UMBC Signs Head Women’s Basketball Coach Phil Stern Through 2016-17 SeasonBALTIMORE—Just two months after leading the Retrievers to their first-ever America East regular-season title and a berth in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, UMBC head women’s basketball coach Phil Stern has agreed to a new six-year contract that runs through the 2016-17 season, Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown announced today.
Kurowski Named America East Women’s Basketball Scholar-AthleteCAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named the America East Scholar-Athlete for women’s basketball, the conference announced Thursday. The award recognizes Kurowski’s excellence both on the court and in the classroom.
Women’s Basketball Announces Captains for 2011-12 SeasonBALTIMORE—UMBC women’s basketball rising seniors Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman), Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and Topé Obajolu (Randallstown, Md./Archbishop Carroll) have been named team captains for the 2011-12 season, head coach Phil Stern announced today.
Kurowski Selected to Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete TeamCLEVELAND—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team for her combined performance on the court and in the classroom, the organization announced Friday. It is her third such recognition of the season, as she was also selected to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, as well as the America East All-Academic squad.
Retrievers’ Season Ends with 59-47 Loss to Florida in WNITGAINESVILLE, Fla.—After a strong first half, the UMBC women’s basketball team (20-12) struggled in the second and fell to host Florida (19-14) by a score of 59-47 Friday evening in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament at the O’Connell Center.
Retrievers Draw Florida in WNIT First RoundBALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (20-11) will continue its historic 2010-11 season with a Women’s National Invitation Tournament first-round matchup with the University of Florida (18-14) Friday in Gainesville, Fla., at 7 p.m
Retrievers Rally for Fifth Straight Win, 53-48, at HartfordWEST HARTFORD, Conn.—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 22 points and the UMBC women’s basketball team (18-10, 12-3 AE) rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat America East rival Hartford (12-15, 9-5 AE) by a score of 53-48 Sunday afternoon at the Hawks’ Chase Arena.
Three Different Paths, All Leading to SuccessMichelle Kurowski arrived at UMBC in the summer of 2008 as Long Island’s third all-time leading scorer, and despite some doubts about her size from other coaches who recruited her, she slid right into the Retrievers’ starting lineup and flourished there, ranking eighth among the nation’s top rookies in scoring.
Big Second Half Lifts Women’s Basketball Past New Hampshire, 63-55DURHAM, N.H.—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 19 points for the second straight game and the UMBC women’s basketball team (16-10, 10-3 AE) scored 44 points in the second half to earn its third straight win, 63-55, over America East rival New Hampshire (8-17, 5-8 AE) Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Defense Shines in Retrievers’ 43-32 Win at VermontBURLINGTON, Vt.—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 19 points and the UMBC women’s basketball team (15-10, 9-3 AE) held America East rival Vermont (3-21, 3-8 AE) to record lows in a 43-32 victory Wednesday evening at the Catamounts’ Patrick Gymnasium.
Women's Basketball Visits Vermont Wednesday EveningBALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (14-10, 8-3 AE) heads to America East rival Vermont (3-20, 3-7 AE) Wednesday evening in search of a season sweep. Tipoff from the Catamounts' Patrick Gym is set for 7 p.m.
Michelle Kurowski Selected to Capital One Academic All-District First TeamBALTIMORE—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II University Division First Team for her combined performance on the court and in the classroom, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
Women’s Basketball Goes Cold, Falls to Binghamton, 47-40VESTAL, N.Y.—Despite holding Binghamton (15-8, 8-2 AE) to just 24 percent shooting, the UMBC women’s basketball team (13-10, 7-3 AE) shot only 27 percent from the floor and fell to the host Bearcats, 47-40, Wednesday evening at the Events Center.
Stern Wins 200th as Retrievers Defeat Stony Brook, 65-57BALTIMORE—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 18 points and junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) added 15 to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (13-9, 7-2 AE) to a 65-57 victory over America East rival Stony Brook (4-17, 1-8 AE) Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena. The win is the fourth straight for the Retrievers and the 200th in head coach Phil Stern’s 15-year career.
Juniors Lift Women’s Basketball to 59-53 Comeback Win at AlbanyALBANY, N.Y.—UMBC juniors Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) each scored 16 points in the second half to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (12-9, 6-2 AE) to a 59-53 come-from-behind victory at America East rival Albany (11-9, 4-3 AE) Wednesday afternoon at the Great Danes’ SEFCU Arena. The win is the third straight for the Retrievers.