July 17, 2012
Women's Hoops ranked No. 2 in WBCA Academic Honor Roll
The Shorter University women’s basketball program checked in at No. 2 in the NAIA division of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2011-12 season according to the organization’s release of its annual Academic Top 25 teams.
March 26, 2012
Women's Basketball reflects on historic 2011-12 season
As far as Shorter University women’s basketball head coach Vic Mitchell is concerned, the 2011-12 season was one that may have ended with the Lady Hawks falling short of their top goal, but still proved what teamwork and sacrifice can do.
March 21, 2012
Kelly Ellison becomes program's first three-time All-American
Shorter University senior Kelly Ellison has been named a third team All-American by the NAIA according to the organization’s release of its annual Division I Women’s Basketball All-America Teams.
March 16, 2012
Rogers State holds off Women's Hoops to advance to Elite 8
Shorter rallied from an 18-point first half deficit to pull within two points with under a minute to go, but seventh-seeded Rogers State got a big 3-pointer from Sasha Barnes with 18 seconds left to pull out a 64-59 victory in the second round of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship in Frankfort, Ky.
March 15, 2012
Preview: Elite Eight on the line as Shorter battles Rogers State
After a topsy-turvy first day at the 2012 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, the sixth-seeded Lady Hawks will suit up on Friday with a berth to the Elite Eight on the line against seventh-seeded Rogers State at 6:15 pm at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Ky.
March 14, 2012
Lady Hawks rally from 24 down, stun Olivet Nazarene 84-83
Robyn Foster tied a career high with 23 points, Brittney Smith had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds and sixth-seeded Shorter rallied from a 24-point first half deficit to score a thrilling 84-83 upset of third-seeded Olivet Nazarene in the first round of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship.
March 13, 2012
Preview: Olivet presents new style for sixth-seeded Lady Hawks
Intense full-court pressure, an offense where long-range shooting is the norm and a steady stream of players entering and leaving the game – that’s what the No. 20-ranked and No. 6 seed Shorter University Lady Hawks will face Wednesday at 8 pm.
March 9, 2012
Nationals provides one last chance at ring for Lady Hawk seniors
They’ve been down this road before. For the past three years, the eight seniors who have played a major role for the Shorter University women’s basketball team have realized most of the goals they set before the season began.
March 7, 2012
Let's Dance! Hawks, Lady Hawks learn national tourney draws
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams learned their first round national draws on Wednesday night as the NAIA released the 32-team brackets for its 2012 Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
March 3, 2012
Lady Hawks clinch nationals berth with 52-44 win over Emmanuel
Kelly Ellison had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, Robyn Foster added 11 points and four rebounds and No. 19 Shorter clinched a berth in the national tourney with a 52-44 victory over Emmanuel on Saturday at The Forum.
March 2, 2012
Belhaven advances to SSAC Championship with 56-51 win over SU
Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year Regena Jackson scored 19 points and No. 18 Belhaven held on for a 56-51 victory over No. 19 Shorter in the first of two semifinals at the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship on Friday at The Forum.
March 1, 2012
Lady Hawks survive with double OT win over Faulkner
Robyn Foster tied a career-high with 23 points – including two free throws with 8 seconds left in regulation to force the first overtime – en route to a 68-62 double overtime victory over Faulkner in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Fuddruckers Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship.
February 29, 2012
Co-Divisional POY Ellison highlights Shorter's All-SSAC selections
Shorter University senior Kelly Ellison was named Southern States Athletic Conference Co-Division Player of the Year and senior Robyn Foster joined Ellison on the All-SSAC team to highlight Shorter’s postseason honors at the 2012 SSAC Awards Banquet held at The Forum on Wednesday night.
February 29, 2012
Game Notes: Lady Hawks prepared for SSAC Quarterfinal
A fifth-year senior who had to sit out her junior season after undergoing foot surgery, Megan Queen now gets to close out her career with six other Lady Hawks who have made No. 20-ranked Shorter one of the hottest teams heading into this week’s Southern States Athletic Conference basketball tournament.
