Yooper Night headlines a busy weekend for Green Bay Athletics

On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, the Green Bay women’s basketball team will be hosting an exhibition game against Michigan Tech at 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. This game is also the program’s inaugural Yooper Night, where tickets are $9.06 in honor of the Upper Peninsula’s 906 area code, pasta will be served at the concession stands and prizes will be given away throughout the night.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the women’s volleyball team hosts Cleveland State at 6 p.m. at the Kress Center.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the swimming and diving team hosts Cleveland State at Noon. The women’s volleyball team plays host to Oakland at 4 p.m. at the Kress Center. The men’s soccer team plays at home against Detroit Mercy at 7 p.m. at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

 

Yooper Night featured as Green Bay women’s basketball opens season, Thursday, Oct. 24

Green Bay women’s basketball will be hosting the first-ever Yooper Night at the Kress Center on Thursday, Oct. 24, while welcoming Michigan Tech for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Horizon League preseason poll and preseason all-league teams were recently announced with Green Bay named preseason co-favorites along with defending champion Wright State. It is the 12th-straight season Green Bay has been named the conference favorite by the preseason poll. Guard Frankie Wurtz was also the lone member of the Phoenix recognized by the all-league teams, receiving a first-team nod from the conference head coaches. Coach Kevin Borseth laughs it up to promote the game on Facebook.

Women’s basketball: UW-Green Bay, Wright State co-favorites in Horizon League | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Green Bay women’s basketball team did not win the Horizon League regular-season title for the first time in two decades last season, but it didn’t lose any respect in league circles. Green Bay and Wright State were picked as co-favorites in the preseason poll released by the Horizon League on Thursday. Both teams received 91 points and four first-place votes. It’s the 12th straight season Green Bay has been picked as a preseason favorite. See more via Women’s basketball: UW-Green Bay, Wright State co-favorites in Horizon League | Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Green Bay women’s basketball 2019-2020 schedule: Phoenix to be tested early, often|Green Bay Press-Gazette

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women’s basketball team released its full 2019-20 schedule Wednesday. The Phoenix always puts together a difficult non-conference schedule to prepare for Horizon League play, and this season it features seven games against teams that made the NCAA tournament last season. See more via Green Bay women’s basketball 2019-2020 schedule: Phoenix to be tested early, often|Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Borseth announced as one of ‘Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History’

On Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, Green Bay women’s basketball Head Coach Kevin Borseth was announced as the third member of the “Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History.” This top 50 list, chosen based on input from past and present administrators, staff, coaches, student-athletes, University communications staff and community members, is comprised of individuals who helped change the trajectory of the department, shaped the brand of the Phoenix program, set a standard for excellence and/or provided a key investment that changed the program for the better.

Borseth, in two separate tenures at Green Bay, from 1998-2007 and 2012-present, is 19th on the all-time wins list for Division 1 head coaches, holding a record of 713-275, including his five seasons as the head coach at Michigan. The women’s basketball program has its only two NCAA Tournament wins under Borseth, beating Washington in 2003 and New Mexico in 2007. Not only has Borseth been instrumental to elevating the women’s basketball program on the court, but he has helped raise attendance and supported fundraising events to support the program off the court.

The Green Bay Athletics Department will announce a new member of the ‘Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History‘ every week.

Green Bay’s Jessica Lindstrom enjoys dominant first pro season

“If anyone was shocked former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball star Jessica Lindstrom was named MVP of the Global Women’s Basketball Association championship game earlier this month, it certainly wasn’t those who know her best. Lindstrom and winning always seem to come as a package deal.

“I don’t think anyone in our department was surprised to see her win the MVP, given the success she had here at GB,” said Joey Daniels, the school’s assistant athletic director for strategic communications. “It’s great to see her doing so well at the professional level, and I know she still has a huge following that keeps tabs on her and others as they go on in their careers.” More via UWGB’s Jessica Lindstrom enjoys dominant first pro season, Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Jessica Lindstrom

Former Phoenix women’s basketball players GLO-ing after championship

Wisconsin GLO, composed of many former Green Bay women’s basketball team members, finished 14-0 and secured the Global Women’s Basketball Association championship, Sunday, August 12, 2019. The team defeated the Flint Monarchs, a three-time defending league champion, 80-78, at the Menomonie Nation Arena. Former Phoenix Jessica Lindstrom (Elementary Education) ’18, was named the playoffs’ most valuable player. See more.

NBC 26 also has the story.

It’s another Top 25 academic honor for women’s basketball

Following another successful campaign in the UW-Green Bay classrooms, the Phoenix women’s basketball program has secured a spot on the WBCA’s 2018-19 Academic Top 25, finishing in eighth place with a 3.641 GPA. It’s the program’s fifth-straight appearance on the honor roll and 15th overall. It is also the program’s third-straight appearance inside the top 10, with Green Bay claiming the nation’s No. 1 spot in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. See more.