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146 Northeast-10 Championships
80 CoSIDA Academic All-Americas
2014 NCAA Div. II Women's Basketball National Champs
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Women's Basketball: NCAA Record 35 NCAA tournaments

2013-14 Bentley University Women's Basketball News

  • Battista Receives Honda Division II Athlete of the Year Honors on National TV
    July 01, 2014
    During a live TV broadcast from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles that aired on CBS Sports Network Monday evening, Bentley University women’s basketball great Lauren Battista (North Easton/ Oliver Ames HS) was presented with the Honda Division II Athlete of the Year award by The Collegiate Women Sports Awards.
  • Battista Named Honda Division II Athlete of the Year
    June 13, 2014
    Eleven weeks after leading her team to a perfect season and the NCAA Division II national championship, former Bentley University women’s basketball standout Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) has been named the 2014 Honda Division II Athlete of the Year by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda. CWSA Executive Director Chris Voelz made the announcement Friday afternoon.
  • Battista Doubles as NE-10 Woman of Year and NE-10 Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete
    June 02, 2014
    Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS), who led the Bentley University women’s basketball team to a 35-0 season and the NCAA Division II national championship, has added both the Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year and NE-10 Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete awards to her already impressive list of honors.
  • A Look Back at a National Championship
    May 25, 2014
    An outstanding video recapping a very special Bentley women's basketball season, one that culminated with the program's first-ever national championship.
  • Battista & Gensler Named Bentley's Outstanding Senior Athletes; Battista Also Recipient of Powers Award
    May 23, 2014
    Three-time All-America Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS), who led the women’s basketball team to the NCAA Division II national championship, and Brett Gensler (St. Charles, Mo./Youngstown Phantoms), the top scorer in Atlantic Hockey history, have been named the Outstanding Senior Athletes at Bentley University. Battista, who graduated last weekend with a sparkling 3.96 GPA, was also the recipient of the Edward J. Powers Scholar-Athlete Award as Bentley’s premier senior scholar-athlete.
  • Battista Named Finalist for NE-10 Woman of the Year Award
    May 21, 2014
    Former Bentley University women’s basketball standout Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) has been named one of three finalists for the Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year Award. The recipient will be announced Monday night, June 2, when the conference holds its year-end banquet in Burlington, Vt.
  • The Duck Boats are Coming Saturday!
    April 10, 2014
    The Super Boston duck boats will be at Bentley on Saturday afternoon to salute the NCAA Division II national championship Bentley women's basketball team. The rolling rally is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm and there will be a celebration on the Green Space at 3 pm.
  • Battista Earns 3rd NE-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award; Brugliera Joins Her on Academic All-NE-10 Team
    April 07, 2014
    – For the third consecutive year, Bentley University senior All-America and Capital One Academic All-America Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) has been selected as the recipient of the Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for women’s basketball. Battista was also chosen for the Academic All-Northeast-10 team for the third straight year, as was classmate Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS).
  • Battista & Stevens Receive Top Division II Honors at WBCA Awards Show
    April 07, 2014
    Ten days after capturing the ultimate team honor as undefeated NCAA Division II national champions, Bentley University’s Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) and Barbara Stevens received the two premier Division II individual honors during the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Awards Show Monday evening in Nashville, Tenn.
  • National Champion Bentley Ranked #1 in Final USA TODAY Sports/WBCA Poll
    April 01, 2014
    Four days after capturing the program’s first-ever national championship and completing a perfect 35-0 season, the Bentley University Falcons were voted number one in the USA TODAY Sports/WBCA Division II coaches poll.
  • Battista Named DII Woman of the Year Nominee for Basketball
    April 01, 2014
    Bentley University senior forward Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) has been named the 2014 DII Woman of the Year nominee for basketball. The announcement was made today by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
  • Battista, Finn & Stevens Earn National Recognition from Women’s Division II Bulletin
    March 31, 2014
    Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS), a senior forward who helped lead the Bentley University women’s basketball team to a perfect season and the NCAA Division II national championship, has been named the Women’s Division II Bulletin Player of the Year and her coach, Barbara Stevens, was the choice for Schelde Sports/Women’s Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year, the publication announced today.
