Fulton, Mo. - The Westminster College Blue Jay women's basketball team is back! Head Coach Talisha Washington and her team kick off a long awaited season Friday night on the road at national power Wartburg College at 6:15 p.m.
When: February 5th, 2021
Where: Wartburg College in Waverly, Ia.
Venue: Levick Arena
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Affiliations: Westminster is a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)
Wartburg is a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the American Rivers Conference (ARC)
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Taking a look at the Westminster College Blue Jays (0-0, 0-0 SLIAC):
- The 2019-20 Blue Jays finished the season 12-13 overall and 11-7(5th Place) in the SLIAC.
- Coach Washington's squad returns seven players from last years team in Katy Allen, Reese Arnold, Kallee Dowler, Makayla Jackson, Abby Nichols, Abbie Reece and Corrie Reece.
- Coach Washington and her staff welcomed the addition of 11 new players including Chloe Akerson, Alyssa Deuel, Sasha Gill, Alexa Jurgensmeyer, Shelby Kurtz, Miranda Nelson, Avylina Powel-Qualo, Amorette Rodriguez, Madison Schaeffer, Erin Schalk and Kelsie Speichinger
- This year's team captains are Kallee Dowler and Makayla Jackson.
- The 2019-20 Blue Jays averaged 73.9 points per game while shooting 39.2% from the field, 33.6% from long range and 73.6% from the charity stripe.
Taking a look at the Wartburg College Knights (7-1, 2-1 ARC):
- This will be the Knights ninth contest of the season. Wartburg is coming off of its first loss of the season last Wednesday, falling
48-46 at ARC opponent Coe College.
- The Knight's are a perrenial player on the NCAA Division III national scene. They have qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament the past five seasons including Final Four appearances in 2016 and 2018.
- Wartburg comes into the contest leading the all time series against Westminster 4-0.
- The 2020-21 Knights are averaging 76 points per game while shooting 42% from the floor, 30.7% from 3-point land and 61.1% from the charity stripe.
- Wartburg College was ranked #2 in the nation in the most recent D3Hoops.com Women's Top 10.