• Stacy Griffith  Selected to Play for U.S. Virgin Islands  National Basketball Team
    July 03, 2010
    Stacy Griffith Selected to Play for U.S. Virgin Islands National Basketball Team Washington, DC-July 3, 2010-- University of the District of Columbia Firebirds women’s basketball player Stacy Griffith has been selected to play for the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team at the upcoming Centrobasket Championship for Women. Griffith, a forward who will be a junior at UDC next season, is currently training with the team in St. Croix before heading to the Centrobasket Championships, which are set for July, 10-14 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • UDC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER LILLIAN MCGILL NAMED 2010 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
    May 26, 2010
    UDC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER LILLIAN MCGILL NAMED 2010 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Urbana, Ohio: May 24, 2010—The Conference of Independent Schools (ICAA) has named Lillian McGill, a center on the University of the District of Columbia Women’s Basketball Team, as their 2010 Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. McGill, a Sumter, South Carolina native (Sumter H.S.), led the nation in rebounds among NCAA Division II schools in the 2009-10 season, averaging 12.2 rpg.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Signs Five Prospects for the 2010-11 Season
    May 05, 2010
    UDC Women’s Basketball Signs Five Prospects for the 2010-11 Season Washington, DC- May 5, 2010--University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball looks for continued success as the Firebirds have signed five highly touted newcomers for next season. The incoming class includes three freshman and two junior college transfers, the class hails from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.
  • Lillian McGill Receives Women’s Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention Recognition
    March 30, 2010
    Lillian McGill Receives Women’s Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention Recognition University of the District of Columbia Women’s Basketball player Lillian McGill received Honorable Mention recognition in 2010 Women’s Division II Bulletin All-American voting in March 2010. McGill, a junior center from Sumter, SC, was the leading rebounder among all NCAA Division II schools for the 2009-10 basketball seasons. She averaged 12.2 rpg, and was highly ranked in field goal percentages
  • Lillian McGill Named Black College Sport Page's Division II Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    March 01, 2010
    Lillian McGill Named Black College Sport Page's Division II Women's Basketball Player of the Week Lillian McGill, a junior center for the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team was named the Player of the Week by the Black College Sports Page for the week of February 16-22, 2010. McGill, a Sumter, South Carolina native, received this recognition for scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds against Washington Adventist University on February15, 2010.
  • Cooper Scores 19 Points in, 75-51, Win over Apprentice
    February 21, 2010
    Cooper Scores 19 Points in, 75-51, Win over Apprentice Washington, DC: February 21, 2010-Today was Senior Day at the University of the District of Columbia's Women's Basketball game; a point not lost on senior guard Nicole Cooper (Fort Washington, MD) as she scored 19 points (5-13 three pointers) to pace the Firebirds to a, 75-51, win over The Apprentice School Builders. Cooper was one of three seniors concluding their college playing careers today and adding to her stats that will probably enhance her standing as one of the elite 3-point shooters in the country. She is currently ranked 63rd nationally among NCAA Division II schools in 3-point field goal percentages.
  • UDC Senior Women's Basketball Student-Athletes to be Honored Sunday, February 21
    February 20, 2010
    UDC Senior Women's Basketball Student-Athletes to be Honored Sunday, February 21 Washington, DC: February 19, 2010--The University of the District of Columbia Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will honor three senior members of the Firebirds Women's Basketball Team, who will be playing in the final game of their collegiate basketball career in Senior Day ceremonies on Sunday, February 21, at 2 p.m. Tiffany Church, Nicole Cooper and Tamara Watkins will receive special recognition for their contributions to the basketball team.
  • UDC Women Defeat USP, 40-37
    February 18, 2010
    UDC Women Defeat USP, 40-37 Washington, DC: February 18, 2010-In a low scoring contest, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's' Basketball Team defeated the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Devils, 40-37, tonight at the UDC Sports Complex. Junior center Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) led the way with her 17th double double of the season scoring 13 points and pulling down 17 boards. McGill is ranked 6th in the country in rebounds among NCAA Division II schools, averaging 11.6rpg.
  • UDC Stops Washington Adventist, 73-35
    February 15, 2010
    UDC Stops Washington Adventist, 73-35 Takoma Park, MD: February 15, 2010-Lillian McGill scored in double digits and recorded her 16th double double of the season in leading the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team to a lopsided, 73-35, win over the Washington Adventist University Shock, tonight at the Pitt. It was the second time this season that they handed Adventist a double digit defeat. McGill, a junior center from Sumter, South Carolina is ranked 6th in the country among NCAA Division II schools in rebounds, averaging 11rpg.
