2012-13 Women's Basketball Headlines

  • D3 Week Profile: Kimi Takaoka, Women's Basketball
    April 12, 2013
    It wasn’t the basketball program that sold junior guard Kimi Takaoka on Chapman when she made her final decision on where to go to school – it was the ability to play basketball and study athletic training that sealed the deal. What Division III Chapman had to offer in terms of major and competitive athletics equaled the perfect fit.
  • Women's basketball trio receives all-conference honors
    March 01, 2013
    In its first full year as a member of the SCIAC, the Chapman University women’s basketball team had three players earn All-SCIAC recognition. The Panthers’ 21-6 season netted them two of the top three SCIAC honors while their three recognitions were tied for the most in the conference.
  • Cal Lu rallies against Chapman to capture women's hoops tournament
    February 23, 2013
    The top-seeded Cal Lutheran University women’s basketball team defeated visiting Chapman University 59-54 at the Gilbert Arena to claim the championship in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament Final on Saturday night.
  • Comeback win sends Panthers to SCIAC championship
    February 21, 2013
    Trailing by 11 points at halftime, the Chapman University women’s basketball team made an improbable comeback to beat the University of Redlands, 64-62 in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament Semifinal at the Hutton Sports Center on Thursday night.
  • Coach Jue postgame interview (SCIAC Tournament)
    February 21, 2013
    Coach Jue's postgame interview following Chapman's 64-62 win at home over Redlands in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament semifinals.
  • Anne Yoshimura postgame interview (SCIAC Tournament)
    February 21, 2013
    Anne Yoshimura's postgame interview following Chapman's 64-62 come-from-behind win over Redlands in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament semifinal game on Thursday night.
  • Takaoka named to Capital One Academic All-America Team
    February 19, 2013
    Junior Chapman University guard Kimi Takaoka has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III basketball third team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.
  • Women's hoops set to host SCIAC Tournament first round game
    February 18, 2013
    On the strength of an eight-game conference winning streak, the Chapman University women’s basketball team has secured the No. 2 seed in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and will host the University of Redlands in a first round game on Thursday night at the Hutton Sports Center.
  • 'Senior Night' win clinches postseason berth for Panthers
    February 09, 2013
    In its last regular season home game, the Chapman University women’s basketball team defeated Whittier, 81-55 on Saturday night at the Hutton Sports Center.
  • Emily McCoy and Anne Yoshimura postgame interview (Whittier)
    February 09, 2013
    Graduating seniors Emily McCoy and Anne Yoshimura postgame interview following the Panthers' 'Senior Night' win over Whittier, clinching a berth in the SCIAC postseason tournament.
  • Hot start propels Panthers to sixth straight win
    February 07, 2013
    With postseason basketball on the horizon, the Chapman University women’s basketball team got a crucial win, defeating Pomona-Pitzer, 64-49 on Thursday night at the Hutton Sports Center.
  • Implications are...Panthers streak into tournament contention
    February 02, 2013
    In a game dripping with SCIAC Tournament implications, the Chapman University women’s basketball team remained red-hot, defeating visiting University of La Verne 89-77 at Hutton Center on Saturday night, leapfrogging the Leopards into fourth place in the conference standings.
  • Takaoka earns Capital One Academic All-District honors for second straight year
    February 01, 2013
    In recognition of her excellent performance both on and off the court, Chapman University junior G Kimi Takaoka has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII Women's Basketball team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Foul trouble gives way to strong team effort as Panthers defeat CMS
    January 31, 2013
    In a game that featured a combined 54 fouls, the Chapman University women's basketball team was forced to use its entire bench to defeat visiting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 82-66 on Thursday night.
  • First half sets tone in Panthers' third straight home win
    January 24, 2013
    A strong first half proved to be enough for the Chapman University women’s basketball team Thursday night, as the Panthers defeated the visiting Caltech 71-49 in SCIAC play at the Hutton Sports Center. It was a team effort for the Panthers as 12 players contributed at least two points.
