UW-Green Bay alumna Amanda Leonhard-Perry ’03 (Business Administration), who has served as assistant coach for UW-Green Bay women’s basketball for the last 11 seasons, has recently been named the new women’s basketball head coach at St. Norbert College. Leonhard-Perry also played basketball for UW-Green Bay during her time as a student. WNFL and Wisconsin Radio Network had coverage.
Former Notre Dame Academy and UW-Green Bay star guard Allie LeClaire has been signed by the Wisconsin GLO, a professional basketball team in Oshkosh, Wis. embarking on its inaugural season. The team is owned by Fox Valley Pro Basketball and will call Menominee Nation Arena home. Fox 11 has the story. LeClaire played for Ireland’s Liffey Celtics this past season. The GLO will play its home games in Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh and the season tips off at home on May 10.
The Green Bay women’s basketball team opens the first round of the WNIT on tonight (Thursday, March 21, 2019), against Kent State at the Kress Center. Tip-off against the Golden Flashes is scheduled for 6 p.m. Green Bay will be making its fifth appearance in the WNIT all time, and Thursday’s match-up will be the first ever hosted by the Phoenix. The Golden Flashes (19-12) are making their second WNIT appearance under the leadership of third-year head coach Todd Starkey. A victory would give Kent State its first 20-win campaign since the 2009-10 season. The Flashes would also improve to 8-8 in road games, which would match the most road victories since that same season. Green Bay (22-9, 15-3 HL) is No. 15 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll and is competing in the postseason for the 21st year in a row. The Phoenix played in the NCAA Tournament each of the past four years but fell to Wright State, 55-52, in the Horizon League Tournament title game.
Green Bay women’s basketball has three fifth-year seniors on their roster… all of them starters. They hope to finish strong. NBC26 has the story.
The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team achieved its 1,000th win in program history last week. The team is currently in second place in the Horizon League heading into the last week of regular-season play. Read more.
Successful Marinette Campus women’s basketball coach, Jeff Sunstrom, will retire after the completion of this season. His final game on campus will be the WCC playoff game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 vs. UW-Eau Claire, Barron County. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be hosting the final round of the playoffs this coming Saturday.
A few highlights on Jeff Sunstrom:
- 10 years as women’s basketball coach
- Four-time Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year
- 3 WCC Conference Championships
- 2 WCC Tournament Championships
The Green Bay women’s basketball team will host the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center. The game will also feature a halftime wiener dog race and the DigiCopy Trading Cards giveaway. Green Bay Athletics and Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) have partnered up for a Pet Supply Drive during the game. Fans who bring in a pet supply item will receive a free ticket voucher to the upcoming UW-Parkside game. Learn more.
Julia Hartwig, Janesville Parker senior standout and UW-Green Bay recruit, is ending her season early due to a shoulder injury. Hartwig is scheduled for surgery and has been given a six-month recovery period. Read more.
UW-Green Bay’s Homecoming 2019 is in the works with a full slate of fun events for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. See the list of activities and register. Some events include:
- Pre-Game Party and Reunions: Whether you want to come out to party before the Green Bay women’s basketball team takes on rival Milwaukee or want to meet alumni who share similar interests, this party is going to be a blast! There will be a DJ playing your favorite music, lots of selfie stations, swag to cheer on your Phoenix and free pizza, soda and water while supplies last.
- Green Bay Women’s Basketball Game: Come out to cheer on your Phoenix at 1 p.m. at the Kress Center as they take on rival Milwaukee. All attendees can play “Basketball Bingo by the Bay” for prizes and three book scholarships will be given to students throughout the game.
- Tubing and Ice Skating at Ariens Hill: Titletown offers a multi-acre stretch of park space open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an ice skating rink and tubing hill in the winter. There are endless opportunities for fun at Titletown, with games and activities available any time the park is open. Learn more.