Recent Women's Basketball Headlines
Senior Sharday Baines and the rest of the Rio women's basketball team are picked 3rd in the River States Conference
Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM - [Women's Basketball]

RSC/Rio Grande Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - The University of Rio Grande has been picked third overall and second in the East Division of the 2016-17 River States Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll released Thursday by the conference office.
    Head coach David Smalley's club has three full-time starters, one part-time starter and junior forward Alexis Payne (Deep Water, WV) - who missed the entire 2015-16 due to injury - back from last year's team, which finished 19-10 overall and 12-5 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
    The River States Conference is formerly known as the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The conference changed its name effective July 1, 2016 as part of a re-branding. The 13 conference members remain the same from last year, and they span five states.
    The RedStorm lost a pair of seniors to graduation - guard Sarah Bonar, a first team All-KIAC honoree, and center Harley Adler, the program's all-time leading shot blocker.

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Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Holiday trips to the hills of Tennessee and the island of Puerto Rico headline the University of Rio Grande's 2016-17 women's basketball schedule released Thursday by head coach David Smalley.
    The RedStorm will again host the annual Bevo Francis Tournament on the weekend of November 18-19 as part of its 14-game home schedule, which also includes a visit from former Mid-South Conference rival University of Pikeville - now coached by former Rio assistant coach Brandon Bias.

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Mon, Aug. 22, 2016 - [Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
     RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Registration is currently underway for the Rio Fall Basketball Academy, which will run for four consecutive Sundays beginning Sept. 11 and concluding on Oct. 2 at the Newt Oliver Arena.
     The league features two divisions — a senior division (10-foot goals) for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and a junior division (9-foot goals) for third, fourth and fifth grade students — for both boys and girls. The league will also offer instruction in team concepts and fundamentals in a controlled game atmosphere. Each team will receive coaching instruction from the University of Rio Grande men's and women's basketball players.

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Tue, Aug. 2, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    ATLANTA, Ga. — The University of Rio Grande is among the programs recognized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in the 2015-16 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls.
    Head coach David Smalley's RedStorm was 12th on the NAIA list with a cumulative grade point average of 3.535.
    Mount Marty, coached by Tom Schlimgen, was No. 1 in the NAIA division with a 3.828 GPA.
    The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community college women's basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2015-16 season is the 21st in which the WBCA as compiled the honor rolls.
    A team's GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) earned by the total number of academic hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by the WBCA-member head coach. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.

Rio Grande's Sarah Bonar is the 2015-16 female recipient of the Bill Melton Champion of Character Award
Wed, Jun. 29, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

KIAC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - University of Rio Grande senior women's basketball player Sarah Bonar is the 2015-16 female recipient of the KIAC's Bill Melton Champion of Character Award.
    A native of Hartford, Ohio, Bonar was the leading scorer for the RedStorm this past year as well as a CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team selection and a very active community service volunteer.
    "I feel very honored to have been chosen and I appreciate the chance to represent the KIAC in this way," Bonar said. "It has been a privilege to be a collegiate athlete at Rio and to be a part of something much larger than myself. I can't thank the athletic department and the coaching staff enough for all of their help and putting me in the right place to be successful."

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Wed, May 25, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande's 2016 Women's Basketball Camp is scheduled for July 10-13 at the Lyne Center on the URG campus.
    The overnight instructional camp is open to girls in grades 4-12. Cost is $285 per camper, which includes lodging, meals, a certificate of participation and a t-shirt.
    Campers will also receive 24-hour supervision from coaches and counselors; lecture/discussion groups and film sessions; daily instruction on shooting, ball-handling, post play and defense; and use of the school's swimming pool.
    There will also be a camp store featuring drinks, snacks, pizza and Rio Grande apparel for sale each day.

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