2017-18 Youngstown State Women's Basketball News

  • Youngstown State Women's Basketball Posts Nation's 10th-Best Team GPA in 2017-18
    July 31, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team posted the 10th-best grade-point average out of 349 Division I programs during the 2017-18 season, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday.
  • Women’s Basketball to Begin Summer Camp Season This Sunday
    June 14, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball coaches will begin a busy camp season this weekend as they host their first of four camp offerings of the summer.
  • Indiya Benjamin, Chad Zallow Named Athletes of the Year
    April 25, 2018
    Youngstown State women's basketball player Indiya Benjamin and men's track and field standout Chad Zallow will be recognized as the 2017-18 YSU/Vindicator Athletes of the Year this evening at the annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet at the Georgetown in Boardman.
  • Ny'Dajah Jackson Becomes Second Division I Transfer for YSU Women's Basketball
    April 23, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball program has added its second Division I transfer this month as Ny’Dajah Jackson signed a grant-in-aid to become a Penguin, YSU head coach John Barnes announced on Monday.
  • Women’s Basketball Adds Transfer Post Emma VanZanten
    April 11, 2018
    Youngstown State head women’s basketball coach John Barnes is excited to announce that Emma VanZanten has signed a grant-in-aid to transfer to YSU.
  • Late-Season Run Highlights 2017-18 Women's Basketball Campaign
    April 05, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team had plenty of thrilling plays and made a memorable charge to qualify for its third postseason tournament in four years in 2017-18. The season also saw record-breaking performances and a highlight that was featured on SportsCenter.
  • Benjamin Repeats as Coach DiGregorio MVP as Penguins Host Postseason Banquet
    March 20, 2018
    Indiya Benjamin was named the Coach Ed DiGregorio Most Valuable Player for the 2017-18 season as the Youngstown State women’s basketball team held its postseason banquet over the weekend at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall.
  • Penguins Fall 70-59 in Opening Round of the WBI
    March 14, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team went cold in the second half and had its season end with a 70-59 loss to Binghamton in the opening round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational on Wednesday evening at Beeghly Center.
  • Penguins Begin WBI Wednesday Against Binghamton
    March 13, 2018
    The Youngstown State women's basketball team will play in a postseason tournament for the third time in the last four years as it hosts Binghamton in the opening round of the Women's Basketball Invitational on Wednesday. Tipoff at Beeghly Center is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. The opening round is presented locally by Medical Mutual of Ohio.
  • Penguins Accept WBI Bid, Will Host Binghamton on Wednesday at Beeghly Center
    March 12, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team’s season will continue into March as it earned a bid to host Binghamton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the Women's Basketball Invitational. The game is presented by Medical Mutual of Ohio, the official healthcare provider of Youngstown State University.
  • Cash Scores 1,000th Point as Penguins Bow Out of #MotorCityMadness
    March 05, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with Green Bay for 20 minutes, but the Phoenix came out with a second-half spark on both ends to beat the Penguins 66-45 on Monday in the semifinals of the 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championship.
  • Penguins to Face Top-Seeded Green Bay on Monday in #MotorCityMadness Semifinals
    March 05, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team will try to knock off top-seeded Green Bay and earn its first trip to the Horizon League Championship Game when it plays the No. 21/21 Phoenix on Monday. Tipoff at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit is set for 1 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Penguins Survive Milwaukee Comeback to Advance in #MotorCityMadness
    March 04, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team survived a major comeback bid by Milwaukee to win 62-58 on Sunday and advance to the semifinals of the 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championship in Detroit.
  • YSU to Host Watch Party for Semifinals Contest vs. Green Bay
    March 04, 2018
    All YSU fans are invited to attend a watch party in the Coaches Court of Beeghly Center to cheer on the Youngstown State women’s basketball team as they face top-seeded Green Bay tomorrow afternoon in the semifinals of the 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Championship.
  • No. 5 Penguins Begin #MotorCityMadness vs. No. 4 Milwaukee on Sunday
    March 02, 2018
    Fresh off its best February in 20 years, the Youngstown State women’s basketball team will try to carry its hot play to end the regular season into the 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Tournament. The Penguins are the fifth seed in the tournament and will play fourth-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The game from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Dunn Selected to Horizon League All-Academic Team
    March 01, 2018
    Youngstown State sophomore Mary Dunn has been voted to the 2017-18 Horizon League Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team for her combined success on the court and in the classroom, the conference announced on Thursday.