February 26, 2012
Hawks, Lady Hawks discover SSAC Tournament draws
The Shorter University men and women's basketball teams will open play in the 2012 Southern States Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships on Thursday, March 1 according to a release by the league on Sunday.
February 25, 2012
Women's Hoops closes regular season with 92-25 win over TMC
Damisha Moore scored a season-high 22 points to lead five Lady Hawks in double figures as No. 20 Shorter rolled to a 92-25 win over Truett-McConnell in each team's 2011-12 regular season finale on Saturday in Cleveland, Ga.
February 23, 2012
Smith's big game leads No. 20 Shorter in upset of No. 4 Lee
Seven seniors laced up for the final time on their home floor as Shorter’s Lady Hawks took on conference rival Lee University on Thursday night. One of those seniors came up extra big in her final home appearance.
February 22, 2012
Preview: WBB looking to continue build up toward SSAC Tourney
The goals they set before the season began, a conference championship and national tourney berth, are still there. This week, however, the Shorter University women’s basketball team has just one thing on its mind: momentum.
February 20, 2012
Shorter's Kelly Ellison named Capital One Academic All-America
Shorter University senior point guard Kelly Ellison has been named to the 2012 Capital One College Division Academic All-America basketball team as selected and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 18, 2012
Women's Hoops nabs East No. 2 seed with win over Brewton
Robyn Foster scored 14 points to lead the No. 22-ranked Shorter women's basketball team to a 77-48 victory over Southern States Athletic Conference rival Brewton-Parker College on Saturday afternoon in Mount Vernon.
February 17, 2012
Game Notes: Lady Hawks can clinch East No. 2 seed Saturday
The Shorter University women's basketball team travels to Mount Vernon, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 18 with a chance to clinch the Southern States Athletic Conference East Division's No. 2 seed against Brewton-Parker College in a noon tip off.
February 16, 2012
No. 22 Shorter completes sweep of rival Berry with 67-55 win
Abbie Daniel and Kelly Ellison scored 14 points apiece as No. 22-ranked Shorter University outlasted rival Berry College 67-55 at Berry’s Cage Center on Thursday night.
February 15, 2012
Game Notes: Shorter, Berry renew women's hoops rivalry Thursday
Shorter University’s No. 22-ranked women’s basketball team travels across town to Mount Berry, Ga., on Thursday, Feb. 16 for a rematch with rival Berry College at 6 pm in Berry’s Cage Center.
February 13, 2012
Women's Basketball outlasts Southern Poly 66-58 in Marietta
Robyn Foster scored a team-high 16 points as No. 22-ranked Shorter University pulled out a 66-58 victory over Southern Poly in Southern States Athletic Conference women's basketball action on Monday night in Marietta.
February 12, 2012
Game Notes: Women's Hoops travels to Southern Poly Monday
The No. 23-ranked Shorter women's basketball team heads to Marietta on Monday, Feb. 13 for a Southern States Athletic Conference matchup with Southern Poly at 6 pm.
February 11, 2012
Farrer's double-double powers No. 23 Shorter past Brenau, 72-45
Shelby Farrer notched a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds as No. 23 Shorter secured its fifth straight 20-win season with a 72-45 victory over Brenau in a Southern States Athletic Conference game on Saturday afternoon at the Winthrop-King Centre.
February 10, 2012
Game Notes: Brenau travels to WKC as Lady Hawks eye 20th win
Tomorrow afternoon when the No. 23-ranked Lady Hawks take the floor against Southern States Athletic Conference East Division rival Brenau (2 pm), they will do so with an opportunity to reach the 20-win plateau for a fifth consecutive year, something that has never been accomplished in the history of the program.
