2016-17 News

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    February 25, 2017
    Firebirds Finish on a High Note with 66-54 Victory vs. Bridgeport on Senior Day WASHINGTON, DC – The two senior veterans on a severely young University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team – Shantrel Oliver and Jaslynn Rollins – both came through big time in their final game as Firebirds, leading UDC to a 66-54 victory over East Coast Conference foe University of Bridgeport in both teams’ regular season finale on Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital.
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    February 22, 2017
    Shantrel Oliver Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in UDC Loss at Molloy ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Senior guard Shantrel Oliver surpassed the 1,000-point career scoring plateau in the Firebirds’ 72-53 loss at Molloy in East Coast Conference action from Quealy Gymnasium Wednesday night.
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    February 19, 2017
    Firebirds Fall 55-54 in Heartbreaking Loss to Mercy WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team suffered the most narrow of losses on Sunday afternoon as Shantrel Oliver’s game-winning shot attempt with five seconds remaining did not get the roll, and the host Firebirds fell to East Coast Conference foe Mercy College, 55-54.
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    February 15, 2017
    Firebirds Fall on the Road at LIU Post, 72-53 BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 72-53 by LIU Post University in East Coast Conference play Wednesday night at Pratt Recreation Center.
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    February 11, 2017
    UDC Women’s Basketball Battles to 86-83 Overtime Loss vs. NYIT WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team overcame a 12-point 4th quarter deficit and put itself in position to beat East Coast Conference foe New York Institute of Technology both near the end of regulation and near the end of overtime, but the Firebirds were ultimately outlasted by the visiting Bears, 86-83 in a thrilling Saturday afternoon game in our nation’s capital.
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    February 04, 2017
    UDC Women’s Basketball Wins the 3rd and 4th Quarters; Loses the Game, 63-47 at STAC SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team out-scored host St. Thomas Aquinas, 18-17 in the 3rd quarter and 13-10 in the 4th quarter, but could not overcome a 20-point halftime deficit, as the Firebirds were defeated by the Spartans, 63-47 in East Coast Conference play at Aquinas Hall Saturday afternoon.
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    February 01, 2017
    Depleted Firebirds Can’t Keep Pace with Redhawks in 83-70 Loss at Roberts Wesleyan ROCHESTER, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 83-70 by host Roberts Wesleyan College in East Coast Conference action at the Voller Athletic Center Wednesday night.
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    January 28, 2017
    Firebirds Succumb to No. 24 Queens, 66-49 WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia was defeated by the No. 24 ranked team in Division II and top team in the East Coast Conference standings, Queens College, by a final score of 66-49 on Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
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    January 21, 2017
    UDC Women’s Basketball Defeated at Daemen AMHERST, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 85-56 by East Coast Conference foe Daemen College on Saturday afternoon at Lumsden Gymnasium.
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    January 18, 2017
    Firebirds Outdueled by the Purple Knights, 76-56 in ECC Battle BRIDGEPORT, CT – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 76-56 by the host University of Bridgeport in East Coast Conference action Wednesday night at Hubbell Gym.
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    January 14, 2017
    UDC Women’s Basketball Drops 66-50 Decision at Mercy VALHALLA, NY – With a roster of only six available student-athletes, the University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 66-50 on the road at East Coast Conference foe Mercy College on Saturday afternoon at Westchester Community College.
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    January 11, 2017
    UDC Women’s Basketball Suffers 61-45 Loss vs. Molloy WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by East Coast Conference foe Molloy, 61-45 at the UDC Sports Complex Wednesday night.
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    January 07, 2017
    Firebirds Fall at NYIT, 66-44 OLD WESTBURY, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 66-44 by host NYIT in East Coast Conference play at Recreation Hall Saturday afternoon.
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    January 04, 2017
    UDC Women’s Basketball Outlasted in Overtime, 84-83 by LIU Post WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team fought back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit in just under four minutes at the end of regulation to force overtime, but was done-in by a 6-2 finishing run by LIU Post, as the Firebirds ultimately fell to their East Coast Conference rival, 84-83 in a thrilling game Wednesday night at UDC Sports Complex.
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    December 30, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Dealt 56-36 Loss by the Devils PHILADELPHIA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 56-36 by the University of the Sciences in East Region non-conference action Friday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.
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    December 17, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Defeated by St. Thomas Aquinas College, 78-62 WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by East Coast Conference foe St. Thomas Aquinas College, 78-62 on Saturday afternoon at the UDC Sports Complex.
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    December 13, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Dealt 76-69 Defeat at Home vs. Cross Town Rival Bowie State WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 76-69 by visiting Bowie State University in non-regional action Tuesday night at the UDC Sports Complex.
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    December 12, 2016
    NyAsia Anderson Earns 2nd East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week Honor CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Freshman guard NyAsia Anderson earned her 2nd East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honor for her performance in three games over the course of the week ending December 11th.
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    December 10, 2016
    Firebirds Fall at No. 15 Queens FLUSHING, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by No. 15 nationally-ranked Queens College (NY), 88-58 in East Coast Conference play Saturday afternoon at Fitzgerald Gymnasium.
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    December 08, 2016
    New Firebird Nation Sports Update Released WASHINGTON, DC – The newest edition of Firebird Nation Sports Update features interviews with men’s basketball student-athletes Joseph Nickerson and Reggie Sidbury, women’s basketball student-athletes Jaslynn Rollins and Shantrel Oliver, and new women’s cross country and track & field head coach Joel Phillip.
