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Jason Christensen woke up Wednesday morning staring at the NAIA Division II women's basketball national championship trophy. That's when it really started to sink in for Christensen: Dakota Wesleyan had won a national championship. The Mitchell native and eight-year head coach said he and assistant coach Celeste Beck were able to reflect some on the team's run through the national tournament and Tuesday's 82-59 victory over Concordia on the drive back from Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- There’s going to be a new banner hanging at the Corn Palace. After five tournament victoires, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team claimed the program’s first national championship on Tuesday.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The three seniors on the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team experienced a 14-17 season as freshmen. Fast forward and the same trio—Chesney Nagel, Amber and Ashley Bray—were celebrating a national championship three seasons later. It was an experience the Bray twin sisters said they wanted to accomplish when the chose to play for DWU after being recruited out of Anoka, Minnesota.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—The Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team is hoping the fourth time will be the charm today. Beating up on non-Great Plains Athletic Conference opponents has been the No. 7-ranked Tigers' forte in the NAIA Division II national tournament. On Monday, the Tigers won their fourth tournament game by double digits, overwhelming the only non-GPAC team left to reach the national championship game for the first time in 15 years.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Only one game left. The streak continued for the No. 7-ranked Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team at the NAIA Division II national tournament. In Monday’s semifinals, the Tigers outlasted No. 4-ranked Saint Xavier (Ill.) 81-66.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Winning in a variety of ways has propelled the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team to the national semifinals. Today, one game away from the NAIA Division II national championship game, the Tigers will again rely on their versatility. Standing in DWU's way of a national championship appearance is last year's runner-up—Saint Xavier, of Illinois. The No. 7 Tigers (30-6) will battle the No. 4-ranked Cougars (32-2) at 6 p.m. at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- The dancing continues for the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team. For the first time 15 years, DWU advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA Division II national tournament. On Saturday, the No. 7-ranked Tigers did it in style, knocking off previously unbeaten and No. 1 Southeastern 78-64 with deadly outside shooting. Ashley Bray led the way, drilling eight 3-pointers and finishing with a 26 points.
SIOUX FALLS -- In the span of 3 minutes, the Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball saw its season slip away. Leading 58-51 with 3:09 remaining, the fifth-seeded Tigers had top-seeded and No. 3-ranked College of Idaho on the ropes in the second round of the NAIA Division II tournament on Friday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. But then the Coyotes took over -- mounting a furious comeback and finishing the game on 11-2 spurt to claim a hard-earned 62-60 victory.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- For Jason Christensen, Friday’s second round NAIA Division II national tournament game manifested into more of a boxing match than basketball game. And Dakota Wesleyan University was the last one standing. In a physical, top-10 showdown, the No. 7-ranked and second-seeded Tigers overcame 36 turnovers and dispatched No. 10 and third-seeded Southern Oregon 76-61 on Friday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—There were plenty of mistakes, but the Dakota Wesleyan University women's basketball team found a way to stay alive at the NAIA Division II national tournament. In a physical, top-10 showdown, the No. 7-ranked and second-seeded Tigers overcame 36 turnovers and dispatched No. 10 and third-seeded Southern Oregon 76-61 on Friday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. DWU (29-6) advances to face top-seeded Southeastern (Fla.) in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. on Saturday, while Southern Oregon ended its season at 28-5.