  • Hot-handed Chapman defeats Redlands 71-58
    January 17, 2013
    Approaching the halfway mark of the conference schedule, the Chapman University women’s basketball team earned a much-needed 71-58 victory over visiting University of Redlands at the Hutton Sports Center on Thursday night.
  • Anne Yoshimura postgame interview (Redlands)
    January 17, 2013
    Watch Anne Yoshimura's postgame interview after the Panthers 71-58 win over Redlands.
  • Jue earns head coaching victory No. 200
    December 28, 2012
    Chapman University women’s basketball head coach Carol Jue earned career win No. 200 in the Panthers’ 76-51 win over Marian University (Wis.) at the Currier Gym on the campus of the University of Redlands on Friday night.
  • Turnovers key Chapman win over Trinity
    December 19, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team forced 24 turnovers in defeating Trinity University 73-68 in a non-conference game at the Hutton Sports Center on Wednesday afternoon. The win marks Panthers head coach Carol Jue’s 199th career win as a Division III head coach.
  • Gao leads comeback win over Cal Lu
    December 15, 2012
    What seemed like the Cal Lutheran women’s basketball team’s game to win, shifted in the final two minutes as Chapman University staged a comeback led by freshman F Sandra Gao. The Panthers scored 13 points in the final three minutes to defeat the visiting Regals 75-71 on Saturday afternoon at the Hutton Center.
  • Postgame interview with Coach Jue (Cal Lutheran)
    December 15, 2012
    Watch Coach Jue's postgame interview following the Panthers come-from-behind win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday afternoon.
  • Gao becomes third Chapman hoopster to win SCIAC award
    December 11, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team added another weekly conference honor to its mantle on Tuesday as freshman F Sandra Gao was named SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week. The rookie post set a career-high with 25 points in the Panthers' 81-60 win on the road at Whittier College last Wednesday, the Panthers only game of the week.
  • Unbeaten streak snapped at Chapman falls in home opener
    December 01, 2012
    Despite its unbeaten start to the season, the Chapman University women’s basketball team was reminded on Saturday night that the road to the SCIAC championship goes through Occidental College. The visiting Tigers continued their recent reign over the Panthers beating them for the fifth straight time 68-59 in Chapman’s Hutton Center debut.
  • McCoy garners SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors
    November 27, 2012
    One week after teammate Kimi Takaoka earned the award, Chapman University senior women’s basketball player Emily McCoy has been named SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week. McCoy led the Panthers to a pair of wins at the Posada Royale Tournament in Thousand Oaks and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
  • Upset win highlights Panthers' holiday weekend
    November 24, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team spent its holiday weekend taking down Division III preseason No. 2-ranked George Fox University (Ore.) 56-46 and then beat Carleton College (Minn.) 82-71 to go undefeated at the Posada Royale Tournament hosted by Cal Lutheran on Friday and Saturday. The Panthers are 4-0 to begin the season for the first time since 2003.
  • SCIAC names Takaoka Female Athlete of the Week
    November 20, 2012
    After leading the Chapman University women’s basketball team to a pair of wins at the Redlands Tip-Off Classic over the weekend, junior G Kimi Takaoka has been named SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week.
  • Takaoka leads Chapman to 2-0 start at Tip-Off Classic
    November 17, 2012
    The Chapman University women’s basketball team began the new season on the right foot, winning a pair of games at the Redlands Tip-Off Classic over the weekend. The Panthers defeated Hardin-Simmons University (Texas) 70-58 on Friday night before handling NAIA opponent UC Merced 78-63 on Saturday.
  • 2012-13 Women's Basketball Season Preview
    November 14, 2012
    Often times as interns in the business world or as an inexperienced team in the athletics arena, student-athletes are often told that one of the best ways to develop a skill-set and learn quickly is to take on an overwhelming task and jump right in.