2014-15 Santa Clara Women's Basketball News

  • Women's Basketball Hires Alex Earl as Assistant Coach
    August 12, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball announced the hiring of assistant coach Alex Earl today. Earl spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Eastern Washington. Earl graduated from Arizona State with a bachelor's degree in communications in May of 2013.
  • Nici Gilday Signs Professional Contract with Romanian Team
    July 30, 2015
    Former Santa Clara women's basketball star Nici Gilday has signed a contract with a Romanian professional team CSU Alba Iulia. Gilday reports at the end of August to being her pro career.
  • EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — June 10, 2015 (Season Finale)
    June 10, 2015
    On the season finale of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday take you around the horn for the best of Santa Clara University sports in 2014-15. EYEBRONCO thanks the seniors Denzel and Nici for their exceptional work during their time as Broncos. Enjoy their last episode as hosts of the BWSW!
  • Meet the Future of Santa Clara Women's Basketball: Kyla Martin
    June 05, 2015
    Santa Clara women's basketball has added Kyla Martin of Chino, Calif. to the 2015-16 recruiting class. Martin attended Etiwanda High School and East Los Angeles College last year. She plans to study Business Management at Santa Clara.
  • Maddison Allen Selected to Australian Squad for World University Games
    May 26, 2015
    Santa Clara junior women’s basketball player Maddison Allen has been selected as part of the squad for Australia in the upcoming World University Games. If Allen is selected for the team she will travel to play in South Korea from June 3-14. The Australian women won gold in 2007 and bronze in 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2013.
  • Come Out for Santa Clara Women's Basketball Summer Camps
    May 14, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball will hold their annual summer camps on the Mission campus in June. There will be three camps: Day Camp June 22-24, Elite Camp on June 25, and Team Camp June 26-28.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — May 6, 2015 (Celebrity Golf Edition)
    May 06, 2015
    Santa Clara Athletics hosted the second annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday, May 4 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park, Calif. The tournament benefitted Santa Clara Athletics and the Bronco Bench Foundation. EYEBRONCO reporters Nici Gilday and Jared Brownridge took this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap out to the links to catch up with the celebrity field. Take a look at interviews with Steve Nash '95, Jerry Rice, Randy Winn '96, Jose Vizcaino, Dwight Clark, Dan Jansen, Ronnie Lott, JT Snow, Shawn Estes, Lloyd Pierce '98, Stuart Holden and many more in this EYEBRONCO production!
  • A Quick Chat with Gallwway
    May 01, 2015
    Rising senior Brooke Galloway (BG) talks to Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her last year in the program, expectations, and offseason hobbies. Galloway is the lone senior in the class of 2016 for women's basketball.
  • Bertholdt Prepares for Upcoming Season
    April 21, 2015
    When the women’s basketball season came to a close last month, Marie Bertholdt (MB) began to prepare for the upcoming season with workouts in a new leadership role. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with Bertholdt, who took a few minutes out of her day to discuss offseason workouts, her adjusted role on the team and her goals for next season.
  • Women's Basketball Finishes First Year Under New Coaching Staff
    April 09, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball ushered in a new era during the 2014-15 season with the arrival of new head coach JR Payne and her staff. Payne, a former assistant at Santa Clara, saw the Broncos win 11 games, including an upset over LSU on Nov. 25 in the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mex. Seven of the Broncos loses during the season were by six points or fewer. Santa Clara ended up playing four teams that made the NCAA Tournament and two teams that made the Sweet 16.
  • Gilday Named One of Top-10 Most Efficient Shooters in DI Women's Basketball
    March 12, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball First Team All-WCC senior guard Nici Gilday has been named one of the top-10 most efficient shooters in DI women’s basketball by Bennett Rank. Gilday ranks No. 6on the list with a 36.1% mark from downtown and a 94.5% mark from the charity stripe that leads the country by two percentage points.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
    March 10, 2015
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.
  • Lisowski on the Close of Her Time as a Bronco
    March 09, 2015
    As this years women’s basketball season has come to an end, redshirt sophomore, Courtney Lisowski (CL) reflects on the team she has played with, the experiences she will never forget, and what her future holds in store.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to San Diego in WCC Quarterfinals
    March 06, 2015
    In the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to San Diego by a final of 51-42. The loss ends the Broncos season at 11-18 while the Toreros are now 24-5.
  • Women's Basketball Tops Portland; Faces San Diego Tomorrow at 2 in Quarterfinals
    March 05, 2015
    In the opening round of the West Coast Conference Championships, Santa Clara women’s basketball topped Portland by a final of 66-58. Santa Clara advances to play the No. 2 seed San Diego Friday at 2 pm at the Orleans Arena.