  • Benjamin, Olson Earn Postseason Horizon League Honors
    February 28, 2018
    Youngstown State senior Indiya Benjamin has been named Second-Team All-Horizon League, and Chelsea Olson has been voted to the All-Freshman Team. The conference announced its all-league teams and special award winners on Wednesday, two days before play begins in Motor City Madness.
  • Peters Named Horizon League Freshman of the Week
    February 26, 2018
    Youngstown State guard McKenah Peters has been named the Horizon League Women’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the period ending Feb. 25, the conference office announced on Monday.
  • Women's Basketball Finishes Tied for Fourth; Enters Motor City Madness as Fifth Seed
    February 25, 2018
    Fresh off its best February in 20 years, the Youngstown State women’s basketball team will enter next week’s Little Caesars Horizon League Tournament as the fifth seed. The Penguins will play fourth-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the 10-team tournament.
  • Arbanas, Benjamin Break Career 3s Record as YSU Wins 76-69 on Senior Day
    February 24, 2018
    Nikki Arbanas and Indiya Benjamin took turns breaking Youngstown State’s career 3-pointers record, and the Penguins celebrated Senior Day with a 76-69 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
  • Women's Basketball's Senior Day, Big Regular-Season Finale Set for Saturday at Beeghly Center
    February 22, 2018
    Youngstown State will honor its seniors, celebrate a 20-year anniversary and try to match a school record for Horizon League wins as it hosts Cleveland State on Saturday. Tipoff at Beeghly Center is set for 4:15 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. YSU's men will play Cleveland State afterward.
  • YSU to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of 1997-98 Team on Saturday
    February 21, 2018
    The Youngstown State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will celebrate on Saturday the 20th anniversary of the 1997-98 women’s basketball team that captured the Mid-Continent Conference championship and won the program’s first NCAA Tournament game.
  • Strong Start, Late Free Throws Give Penguins 60-59 Win at NKU
    February 19, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team used a hot start to build a big lead and held on late to earn a significant 60-59 win on Monday at Northern Kentucky.
  • Penguins Look to Bounce Back Monday at Northern Kentucky
    February 18, 2018
    Youngstown State will try to secure a first-round bye in the Horizon League Tournament and a winning record in conference play as it plays at Northern Kentucky on Monday. Tipoff at BB&T Arena is set for 5 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Penguins Shut Down by Phoenix Defense in 67-42 Loss
    February 17, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team’s winning streak came to a halt at the hands of No. 19/15 Green Bay on Saturday in a 67-42 loss to the Phoenix at Beeghly Center.
  • Penguins Aim to Remain Hot in Challenging Saturday Contest vs. No. 19/15 Green Bay
    February 16, 2018
    Youngstown State will try to extend its winning streak and continue its climb up the Horizon League standings as it hosts No. 19/15 Green Bay on Saturday at Beeghly Center. Tipoff against the league-leading Phoenix is set for 1 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Penguins Show Grit to Beat Milwaukee in OT Thriller
    February 15, 2018
    The Youngstown State women's basketball team battled back to force overtime and then went on to pull out a thrilling 86-85 win over Milwaukee on Thursday night at the Beeghly Center.
  • Detroit Pistons Legends to Headline Motor City Madness Champions Brunch
    February 14, 2018
    The Horizon League and 313 Presents will gather with former Detroit Pistons legends for the second annual Champions Brunch at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. ET. The brunch will precede the Little Caesars Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship Game at Noon and the men’s championship game at 7 p.m.
  • YSU Looks to Bring Road Edge to Beeghly Center for Thursday Contest vs. Milwaukee
    February 14, 2018
    Youngstown State will try to carry its success from the road into two big home contests this week as the Penguins host the Horizon League’s Wisconsin teams at Beeghly Center. The week begins against Milwaukee at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Women's Basketball to Host Play4Kay Game on Saturday vs. Green Bay
    February 13, 2018
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team will participate in the national Play4Kay initiative to fight against women’s cancers in its game against Green Bay on Feb. 17. Tipoff against the Phoenix at Beeghly Center is set for 1 p.m.
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