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Grit Don’t Quit: A miniature history of ACU women’s basketball at the DI level

By on March 22, 2019 in Features, Sports with 0 Comments

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ACU to face SMU after WNIT upset of OSU

ACU to face SMU after WNIT upset of OSU

By on March 18, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Two days after their biggest win since beginning a transition to NCAA Division I, Julie Goodenough’s ACU team (23-8) is preparing for the second round of the postseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament and a matchup Monday night in Dallas against SMU (18-14). Tipoff is 7 p.m. in Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus, where ACU’s opponent […]

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Stillwater Ran Deep: Coach recalls OSU days

Stillwater Ran Deep: Coach recalls OSU days

By on March 16, 2017 in Sports with 0 Comments

Stillwater, Okla., wasn’t Julie Goodenough’s first rodeo. But heading back there 15 years later to lead Abilene Christian University into a women’s basketball battle against against her former team, Goodenough admits the bull was bigger than she thought. “I honestly had no clue,” she recalls, “about the vast difference between coaching in the Big 12 […]

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Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

By on November 10, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

Opponents of the women’s basketball team know Lizzy Dimba, Sydney Shelstead, Alexis Mason and Suzzy Dimba as a hard-working quartet of players who helped put Abilene Christian University hoops on the map during ACU’s transition to NCAA Division I. While posing for us recently, they took a moment to enjoy a selfie during a photo shoot for “Junior Achievement,” the cover […]

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Women’s hoops stars grace cover of new issue

Women’s hoops stars grace cover of new issue

By on August 20, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

ACU Today Summer/Fall 2016 Alumni magazine for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas It’s been 20 years since women’s basketball was the cover story of ACU Today magazine. That’s when the 1995-96 team, led by senior Jennifer Clarkson Frazier and sophomore Shalonda Bowden, went 31-2 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Our newest issue features four student-athletes who are helping the Wildcats […]

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Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

Texas rally tops perfect night for baseball, ACU

By on June 7, 2016 in Alumni News, Sports with 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers ensured Abilene Christian University’s 700 fans would go home happy tonight when Ian Desmond’s two-run homer in the eighth inning helped beat the rival Houston Astros 4-3 and cap another successful Wildcat alumni event in Arlington. Women’s head basketball coach Julie Goodenough – recently announced winner of the Texas Association of Basketball […]

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The glass slipper fits: League title, WNIT bid

The glass slipper fits: League title, WNIT bid

By on March 5, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 3 Comments

Picked in a preseason poll to finish ninth in the Southland Conference, the Abilene Christian University women’s basketball team continued its Cinderella season Saturday, and they had a ball doing it. The Wildcats began their final regular-season game at home with a 9-0 run, a 38-24 halftime lead and capped it with a celebration and an improbable conference championship. A […]

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Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

Court Adjourned: Six ready for senior moment

By on March 4, 2016 in Alumni News, Campus News, Sports with 0 Comments

The scene unfolding before Joe Golding (’99) looked like a cross between Norman Rockwell and one of those cheesy, straight-to-Christian-bookstore feature films. In his first year as the men’s basketball head coach at Abilene Christian University, Golding had gone to Trinity Christian High School in Lubbock to recruit diminutive sharp-shooting point guard and straight A […]

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For Crying Out Loud: Women’s hoops on a roll

For Crying Out Loud: Women’s hoops on a roll

By on January 21, 2016 in Campus News, Sports with 5 Comments

There’s no crying in baseball, we were famously told by Jimmy Dugan, Tom Hanks’ crusty character in A League of Their Own. Basketball is a different sport, and this is a different story.   Now Julie Goodenough doesn’t cry easily. In fact, in the four years and 103 games in which she has been the […]

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Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

Jingle Balls: Holiday cheer for ACU hoops

By on December 23, 2015 in Sports with 0 Comments

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the nation Wildcats were stirring In hoops celebration The uniforms hung By the lockers with care In hopes that more victories Soon would be there With Lance keeping stats And I on the mic Ready to relay A score fans would like   The players were taking […]

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