  • Absolutely Amazing! Incredible Last 3 Minutes Make Bentley Undefeated National Champions!
    March 28, 2014
    An amazing final 3 minutes lifts Bentley from a 6-point deficit to unUndefeated NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Champions! The Bentley University Falcons capped a perfect season by storming back in the final three minutes, closing with a press-fueled 19-5 run to overtake fifth-ranked West Texas A&M University, 73-65, Friday night before 2,151 at the Erie Insurance Arena. The national championship is the first-ever for the 917-game winner Barbara Stevens and the Falcon women’s basketball program. defeated NCAA Division II National Champions!!!
  • Seven Bentley Women Look to Cap Careers as Undefeated National Champions
    March 27, 2014
    It’s been an amazing four-year run for the seniors and graduate students on the 2013-14 Bentley University women’s basketball team, and an even more incredible final season, one that has seen the nation’s number one-ranked Division II team build a 34-0 record. One game is left, the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship
  • 33-0 Bentley Takes on Cal Poly Pomona with Berth on National Championship Game on the Line
    March 26, 2014
    Although they’ve been two of the premier programs in Division II women’s basketball history, the Bentley University Falcons and the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos have met just once over the years and that one was a classic a quarter-century ago.
  • 34-0 Bentley One Win Away from Perfection after 77-62 Win over Cal Poly Pomona
    March 26, 2014
    The 34-0 and number one-ranked Bentley University women’s basketball team is now just one win away from its first-ever national championship after registering a 77-62 Final Four win over 18th-ranked Cal Poly Pomona Wednesday night in the NCAA Division II Championships at the Erie Insurance Center.
  • Final Four! Finn & Battista Power No. 1 Bentley to 74-68 Win over Drury in Elite Eight
    March 25, 2014
    For the second time in three years, the Bentley University women’s basketball team has reached the Final Four of Division II. Powered by the All-America tandem of grad student Courtney Finn (Winthrop, Mass./ Winthrop HS) and senior National Player of the Year candidate Lauren Battista (North Easton, Mass./ Oliver Ames HS), who combined for 50, the undefeated and number-one-ranked Falcons held off sixth-ranked Drury University (Mo.) 74-68 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at the Erie Insurance Arena.
  • Battista, Finn & Stevens Receive Major Honors at Elite Eight Banquet
    March 24, 2014
    It’s been a standout season thus far for the undefeated and number one-ranked Bentley University women’s basketball team and three members of the team received major honors Monday night during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Championship Banquet at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center.
  • Undefeated Bentley Resumes National Championship Bid Tuesday vs. No. 6 Drury
    March 23, 2014
    Eight days after claiming its third regional title in four years, and 13th since 1989, the undefeated Bentley University women’s basketball team will resume its drive for a national championship Tuesday night 8:30 pm when it takes on sixth-ranked Drury University (Mo.) in the finale of first-day action at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at the Erie Insurance Arena.
  • Finn Named NE-10 Player of the Week; Gemma Receives Rookie of the Week Recognition
    March 18, 2014
    A day after being selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Division II East Regional, Bentley University graduate student and guard Courtney Finn (Winthrop/ Winthrop HS) collected her third Northeast-10 Conference Spalding Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award on Tuesday.
  • 32-0 Bentley Earns 3rd Elite Eight Trip in 4 Years with Wire-to-Wire 82-63 Win over LIU Post
    March 17, 2014
    For the third time in four years, the Bentley University women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight! The Falcons punched their ticket Monday night with a wire-to-wire 83-62 victory over LIU Post in the East Regional championship game at the Dana Center, a victory that boosted coach Barbara Stevens’ team to 32-0, tying the school record for longest winning streak.
