NASHVILLE - Vanguard's Nicole Ballestero (SR/Orange, CA) was selected as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year for the NAIA after leading the Lions to a 27-2 overall record. Her team was ranked No. 1 in the nation throughout the 2014 regular season. She was flown to Nashville for the NCAA Final Four to receive the award.
NASHVILLE - Vanguard University Head Women's Basketball Coach Russ Davis received the highest coaching honor at the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four, being named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Coach of the Year for the NAIA. His Lions spent the entire regular season ranked No. 1. Davis' program also produced the NAIA and WBCA Player of the Year in 2014, Nicole Ballestero.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 128 Division I Women's Basketball student-athletes and 75 Division I Men's Basketball student-athletes have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Six Vanguard athletes earned recognition on the prestigious list for their academic excellence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2013-14 NAIA Division I Women's The Basketball All-America teams Wednesday. Players were selected by the NAIA-Women's Basketball Coaches' Association All-America Committee, with each team—first, second and third—consisting of 11 members.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – After a scorching hot outing in its first game of the 2014 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championships, No. 1 Vanguard cooled, recording its lowest point total of the season on 39 percent shooting as it fell to No.5 seed John Brown (Ark.) in the second round, 62-61.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Golden State Athletic Conference knew it had something special when it named Nicole Ballestero (SR/Orange, CA) as its Player of the Year, and on Thursday at the NAIA Women's Basketball National Championships, Ballestero continued to plead her case for the national award, as she led the Lions to a 97-47 victory over Cal State San Marcos (15-18) and scored a game-high 38 points on 7-for-10 shooting from behind the arc.