February 9, 2012
Ellison's near triple-double spurs SU in 70-45 win over Emmanuel
Kelly Ellison came up just short of a triple-double and Allison Danner and Robyn Foster scored 13 points apiece as No. 23-ranked Shorter University rolled to a 70-45 victory over Emmanuel College at the Winthrop-King Centre on Thursday night.
February 8, 2012
Game Notes: No. 23 Lady Hawks look to avenge loss to Emmanuel
Shorter University's No. 23-ranked women's basketball team will play host to Southern States Athletic Conference rival Emmanuel College on Thursday, Feb. 9 in a 6 pm tip from the Winthrop-King Centre.
February 7, 2012
Women's Hoops places four on CoSIDA Academic All-District squad
The Shorter University women’s basketball program had four student-athletes voted onto the CoSIDA-Capital One Academic All-District team according to a release by the organization last week.
February 4, 2012
Foster, Lady Hawks earn 10th SSAC win, 74-43 over SWU
Robyn Foster poured in a game-high 17 points to lead Shorter University to an easy 74-43 victory over Southern Wesleyan in a Southern States Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon.
February 3, 2012
Game Notes: Streaking Robyn Foster leads Lady Hawks into SWU
As the Lady Hawks, now 17-5 overall and 9-3 in the Southern States Athletic Conference, begin the stretch run in their quest for a much-sought after SSAC championship ring, Robyn Foster has found that the chemistry is there with her teammates.
January 30, 2012
Women's Basketball coasts to 67-33 win over Truett-McConnell
Brittney Smith had 11 points and seven rebounds, Allison Danner scored 11 points and Shorter University cruised to a 67-33 victory over Truett-McConnell College in a Southern States Athletic Conference matchup on Monday night at the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 29, 2012
Game Notes: WBB plays host to Truett-McConnell on Monday
The No. 24-ranked Shorter University women's basketball team welcomes Southern States Athletic Conference East Division foe Truett-McConnell College to the Winthrop-King Centre on Monday, Jan. 30 for a 6 pm tip.
January 28, 2012
No. 5 Lee heats up in 2nd half to best No. 24 Shorter, 71-58
Hollie German scored all 21 of her points in the second half as No. 5-ranked Lee outscored the 24th-ranked Lady Hawks 50-33 in the final period for a 71-58 victory in key Southern States Athletic Conference showdown on Saturday night in Cleveland, Tenn.
January 27, 2012
Preview: Two Top 25 showdowns on tap Saturday in Cleveland
Hoops fans will be treated to a pair of delectable Top 25 matchups tomorrow night in Cleveland when Shorter University's Hawks and Lady Hawks travel north to take on Lee University's Flames and Lady Flames at Paul Dana Walker Arena.
January 26, 2012
Big second half powers No. 24 Lady Hawks past Brewton-Parker
Brittney Smith poured in a career-high 20 points and Shorter University outscored Brewton-Parker 47-18 in the second half on its way to a 78-41 victory in a Southern States Athletic Conference East Division matchup at the Winthrop-King Centre on Thursday night.
January 25, 2012
Game Notes: Brewton-Parker is next test for No. 24 Lady Hawks
Back in the NAIA Top 25 Poll after a week away from the rankings, the Shorter University women's basketball team will welcome Southern States Athletic Conference East Division foe Brewton-Parker College to the Winthrop-King Centre on Thursday, Jan. 26 for a 6 pm tip.
January 23, 2012
24th-ranked Lady Hawks crush rival Berry, 102-64
Brittney Smith scored 15 points and Kelly Ellison recorded a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists as No. 24 Shorter University routed cross-town rival Berry College 102-64 in front of over 1,500 fans at the Winthrop-King Centre on Monday night.
January 22, 2012
Preview: Shorter-Berry rivalry takes center stage Monday at WKC
Shorter University and Berry College will renew acquaintances at the Winthrop-King Centre tomorrow night in a doubleheader beginning with a matchup between Shorter's Lady Hawks and Berry's Lady Vikings at 6 pm and capped with a tilt between the No. 1-ranked Hawks and the Vikings at approximately 8 pm.