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    December 07, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Suffers 75-61 Defeat vs. Roberts Wesleyan WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 75-61 by Roberts Wesleyan College in East Coast Conference play at the UDC Sports Complex Wednesday night.
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    December 05, 2016
    Firebirds Let Non-Regional Game Slip Away, 81-74 vs. Glenville State WASHINGTON, DC – Guard NyAsia Anderson set a school record for points in a game by a freshman with 31, and senior center Jaslynn Rollins had the most rebounds by a Firebird (20) since Lillian McGill in 2010, but the University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team let a non-regional game vs. Glenville State get away in the 4th quarter, falling by a final score of 81-74 Monday night at UDC Sports Complex.
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    December 03, 2016
    Strong Second Half Propels UDC Women’s Basketball to 56-54 Win vs. Daemen in ECC Opener WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team overcame a 31-23 halftime deficit to defeat Daemen College, 56-54 in its East Coast Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at UDC Sports Complex.
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    November 30, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Suffers Loss at Shippensburg SHIPPENSBURG, PA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 70-33 by host Shippensburg University in non-regional action Wednesday night at Heiges Field House.
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    November 28, 2016
    NyAsia Anderson Earns East Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Honors CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – University of the District of Columbia freshman guard NyAsia Anderson was named East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for her performance in the week ending Sunday, November 27th.
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    November 28, 2016
    Firebirds Falter Late, Lose at Virginia State, 55-51 ETTRICK, VA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by host Virginia State University, 55-51 in non-regional play Monday night at the Multipurpose Center.
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    November 22, 2016
    Firebirds Fend Off Lions for First Win LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Juan Dixon earned his first career collegiate head coaching victory as the visiting University of the District of Columbia Firebirds held off a late run by the host Lincoln University Lions to come away, 65-63 victors on Tuesday night at Rivero Hall.
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    November 19, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Defeated by Southern Connecticut State BRIDGEPORT, CT – Freshmen guards Bianca White and NyAsia Anderson combined to score 31 points, but the Firebirds shot just 26-percent from the field in a 90-55 loss vs. Southern Connecticut State in non-conference East Regional play Saturday at the University of Bridgeport’s Hubbell Gym.
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    November 16, 2016
    Late-Game Turnovers Spoil UDC Women’s Basketball’s Season Home Opener WASHINGTON, DC – Costly turnovers in the final five-and-a-half minutes of regulation proved too much to overcome for the Firebirds as they dropped their season home opener to the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, 62-57 in front of a packed house for Homecoming Week and the home debut of head coach Juan Dixon at UDC Sports Complex Wednesday night.
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    November 13, 2016
    Slow Second Half Start Stifles Firebirds in Loss at Saint Anselm MANCHESTER, NH – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 67-44 by host Saint Anselm College in non-conference East Regional play Sunday afternoon at Stoutenburgh Gym.
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    November 12, 2016
    Firebirds Sputter Offensively in Season-Opening Loss at Southern New Hampshire MANCHESTER, NH – Cold shooting by the Firebirds resulted in a 74-43 season-opening loss to host Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday afternoon at SNHU Fieldhouse.
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    November 10, 2016
    UDC Homecoming Week to Feature Firebird Women’s Basketball Home Opener November 16th WASHINGTON, DC – The first University of the District of Columbia home basketball game this season, featuring 1st year head coach and former Maryland Terps legend, Juan Dixon’s women’s squad, will take place at the UDC Sports Complex on Wednesday, November 16th as part of UDC Homecoming Week 2016.
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    November 09, 2016
    New Firebird Nation Sports Update Features Interviews with Basketball Head Coaches Juan Dixon, Mike Riley WASHINGTON, DC – The newest edition of Firebird Nation Sports Update features interviews with head men’s and women’s basketball coaches, Mike Riley and Juan Dixon, as well as fall season recaps for men’s soccer, women’s tennis and women’s cross country.
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    November 05, 2016
    Firebirds Fall in Exhibition Game at Division I Temple PHILADELPHIA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by Division I Temple University in a preseason exhibition contest at McGonigle Hall on Saturday night.
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    October 30, 2016
    Tune in to ABC7 (WJLA) Sports Sunday at 11:30 PM for Interview with UDC Head Women’s Basketball Coach Juan Dixon WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia’s newly-hired head women’s basketball coach Juan Dixon will be interviewed by reporter Robert Burton in tonight’s episode of ABC7 Sports Sunday at 11:30 p.m. tonight.
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    October 27, 2016
    UDC Athletic Department Announces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Package WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia Athletic Department is now offering season ticket packages for all 25 Firebirds men’s and women’s basketball contests.
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    October 26, 2016
    Firebirds Women’s Basketball Picked 8th in ECC Preseason Poll CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was picked to finish 8th in the East Coast Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches and released Tuesday, October 26th.
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    October 25, 2016
    UDC Women’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule WASHINGTON, DC – The Juan Dixon coaching era at the University of the District of Columbia begins on Saturday, November 5th with a road exhibition game vs. Division I Temple University, as the 2016-17 UDC women’s basketball schedule was announced on Tuesday, October 25th.
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    October 14, 2016
    University of the District of Columbia Announces Hiring of Juan Dixon as Head Women’s Basketball Coach WASHINGTON, DC – Director of Athletics Patricia Thomas has announced that former NBA player and University of Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon, has been chosen as the next University of the District of Columbia Head Women’s Basketball Coach effective Monday, October 17th.