2018-19 Thomas More Women's Basketball News

  • TMU Alumnae Madison Temple and Jenna Fessler Named CWSA Winners, Demonstrate Extraordinary Accomplishments
    June 19, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) — Scholar C.S. Lewis once said “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” As “ordinary” student-athletes, Madison Temple ‘19 and Jenna Fessler ‘19 had no idea the adversity and triumph that was to unfold leading up to their graduation from Thomas More University. This week, recent TMU alumnae and student-athletes Fessler and Temple were both acknowledged by The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) for their extraordinary accomplishments. Announced Monday, Temple is named the 2019 Division III Honda Athlete of the Year, and, as of today, Fessler is named the 2019 winner of the Honda Inspiration Award.
  • Madison Temple Named DIII Honda Athlete of the Year
    June 17, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Recent Thomas More University graduate Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) has been named the DIII Honda Athlete of the Year as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
  • Gahan, Temple, and Hans Honored by Cincinnati Women's Sports Association
    April 29, 2019
    The Cincinnati USA Women's Sports Association announced its college award winners today, April 29, 2019. Thomas More had three award winners, Madison Temple for women's basketball, and Andrea Gahan for last season's achievements in softball, winning the College Sportswoman of the Year for their respected sport. Also receiving an award is women's basketball Head Coach Jeff Hans, who was named the college Coach of the Year.
  • Madison Temple Named the DIII Honda Award Finalist for Women’s Basketball
    April 06, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) was named the DIII Honda Athlete of the Year finalist for women’s basketball as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
  • Eight Saints Named to Academic All-ACAA Basketball Team and Honor Roll
    April 01, 2019
     The American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) released their Academic All-ACAA Basketball team and honor roll. Michaela Ware, Madison Temple, and Briana McNutt were named from the women's team and Brandon Horne from the men's team to the All-Academic Team. Kaela Saner and Kelly Clapper from the women's team and Ryan Callahan and Braden Connor from the men's team were named All-Academic Honor Roll.
  • Thomas More Athletic Golf Outing Set For July 12
    March 25, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More University has announced the 22nd Annual Thomas More Athletic Golf Outing will be July 12, 2019 at AJ Jolly Golf Course.
  • Temple and Hans Earn Multiple National Player and Coach of the Year Honors
    March 18, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) and head women’s basketball coach Jeff Hans were both honored by D3hoops.com and DIII News with national honors.
  • Women's Basketball Takes on Bowdoin in National Championship Game Tomorrow
    March 16, 2019
    The No.1-ranked Thomas More women's basketball team will take on Bowdoin in the NCAA National Championship Game tomorrow, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Saints remained undefeated and are now 32-0 and the only undefeated team in Division III. 
  • No. 1 Thomas More Defeats #3 Bowdoin, 81-67 to Win 2019 National Championship
    March 16, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) – The top-ranked Thomas More University women’s basketball team won its third national title in five years tonight (Saturday, March 17, 2019) as it defeated third-ranked Bowdoin College, 81-67, in the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship Game at the Cregger Center on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Thomas More caps an undefeated season at 33-0 and the Polar Bears end the season at 31-2.
  • Women's Basketball Takes on Scranton in the Semi-Finals of NCAA Tournament
    March 15, 2019
    The No.1- ranked women's basketball team takes on No. 9-ranked Scranton in the Semi-Finals of the NCAA National Championship Tournament. The Saints take the court against the Lady Royals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 
  • No. 1 Saints Defeat No. 9 Scranton, 69-56, to Advance to National Championship Game
    March 15, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) - The top-ranked Thomas More University women's basketball team defeated ninth-ranked University of Scranton, 69-56, tonight (Friday, March 15, 2019) in the semifinals of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship at the Cregger Center in Salem, Virginia. The Saints improve to 32-0 and the Royals end the season at 29-3.
  • Championship Banquet Video - "The Road to the Championship"
    March 15, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) - The championship banquet video, "The Road to the Championship," which was shown at Thursday's NCAA Championship Banquet.
  • Thomas More Pre-Championship Press Conference
    March 15, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) - Thomas More's pre-championship press conference that was conducted on Thursday.
  • Madison Temple Named WBCA Division III Player of the Year
    March 14, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) – Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III Player of the Year tonight (Thursday, March 14, 2019) at the NCAA Division III Basketball Championship Banquet hosted by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and the City of Salem at Roanoke College’s Colket Center in Salem, Virginia.
  • Temple Named Google Cloud Academic All-American
    March 13, 2019
    Thomas More University senior point guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson High School) has been named to the Second-Team 2019 Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America Women's Basketball team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Madison Temple Named Jostens Trophy Winner
    March 12, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) – Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) has been named the women’s recipient of the 2019 Jostens Trophy, which recognize outstanding student-athletes in Division III basketball for excellence in the classroom, on the court, and in their respective communities.
