July 14, 2006
Men's basketball standout Levi Seekins was a finalist for the NAIA Dr. LeRoy Walker Sportsmanship Award as part of the Champions of Character program. Seekins, who led the Lions to to NAIA Tournament as a senior, was Vanguard's Make Champions of Character recipient. He was then nominated by the Golden State Athletic Conference and was named the Region II Champions of Character honoree. Women's basketball star Kelly Schmidt and women's track and field standout Laura Bowman were voted Vanguard's Female Champions of Character for 2005-06.
November 18, 2005
UCI women's basketball preview storyUCI aims to build off last season's strong finish, beginning with tonight's opener against visiting Fresno State Bulldogs.Upon taking over as interim UC Irvine women's basketball coach when Mark Adams resigned after last season's 0-9 start, Molly Tuter said her primary mission was to get her players to lighten up. The Anteaters won four of their last six games to finish 8-14 under Tuter, who was given the job on a full-time basis after going 1-1 in the Big West Conference Tournament.
October 26, 2005
The Vanguard women's basketball team boasts three returning starters from last year's conference championship team.The Vanguard University women's basketball team, coming off a school-record 32-win season, was named the No. 1 team in the nation in the NAIA Sports Talk 2005-2006 Preseason College Basketball Top 25 poll. The Lions are expected to be ranked No. 1 in the official NAIA women's basketball poll, which comes out today. "From what I'm hearing, we'll be No. 1 on that poll as well," Vanguard Coach Russ Davis said.
August 16, 2003
Bryce Alderton Women reigned at Orange Coast College last season, that is, as far as sports go. The cross country, basketball and swimming teams all won state championships and were part of Coast's seven finalist teams to compete for a California crown. With its three state titles, OCC piled up 30 points to build the foundation for Coast's 49.5 points in women's sports, the best in the state. Women's teams at Coast have now captured 33 state titles Combining the men's points, OCC scored a record 70 points to claim the year's California Community College All-Sports Trophy, the third time Coast has won the award, given out for the past 10 years.
January 9, 2003
SANTA ANA -- The Orange Coast College men's and women's basketball teams had their way at Santa Ana College Wednesday, putting the Dons away on the men's level, 89-80, and finishing off the women, 75-39. Both were Orange Empire Conference openers. Stephon Seales paced Coast (12-5, 1-0 in the OEC) with 16 points, and Lanier Brown (14), B. Bobick (14) and Alfonso James (11) were also in double figures. Santa Ana fell to 11-8, 0-1. In the women's game, Alisa Carrillo had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Pirates (16-3)
June 7, 2002
BREN EVENTS CENTER - Selena Ho, a two-time first-team All-Big West Conference point guard at the University of the Pacific, has been hired as an assistant of the UC Irvine women's basketball team. Ho, who earned a degree in business administration in May, ended her career this season ranked first all-time in the Big West and 24th among NCAA Division I players in three-pointers made (271). "Selena was the premiere point guard in the Big West Conference over the last four years," Irvine women's basketball coach Mark Adams said.
February 22, 2002
UC Irvine senior Cindy Oparah was selected to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII women's basketball first-team as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is one of five student-athletes that will be forwarded to the national ballot. Winners will be announced March 8. Oparah, a biological sciences major who plans to pursue a career in medicine, leads the Big West in scoring (15.7) and rebounding (9.6). She is ranked 25th nationally for rebounds.
February 18, 2002
BREN EVENTS CENTER - UC Irvine fell to visiting University of the Pacific, 65-53, in a Big West women's basketball game Sunday. Pacific was ahead, 49-39, and went on a 9-3 run with 7:26 remaining to put the game out of reach. The Tigers outrebounded the Anteaters, 34-26, while shooting 52 percent for the game (28-54). Pacific was led by Selena Ho with 16 points and six assists. Vanessa Dupont added 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds. UCI had a trio of players in double-figures, with Cindy Oparah leading the way with 16 points, four steals and four rebounds.
February 4, 2002
The Vanguard University women's basketball team upset host Westmont College, ranked No. 24 in the NAIA, 64-62, Saturday to move into a third-place tie with the Warriors in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Debbie Candelaria made two free throws with 26 seconds left to give the Lions (12-8, 9-5 in the GSAC) a 63-62 lead. Westmont (14-8, 9-5) had a chance to take the lead, but the shot did not fall for the Warriors and Erin Edmiston sank one free throw with a second left to seal the win for Vanguard.
January 11, 2002
LONG BEACH - The UC Irvine women's basketball team witnessed a hot shooting night by Big West host Long Beach State, which won 91-60 Thursday in The Pyramid. The 49ers (6-7, 1-2 in the Big West Conference), winners of six of their last seven, shot 63% from the field and used a 17-6 run over the first 5:30 of the second half to coast to victory. The Anteaters (4-10, 1-2) went on an early 11-0 run after falling 10-0 to open the game. UCI's Cindy Oparah and Christina Callaway keyed the scoring run and led UCI throughout the night, each finishing with a double-double.