January 22, 2012
Kristin Nash: Chelsi Matthews serving as inspirational leader
Diving for every loose ball, hustling to be the first one down the court on every possession, defending opponents bigger in the post area -- those are just a few attributes that best describe Shorter University junior forward Chelsi Matthews.
January 19, 2012
Women's Basketball coasts to 70-48 win over Southern Poly
Robyn Foster led four Shorter players in double figures with 16 points and the Lady Hawks used a 10-0 run in the second half to pull away for a 70-48 victory over Southern Poly in a Southern States Athletic Conference women’s basketball matchup on Thursday at the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 18, 2012
Game Notes: Women's Hoops hosts Southern Poly on Thursday
The Shorter women's basketball team eyes a second straight win on Thursday as it plays host to Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Poly in a 6 pm tip from the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 16, 2012
Shorter's Ellison picks up SSAC Player of the Week nod
Shorter University senior point guard Kelly Ellison has been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week league officials announced on Monday.
January 16, 2012
Crawford's career-high leads Lady Hawks over Brenau
Lindsey Crawford scored a career-high 15 points and Shorter University cruised to a 67-51 victory over Brenau in Southern States Athletic Conference women’s basketball action Monday night in Gainesville.
January 15, 2012
Game Notes: Lady Hawks looking to bounce back at Brenau
The Shorter women's basketball team hopes to rebound from an overtime loss at unranked Emmanuel on Saturday when it hits the road for Gainesville, Ga., on Monday, Jan. 16 for a Southern States Athletic Conference East Division tilt against Brenau University at 6 pm.
January 14, 2012
Upstart Emmanuel clips No. 21 Shorter in OT, 95-86
Kaylyn Young scored a season-high 28 points and Emmanuel College scored the first 10 points of the overtime period en route to a 95-86 upset of No. 21-ranked Shorter University in a Southern States Athletic Conference East Division matchup on Saturday afternoon in Franklin Springs, Ga.
January 13, 2012
Game Notes: Women's Basketball travels to Emmanuel Saturday
The Shorter University women's basketball team heads to Franklin Springs, Ga., on Saturday, Jan. 14 for a 2 pm Southern States Athletic Conference road game against Emmanuel College.
January 12, 2012
21-0 second half run sparks Lady Hawks in win over SWU
Kelly Ellison led three Lady Hawks in double figures with 14 points and Shorter University used a 21-0 run in the second half to pull away for a 75-48 victory over Southern Wesleyan University in a Southern States Athletic Conference game on Thursday night at the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 11, 2012
Shorter's Ellison dishing out success as Lady Hawks' floor general
When Kelly Ellison is on a basketball court, you can bet that she is well aware of what’s going on around her. That's why it’s not surprising that when the Shorter University senior became the team’s all-time assist leader last week – a feat she accomplished in less than three years – Ellison had no idea she had set the mark.
January 11, 2012
Game Notes: No. 21 Lady Hawks welcome SWU to Winthrop-King
The No. 21-ranked Shorter University women's basketball team takes to the Winthrop-King Centre hardwood on Thursday when it welcomes Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Wesleyan for a 6 pm tip.
January 7, 2012
Foster's 18 points lead No. 18 Shorter past William Carey
Robyn Foster hit four 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 18 points as 18th-ranked Shorter University snapped a two-game losing skid with a 65-45 victory over William Carey in a Southern States Athletic Conference crossover matchup on Saturday at Winthrop-King Centre.
