OU Women's Basketball News

Sooners Make The WNBA Playoffs

NORMAN -- The 2014 WNBA playoffs are set to begin Thursday and former Oklahoma women's basketball stars Danielle Robinson and Amanda Thompson will each vie for a championship. Robinson and the San Antonio Silver Stars finished third in the Western Conference with...Read more

Women's Basketball Schedule Complete

NORMAN -- University of Oklahoma Head Women’s Basketball Coach Sherri Coale and Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Joe Castiglione announced the Sooners' non-conference schedule Friday. Highlighting the non-conference schedule is the Thanksgiving...Read more

WBB Fresh Class: Meet Whitney Ritchie

NORMAN -- The summer series 'Fresh Class' comes to an end as we introduce you to the final member of the Oklahoma women's basketball incoming class. The final member is a familiar one; Whitney Ritchie joins the Sooners after a stellar 4-year women's tennis career at OU...Read more w/video

Women's Hoops: Sooners Big 12 Schedule Announced

NORMAN -- The Big 12 Conference announced its women's basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season Wednesday. For the fourth-consecutive year, Oklahoma will play a double round-robin format of 18 games with two visits against each league opponent, one home and one away...Read more

WBB Fresh Class: Meet Gabbi Ortiz

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma women's basketball team welcomes six newcomers to the squad in 2014-15. SoonerSports.com will introduce you to one new member of the team a week. Up this week is Gabbi Ortiz, a 5-9 guard from Racine, Wisconsin...Read more w/video

Fresh Class: Meet Gileysa Penzo

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma women's basketball team welcomes six newcomers to the squad in 2014-15. SoonerSports.com will introduce you to one new member of the team a week. Up this week is Gileysa Penzo, a 5-9 guard from Guaynabo, Puerto RIco...Read more

Coale's 'young guns' ready to take reins

(by Tobi Neidy) NORMAN -- Oklahoma women's basketball is getting a youthful facelift this offseason. With the departure of four seniors, including scoring sensation All-American Aaryn 'Vegas' Ellenberg, the team will be left with just one senior, two juniors and a slew of...Read more

WBB Fresh Class: Meet Vionise Pierre-Louis

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma women's basketball team welcomes six newcomers to the squad in 2014-15. SoonerSports.com will introduce you to one new member of the team a week. Up this week is Vionise Pierre-Louis, a 6-4 center from Lake Worth, Fla...Read more w/video

WBB Fresh Class: Meet LaNesia Williams

NORMAN -- The Oklahoma women's basketball team welcomes six newcomers to the squad in 2014-15. SoonerSports.com will introduce you to one new member of the team a week. Up second is LaNesia Williams, a 5-7 guard from Okahoma City...Read more

WBB Fresh Class: Meet McKenna Treece

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma women's basketball team welcomes six newcomers to the squad in 2014-15. For the next six weeks, SoonerSports.com will introduce you to one new member of the team a week. Up first is McKenna Treece, a 6-4, forward/center from St. Peters, Mo...Read more

WBB: Opponents Announced For Paradise Jam

NORMAN -- Divisions and opponents have been announced for the 2014 Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the University of Oklahoma women's basketball team will play South Florida, Kentucky and Illinois as part of the Reef Division. The 15th annual Paradise...Read more

OU's Sherri Coale Praises Commissioner Bob Bowlsby

(by Wendell Barnhouse) The Big 12 has given commissioner Bob Bowlsby a two-year contract extension that runs through June 2019. The Big 12, which not so long ago seemed on the verge of collapse, has prospered in Bowlsby's two years of leadership. And while most everyone is...Read more

Women's Hoops: OU to Play Arkansas in Big 12/SEC Challenge

NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma will participate in the inaugural women’s basketball Big 12/SEC Challenge in 2014-15. The Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences announced the formation of the challenge, which will span at least two years and begin this upcoming...Read more

Sherri Coale's daughter signs with Oklahoma Christian

(by OC Media Relations) EDMOND -- Almost three decades after her mother and father played at Oklahoma Christian, Chandler Coale of Norman will suit up for the Lady Eagles. Coale has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball at OC, coach Stephanie Findley said Friday...Read more

WBB: Treece excited for new opportunity at Oklahoma

(by Jim Faasen) Incarnate Word senior basketball player McKenna Treece has been through a lot this year. First, a stress fracture kept her out of the stretch run as IWA took the Class 4 championship. Then, Treece asked to be released and was granted a release from her letter...Read more

Women's Basketball Honors Their Own

NORMAN -- The University of Oklahoma women’s basketball team celebrated its 2013-14 season with its fans and families Monday night with its annual postseason honors banquet at the NCED Conference Center and Hotel in Norman. The Sooners season finished in their 15th consecutive...Read more

Ellenberg WBCA All-Region Honoree

NORMAN -- Oklahoma senior Aaryn Ellenberg was announced as an All-Region nominee for the 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday. A selection committee will select the 10-member All-America Team from...Read more

Feeling Blue: Oklahoma Women Fall In First Round To DePaul

(by Luke McConnell) DURHAM, North Carolina -- A disappointing season for the Oklahoma women's basketball team added a disappointing and heartbreaking final chapter on Saturday. The Sooners overcame an 18-point second half deficit, but was unable to hold on against DePaul, as...Read more

DePaul women earn 104-100 win over Oklahoma

(by AP) DURHAM, N.C. -- Megan Rogowski scored 24 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 40.5 seconds left to help DePaul beat Oklahoma 104-100 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Chanise Jenkins added 21 points and Brittany...Read more w/stats

NCAA WBB First Round: Oklahoma vs. DePaul

Oklahoma is a No. 10 seed for just the second time in 17 NCAA Tournament appearances. It’s the lowest the Sooners have been seeded. The previous 10 seed occurred in 2003 when Oklahoma lost to George Washington, 71-61, in a first-round game on its home court in Norman, Okla...Read more

WBB: Send Off the Sooners Thursday at 12:30

NORMAN -- The University of Oklahoma invites fans to send off the OU women's basketball team as it departs the Lloyd Noble Center for its NCAA Tournament destination Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 12:15 p.m. and park southeast of the facility via GT...Read more

WBB: Choctaw freshman Ana Llanusa verbally commits to Sooners

(by Scott Wright) It didn't take long for Choctaw freshman Ana Llanusa to make up here mind. After receiving a scholarship offer from Oklahoma earlier in the day, the freshman guard gave Sherri Coale and the Sooners her verbal commitment Monday night, according to her AAU...Read more

Women's Hoops: Sooners invited to dance

(by Joey Helmer) NORMAN -- These were anxious moments for Sherri Coale and the Sooners, but in the end they're in the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight year. "We don't want to lose for a second of how hard this is to day," Coale said. "You read all the projections...Read more

WBB: Sooners Selected for 15th Straight NCAAs

NORMAN -- Oklahoma earned a bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship for the 15th consecutive season as the tournament bracket was announced Monday night. The Sooners (18-14), an at-large bid and a 10 seed in the Nebraska Region, will face 7-seed DePaul (27-6)...Read more

Sooners sweating selection: Losses have put women on NCAA bubble

(by Clay Horning) NORMAN -- It’s not a give-away, only an indication, and still it paints a picture that really hasn’t been in play since Sherri Coale’s Oklahoma women’s basketball teams began attending NCAA Tournaments. It arrived in an e-mail announcement that Coale and selected...Read more

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