  • UDC Downs Washington Adventist, 82-38
    February 02, 2010
    UDC Downs Washington Adventist, 82-38 Washington, DC: February 2, 2010-The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team was busy at both ends of the court tonight as they scored 82 points and pulled down 33 defensive rebounds, while holding the Washington Adventist University Shock to 38 points at the UDC Sports Complex. Junior center Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) paced the Firebirds to the win with her 15th double double of the season, scoring 15 points, pulling down 16 boards, dishing out 5 assists and making 2 steals.
  • UDC Women's Basketball Players Nationally Ranked
    February 02, 2010
    UDC Women's Basketball Players Nationally Ranked Three members of the University of the District of Columbia Women's Basketball Team are nationally ranked among all NCAA Division II players in the country. Junior center Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) is ranked 7th in rebounds per game, averaging 7rpg. She is also ranked 59th in field goal percentage (59) and 113th in points per game.
  • University of the Sciences Edges UDC Women 66-64 in Overtime
    January 28, 2010
    University of the Sciences Edges UDC Women 66-64 in Overtime Philadelphia, PA: January 28, 2010-With two seconds remaining in regulation, Caitlin Shaw made a jump shot for University of the Sciences to tie the score of their women's basketball game with the University of the District of Columbia at 58, and force an overtime period as they went on to defeat UDC, 66-64, tonight at Morgan Arena.
  • UDC Downs Apprentice, 72-59
    January 20, 2010
    UDC Downs Apprentice, 72-59 Newport News, VA: January 20, 2010-- Shooting 45 percent ( 29 for 65) from the field and 80 percent ( 8 of 10) from the charity stripe, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team defeated the Apprentice School Builders , 72-59, tonight in Newport News, Virginia. UDC improved to 8-12 with this win while Apprentice fell to 7-11.
  • UDC Loses to King College, 64-45
    January 14, 2010
    UDC Loses to King College, 64-45 Bristol, Tennessee: January 14, 2009-- Ashley Deans scored a game-high 22 points as the King College Tornadoes defeated the University of the District of Columbia Firebird Women's Basketball Team, 64-45, tonight in Bristol, Tennessee. King improved to 8-8 with this win as UDC fell to 7-12.
  • McGill Records 12th Double Double of Season in, 83-55, loss to Tusculum
    January 12, 2010
    McGill Records 12th Double Double of Season in, 83-55, loss to Tusculum Greeneville, TN: January 12, 2010-Junior center Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) recorded her 12th double double of the season as the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team fell to the Tusculum College Pioneers, 83-55, tonight in Greeneville, Tennessee. Trailing by only 6 points at the half time break, the Firebirds were confronted with adjustments made by the Pioneers in the second half that gave them the 28 margin victory.
  • UDC Defeats Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 73-69, in OT, to Win Tournament
    January 08, 2010
    UDC Defeats Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 73-69, in OT, to Win Tournament San Juan, Puerto Rico-January 8, 2010-The University of the District of Columbia Women's Basketball Team defeated Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 73-69, in OT, today, in San Juan, to win the Puerto Rico Classic Championship. Junior center Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) provided the leadership for the team, recording her 11th double double of the season, scoring a season and game- high 24 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, dishing out 2 assists, and making 3 steals.
  • UDC Defeats American University-Puerto Rico, 68-64
    January 07, 2010
    UDC Defeats American University-Puerto Rico, 68-64 San Juan, Puerto Rico: January 7, 2010: Sophomore forward Stacy Griffith (Fredericksburg, VA) led the way for the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team as they defeated the American University -Puerto Rico Piratas, 68-64, today in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Griffith recorded her second double of the season, scoring 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.
  • McGill Leads UDC to, 55-51, Win Over Puerto Rico Piedras
    January 05, 2010
    McGill Leads UDC to, 55-51, Win Over Puerto Rico Piedras San Juan, Puerto Rico; January 5, 2010-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team defeated the University of Puerto Rico -Rio Piedras, 55-51, in the first round of the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, today. Junior center Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) paced the Firebirds to the win with her 9th double double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
  • West Virginia State Edges UDC, 58-55
    January 03, 2010
    West Virginia State Edges UDC, 58-55 Washington, DC: January 3, 2010-Alixandria Barnette scored 17 points, collected 3 rebounds and made 2 steals to give the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets Women's Basketball Team a, 58-55, win over the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds late this afternoon in Washington, DC during the 3rd Annual UDC New Year's Classic. The game was not decided until the final minutes as UDC fought hard to regain the lead, but could not overcome the more aggressive opponent.
