Recent graduate Chackecia Miller, a senior point guard on last year’s record-breaking women’s basketball team, has been named GW’s nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award, the league announced Friday.
Women’s basketball seniors Chakecia Miller and Bria Bourgeois have known each other since seventh grade and their years as high school standouts in Atlanta’s suburbs.
After setting a program record for the most wins in a season and preparing all year for a shot to play on a national stage, the Colonials cruised to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008. But GW’s moment in primetime was short-lived.
Sixth-seeded GW dropped its NCAA Tournament first-round game to No. 11 seed Gonzaga 82-69 Friday night in Corvallis, Ore.
For the first time since 2003, No. 21 women’s basketball is the Atlantic 10 tournament champion.
Some teams struggle in the second half after a back-and-forth battle to start off the game. GW is not one of those teams.
It was a tale of two halves in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament for the women’s basketball team, which ultimately went on to defeat Saint Louis 77-63 on Friday.
Following the only home loss of the season, the Colonials went on a 19-game winning streak that saw them climb into the national rankings, set records and all but ensure the fulfillment of head coach Jonathan Tsipis’ goal.
With a first and second round bye, the Colonials will compete in the quarterfinals of the A-10 tournament in Richmond on Friday. GW will face the winner of the Nos. 8 and 9 seed game at 11 a.m.
The win clinched at least a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season championship and gave GW (24-4, 14-1) its first regular season championship since 2008 and the first seed in the A-10 tournament.