2011-12 Women's Basketball News
July 26, 2012
Storm Top 10 Countdown: No. 3
The women's basketball team showed again why it is the Storm's most successful program of the past decade, winning a fifth straight IIAC title.
July 23, 2012
Women's basketball earns national academic honor
The Simpson women's basketball team landed on the WBCA Academic Team Honor Roll for the fifth time in as many years, coming in ranked eighth in the nation.
April 17, 2012
SAAC holds recognition banquet
Simpson's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held its annual awards banquet Monday, April 16.
March 29, 2012
12 student-athletes named academic all-conference
The women's basketball team led the way with seven honorees who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
March 19, 2012
Schutjer earns third All-America nod
Stacey Schutjer was named to the WBCA Honorable Mention All-America team for the third time in 2012.
March 13, 2012
Schutjer named second team all-region
Stacey Schutjer collected D3hoops.com Second Team All-West Region honors for the third time in her career.
March 2, 2012
Storm begin NCAA Championship in Windy City on Friday
Simpson opens the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship on Friday.
March 2, 2012
Simpson comeback falls short against UW-Eau Claire
Simpson rallied from 12 down in the second half but couldn't complete the comeback, falling to UW-Eau Claire 69-61 on Friday.
February 29, 2012
Schutjer, Nielsen, Niemuth take home all-IIAC honors
Stacey Schutjer and Kate Nielsen earned First Team All-Conference honors and Brian Niemuth took home Coach of the Year honors in the Iowa Conference.
February 27, 2012
Storm qualify for NCAA Tournament
The women's basketball team learned Monday that it earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will play UW-Eau Claire on Friday in Chicago.
February 25, 2012
Simpson falls in IIAC title game
Coe beat Simpson 79-59 in the IIAC Tournament Championship agame on Saturday afternoon.
February 23, 2012
Storm top Wartburg, advance to IIAC Championship game
Kate Nielsen scored 26 points and Simpson came from seven down with four minutes left to beat Wartburg 66-63 on Wednesday.
February 18, 2012
Simpson tops Loras, takes home outright title
Simpson trailed by as much as 10 in the first half but came back for a 59-49 win over Loras on Saturday, clinching an outright conference title.
February 16, 2012
Niemuth enters a class of his own
Women's basketball coach Brian Niemuth earned his 300th career Iowa Conference win on Wednesday, the only IIAC coach to reach the mark.
February 15, 2012
Storm clinch conference title, Niemuth earns 300th league win
Simpson clinched the IIAC title with an 81-63 win over Central on Wednesday, giving Brian Niemuth 300 career conference wins in the process.
February 15, 2012
Women's basketball ranked third in West Region
The women's basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the latest NCAA Division III West Region rankings.
February 13, 2012
Schutjer named IIAC Athlete of the Week
Stacey Schutjer took home IIAC Athlete of the Week honors after averaging 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds last week.
February 11, 2012
Simpson holds on against Cornell
Simpson remained atop the Iowa Conference standings after a 75-67 win over Cornell on Saturday afternoon.
February 8, 2012
Storm run past Buena Vista in second half
Stacey Schutjer posted a 24-point, 16-rebound double-double and Simpson used a 14-2 run in the second half in an 81-66 win over Buena Vista on Wednesday.
February 7, 2012
Sokol, Boston named Student-Athletes of the Month
Women's basketball player Ali Sokol and men's basketball player Chad Boston earned Student-Athlete of the Month honors for January 2012.
February 4, 2012
Simpson handles Luther, wins fourth straight
Stacey Schutjer and Kate Nielsen combined for 32 points as Simpson beat Luther 86-62 on Saturday.
February 2, 2012
Nielsen named to Academic All-District First Team
Kate Nielsen was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII First Team on Thursday and is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
February 1, 2012
Storm take down conference-leader Coe
Simpson put together a complete performance in taking down conference-frontrunner Coe, 93-66 on Wednesday night.
January 31, 2012
Help fill the stands with Red & Gold
Wednesday's basketball doubleheader vs. Coe will be televised, so show up in your Red & Gold and lets pack the house!
January 27, 2012
Simpson backs Pat
The Simpson women's basketball team will take part in the national "We Back Pat" initiative when it plays host to Coe on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
January 25, 2012
Hot-shooting leads Simpson past Dubuque
Simpson scored 51 in the first half and shot a season-high 60 percent from the field, beating Dubuque 92-73 on Wednesday night.
