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June 15, 2011
Lipscomb women's basketball coach Frank Bennett announced Wednesday the hiring of Jada Mincy as an assistant coach. Mincy, a Memphis native, joins the Lady Bisons after serving as an assistant on the McNeese State staff for the previous two seasons.
June 08, 2011
Lipscomb's Jenna Bartsokas captured the Atlantic Sun Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year honors, the conference announced on Wednesday. She is the first Lipscomb student-athlete to earn the prestigious honor.
June 08, 2011
Lipscomb's Jenna Bartsokas received a 2011 Atlantic Sun Postgraduate Scholarship, announced Wednesday by the league office. Bartsokas becomes the first Lipscomb student-athlete to receive the scholarship from the A-Sun.
May 24, 2011
Eight Lipscomb University athletic teams received perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and twelve teams exceeded the national average for private schools in the latest report issued Tuesday by the NCAA.
May 17, 2011
The NCAA honored Lipscomb University's women's basketball, women's golf and women's tennis teams Tuesday with a Public Recognition Award for their high marks academically. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport, based on their most recent Academic Progress Rates.
May 02, 2011
Lipscomb senior women's basketball player Jenna Bartsokas has been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Bartsokas was one of six NCAA women's basketball players to receive the $7,500 scholarship.
April 26, 2011
The Lady Bisons are preparing to welcome a large recruiting class of five new freshmen who will join the program in the fall. Coming off a 9-21 season, Lipscomb faces the challenge of replacing three seniors from last year's team.
March 12, 2011
The Lady Bisons have to find a way to replace Jenna Bartsokas and Miaca Bowman in the backcourt in the offseason. The point guard position is a top priority.
March 02, 2011
The Lady Bisons put in a strong effort but they couldn't overcome top-seeded ETSU in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament Wednesday falling 83-75.
March 01, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons are the eighth seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, but they might be No. 1 in terms of potential tournament spoilers. At least that's the way coach Frank Bennett wants his team to approach it.
March 01, 2011
Lady Bisons guard Jenna Bartsokas was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference Second Team released today. Bartsokas was a preseason All-Conference selection.
February 26, 2011
Junior Valerie Bronson had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Anna Bowers posted 17 points as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons defeated Mercer 70-67 Saturday afternoon to close the 2010-11 regular season.
February 24, 2011
Kennesaw State outscored the Lipscomb Lady Bisons 22-4 over nearly the first ten minutes of the second half on the way to a 68-58 decision Thursday night at the Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga.
February 24, 2011
Lipscomb senior guard Jenna Bartsokas was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® women's Basketball third team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
February 23, 2011
The only thing left to determine for the Lady Bisons is what seed they will receive in the A-Sun Tournament. They are tied with Kennesaw St. and Belmont. The results of the final two games of the season will decide those seeds starting with KSU tonight.
February 21, 2011
Monday the Lady Bisons lost 81-76 to USC Upstate at Allen Arena. Jenna Bartsokas, Valerie Bronson and Miaca Bowman were honored on “Senior Night”. It was also “Think Pink”/”Pack the House” night with approximately 1,200 fans in attendance.
February 20, 2011
Monday will be a busy night at Allen Arena as the Lady Bisons face USC Upstate on both "Senior Night" and "Think Pink"/"Pack the House" night. Seniors Jenna Bartsokas, Miaca Bowman and Valerie Bronson will be honored.
February 19, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons had an upset on their minds, but 11 free throws in the final 2:18 spelled the difference as ETSU won 66-52 Saturday night at Allen Arena.
February 18, 2011
Saturday night at 4 the Lipscomb Lady Bisons are going to welcome ETSU to Allen Arena with an aggressive defensive attack and a driving offense as they test one of the top teams in the Atlantic Sun.
February 16, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons took time away from the basketball court and the classroom earlier this month to minister to 12 homeless people as part of the "Room at the Inn" program.
February 14, 2011
The Lady Bisons couldn't overcome a big first-half deficit Monday as they dropped their fifth straight game, falling to Campbell, 79-63 at the Pope Center in Buies Creek. Anna Bowers paced the Lady Bisons with 17 points.
