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Hunger to Win Fueled Todd Wilcox at Nationals

March 22, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Todd Wilcox lives to wrestle. That should come as no surprise, considering his recent victory at the NCAA Division II Championships in the 133-pound weight class. “I went into the season with an unexplainable hunger,” says Wilcox, a senior.

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What a Team, What a Trip, What a Season

March 18, 2011 / by / 4 Comments

The season may be over, but these impressions remain of the three-game run by our women’s basketball team at the NCAA Division II West Regional in Pomona, Calif.

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Fans, Women’s Team Shared Uncommon Bond

March 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

On what would be the last day of an unforgettable season, GCU’s fans waited. They waited for the star, Samantha Murphy, or the star-in-waiting, Maylinn Smith, or the floor general, Rosalyn Nelson, to make the big play that would conclusively turn the tide Monday night against a very good Cal Poly Pomona team on its home floor. Finally, they waited outside Kellogg Gym, refusing to board buses back to Phoenix until they’d had one last chance to say goodbye.

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Video: Lopes NCAA D2 Tourney Journey

March 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Follow the nationally ranked 2010-2011 Lopes Women’s Basketball team as they make their way to the NCAA D2 Tourney and help us cheer on these outstanding ladies on their journey! For more info follow at http://www.gculopes.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/gcu_lopes and Facebook at facebook.com/gculopes.

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Maylinn Smith Carries Antelopes’ Future Hopes

March 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The spectacular season by the GCU women’s basketball team, which is only one victory away from advancing to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, has had an undeniably bittersweet aspect as it nears its conclusion. How will the Antelopes replace senior All-America candidate Samantha Murphy next season?

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‘Burn the Boats’ Became Rallying Cry for Antelopes

March 12, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

POMONA, Calif. — They’ve won 28 of 30 games and survived a stern first-round test in the NCAA Division II West Regional. All season, they’ve been on an historic journey together, blending veteran players, freshmen and junior-college transfers. They’re survivors, the 11 members of the GCU women’s basketball team, and they’ve come too far to turn back now. And they can’t, anyway, because they’ve burned their boats.

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Herd of ‘Lopes Fans Spurs Team to Victory

March 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll Communications Staff POMONA, Calif. — There was more than a little disappointment in the GCU women’s basketball camp last weekend when the Antelopes were denied an opportunity to host the NCAA Division II West Regional.   While the ‘Lopes were wrapping up a 4-0, season-ending trip to Hawai’i, the two teams ahead of them in the West Region rankings — California State University at Monterey Bay and Western Washington University — were losing in their conference tournaments. That should have been good enough to bump up GCU to a No. 1 seed and bring the regional tournament to Antelope Gym.   Alas, it wasn’t. The No. 1 seed and regional site went to Cal Poly Pomona.   The Antelopes and their fans made the most of it. Students and staff boarded two buses early Friday and arrived at Pomona’s 5,000-seat Kellogg Gym about an hour before tipoff, giving GCU a homecourt advantage away from home in a 53-51, first-round victory over Seattle Pacific University.   The passionate purple people stood out in number and volume, with more than 100 of them turning the otherwise sedate gym into Black Hole West. The distinctive “‘Lopes Up” cheer echoed throughout the expansive place […]

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Slideshow: Antelopes Receive Enthusiastic Sendoff

March 10, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A crowd of nearly 100 well-wishers turned out Wednesday afternoon to see the GCU women’s basketball team off to Pomona, Calif., for the NCAA Division II West Regional. “This is sweet!” said Antelope freshman Jenna Pearson, impressed by the support as the team boarded the bus outside Antelope Gym. Accounting professor Cathryn Meegan and instructor Sarah Zelhart held a sign, “We’re accounting on you! ’Lopes up!” Members of the men’s basketball, men’s volleyball and softball teams also were on hand.

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Winning Is the Point for GCU’s Roz Nelson

March 09, 2011 / by / 3 Comments

There’s a one-word job description for a point guard in basketball — win — and the record shows that no one at GCU has done it better than Rosalyn Nelson, gimpy knee and all. Nelson’s four-year resumé says plenty about her. She has scored 1,534 points and passed out 525 assists. This season, she’s averaging 12.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. She was the Pacific West Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2007-08, and she has made the all-conference team three times.

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Get on the Bus, Cheer on the ‘Lopes at Nationals

March 07, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Over the weekend the GCU women’s basketball team clinched it’s fourth PacWest Championship in five years and claimed a spot in the Division II West Regional. The team will face off with Seattle Pacific University in Pomona, Calif. on Friday, March 11, and you could be there. Get on the bus to support the Lady ‘Lopes! All GCU Students are Welcome! Leave: March 11 at 7:45 a.m. Where: Meet on the Slab Return: Late on March 12 How Much: $50 covers meals, transportation, hotel, tickets to the game and fun on Saturday! Contact Kris Hayes for more information at khayes@gcu.edu or 602.639.7959. Sign up in the Office of Campus Life.

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