Courtesy: Wichita State
WBB: First Exhibition Game Tips Off Sunday at 2
Courtesy:Wichita State
Related Links

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.  

Wichita State Women's Basketball
No Auctions Currently Available.
Auctions Home