Drake Women’s Basketball won both of their exhibition games, and the season begins Sunday when the Bulldogs host the Iowa State Cyclones at the Knapp Center. Drake was projected to finish second in the Missouri Valley Conference, so here are three things to watch for as the season gets underway.
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Recaps from the last week in Drake Athletics. Both Men’s and Women’s Basketball won their exhibition matches. Volleyball dropped back-to-back matches on the road. Rowing succeeded against Creighton on the Des Moines River.
Repeating or exceeding last season’s success could be difficult. Senior leaders Liza Heap and Carly Grenfell both graduated.Center Becca Jonas, who along with Maddy Dean gave Drake the inside presence it had lacked in years prior, will miss the entire season after surgery on her left knee to repair a microfracture.
STORY BY AUSTIN CANNON The season won’t start for another two months, but the Drake Women’s Basketball team has already experienced a loss. Sophomore center Becca Jonas will miss the 2015-16 season after undergoing surgery on her left knee, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced Thursday. Jonas started all 31 games […]
Drake Women’s Basketball received a startling surprise when injured senior Kyndal Clark announced that she would not be returning to Drake next year. The guard, who was the Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in the 2013-2014 season, only played one game last season before injuring her knee.
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Every season brings excitement and intense competition to Des Moines, but this past year has been especially exciting for us Bulldogs. From buzzer beaters to last second touchdowns to tournament victories and upset, you never know what’s going to happen in Drake Athletics.
I will miss this place with everything I have. But even so, it will always be a part of who I am. I cannot walk away from an experience of this magnitude without a tremendous sense of pride.
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Needing one win to secure the second seed in the Missouri Valley Tournament, the Drake women took care of business by sweeping a duo of games to finish the regular season at home.
Guess what? Your lady Bulldogs made it to 20 wins this weekend and ended conference play without losing at home to a conference opponent. We have officially locked in the no. 2 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and will play our first game on Friday.
It’s March now: The weather is improving, the sun is shining and March Madness is in full-swing. For Drake Women’s Basketball, this is what it all comes down to. This is what they have been working towards.