KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) and Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA) have been recognized by the NAIA with placement onto the Division I Women's Basketball All-America Teams. Norman earns the First Team award to cap off her incredible senior year and Doucette earns her second straight trip to the Second Team All-America. She also adds an Honorable Mention from her sophomore year to her long list of career accomplishments. Both of their outstanding seasons including being named to the All-GSAC team.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Golden State Athletic Conference announced during the 2016 Conference Tournament the list of Scholar Athletes for each team. Echoing the names, the NAIA published the 2016 Daktronics- NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Scholar-Athletes in a release sent out on Marrch 21st and both lists featured five student-athletes from the Vanguard Women's Basketball Team.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – During the Second Round of the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Tournament, the #6 Lions (25-7) squared off against the University of Pikeville (25-8). As the final buzzer sounded, UPike captured a 77-57 victory.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - During their 15th consecutive trip to the NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball National Tournament, the Lions rode a 20-2 third quarter to a 60-53 victory over Auburn University at Montgomery (23-10). Vanguard (25-6) was led by a balanced attack featuring four players in double figures.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced the awards for the 2016 season and two members of the Blue and Gold were recognized. Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) earned one of the ten slots on the 2016 WBCA NAIA Coaches' All-America Team and was the only center chosen. Reaching the Coaches' All-America Team Honorable Mention is Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA).
FULLERTON, Calif. – The third edition of the #2 Westmont vs. #6 Vanguard pairing was an exciting contest witnessed live by thousands as it was aired live on FOX Sports Prime Ticket. In the end, the Warriors (28-3) captured a 67-58 victory in the GSAC Tournament Championship Game.Claire Lamunu (JR/Kampala, Uganda) led the Lions (24-6) with 16 points and 10 rebounds off the pair to go along with two blocks and a steal. Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) tossed in 14 points and grabbed 12 boards.