Women's Basketball News

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    June 28, 2016
    Basketball Impact in Kenya 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.
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    April 12, 2016
    Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced 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.
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    March 25, 2016
    D'Amico Earns Spot on WBCA's "Thirty Under 30" 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.
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    March 11, 2016
    Sarju Earns All-Ivy Honors 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.
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    March 09, 2016
    Season Recap: Bulldogs Build Foundation Under Guth 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.
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    March 05, 2016
    Senior Night Celebrated with 67-49 Thrashing of Columbia 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.
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    March 04, 2016
    Bulldogs Win Second Straight; Thump Cornell, 56-38 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.
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    March 01, 2016
    Wyckoff Selected for WBCA's "So You Want To Be A Coach" Program 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).
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    March 01, 2016
    Bulldogs Prepare for Final Weekend; Senior Night on Saturday 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.
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    February 29, 2016
    Sarju Earns First Ivy League Player of the Week Award 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.
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    February 27, 2016
    Sarju's Double-Double Helps End the Streak; Yale Beats Dartmouth, 65-62 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.
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    February 26, 2016
    Harvard Buzzer-Beater Sinks Yale, 65-63 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.
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    February 24, 2016
    Elis Head North to Play Harvard, Dartmouth 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.
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    February 20, 2016
    Munzer Shines in 77-59 Loss to Penn 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.
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    February 19, 2016
    Simpson and Sarju Combine for 54 in High-Scoring Loss to Princeton 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.
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    February 17, 2016
    Bulldogs Thinking Upset When Princeton, Penn Visit the Amphitheater 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.
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    February 13, 2016
    Bulldogs Drop Nail-Biter to Harvard, 72-69 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.
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    February 12, 2016
    Simpson Sets Program Record; Dartmouth Completes Comeback in 68-63 Win Over Yale 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.
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    February 11, 2016
    Wyckoff, Sarju Selected on Academic All-District Team 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.
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    February 09, 2016
    Bulldogs Welcome Dartmouth, Harvard; Saturday is Pink Zone Game 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.
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    February 06, 2016
    Career-Days for McIntyre and Simpson in 74-63 Loss at Cornell 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.
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    February 05, 2016
    Simpson Scores 19 in Tight Loss at Columbia 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.
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    February 04, 2016
    Elis Look to Rebound Against Columbia, Cornell 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.
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    January 30, 2016
    Yale's Comeback Bid Falls Short at Princeton 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.
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    January 29, 2016
    Penn Runs Past Bulldogs in The Palestra 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.
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    January 27, 2016
    Bulldogs Battle Ivy League Favorites on the Road 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.
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    January 22, 2016
    Wyckoff's Double-Double Paces 48-39 Win Over Brown 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.
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    January 21, 2016
    Bulldogs Look for Third Straight Sweep of Brown on Friday 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.
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    January 16, 2016
    Yale Dominates Brown in 81-54 Win 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.
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    January 14, 2016
    Bulldogs Host Brown in Ivy League Opener 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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    January 12, 2016
    Basketball Hosting "Youth Day" in Saturday's Doubleheader However you look at it, Saturday’s doubleheader for the Yale men’s and women’s basketball teams is an exciting way to open Ivy League play against Brown. The women’s game starts at 2 p.m., while the men’s game follows at 5 p.m.
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    January 10, 2016
    Second-Half Surge Leads BC Past Bulldogs, 73-60 A game-high 21 points by Nyasha Sarju and a career-high 18 from Jen Berkowitz were not enough to overcome Boston College’s second-half surge, as the Yale women’s basketball team finished its non-league schedule with a 73-60 loss on Sunday afternoon.
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    January 08, 2016
    Final Non-League Game at Boston College on Sunday A challenging 17-game non-league schedule, which included national powers like Dayton, North Carolina, West Virginia, and St. John’s, ends for the Yale women’s basketball team on Sunday when it travels to play Boston College at 1 p.m.
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    January 02, 2016
    Yale Uses Speed in 17-Point Win Over UNH Though it was a scheduled basketball game, the Yale women’s basketball team made Saturday’s game with New Hampshire feel more like a track meet, as the Bulldogs ran past the Wildcats (literally), 63-46.
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    December 31, 2015
    New Hampshire Visits Saturday in 2016 Opener Following a road trip to Indiana and Albany to close-out the 2015 portion of the schedule, the Yale women’s basketball team has a quick turnaround in starting the New Year on a high note – beginning Saturday.
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    December 30, 2015
    Albany Barely Holds Off Yale, 74-70 The Bulldogs received a team-high 21 points from senior forward Nyasha Sarju and sunk a season-high 10 three-pointers as a team, but ultimately fell in the final minutes to Albany, 74-70, on Wednesday night.
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    December 28, 2015
    McIntyre Scores Career-High 17 in Loss at Indiana Junior guard Meghan McIntyre scored a career-high 17 points, almost single-handedly keeping the Yale women’s basketball team competitive on Monday night, but it was Indiana’s strong shooting performance that gave it a 76-60 victory at Assembly Hall.
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    December 27, 2015
    Road Trip Pits Bulldogs Against Indiana, Albany The Yale women?s basketball team will get no rest following a nine-day holiday break, as it returns to action on the road against Indiana and Albany in a tough pair of non-league matchups on Monday and Wednesday.
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    December 16, 2015
    Yale Picks Up 60-47 Win Over Illinois State Before Exams Leading by one point at halftime, it was a 40-percent shooting effort in the second half and a 39-27 scoring edge that helped the Yale women’s basketball team pull away from Illinois State, 60-47, on Wednesday night in the Lee Amphitheater.
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    December 15, 2015
    Sarju Named CSM Ivy League Player of the Week Due to her outstanding performances against St. John’s and Stony Brook this past week, senior forward Nyasha Sarju was named the College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week on Dec. 14.
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