Recent Women's Basketball Headlines
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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.

Vinton County's Jalen Hale is surrounded by family and coaches as she signs to Vinton County
Thu, Mar. 24, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    McARTHUR, Ohio - University of Rio Grande women's basketball head coach David Smalley has announced the signing of Vinton County High School's Jalen Hale for the 2016-17 season.
    "First and foremost, Jalen's a tremendous student in the classroom," Smalley said. "Basketball-wise, she comes from a very solid high school program, so she understands serious work ethic."
    Hale, who will wear No. 5 and major in Allied Heath at Rio, earned a number of honors during her prep career, including All-Tri-Valley Conference and Athlete of the Week.

Valley High's Megan Diduit is joined by family and coaches as she signs to play basketball at Rio Grande
Tue, Mar. 22, 2016 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    LUCASVILLE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande women's basketball head coach David Smalley has announced the signing of Valley High School's Megan Diduit for the 2016-17 season.
    Diduit, who will wear No. 4 and major in Early Childhood Education when she arrives on campus in the Fall, said she has a strong passion for basketball and is excited to get her collegiate career underway.
    "My feelings about going to the University of Rio Grande are nerve-wracking, but I'm very estatic," Diduit said. "Getting the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level is a dream come true."

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