  • C. W. Post Defeats UDC 71-46
    January 02, 2010
    C. W. Post Defeats UDC 71-46 Washington, DC: January 2, 2009-- The C. W. Post College Pioneers defeated the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team , 71-46, this afternoon during the 3rd Annual UDC New Year's Classic at the UDC Sports Complex. Janea Aiken led the Pioneers to the win with a 19 point scoring effort.
  • McGill Gets 8th Double Double, Leads UDC to,  61-47, Win Over Millersville
    December 30, 2009
    McGill Gets 8th Double Double, Leads UDC to, 61-47, Win Over Millersville Washington, DC: December 30, 2009-- Lillian McGill (Sumter, SC) recorded her 8th double double of the season this afternoon, pacing the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team to a, 61-47, win over the visiting Millersville University Marauders at the UDC Sports Complex. The junior center scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, gave I assist and made 6 steals in leading the Firebirds to the win.
  • UDC Holiday Basketball Games
    December 27, 2009
    UDC Holiday Basketball Games Both of the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Basketball Teams will be in action at home this week as the Holiday celebrations continue. The Firebird Men will host the Cheyney University Wolves on Tuesday, December 29, at 2 p.m., in the UDC Sports Complex.
  • UDC Women's Basketball Team Believes in Community Service
    December 19, 2009
    UDC Women's Basketball Team Believes in Community Service Washington, DC--Since 1988, Food & Friends, a Washington, DC based organization, has been providing counseling, packages, meals, and groceries to residents around the DC Metro area living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. These services offer relief for those infected and their families, making a nutritional, balanced lifestyle available, giving them peace of mind.
  • This Weekend's Women's Basketball Games Cancelled
    December 18, 2009
    This Weekend's Women's Basketball Games Cancelled The women's basketball games scheduled on the UDC campus for Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20th have been cancelled due to inclement weather. For a additional information, contact the UDC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at (202) 274-5064.
  • UDC to Face the Bears of Shaw University, Monday, 6PM
    December 14, 2009
    UDC to Face the Bears of Shaw University, Monday, 6PM The Shaw University Bears will visit the University of the District of Columbia Monday, December 14, for a contest against the Firebirds Women's Basketball Team. Tip-off is 6 p.m.
  • Nicole Cooper Scores Game/Career-high 23 points as UDC Succumbs to Shaw, 65-48
    December 14, 2009
    Nicole Cooper Scores Game/Career-high 23 points as UDC Succumbs to Shaw, 65-48 Washington, DC : December 14, 2009: Senior guard Nicole Cooper (Fort Washington, MD) scored a career and game-high 23 points tonight in the University of the District of Columbia's Women's Basketball Team's loss to the Shaw University Bears in the Sports Complex. Cooper connected on 7 of 13 three- point shots for 21 of her total points .
  • UDC Stunned, Loses to Tusculum, 72-40
    December 12, 2009
    UDC Stunned, Loses to Tusculum, 72-40 Washington, D C: December 12, 2009-The Tusculum College Pioneers stunned the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team this afternoon, beating them by 32 points, 72-40, at the Sports Complex. Kendal Baxter paced the Pioneers to the victory with 20 points in 19 minutes of play.
  • UDC Falls to Glenville State, 79-71
    December 08, 2009
    UDC Falls to Glenville State, 79-71 Washington, DC: December 8, 2009-- Senior guard Donita Adams scored 22 points, collected 6 rebounds and made 3 steals to pace the Glenville State College Pioneers to a, 79-71, win over the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds in women's basketball tonight at the Sports Complex. Glenville came back from being down by 3 at the break to pull off the 8-point victory.
  • UDC  Can't Hang With IUP, Drops 62-55 Decision
    December 05, 2009
    UDC Can't Hang With IUP, Drops 62-55 Decision Indiana, PA: December 5, 2009-- Despite a late rally, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team was unable to pull off a win, falling to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 62-55, today in Indiana, Pennsylvania for the second time this season. Lacey Claar and Jill Perdue scored 12 points apiece and collected a combined 15 rebounds to lead IUP to the win.
  • Cooper Leads UDC to, 54-50,  Tournament Championship Win, McGill Named MVP
    November 29, 2009
    Cooper Leads UDC to, 54-50, Tournament Championship Win, McGill Named MVP Washington, DC: November 29, 2009-- Senior guard Nicole Cooper (Fort Washington, MD) led the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team to a,54-50, win over the Central State University Marauders and the Championship of the 2009 UDC Thanksgiving Classic tonight at the Sports Complex. Cooper scored 13 points in the win.