  • Broncos Take on San Diego in Quarterfinals of WCC Tournament
    March 05, 2015
    Fresh off a first round win, Santa Clara women’s basketball returns to the floor Fri., March 6 at 2 p.m. vs. San Diego in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament. The Broncos topped Portland by a final of 66-58 in the opening round to move to 12-17 on the year.
  • WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
    March 03, 2015
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.
  • Gilday Named First Team All-WCC
    March 03, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball senior guard Nici Gilday was named First Team All-WCC on Tuesday by the league’s head coaches. She was MVP of the Air Force Classic and also named to the All-Tournament Team. She was named WCC Player of the Week on Dec. 8. Last season Gilday was All-WCC Honorable Mention.
  • Women's Basketball Heads to Las Vegas for WCC Tournament
    March 03, 2015
    With the regular season in the rearview mirror, Santa Clara women’s basketball heads to Las Vegas for the West Coast Conference Tournament. The seventh-seeded Broncos will face the 10th-seeded Portland Pilots on Thurs., March 5 at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and TheW.tv. Spencer Linton and Kristen Kozlowski will have the call from the Orleans Arena. The winner will take on No. 2 seed San Diego Friday at 2 p.m. Last week Santa Clara lost at Pacific and Saint Mary’s. They finished the regular season 10-17 overall and 5-13 in conference action.
  • Bronco Women Face Portland in First Round of WCC Tournament Thursday at 2
    March 01, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball will take on Portland in the opening round of the West Coast Conference Tournament Thurs., March 5 at 2 p.m. at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Santa Clara is the No. 7 seed with a 5-13 record in conference play while Portland finished 10th in the league at 2-16. The game will be live on BYUtv and TheW.tv. The winner moves on to face second-seeded San Diego at 2 p.m. on Fri., March 6.
  • Women's Basketball Falls in Last Seconds at Saint Mary's
    February 28, 2015
    In the final game of the regular season, Santa Clara women’s basketball lost a close game to Saint Mary’s by a final of 74-71. The loss puts the Broncos at 10-17 overall and 5-13 in WCC action while the Gaels are now 20-8 overall and 14-4 in conference play.
  • Two Women's Basketball Players Honored on WCC All-Academic Team
    February 27, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball had two players honored on the 2014-15 West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team on Friday. Both Marie Bertholdt and Brooke Gallaway were named honorable mention.
  • Women's Basketball Loses Game of Runs at Pacific
    February 26, 2015
    Kicking off the final week of regular season play, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to Pacific by a final of 87-75. The loss puts the Broncos at 10-16 overall and 5-12 in WCC action while the Tigers are now 21-7 overall and 13-4 in conference play.
  • Regular Season Comes to an End for Women's Basketball
    February 25, 2015
    Heading into the final week of regular season play, Santa Clara women’s basketball hits the road for games at Pacific and Saint Mary’s. The Broncos play the Tigers Thurs., Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and the Gaels Sat., Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Last week the Broncos topped Pepperdine but fell on Senior Day to LMU. Santa Clara is 10-15 on the season and 5-11 in conference play. They sit one game out of sixth place, which would give them a bye in the first round of the WCC Tournament.
  • Women's Basketball Falls on Senior Day
    February 21, 2015
    On Senior Day, Santa Clara women’s basketball lost to LMU by a final of 75-63. The loss puts the Broncos at 10-15 overall and 5-11 in WCC action while the Lions are now 5-23 overall and 3-14 in conference play.
  • Broncos Roll Past Waves by 18
    February 19, 2015
    Santa Clara women’s basketball topped Pepperdine by a final of 84-66 on Thursday night at the Leavey Center. The win puts the Broncos at 10-14 overall and 5-10 in WCC action while the Waves are now 7-20 overall and 2-14 in conference play.
  • Taylor Berry Stepping into a Larger Role
    February 18, 2015
    Freshman Taylor Berry (TB) has seen her role quickly rise to starting guard for the Bronco’s women’s basketball team. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) got a chance to speak with Berry about her expanding role on the team and the outlook for the remainder of the season.
  • Avila Getting Ready for Final Home Games
    February 18, 2015
    SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) got a chance to talk to Raquel (Rocky) Avila (RA) from the women’s basketball team to get her feelings on the season thus far and what is to come after her final season as a Bronco.
  • Women's Basketball Set for Senior Day
    February 18, 2015
    Getting set for the final home games of the season, Santa Clara women’s basketball host Pepperdine on Thurs., Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and welcomes LMU Sat., Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. for Senior Day. Last week Santa Clara topped San Francisco 80-79 in an overtime thriller. The Broncos are 9-14 overall and 4-10 in WCC play.
  • WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
    February 17, 2015
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.
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