2017-18 Women's Basketball Headlines

  • Seventy-Seven Stormy Petrels Earn Spot on Spring Semester Dean's List
    June 08, 2018
    The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 77 varsity student-athletes named to the university's spring semester Dean's Academic Honors List this week. Students who earned a spot on the spring Dean's List earned a 3.5 GPA over the course of the semester while accruing 12 or more credit hours. The 77 student-athletes joined a total of 356 students overall to earn a spot on the spring Dean's List.
  • Eighty-Eight Stormy Petrels Named to 2018 SAA Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll
    June 04, 2018
    The Oglethorpe athletic department saw 88 student-athletes named to the Southern Athletic Association 2018 Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll Monday.
  • Graduation Day for Numerous Oglethorpe Student-Athletes
    May 12, 2018
    Saturday served as Graduation Day for Oglethorpe University, with a large number of Oglethorpe student-athletes receiving their diplomas on the school's academic quad on Saturday morning.
  • Oglethorpe Athletics Closes 2017-18 Season with Petey Awards Ceremony
    April 30, 2018
    The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Sixth Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the university's Turner Lynch Campus Center. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2017-18 athletic year as a whole.
  • Savannah LeGate Garners National Rookie of the Year Award
    March 18, 2018
    Freshman forward Savannah LeGate of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team was named the women's Division III Rookie of the Year by D3hoops.com over the weekend, marking the first time that a member of the Stormy Petrels has won a postseason national award from the website. It also marks the third rookie or newcomer of the year award that LeGate has won this season.
  • Savannah LeGate Earns Award for South Region's Best Rookie, Named to All-Region First Team
    March 13, 2018
    Freshman forward Savannah LeGate of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team continued her postseason awards streak on Tuesday, as she earned the South Region Rookie of the Year award from D3hoops.com, and also garnered a spot on the website's All-South Region First Team.
  • LeGate Wins Hero Sports Newcomer of the Year by Fan Vote
    March 02, 2018
    Oglethorpe sophomore center Savannah LeGate was voted as the Hero Sports Division III Fan's Choice Women's Basketball Newcomer of the Year Friday. LeGate earned 42.16 percent of the fan vote for 1,803 total votes, putting her 96 votes ahead of Emelia Beldon of Gallaudet.
  • Women's Basketball Season Comes to Close with NCAA Tournament Loss at Thomas More
    March 02, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team saw their outstanding season come to a close Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship, as the homestanding No. 3 Thomas More Saints just proved to be too much for the Stormy Petrels, defeating them 84-58 at Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The defeat meant that the Petrels ended their season at 21-8, the best record the program has enjoyed since the 2008-09 season.
  • Women's Basketball to Take on No. 3 Thomas More in First NCAA Tournament Game since 2009
    March 01, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team, fresh off its first SAA championship and second conference title overall, is set to take on the No. 3 Thomas More Saints Friday night at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship.
  • Women's Basketball Set to Take on Thomas More in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    February 26, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team will play the homestanding Thomas More Saints in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship on Friday evening at a time to be determined. The Stormy Petrels had their opponent and first and second round location announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Committee. This marks the program's fifth trip to the NCAA tournament and the first since 2009, when the Petrels advanced to the sectionals before falling to George Fox in the round of 16.
  • Women's Basketball Captures First SAA Championship with Thrilling Overtime Victory over Hendrix
    February 25, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team won its first SAA championship and its second conference championship overall Sunday afternoon with a 70-69 overtime victory over the Hendrix Warriors in a classic at Dorough Field House. The victory won the program its first conference title since the 2008-09 team won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference crown.
  • Women's Basketball Advances to SAA Championship Game with 75-54 Win over Berry
    February 24, 2018
    The top-seeded Oglethorpe women's basketball team defeated the No. 4 seed Berry Vikings 75-54 in the SAA Tournament semifinals Saturday evening at Dorough Field House, advancing to the SAA Tournament championship game for the first time in their history and to a conference championship game for the first time since 2009. The victory also improved the squad to 20-7 on the season, giving the Petrels 20 wins in a season for the first time since that year, as well.
  • LeGate, Richey Earn SAA Awards; Six Women's Basketball Players Named to All-SAA Teams
    February 23, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team received a bevy of awards Friday morning as the SAA league office revealed their All-SAA teams and postseason awards, as voted by the league's coaches. Freshman center Savannah LeGate took home both SAA Player of the Year and SAA Newcomer of the Year honors, as well as being named to the All-SAA First Team, while Head Coach Alex Richey nabbed SAA Coach of the Year accolades. In addition, five Stormy Petrels earned All-SAA Honorable Mention.
