The Wichita State women’s basketball team takes the court for the first time against a true opponent on Sun., Oct. 27 at 2:05 p.m. in an exhibition game vs. Central Methodist inside Koch Arena.
- Wichita State won its first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title after 30 years as a member of the MVC/Gateway Conference. The Shockers had made the final game just once before, in 1997.
- WSU entered the MVC tournament as regular season co-champs for the first time and clinched the No. 1 seed. The 2012-13 team matched the1993-94 squad as a 3-seed for the previous high. The Shockers improved their seeding in all five of Jody Adams’ seasons (10, 6, 5, 3,1).
- Alex Harden was named MVP of the conference tournament. She averaged 20.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and shot .568 from the field. Michaela Dapprich made the All-Tournament Team with averages of 14.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while connecting on 7-of-15 three-pointers.
- The Shockers set school records for overall (24), MVC (15), and MVC road (7) victories.
- Jody Adams was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year. She is the third WSU women's basketball coach to win the award (Darryl Smith - 2000, Linda Hargrove - 1993).
- Alex Harden was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Year. Haleigh Lankster took home the honor in 2011-12 and was the first Shocker to win the award.
- Jessica Diamond and Alex Harden gave WSU two players on the All-MVC First Team for the first time since Angela Buckner and Jennifer Kaczka represented the Shockers in 2001-02. Diamond was WSU’s first repeat first-teamer since Buckner in 2002-03 and 2003-04.
- Versatility and depth were keys for Wichita State. WSU’s bench out-scored the opponent, 721-421 (21.8 - 12.8). The Shockers used 13 different starting lineups, with the Jones-Diamond-Harden-Turner-Jacobs tandem posting the best record at 5-0. Nine different Shockers led the team in scoring and all 11 players topped the team in rebounding.
- Alex Harden blossomed in conference play. The sophomore topped the team in most major categories during league games: points (13.6), rebounds (5.1), assists (80), blocked shots (21), and steals (32). She shot .505 from the field and .764 from the line.