February 13, 2011
It's Valentine's Day and the Lipscomb Lady Bisons would love nothing more than to win an Atlantic Sun basketball game. Monday night they will be on the road at Campbell's Pope Center for a 6 p.m. game.
February 05, 2011
The Lady Bisons looked like they were going to get a sweep of the series with Jacksonville, but fell 74-59 Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gym as Valerie Bronson scored a season-high 18 points.
February 04, 2011
The Lady Bisons will be out to have stronger starts in each half of their games the remainder of the season starting Saturday at noon when they play Jacksonville at Swisher Gym at noon.
February 04, 2011
Lipscomb Lady Bisons' senior guard Jenna Bartsokas has been named to the 2010-2011 Capital One Academic All-District 4 Basketball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 04, 2011
Lipscomb University's Lady Bison basketball team has declared Monday night, Feb. 21 as “THINK PINK/PACK THE HOUSE for Cancer Awareness” Night in Allen Arena.
February 03, 2011
Anna Bowers led Lipscomb with 11 points off the bench and Hannah Phillips scored 10 points and had a team high eight rebounds as the Lady Bisons lost 58-56 at North Florida Thursday evening.
February 02, 2011
The Lady Bisons will be looking for a new start Thursday night at 4:30 when they visit North Florida for an A-Sun game at UNF Arena.
January 31, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons jumped out quickly but could not sustain their early effort in a 78-53 loss to Stetson Monday night at Allen Arena.
January 30, 2011
The last time the Lady Bisons met Stetson this season they came away with a 73-72 win in overtime. The Lady Bisons will be looking for a sweep of the regular season Monday night at 7 at Allen Arena.
January 29, 2011
Only one team has beaten Florida Gulf Coast and few teams have given them much of a challenge, but the Lady Bisons used a relentless defensive attack to keep things close in a 62-51 loss Saturday at Allen Arena.
January 27, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons beat Belmont 73-59 in the women's edition of the “Battle of the Boulevard” behind a game-high 25 points by guard Jenna Bartsokas.
January 26, 2011
The Lady Bisons will be looking for a split in their season series with Belmont Thursday night at 7 at Allen Arena in the second edition of the "Battle of the Boulevard".
January 24, 2011
Jenna Bartsokas scored 23 points to tie for the game-high, but the Lady Bisons couldn't hold on to a lead in an up-and-down 77-70 loss at USC Upstate Monday night.
January 23, 2011
Like everyone else the Lady Bisons want to look good on TV, but they also need a win Monday night at USC Upstate to get back on the winning track. The game will be televised live on CSS starting at 6.
January 22, 2011
Lipscomb guard Jenna Bartsokas scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, both game highs, but it wasn't enough to carry the Lady Bisons to victory against ETSU Saturday.
January 21, 2011
The Lady Bisons have been working on their shot selection as they prepare for Saturday afternoon's 12:30 game at ETSU in Johnson City.
January 17, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons got the three double figure scorers they wanted, but team defense was a problem in an 81-66 loss Monday night in Atlantic Sun competition at Allen Arena.
January 16, 2011
When looking for reasons why the Lady Bisons have won seven games, the coaching staff has noted that three players have been in double figures in scoring in each victory. They will need a balanced scoring attack against Campbell Monday.
January 13, 2011
A lack of consistent play spelled the difference Thursday night at the Lady Bisons fell 56-52 to rival Belmont at the Curb Center in the first “Battle of the Boulevard” of the season.
January 12, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons took Tuesday off to rest and regroup as they try to get back on the winning track Thursday night at the Curb Center against Belmont in the "Battle of the Boulevard" at 4:30.
January 10, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons couldn't find a way to rally at the end in a 57-53 loss to North Florida Monday afternoon at Allen Arena.
January 09, 2011
Freshman center Jess Reece is getting more comfortable and confident in her role with the Lady Bisons as they head into Monday's A-Sun game with North Florida.
