Southern Nazarene  University Set to Host Women’s Basketball Regional Tournament

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SNU proudly announces that it will host the NCAA DII Women’s Basketball Regional Tournament in the Sawyer Center.  Scheduled to take place March 15, 16, and 18, the tournament promises to be a thrilling showcase of top-tier collegiate basketball talent.

SNU’s journey in the tournament is set to kick off on March 15th at 5:00 PM. If victorious, they will advance to the semifinals on March 16th, with the championship game slated for Monday, March 18th at 7:00 PM. Local fans are invited to join in person, and those who live far away can follow the action and track the team’s progress via the microsite link at  “There are about 280 NCAA DII universities across the country and only 8 get the opportunity to host a Women’s Basketball NCAA Regional.  We could not be more excited to share our beautiful campus and facilities with the other deserving teams of the Central Region,” shared SNU’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Danny Thomason.  “From an outstanding coaching staff to a group of incredible women student-athletes to so many wonderful support staff, there is a whole host of people who helped make this possible!” 

SNU has demonstrated remarkable success on the court this season, boasting an impressive 28-2 record in the regular season, finishing the season ranked 7th in the nation and 1st in the Central Region earning them the opportunity to host.  The team has consistently delivered outstanding performances. Their undefeated streak at home continues for the second straight season, with an impressive 26 consecutive home wins.  With the fifth-best scoring defense in the nation, the team’s defensive prowess has been a cornerstone of their success.

Individual achievements further highlight the team’s excellence. Hannah Giddey, a standout player for SNU, was named GAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, marking the fifth time an SNU player has received this honor in the last six years. Lauryn Reither and Hannah Giddey have also been recognized with All-GAC First Team honors, while Emily Monaghan has earned an All-GAC Honorable Mention. Coach May’s leadership has also been recognized, as he was named GAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year.

As anticipation mounts for the Regional Tournament, SNU fans eagerly await the opportunity to cheer on their team as they strive for a championship title. Join us in supporting the SNU Women’s Basketball team as they compete against the best in the Central Region.

photo graphic: SNU Athletics

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