  • Women's Basketball Starts SAA Tournament on Right Foot with 61-40 Win over Millsaps
    February 23, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got their SAA Tournament run underway on Friday night with a comprehensive 61-40 victory over No. 8 seed Millsaps. The victory means the top-seeded Stormy Petrels will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, where they'll take on No. 4 seed Berry. The win also improved the Petrels to 19-7 on the season.
  • Women's Basketball Closes Regular Season with 74-65 Loss at Berry
    February 17, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team closed their regular season in Mount Berry against the in-state rival Berry Vikings Saturday. Unfortunately, the Stormy Petrels failed to come away with the victory falling to the Vikings 74-65. Despite the loss, the Petrels were already locked into the No. 1 seed in next weekend’s SAA Tournament, an event which they will host at Dorough Field House Feb. 23 through 25.
  • Women's Basketball Claims First-Ever Outright League Regular-Season Crown with 65-52 Win at Centre
    February 11, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team clinched the first outright league regular season title in the program's history Sunday afternoon in Danville, Kentucky, defeating the homestanding Centre Colonels 65-52 to ensure themselves sole possession of the 2017-18 SAA crown, along with the No. 1 seed and hosting duties for the SAA Tournament Feb. 23 through 25. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 18-6 on the season overall and 11-2 in SAA play.
  • Women's Basketball Clinches Share of First SAA Regular Season Title with Victory at Sewanee
    February 09, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team clinched at least a share of the first SAA regular season title in its history Friday night in Tennessee, as they knocked off the homestanding Sewanee Tigers 77-64 to improve to 10-2 in league play and 17-6 overall. It marks the second conference regular season title in program history, and the first since the 2008-09 team shared the SCAC regular season and Eastern Division titles with DePauw. It also marks the first time since that season the the Stormy Petrels have accrued double-digit wins within league play.
  • Poor Second Half Shooting Performance Sinks Women's Basketball in 59-50 Loss to Rhodes
    February 04, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team fought hard on Sunday afternoon, but came up short in the end, losing to the Rhodes Lynx at Dorough Field House, 59-50. The Stormy Petrels were winning at halftime 32-26. However, the Petrels only recorded five points in the third period, which allowed the Lynx to tie the game at 37-37 entering the final quarter. Late in the game, the Lynx went on an 8-0 run to take a 56-46 lead with 1:01 left to play. Despite the loss, though, the Petrels remain in first place in the SAA with a 2-game lead over their closest competitors in Hendrix. The Warriors dropped a game at Berry on Sunday, keeping them two games back of Oglethorpe. The Petrels dropped to 16-6 on the season overall and 9-2 in the conference.
  • Women's Basketball Pulls Away for 77-57 Win over Hendrix, Extends SAA Lead to Two Games
    February 02, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team pulled away from the visiting Hendrix Warriors Friday evening at Dorough Field House, defeating them 77-57 and moving two games ahead of their closest competitor for the SAA lead with four games remaining. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 16-5 on the season overall and 9-1 in SAA play, while dropping second-place Hendrix to 7-2 in league play on the year.
  • Women's Basketball Blows Out Birmingham-Southern to Maintain First Place in League
    January 28, 2018
    On Sunday afternoon, the Oglethorpe women's basketball team hosted Birmingham-Southern at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels dominated early in the contest, shooting over 50 percent from the field in the first quarter, and 43 percent in the second. This allowed the Petrels to double the Panthers in points by halftime, 44-22. The Petrels held on to their impressive lead in the final two quarters, securing a 62-44 victory over their SAA rival. The victory increased the Oglethorpe winning streak out to seven games. The Petrels improved to 15-5 on the season and remain in sole possession of first place in the SAA with a 7-1 record. 
  • Long's Late Free Throws Give Women's Basketball 60-59 Victory over Millsaps
    January 26, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women’s Basketball team capped off their game Friday night at Dorough Field House by winning in thrilling fashion. The Stormy Petrels had the ball with eight seconds remaining in the game, trailing the Millsap Majors 59-58. Sophomore guard Sydney Long missed on a 3-point attempt, but she was fouled during the shot with only 1.5 seconds left. Long needed to make two of her three free throws in order to seal a Petrels victory. She missed her first free throw, but connected on her final two shots, giving the Petrels a 60-59 win after Millsaps missed a wild shot at the end. The Petrels improved to 14-5 on the season and 7-1 in the SAA, allowing them to maintain sole possession of first place in the league. 