January 09, 2011
Game times for Lipscomb's basketball doubleheader with the University of North Florida on Monday have been changed to noon for the men's game and 2:15 p.m. CST for the women's game. Admission for both games will be complimentary.
January 08, 2011
Guards Jenna Bartsokas and Anna Bowers and center Jess Reece all scored in double figures as the Lady Bisons raised their A-Sun record to 4-1 with a 74-69 win over Jacksonville Saturday at Allen Arena.
January 07, 2011
The Lady Bisons will be out to rebound from their lone A-Sun loss Saturday at 4 at Allen Arena when Jacksonville visits. The Lady Bisons have not beaten Jacksonville since Nov. 30, 2006.
January 05, 2011
It was a warm, sunny day on the Fort Myers, but the Lady Bisons experienced a freezing outing from the field in their 75-57 loss Wednesday afternoon at Florida Gulf Coast in Alico Arena. The Lady Bisons were 20-of-63 from the floor for 31.7 percent.
January 04, 2011
Florida Gulf Coast was expected to be in first place in the Atlantic Sun at this point in the season, but the Lipscomb Lady Bisons were not expected to be tied with them. Game time Wednesday is 4:15.
January 03, 2011
Senior guard Jenna Bartsokas hit five three-pointers and scored 26 points as the Lipscomb Lady Bisons defeated the Stetson Hatters 73-72 in overtime at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla., Monday evening.
January 03, 2011
The Lady Bisons return to A-Sun play Monday at 4 when they visit Stetson. The Lady Bisons are 2-0 in conference play, but are on the road for the first time in an A-Sun game this season.
January 01, 2011
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons lost 91-52 to the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference in a New Year's Day matinee Saturday at the Bank United Center. Miami received votes in the latest national polls.
December 22, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons closed out the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule with a 69-41 loss to South Alabama Wednesday night at the Mitchell Center in Mobile.
December 18, 2010
The Lady Bisons beat Kennesaw State 68-58 Saturday night in Atlantic Sun competition at Allen Arena. The Lady Bisons are 5-4 overall, equaling last season's victory total for the entire season. They are 2-0 in the A-Sun.
December 17, 2010
Lady Bisons guard Miaca Bowman leads the conference with a 2.17 assist/turnover ratio. She is eighth overall in assists with 3.25 per game. The Lady Bisons return to the court Saturday night at 6 at Allen Arena when Kennesaw State visits.
December 16, 2010
Sharing the No. 4 forward spot with Leah McAlister, Valerie Bronson has found that on the basketball court it is best to keep things as uncomplicated as possible.
December 15, 2010
Beth Willis Dolente left her mark on Lady Bisons basketball in 1993 with her accomplishments in the NAIA era. She is working as an assistant district attorney, while also keeping up with her kids in Cookeville, Tenn.
December 08, 2010
The Lipscomb athletic department is excited to announce the availability of mini-packages. Each package includes reserved seats to Lipscomb's home game against Belmont and two packages include tickets to the "Battle" at Belmont.
December 08, 2010
The Lady Bisons won on the road for the first time since Jan. 12, 2009 at Belmont with a 63-58 decision at Austin Peay Wednesday night. Last season the Lady Bisons won a neutral court game with Presbyterian.
December 07, 2010
Freshman center Jess Reece is writing blog this season about the Lady Bisons basketball team. This is her third installment.
December 04, 2010
Guards Jenna Bartsokas and Anna Bowers combined for 33 points as the Lady Bisons beat Mercer 67-57 Saturday at Allen Arena to open the Atlantic Sun portion of the season.
November 29, 2010
The first 20 minutes have been a hurdle for the Lady Bisons the past two games. They allowed Central Arkansas to a take a 40-27 first half lead, but rallied in the second before falling 69-60 Monday night.
November 27, 2010
Lady Bisons coach Frank Bennett will be looking for better communication skills from his players in the wake of a 69-66 loss to Tennessee State Saturday night.
November 27, 2010
The Lady Bisons will be out to extend their winning streak to three games Saturday night when they face Tennessee State at Allen Arena at 6:30.
November 23, 2010
Lipscomb guard Anna Bowers earned her first ever Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award as announced Tuesday by the conference office.