  • NCAA Division III "Final Four" Information
    March 11, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The top-ranked Thomas More University women’s basketball team is heading to its second-straight NCAA Division III Championship Semifinal "Final Four" and third in the last four years this weekend.
  • Hans, Temple and Rupp Earn All-Great Lakes Honors
    March 11, 2019
    (MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) – Thomas More University head women’s basketball coach Jeff Hans, senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) and senior forward Shelby Rupp (Milan, Ind./Batesville) were named All-Great Lakes Region by the internet website, D3hoops.com.
  • No. 1 Thomas More Downs No. 22 Washington-St. Louis to Advance to National Semifinal "Final Four"
    March 09, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) ? The top-ranked Thomas More University women?s basketball team out-scored 22nd-ranked Washington University in St. Louis, 31-15, in the fourth quarter to rally and defeat the Bears, 87-72, in the sectional finals of the NCAA Division III Women?s Basketball Championship at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Saints improve to 31-0 and advance their second-straight National Semifinal ?Final Four? and third in the last four years. The Bears end the season at 22-7.
  • Top-Ranked Thomas More Defeats 18th-Ranked and In-State Rival Transylvania in NCAA Sectional Semifinals
    March 08, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The top-ranked Thomas More University women’s basketball team defeated 18th-ranked and in-state rival Transylvania University, 89-74, tonight (Friday, March 8, 2019) in the Sectional Semifinals of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Saints remain undefeated at 30-0 and the Pioneers end the season at 27-3.
  • Temple Named to Beyond Sports Women's Collegiate All-Star Game
    March 06, 2019
    (ATLANTA, Ga.) - Beyond Sports and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today (Wednesday, March 6, 2019) 18 of the 20 NCAA Division III senior women’s basketball players selected to participate in the inaugural Beyond Sports Women’s Collegiate All-Star Game presented by the WBCA and Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) was one of the 18 players.
  • Thomas More Chosen to Host NCAA Tournament Sectional Rounds
    March 03, 2019
    (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) - The National College Athletic Association's Division III women's basketball committee has announced the four host sites for next weekend's sectional round of the Division III Championship tournament and No. 1-ranked Thomas More University will host a sectional at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
  • No. 1 Thomas More Rallies to Defeat No. 5 Trine in NCAA Second Round
    March 02, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The top-ranked Thomas More University women’s basketball team erased a double-digit halftime deficit tonight (Saturday, March 2, 2019) and defeated fifth-ranked Trine University, 67-59, in an NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Second Round game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Saints remain undefeated at 29-0 and the Thunder end the season at 26-3.
  • Women's Basketball Opens NCAA Tournament Tonight at 7 p.m.
    March 01, 2019
    The No.1- ranked women's basketball team opens the NCAA Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. taking on old PAC foe Saint Vincent. The Saints come into the tournament 27-0, ACAA Conference Champions, and in their first week of being ranked No.1. 
  • Madison Temple Named Jostens Trophy Finalist
    March 01, 2019
    (SALEM, Va.) - Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) is one of 10 national finalists for the Jostens Trophy.
  • No. 1-Ranked Thomas More Defeats Saint Vincent, 79-54, in NCAA First Round
    March 01, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) ? Two Saints recorded a double-double tonight (Friday, March 1, 2019) as the No. 1-ranked Thomas More University women?s basketball team defeated Saint Vincent College, 79-54, in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women?s Basketball Championship at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. The Saints improve to 28-0 and the Bearcats end the season at 23-5.
  • Temple and Hans Highlight All-ACAA Honors
    February 26, 2019
    (SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) – Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson), senior forward Shelby Rupp (Batesville, Ind./Milan), junior forward Emily Schultz (Melbourne, Ky./Bishop Brossart) and head women’s basketball coach Jeff Hans were recognized by the American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) with postseason honors.
  • NCAA Game Times and Ticket Information Released
    February 26, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women's Basketball Committee has announced the games times for the first/second rounds games of the Division III Championship being played at Thomas More University's Connor Convocation Center on Friday and Saturday (March 1-2, 2019).
  • NCAA Women's Basketball Selection Show to Air at 2:30 PM on Monday
    February 25, 2019
    (CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women’s Basketball Committee will announce the 64-team field and the bracket for the 2019 Division III Women’s Basketball Championship today (Monday, February 25, 2019) at 2:30 p.m.
  • Thomas More Chosen to Host First/Second Round of NCAA Tournament
    February 25, 2019
    (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) - Thomas More University has been chosen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to host the first and second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament March 1 and 2 at the Connor Convocation Center.
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