  • UDC Downs Virginia -WISE, 80-73, In Thanksgiving Classic
    November 28, 2009
    UDC Downs Virginia -WISE, 80-73, In Thanksgiving Classic Washington, DC :November 28, 2009-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team rallied in the second half to defeat the University of Virginia-WISE "Cavs", 80-73, tonight in the UDC Thanksgiving Classic at the Sports Complex. Trailing by 3 at the half-time break, junior guard Tiffany Church (Norfolk, VA), led the Firebird rally to the win with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
  • Thanksgiving Classic Tips-off Saturday, November 28
    November 27, 2009
    Thanksgiving Classic Tips-off Saturday, November 28 The 2009 University of the District of Columbia Women’s Basketball Thanksgiving Classic tips-off this weekend featuring four colleges , November 28-29, at the UDC Sports Complex. Joining the host UDC Firebirds in the Classic will be the Bluefield State College “Big Blues”, Central State University “Marauders” and the University of Virginia-WISE “Cavs”.
  • UDC Women Try to find the Way to Victory But Fall to IUP, 59-46
    November 24, 2009
    UDC Women Try to find the Way to Victory But Fall to IUP, 59-46 Washington, DC: November 24, 2009-- After making a change in their starting lineup, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team had high hopes for a break thru tonight as they faced the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks at the UDC Sports Complex. The change did not bring the hoped for victory, as they fell to IUP, 59-46.
  • West Chester Defeats UDC Women, 77-49
    November 21, 2009
    West Chester Defeats UDC Women, 77-49 Millersville, PA: November 21, 2009- The West Chester University Golden Rams Women's Basketball Team defeated the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds, 77-49, in the final round of the Millersville Classic at Pucillo Gymnasium in Millersville, Pennsylvania this afternoon. Renata Neal paced the Golden Rams with 15 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Millersville Beats UDC, 69-33
    November 20, 2009
    Millersville Beats UDC, 69-33 Millersville, PA: November 20, 2009-Millersville University defeated the University of the District of Columbia, 69-33, in women's basketball tonight in the Millersville Classic at the Pucillo Gymnasium in Millersville, Pennsylvania. Freshman guard Mashira Newman (Upper Dublin, PA) paced the Marauders to victory scoring 13 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and dishing out 2 assists.
  • Church Leads UDC to, 67-63, Win Over Lincoln
    November 16, 2009
    Church Leads UDC to, 67-63, Win Over Lincoln Lincoln University, PA: November 16, 2009—Junior guard Tiffany Church (Virginia Beach, VA) scored a game-high 24 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, made 6 steals and gave 2 assists to lead the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women’s Basketball Team to a, 67-63, defeat of the Lincoln University Lions in the final round of the James A. Richardson Women’s Basketball Tournament tonight at Lincoln.
  • UDC Women Lose Close Game to Livingstone, 84--80
    November 15, 2009
    UDC Women Lose Close Game to Livingstone, 84--80 Lincoln University, PA: November 15, 2009- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team, lost its opening game of the season, in a hard fought contest, 84-80, to the Livingstone College Bears during the James A. Richardson Women's Basketball Tournament at Lincoln University this afternoon. The surprise loss came as a result of a high turnover rate for the Firebirds, which enabled the Bears to capitalize and score 38 points to UDC's 16 on turnovers.
  • UDC Women's Basketball  to Open 2009 Campaign, Sunday, November 15
    November 14, 2009
    UDC Women's Basketball to Open 2009 Campaign, Sunday, November 15 The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds basketball team returns to action for the 2009-2010 season under 6th year head coach and 2 time Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Coach of the Year Lester L. Butler Jr.
  • UDC Women's Basketball Receives Votes in National Pre-season Poll
    November 11, 2009
    UDC Women's Basketball Receives Votes in National Pre-season Poll The University of the District of Columbia Women's Basketball Team has received votes in the recently released 2009 USA Today ESPN Division II Top 25 Women's Basketball Poll.
  • UDC RELEASES ITS 2009-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
    October 27, 2009
    UDC RELEASES ITS 2009-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Washington, DC:October 26, 2009—The University of the District of Columbia, today, released its 2009-10 women’s basketball schedule. The team tips-off its season on November 15, in the Lincoln University Tournament in Lincoln, Pennsylvania.