UMKC Director of Athletics Carla Wilson announced Wednesday that women's basketball head coach Marsha Frese will be relieved of her duties effective immediately. Frese was 47-101 in five seasons as the Roos head coach.
UMKC women's basketball forward Kristen Moore (Chicago, Ill.) has been named to the 2017 Western Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team, the league office announced.
UMKC women's basketball (10-19) fought until the end against top-seeded New Mexico State (23-6), but it end it wasn't enough as the Roos fell 71-63 in a Western Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal Friday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. Kristen Moore (Chicago, Ill.) led four UMKC players in double figures with a career-high 23 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists.
The UMKC women's basketball team will look to continue its three-game winning streak against New Mexico State in the semifinal round of the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament on March 10 at 2 p.m. CT.
UMKC women's basketball (10-18) overcame an 18-point deficit to defeat UT Rio Grande Valley (18-13) in a Western Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. The Roos went on a 19-0 run over the final 6:56 of the first half and increased the run to 29-1 over a stretch covering 10:27 early into the third quarter.
The UMKC women's basketball team will be the No. 5 seed and face No. 4-seeded UT Rio Grande Valley in the quarterfinal round of the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament on March 8 at 4 p.m. CT.
UMKC women's basketball assistant coach Danielle Gratton was honored on Monday as a recipient of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 Award.
UMKC women's basketball (9-18, 4-10) shot 51 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range as the Roos defeated Chicago State (0-28, 0-14) 71-55 Saturday afternoon at the Jones Convocation Center. Kelsey Barrett (Kansas City, Mo.) led UMKC with a career-high 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting, including four 3-pointers. Ceidra Coleman (Bryan, Texas) finished with 10 points, six assists and six rebounds.
The UMKC women's basketball team will play its final game of the regular season at Chicago State at 2 p.m. CT on March 4.
The UMKC women's basketball team (8-18, 3-10 WAC) finished its three-game home stand with a 77-65 victory over the visiting Lopes on Saturday afternoon at Swinney Recreation Center.
Samantha Waldron (Omaha, Neb.) and India Johnson (Overland Park, Kan.) accounted for nearly half of UMKC's points Thursday night, but a last second shot by CSU Bakersfield helped the Roadrunners claim the 65-63 victory over the Roos at Swinney Recreation Center.
The UMKC women's basketball team will play its final home games of the season at Swinney Recreation Center against CSU Bakersfield at 7 p.m. CT on Feb. 23 and Grand Canyon at 2 p.m. CT on Feb. 25.