The University at Albany women's basketball program has added its first new recruit for the 2017-18 season. Amanda Kantzy, a 6' 3" forward from Vallingby, Sweden will transfer in to UAlbany from Colorado State.
With the softball team winning the America East championship today, the University at Albany has earned 100 conference titles since joining the Division I ranks in 1999.
The annual battle for the Albany Cup will be returning to the Times Union Center this winter. UAlbany will take on crosstown rival Siena in a men's and women's basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 9.
University at Albany senior Cassandra Edwards has been named a recipient of the Chancellor's Award, the university announced last week. It is the latest in a long line of accolades that Edwards has received academically as a UAlbany student and athletically as a member of the women's basketball team.
UAlbany added three America East Tournament titles during the winter season and holds the lead in the 2016-17 Stuart P. Haskell Jr. Commissioner's Cup standings.
Playing in their sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament, the University at Albany faced top overall seed Connecticut in the first round. Last season, the Great Danes finally broke through, upsetting fifth-seed Florida in the first round before falling to fourth-seed Syracuse in the second. Saturday, the Great Danes fell to the Huskies by a score of 116-55, bringing UAlbany's season 2016-17 to a close.
Last week, the University at Albany women's basketball program won its sixth consecutive America East title and earned its sixth consecutive automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. On Monday, the team finally learned its opponent, drawing top overall seed Connecticut, who will host the game on their home floor in Storrs, Conn.
Three days after winning their sixth-consecutive America East title, the University at Albany women's basketball program (21-11, 12-4 AE) gathered in the SEFCU Arena Hall of Fame Room and awaited their selection for the NCAA Tournament. The team didn't have to wait long, as their name was called in the first matchup revealed. Their opponent will be top overall seed Connecticut (32-0, 16-0 AAC).
For the sixth consecutive season, the University at Albany (21-11, 12-4 AE) women's basketball team has won the America East Championship. In a rematch of last year's title game that saw the Great Danes edge out a one-point victory, UAlbany defeated Maine (18-16, 9-7 AE) at SEFCU Arena 66-50.
For the sixth consecutive season, the University at Albany will play in the America East finals, having won each of the last five. The Great Danes will host the tournament final for the fifth consecutive year, and will play Maine for the second consecutive.
The University at Albany women's basketball team (20-11, 12-4 AE) found itself in another America East semifinal Sunday afternoon, this time against tournament #6 Hartford (17-14, 7-9 AE). Saturday night the Great Danes defeated tournament #7 Vermont by 20 points to earn a berth into the program's sixth straight America East semifinal.
The University at Albany women's basketball team (19-11, 12-4 AE) opened play in the America East Tournament Saturday against tournament #7 Vermont. The Great Danes defeated the Catamounts 65-45 for the program's 15th consecutive tournament victory, breaking a tie with Maine's run from 1995-99 for the longest winning streak in tournament history. It was also head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee's 100th career victory as a head coach.