January 6, 2012
Poor shooting dooms Lady Hawks in 56-45 loss to Belhaven
Reigning Southern States Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year Regena Jackson poured in a team-high 17 points as Belhaven University scored a 56-45 upset of 18th-ranked Shorter in an SSAC cross-divisional showdown Friday night at the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 5, 2012
Game Notes: WBB hosts huge SSAC tilts against Belhaven, WCU
Looking to bounce back from its second loss of the season, the Shorter women's basketball team will play host to the top two teams in the Southern States Athletic Conference West Division this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6 and 7 at the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 4, 2012
Grant's late 3 sinks No. 18 Shorter, lifts No. 16 Xavier to 60-59 win
Jasmine Grant's 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left capped Xavier University's rally from a six-point second half deficit and sent the 16th-ranked Gold Nuggets to a 60-59 victory over No. 18 Shorter in non-conference women's basketball action on Wednesday night at the Winthrop-King Centre.
January 3, 2012
WBB hopes to avenge only loss Wednesday against #16 Xavier
After 22 days away from competition, the 18th-ranked Shorter University women's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Wednesday, Jan. 4 for a Top 25 non-conference showdown with No. 16 Xavier University (La.) at 6 pm in the Winthrop-King Centre.
December 12, 2011
Ellison, Smith lead Shorter over NCAA II West Georgia, 58-49
Shorter senior point guard Kelly Ellison scored a game-high 20 points and senior post Brittney Smith recorded her third double-double of the season as the 18th-ranked Lady Hawks defeated the University of West Georgia 58-49 in Carrollton on Monday night.
December 11, 2011
Troyanna Vickers continuing to motivate as student assistant
When he first recruited her, Shorter University women’s basketball head coach Vic Mitchell knew he was getting someone special, someone who would emerge as a key cog for the Lady Hawks. Little did he know that he was getting someone that would exceed his highest expectations.
December 10, 2011
Smith's career-high 18 lead Lady Hawks past Coastal Ga.
Brittney Smith led all scorers with a career-high 18 points to lead 18th-ranked Shorter University to a 65-50 victory over the College of Coastal Georgia in non-league women’s basketball action on Saturday night.
December 9, 2011
Game Notes: 18th-ranked Shorter eyes season sweep of CCG
The Shorter University women's basketball team looks to shake off its first loss of the season as it returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 10 with a trip to Brunswick, Ga., and a 5:30 pm tip against the College of Coastal Georgia.
December 5, 2011
SU men's, women's hoops move up in polls; Hawks up to No. 5
The NAIA released its first regular season edition of the Men's and Women's Division I Basketball Coaches Top 25 Polls on Monday night and Shorter is well represented in both. The Hawks, off to a 9-0 start, appear at No. 5 in the country while the Lady Hawks, 8-1 on the year, are ranked 18th.
December 3, 2011
Young, #16 Xavier deals #21 Shorter 56-51 defeat
Brandi Young scored a team-high 12 points and 16th-ranked Xavier University (La.) knocked No. 21-ranked Shorter from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 56-51 victory over the Lady Hawks on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
December 2, 2011
#21 Shorter survives late charge from Loyola, stays unbeaten
Kelly Ellison scored 11 points and hit two big baskets in the final 58 seconds to help the 21st-ranked Lady Hawks withstand a second half surge from Loyola University and post a 66-61 victory in what was a battle of two of the Southern States Athletic Conference's three unbeaten teams.
December 1, 2011
Game Notes: Shorter, Loyola tangle in battle of unbeatens
The 21st-ranked and unbeaten Lady Hawks (7-0, 2-0 Southern States Athletic Conference) will take on SSAC foe Loyola University New Orleans at 6:30 pm ET on Friday before wrapping up its New Orleans visit on Saturday with a 3 pm ET tip against No. 16 Xavier (La.).
November 28, 2011
Hard work paying off for Women's Basketball senior Brittney Smith
In her first three years as a member of the Shorter University women’s basketball team, Brittney Smith developed a reputation as a blue-collar player that was physical, powerful and always ready to mix it up inside.
November 28, 2011
Second half surge sends #21 Shorter to 81-61 win over Reinhardt
Robyn Foster scored 17 points, Kelly Ellison dished out a career-high 17 assists and Shorter used a 20-3 run to open the second half en route to an 81-61 victory over Reinhardt University on Monday night in Waleska.