November 22, 2010
Junior guard Anna Bowers scored a career high and game high 27 points with a school record seven 3-point field goals to lead the Lady Bisons to a 77-70 overtime win over Alabama A&M Monday night at Allen Arena.
November 21, 2010
Senior guard Jenna Bartsokas will be out to build on her 1,010 points she has scored in her Lipscomb career when the Lady Bisons face Alabama A&M Monday night at 7 in Allen Arena.
November 20, 2010
Anna Bowers scored a career high 23 points and the Lady Bisons shot a season-best 51 percent from the floor as they ran past Jacksonville State, winning 84-62 Saturday night for their first win of the 2010-11 season .
November 18, 2010
Senior guard Jenna Bartsokas led Lipscomb with 20 points and junior guard Anna Bowers added 15 tallies as the Lady Bisons fell to Tennessee Tech 81-65 Thursday evening at Allen Arena.
November 12, 2010
Cold shooting and missed free throws hampered the Lady Bisons in its 2010-11 season opener as they fell to Air Force 64-50 in their first ever meeting at Clune Arena on Friday afternoon.
November 11, 2010
The Lady Bisons are venturing into the unknown on several levels Friday afternoon when they open the 2010-11 season on the road at 2 at the Air Force Academy.
November 10, 2010
In her second blog of the season Jess Reece talks about game day preparations and how the team is using the negative predictions about the season as motivational factors.
November 06, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons rallied and played tough until the end for a 72-67 overtime win over Harding University in an exhibition Saturday night at Allen Arena.
November 05, 2010
Guards Jenna Bartsokas and Anna Bowers are going to be the leaders in playing time as the Lady Bisons play Harding University in an exhibition game Saturday night at 6:30 at Allen Arena.
November 04, 2010
Lady Bisons' freshman post player Jess Reece will be publishing a journal during the season providing a behind-the-scenes look at the team. This is her first installment.
November 02, 2010
Lipscomb Lady Bisons basketball coach Frank Bennett is still working on solidifying his starting lineup. He is hopeful that Saturday's exhibition game with Harding at Allen Arena will give him a better idea of how to distribute playing time.
October 13, 2010
Lady Bisons coach Frank Bennett expected it t happen but that doesn't mean he had to like the fact that his team is selected to finish last in the A-Sun this season. He is convinced his team will be a big surprise in the league.
October 07, 2010
Members of the Lady Bison basketball team spent Thursday reading to children at the Norman Binkley Elementary School in Nashville.
September 22, 2010
Ten Lipscomb softball players and 11 members of the basketball team reserved a Sunday to work building Habitat for Humanity houses. They were divided into groups and worked with landscaping, painting and shed construction.
September 17, 2010
The Atlantic Sun Conference launched a web page, www.atlanticsun.org/wbasketball/grant, dedicated to following the year-long women's basketball marketing and promotions grant the conference received from the NCAA.
August 09, 2010
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons basketball team is shooting a high percentage in the classroom. Based on information provided by the NCAA through its Academic Progress Rate scores coach Frank Bennett and his Lady Bisons have the top score in the area among women's basketball teams and the highest score overall in the area.
July 20, 2010
The Lady Bisons basketball schedule for 2010-2011 features road games with the Air Force Academy and Miami. Fans of the Lady Bisons will get a chance to see the team in action Nov. 9, 2010 when Harding visits Allen Arena for an exhibition game.
July 20, 2010
The Lady Bisons are ranked ninth in NCAA Division I on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association 2009-2010 Top 25 Team Honor Roll.Teams are honored for maintaining the highest grade point averages for the entire season.
July 19, 2010
During the spring and summer months Lipscomb Lady Bisons basketball players are out of the sight of the coaches for the most part, but they are seldom out of their thoughts. Coach Frank Bennett will have 13 players on the roster this season.
June 30, 2010
Kendra Ramsey Jackson was a sparkplug for the Lady Bisons basketball team which made history during the 2003-2004 season winning the Atlantic Sun Tournament and earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament in the program's first year of eligibility.