January 25, 2012
Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kate Nielsen
Junior basketball player Kate Nielsen talks about why she transferred to Simpson, whats on her iPod before games and more in this Student-Athlete Profile.
January 21, 2012
Storm use long ball to hold off Wartburg
Simpson hit eight 3-pointers in the second half and beat Wartburg 70-58 on Saturday.
January 18, 2012
Second-half run leads Loras past Simpson
Loras mounted a 16-3 run in the second half en-route to a 69-58 win over Simpson on Wednesday.
January 16, 2012
Second-half run fuels Simpson win over Central
Simpson mounted a 16-1 run early in the second half en-route to a 94-71 win over Central on Monday night.
January 11, 2012
Simpson women pick up road win at Buena Vista
Stacey Schutjer scored 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds in Simpson's 82-69 win over Buena Vista on Wednesday.
January 7, 2012
Storm pull away from Dubuque down the stretch
Simpson used a 16-5 run in the second half to pull away from a pesky Dubuque squad, winning 82-71 on Saturday afternoon.
January 5, 2012
Nielsen, Haynes named Student-Athletes of the Month
Junior women's basketball player Kate Nielsen and freshman wrestler Brian Haynes earned Simpson Student-Athlete of the Month honors for December 2011.
January 4, 2012
Nielsen named IIAC Athlete of the Week for second time
Women's basketball player Kate Nielsen earned IIAC Athlete of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Jan. 1.
January 4, 2012
Storm edged by Coe in early season battle
In a matchup of last year's Iowa Conference co-champions, Coe beat Simpson 75-72 on Wednesday night.
December 30, 2011
Nielsen, Storm out-muscle Thomas More 79-66
Kate Nielsen turned in a huge effort with 21 points and 14 rebounds in Simpson's 79-66 win over Thomas More at the D3hoops.com Classic on Friday.
December 29, 2011
Storm balanced in 94-70 win over Eureka
Five players reached double figures and Simpson attempted 91 shots in a 94-70 win over Eureka at the D3hoops.com Classic on Thursday.
December 17, 2011
Second-half rally pushes River Falls past Storm
Jamie Elbert scored 14 points in Simpson's 75-59 loss to UW-River Falls on Saturday.
December 12, 2011
Nielsen named IIAC Athlete of the Week
Kate Nielsen averaged 17 points and 8.5 rebounds last week on her way to IIAC Athlete of the Week honors.
December 10, 2011
Storm come from behind to beat Wheaton
Simpson out-scored Wheaton 10-2 in the final three minutes in Saturday's 56-52 win.
December 7, 2011
Storm coast past Luther
Chelsie Rohrs hit four 3-pointers in Simpson's 78-45 win over Luther on Wednesday night.
December 3, 2011
Storm falter in road contest at Wartburg
Kelsie Reeves scored seven points and distributed four assists in Simpson's 71-54 loss to Wartburg on Saturday.
November 30, 2011
Storm beat Cornell in overtime thriller
Kate Nielsen scored eight of Simpson's 10 points in overtime as the Storm survived 63-60 against Cornell on Wednesday night.
November 26, 2011
Hot start propels Storm over Grand View
Jamie Elbert hit 5 of 7 3-pointers in Simpson's 83-69 win over Grand View on Saturday. She was named to the all-tournament team.
November 25, 2011
Storm take home-opener over Carleton
Ali Sokol pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds in Simpson's 85-70 win over Carleton on Friday night.
November 19, 2011
Storm rout Bethany Lutheran
Jamie Elbert scored a game-high 17 points off the bench in Simpson's 94-52 win over Bethany Lutheran on Saturday.
November 18, 2011
Storm comeback falls short against River Falls
Stacey Schutjer scored 26 points in Simpson's 79-73 loss to UW-River Falls in the first game of the Luther Invitational on Friday.
November 15, 2011
Women's basketball team has its eyes on the prize
Kelsie Reeves, Stacey Schutjer and the Simpson women's basketball team open the 2011-12 season tonight at AIB.
November 15, 2011
Storm survive scare in opener
Kate Nielsen came off the bench to score 17 points and bring down 14 rebounds in Simpson's 86-83 win over AIB on Tuesday.
November 3, 2011
Simpson hosts second-annual Hoopapalooza
The men's and women's basketball teams will take part in the second annual Hoopapalooza tonight, which features scrimmages and a dunk contest.