November 27, 2011
Game Notes: #21 Lady Hawks eye season sweep of Reinhardt
The No. 21-ranked Shorter University women's basketball team travels to Waleska, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 28 for a 5:30 pm tip against Reinhardt University.
November 19, 2011
#21 Lady Hawks stay unbeaten with 66-57 win over AUM
Allison Danner and Brittney Smith scored 11 points apiece and Shorter resisted a serious upset bid from Auburn University-Montgomery in a 66-57 victory over the Warhawks on Saturday afternoon at Winthrop-King Centre.
November 18, 2011
Ellison, No. 21 Shorter blow past Faulkner, 84-64
Kelly Ellison scored 19 of her career-high 28 points in the second half to lead No. 21 Shorter to an 84-64 victory over Faulkner University in each team's Southern States Athletic Conference opener on Friday night at Winthrop-King Centre.
November 17, 2011
Game Notes: #21 WBB opens SSAC play against Faulkner, AUM
The Shorter University women's basketball team tips off Southern States Athletic Conference play this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, as it plays host to Faulkner University and Auburn University-Montgomery at the Winthrop-King Centre.
November 15, 2011
#21 Lady Hawks ease past Reinhardt, 83-53
Shelby Farrer scored 15 points, Brittney Smith had 13 points and eight rebounds and No. 21-ranked Shorter University breezed past visiting Reinhardt 83-53 in non-league women's basketball action on Tuesday night at Winthrop-King Centre.
November 14, 2011
Game Notes: #21 Lady Hawks host Reinhardt on Tuesday night
The Shorter women's basketball team will try for a fourth straight win to open the 2011-12 season when it plays host to Reinhardt University tomorrow night, Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 pm in the Winthrop-King Centre.
November 12, 2011
Women's Basketball moves to 3-0 with 64-44 victory over Morris
Shorter placed four players in double figures in cruising to a 64-44 win over Morris College (S.C.) in each team's final game of the Jack Souther Classic hosted by Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.
November 11, 2011
Daniel leads Shorter to 74-25 triumph over Tennessee Temple
Abbie Daniel scored a career-high 20 points and 21st-ranked Shorter University rolled to a 74-25 victory over Tennessee Temple University on Friday night in the Jack Souther Classic hosted by Lee University.
November 10, 2011
Game Notes: #21 Lady Hawks travel to Cleveland for Lee Invite
Fresh off a 74-42 victory over the College of Coastal Georgia in its season opener on Tuesday night, the Shorter University women's basketball team travels to Cleveland, Tenn., this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, for two games as part of the Lee University Invitational.
November 8, 2011
Smith, Farrer post double-doubles; #21 Shorter rolls Coastal Ga.
Brittney Smith and Shelby Farrer notched double-doubles to lead 21st-ranked Shorter University to a 74-42 victory over the College of Coastal Georgia in the 2011-12 season opener for the Lady Hawks at the Winthrop-King Centre.
November 7, 2011
Game Notes: WBB opens season Tuesday against Coastal Georgia
With nearly 30 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level under his belt, Shorter University head women's basketball coach Vic Mitchell knows a quality team when he sees one. Mitchell knows he has one this year and judging by the amount of preseason accolades, so does the rest of the country.
November 2, 2011
Women's Basketball slated to win SSAC East, voted 2nd overall
The Shorter University women's basketball team has been predicted to finish first in the Southern States Athletic Conference East Division and second overall in the conference according to the league's preseason coaches' poll released late Tuesday night.
October 24, 2011
Women's Basketball ranked No. 21 in NAIA Preseason Top 25 Poll
The Shorter University women's basketball team will begin the 2011-12 season ranked No. 21 in the country according to the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll, which was released by the organization on Monday evening.
August 9, 2011
Joanna Reitz steps in for Kristy Brown as WBB top assistant
Kristy Brown and Joanna Reitz each had a tough decision to make. For both, the choice revolved around the sport they love – basketball.