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day to Be Held Feb. 4 in Dorough Field House/Schmidt Center
    January 23, 2018
    The Oglethorpe athletic department and the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 4. The event will take place in the Traditions lobby of Dorough Field House and in the Schmidt Recreation Center. 
  • Women's Basketball Wins Fifth Consecutive Game, Defeats Birmingham-Southern 79-70
    January 21, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team secured their fifth consecutive win and maintained sole possession of first place in the SAA with a 79-70 victory over Birmingham-Southern Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. The Stormy Petrels led for the majority of the contest and held as much as a 14-point lead in the second half. The win improved them to 13-5 overall and 6-1 in SAA play, putting them two games up over their nearest conference competitors.
  • Women's Basketball Uses Big Fourth Quarter to Take Down Millsaps, 65-56
    January 19, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team converted 6 of 10 field goal attempts and made 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter Friday night in Jackson, Mississippi, allowing them to outscore the homestanding Millsaps Majors 22-13 in the final period and pull away for a 65-56 victory at the Hangar Dome. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 12-5 on the season overall and 5-1 in SAA play. The latter mark means they maintain a 1-game lead for sole possession of first place in the conference.
  • Women's Basketball Vaults into Sole Possession of First Place in SAA with 53-44 Win over Centre
    January 14, 2018
    On Sunday afternoon, the Oglethorpe women’s basketball team welcomed their SAA rival Centre to Dorough Field House in a battle between a pair of first-place teams in the league. The Stormy Petrels entered halftime down 28-25, but they would quickly respond, outscoring the visiting Colonels 16-8 in the third quarter. The Colonels were able to tie the score up halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Petrels refused to allow the Centre to score for the final 5 minutes of play. The remarkable defense down the stretch allowed the Petrels to hold on for the 53-44 win. The result puts them at 11-5 on the season and 4-1 in the SAA, vaulting them into first place by themselves after Centre, Hendrix and Rhodes all lost on the day.
  • Women's Basketball Fights off Poor Shooting Performance to Earn Comeback Win over Sewanee
    January 12, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team hosted the Sewanee Tigers at Dorough Field House on Friday night in Oglethorpe’s first home conference game of the new year. Things did not look good for the Stormy Petrels early, as they were down big at halftime, losing 28-16, while only managing to shoot 14 percent from the field. The Petrels were able to flip the momentum of the game in the second half, though, reducing the Tiger lead to 34-31 at the end of the third period. The Petrels then went on to outscore the Tigers 27-13 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. The late game push allowed the Petrels to win by 11, 58-47. The Petrels improved to 10-5 on the season overall and 3-1 in the SAA.
  • Women's Basketball Defeats Rhodes 77-66
    January 07, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team continued their road trip on Sunday afternoon, traveling from Conway, Arkansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, to face the SAA rival Rhodes Lynx. The Petrels refused to go home without a conference win and forced the Lynx to battle in each quarter. In the final quarter, the Petrels would pull away with their largest lead of the game, 14 points, and sealed their victory, 77-66. The Petrels improved to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in SAA play.
  • Women's Basketball Falls on Late Shot at Hendrix
    January 05, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered a disappointing loss Friday night in Conway, Arkansas, as the homestanding Hendrix Warriors knocked down a shot with eight seconds remaining to go ahead for the final time in the game. A Stormy Petrel miss at the buzzer on the other end secured the 63-62 win for Hendrix in Oglethorpe's first SAA road contest of the season.
  • Women's Basketball Pulls Away for First Victory over Crosstown Rival Emory since 2011
    January 02, 2018
    The Oglethorpe women's basketball team used a 17-4 run in the third quarter to pull away from the crosstown rival Emory Eagles Tuesday evening at Dorough Field House and secure the program's first victory over their rivals since Nov. 15, 2011. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 8-4 on the season as they head into the bulk of SAA play starting this weekend.
  • Women's Basketball Can't Keep Up with Transylvania in Fourth, Falls 68-55
    December 29, 2017
    The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team returned to action on Thursday afternoon, traveling to Lexington, Kentucky, to face Transylvania Pioneers. The Petrels fought hard to put themselves ahead 46-45 at the end of the third quarter. However, in the fourth quarter, the Pioneers were able to pull away and win the game, 68-55. The loss dropped the Stormy Petrels to 7-4 on the season. 
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