2017-18 Women's Basketball News

  • Record number of student-athletes achieve academic distinction
    June 25, 2018
    Chapman University student-athletes raised the bar with a record number of 220 SCIAC All-Academic selections for the 2017-18 school year. This year marks the first time in Chapman’s six-year history in the SCIAC that more than 200 Panthers were included on the All-Academic teams.
  • 2018 Athletics Department Awards announced
    May 10, 2018
    Chapman University Athletics announced its annual senior departmental awards at the jog-a-thon on Friday afternoon. The Panthers awarded male and female Scholar-Athletes of the Year awards as well as male and female Leadership Awards.
  • Criswell earns All-West Region distinction
    March 13, 2018
    After a breakout season, sophomore Lucy Criswell has been selected to the D3hoops.com All-West Region First Team. The selection comes after she won SCIAC Athlete of the Year and helped lead the Panthers to their first conference tournament championship and 13th NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • Women's basketball falls to No. 6 St. Thomas in First Round
    March 02, 2018
    The 2017-18 season came to a close for the Chapman University women’s basketball team in an 81-51 loss to No. 6 St. Thomas on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship.
  • Women's basketball NCAA First & Second Rounds Preview
    March 01, 2018
    Chapman travels to St. Thomas for the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. The SCIAC champs will take on the hosts and MIAC champions from St. Thomas.
  • Women's basketball heads to St. Thomas for First Round
    February 26, 2018
    After winning the SCIAC Tournament title on Saturday, the NCAA announced that the Chapman University women’s basketball team will be headed to St. Paul, Minn. To take on St. Thomas in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship this weekend.
  • Women's basketball claims SCIAC title with double OT win at CMS
    February 24, 2018
    It needed two extra periods. Ten back-and-forth minutes. After a 70-61 double overtime battle against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Chapman University women’s basketball team claimed the SCIAC Postseason Tournament title for the first time in school history.
  • Criswell, Jue reel in top SCIAC honors, five Panthers recognized
    February 22, 2018
    Sophomore Lucy Criswell headlined the announcement of the SCIAC women’s basketball postseason awards as the conference’s Athlete of the Year and First Team selection. She became just the second Panther to earn the honor while Chapman took home three of the four major awards.
  • Criswell drops 31 points as women's basketball advances
    February 22, 2018
    The rubber game is set. The Chapman University women’s basketball advanced to the SCIAC Tournament championship game with a 75-52 victory over third-seeded Cal Lutheran on Thursday.
  • Women’s basketball hosts Cal Lutheran in SCIAC semifinal
    February 21, 2018
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team enters the SCIAC Postseason tournament as the No. 2 seed after finishing the regular season as the SCIAC co-champions. The Panthers (21-4, 15-1 SCIAC) welcome No. 3 Cal Lutheran (15-10, 10-6 SCIAC) to Hutton Sports Center as they square up for the third time this season.
  • Women’s basketball wins 15th straight on senior night
    February 14, 2018
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the SCIAC title with a dominant 97-69 victory over the visiting Occidental tonight. The Panthers (21-3, 15-0 SCIAC) were led by sophomore Lucy Criswell, who posted a career-high 28 points against the Tigers (11-13, 5-10 SCIAC).
  • McPherson's career-high, pressure defense key 14th straight win
    February 10, 2018
    A season-high point total for freshman Brittany McPherson led the Chapman University women’s basketball team to a 99-72 win over visiting La Verne on Saturday. The Panthers (20-3, 14-0 SCIAC) won their 14th game in a row and poured in a season-high point total.
  • Fajardo earns SCIAC weekly award for second time this season
    February 05, 2018
    For the second time this season, junior Jaryn Fajardo was selected as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week. She led the Panthers to two more victories this week, helping the squad extend their win streak to 12 games.
  • Jue picks up 300th career win after seesaw battle with Cal Lutheran
    February 03, 2018
    Head coach Carol Jue picked up her 300th career win and the Chapman University women’s basketball team won for the 12th game in a row with a 65-61 victory over visiting Cal Lutheran. Sophomore Lucy Criswell posted her third double-double of the season to lead the Panthers (18-3, 12-0 SCIAC) in the win.