  • 31-0 Bentley Hosts LIU Post Monday Night with Elite Eight Berth on the Line
    March 16, 2014
    On Monday night, the five seniors and two graduate students on the undefeated Bentley University women’s basketball team will take to the Dana Center court, where they’ve cut down the net six times in their career, for the final time wearing the Falcon uniform. They’ll be seeking to add a seventh net-cutting and a third Elite Eight trip to their legacy when they face third-seeded LIU Post at 7 pm.
  • 31-0 Bentley Back in the NCAA Regional Final Following 79-63 Win over Stonehill
    March 15, 2014
    For the fourth straight year, and the 20th time in the last 27 years, the Bentley University women’s basketball team is back in the NCAA Division II East Regional championship game. The nation’s number-one ranked Division II team punched their ticket and kept their perfect record intact as the Falcons pulled away down the stretch for a 79-63 victory over Stonehill College in the semifinals Saturday night at the Dana Center. It was the 31st win this season for coach Barbara Stevens’ team, matching the best start in program history (1992).
  • No. 1 Bentley To Face Stonehill Saturday Evening with Sweet 16 Berth on the Line
    March 15, 2014
    After pulling away late for an 80-65 win over eighth-seeded Bloomfield College Friday night in its 2014 NCAA opener, the undefeated Bentley University Falcons will put their 30-0 record and number one national ranking on the line when it hosts fourth-seeded Stonehill College Saturday at 7:30 pm in the second half of an East Regional semifinal in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championships at the Dana Center.
  • Crowell, Finn Combine for 39 as 30-0 Bentley Pulls Away Late for 80-65 NCAA Regional Victory
    March 14, 2014
    Fifth-year senior forward Caleigh Crowell (Harwich/Worcester Academy) had an outstanding all-around game, with her line including 4-of-5 from three-point land, and All-Region grad student Courtney Finn (Winthrop/Winthrop HS) knocked down 14 of 16 free throws en route to a game-high 23 points as undefeated Bentley University notched its 30th victory of the season , 80-65 over eighth-seeded Bloomfield College in the first round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional Friday night at the Dana Center.
  • Undefeated Bentley Opens Bid for Elite Eight Trip Friday vs. Bloomfield
    March 13, 2014
    Ever since the 2013 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional ended with Dowling College celebrating a 53-51 victory and Bentley University denied in its bid for a third straight Elite Eight trip, coach Barbara Stevens’ Falcons have had their sights on this year’s tournament, which will get underway on Friday with a quartet of games.
  • Waltham News Tribune: Falcons hoist 4th straight NE-10 women's basketball trophy"
    March 10, 2014
    Scott Souza, sports editor of the Waltham News Tribune, covered Sunday's Northeast-10 championship game win over Adelphi. Here's his game story, which appeared online at waltham.wickedlocal.com.
  • Boston Globe: "Bentley’s Barbara Stevens has Falcons unbeaten"
    March 09, 2014
    Boston Globe sportswriter Mike Vega profiles legendary Bentley women's basketball coach Barbara Stevens, who has her team ranked No. 1 in Division II and 28-0 heading into today's Northeast-10 Championship game. His story appeared in the Mar. 9 edition of the Globe and online at www.bostonglobe.com.
  • Battista Surpasses 2,000 & Earns 4th MVP Award as Bentley Rolls to NE-10 Championship Four-Peat
    March 09, 2014
    Senior All-America forward Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) tied her career-best with 29 points, eclipsing the 2,000-mark for her career in the process, and collected an unprecedented fourth consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Championship MVP award as Bentley University put on a sparkling offensive performance en route to its fourth straight NE-10 title, 99-76 over Adelphi University Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • Bentley to Host NCAA Div. II Women's Basketball East Regional for 4th Straight Year; Will Face Bloomfield Friday
    March 09, 2014
    Undefeated and number-one ranked Bentley University, after achieving a four-peat as Northeast-10 Conference champions Sunday afternoon, has been named the host of the 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional, which will be held this coming weekend. It’ll be the fourth straight year that the eight-team regional will be held at Bentley’s Dana Center.
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