  • Women's basketball keeps rolling with 11th straight win
    January 31, 2018
    Sophomore Lucy Criswell nearly set a new career-high by halftime as the Chapman University women’s basketball rolled to a 78-58 win over visiting Redlands on Wednesday. The Panthers (17-3, 11-0 SCIAC) extended their win streak to 11 games and stayed perfect in SCIAC play.
  • Hum-Nishikado scores 1,000th point in win over Caltech
    January 27, 2018
    Senior Jaime Hum-Nishikado scored her 1,000th career point in the Chapman University women’s basketball team’s 80-62 win over Caltech. Hum-Nishikado scored 12 points in the win to join the elite club of Panther women’s basketball players.
  • Women's basketball wins seventh straight
    January 18, 2018
    A huge first quarter and a career-high from sophomore Lucy Criswell led the Chapman University women’s basketball team to a 73-61 win over Hope International on Thursday. The Panthers (14-3) won for the second night in a row and ran their winning streak to seven games.
  • Criswell repeats as SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    January 15, 2018
    For the second consecutive week, sophomore Lucy Criswell was honored as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week. She continued a dominant SCIAC season with 16.7 points and seven rebounds per game over three games, including her first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Whittier.
  • Dominant defense leads women's basketball to win over CMS
    January 13, 2018
    A program-best start became even better as the Chapman University women’s basketball team locked down Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for a 68-56 victory. With the win, the Panthers (12-3, 7-0) won for the sixth straight game and took sole possession of first place in the SCIAC.
  • Criswell tallies first career double-double
    January 10, 2018
    The Chapman University women’s basketball continued its historic SCIAC run with a commanding 80-54 win over Whittier (6-10, 3-4 SCIAC) tonight at Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers (11-3, 6-0 SCIAC) are off to their best start in conference play since their inaugural season in 2012.
  • Criswell earns SCIAC honors after dominant week
    January 08, 2018
    Sophomore Lucy Criswell was selected as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week after her dominating performance last week. She helped the Panthers win two consecutive SCIAC games, including a huge 35-point win over La Verne on Saturday where she led Chapman with 19 points and seven rebounds, shooting 4-for-5 from three point range. Against the Bulldogs, Criswell tallied 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, pulling in six rebounds.
  • Criswell sets career best in win over Caltech
    January 01, 2018
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team secured its second win of SCIAC play in a 74-59 win over Caltech earlier this evening. After recording a career-high night just over a week ago, sophomore Lucy Criswell set a new career best with 20 points against the Beavers.
  • Women's basketball closes out 2017 with loss to defending national champs
    December 31, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team fell 73-58 to the defending national champions from Amherst College in the final game of 2017. Senior Jaime Hum-Nishikado led the Panthers (6-3) with 15 points.
  • Hum-Nishikado records career-high night in victory over Benedictine
    December 29, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team hosted Benedictine University of Arizona on Friday night and came out with the 90-84 victory. Senior Jaime Hum-Nishikado helped lead the Panthers with a career-high 28 points against the Redhawks.
  • Women’s basketball drops second straight
    December 22, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team fell 75-63 to the visiting George Fox University on the second night of the Panther Poet Classic. The Panthers were led again by sophomore Lucy Criswell, who put up double-digit points for the second night in a row.
  • Women's basketball suffers first loss
    December 21, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team saw a halftime lead erased as it suffered its first loss of the season, 69-65, to visiting Hiram on Thursday. Sophomore Lucy Criswell had a career-high with 19 points in the loss.
  • Women's basketball dominant in SCIAC opener
    December 06, 2017
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team never trailed and cruised to a 76-47 victory against the short-handed Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in the Panthers’ home and SCIAC opener. The Panthers won their fifth game in a row to begin the year and won their SCIAC opener for the second year in a row.
  • Fajardo selected as SCIAC Athlete of the Week
    November 20, 2017
    Junior Jaryn Fajardo was nominated as the SCIAC Athlete of the Week after a dominating performance on the court this past week. She helped lead the Panthers to a pair of wins over Concordia M’head and McMurray College at the Redlands Tip-Off Classic.