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Lady Bears Run Away With National Championship!
April 5, 2005
The Lady Bears hugged, flopped on the floor in giddy delight and embraced their coach as a rainbow of neon-colored confetti rained down on the RCA dome. Sophia Young's 26 points, Emily Niemann's precise 3-point shooting and the brilliant, energetic play of the backcourt carried Baylor to an 84-62 victory over Michigan State on Tuesday night for the school's first NCAA title by a women's team.
Baylor Headed To Championship Game With 68-57 Win Over LSU
April 3, 2005
The end of Baylor's remarkable, uplifting redemption story will be told on the final night of the season. Resilient when they fell behind, determined when they got the lead, the Lady Bears are going to the national championship game.
Young Named to Kodak/WBCA All-America Team
April 2, 2005
Baylor junior forward Sophia Young was selected to the 2005 NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and Eastman Kodak Company announced today. Senior post Steffanie Blackmon earned honorable mention honors.
Lady Bears Top Tar Heels To Earn Trip To Final Four
March 28, 2005
The red hot Lady Bears are headed to the Final Four. Sophia Young scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the second-seeded Lady Bears are headed to the Final Four for the first time in school history after beating No. 1 North Carolina 72-63 Monday night.
Lady Bears March Past Minnesota, 64-57
March 26, 2005
Sophia Young's day was special hours before Baylor tipped off against Minnesota in the Tempe Regional semifinals. Young followed an emotional reunion with her mother by almost single-handedly leading the Lady Bears to the NCAA tournament's round of eight for the first time, scoring 26 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a 64-57 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Lady Bears Earn AP All-America Honors
March 23, 2005
Baylor women's basketball players Sophia Young and Steffanie Blackmon were named to The Associated Press All-America team it was announced today. Baylor is just one of two schools, LSU being the other, with players on the 15-member All-America teams.
Lady Bears Down Ducks En Route To Sweet 16
March 21, 2005
There was no celebration. Baylor simply took a few moments to acknowledge its fans, listened to the band play and moved on. The Lady Bears are playing like a championship contender and aren't going to be satisfied with anything less.
Lady Bears Cruise Past Illinois State
March 19, 2005
Lately, everything has started at the defensive end for Baylor. Just ask Illinois State. The second-seeded Lady Bears looked every bit the part of a trendy Final Four pick, scoring the first 17 points and coasting past the 15th-seeded Redbirds 91-70 Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Sophia Young Named USBWA All-America
March 16, 2005
The U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced today its 2004-05 women's postseason honors. Baylor's Sophia Young was one of 10 players on the elite list and is the first Baylor player to be named to the team. LSU's Seimone Augustus and Pokey Chatman are the association's National Player and Coach of the Year.
Tournament MVP Young Leads Lady Bears To Big 12 Title
March 12, 2005
Baylor fans used to get more fired up about free pizza than about anything happening on the court. Then again, the Bears were the worst team in the Big 12 just five years ago. Now, they're ranked No. 6 and headed into the NCAA tournament as the conference regular-season and tournament champions after beating No. 17 Kansas State 68-55 in the title game Saturday night.
Baylor Earns Trip To Big 12 Finals Behind Whitaker's Last Second Layup
March 10, 2005
Chelsea Whitaker made sure a broken play wouldn't stop Baylor from reaching the final of the Big 12 tournament. Whitaker carved through the lane and hit a layup with 2.1 seconds remaining Thursday to lift sixth-ranked Baylor over No. 14 Texas Tech 58-57 in a tournament semifinal game.
Steffanie Blackmon Selected to All-Star Team
March 9, 2005
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has selected its all-star line-up for the 2005 WBCA All-Star Challenge Game. On Saturday, April 2, the top 20 senior collegiate players in women's basketball will showcase their talents at the University of Indianapolis' Nicoson Hall.
Baylor Heads To Semifinals With Win Over Missouri, 70-52
March 9, 2005
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson has such a talented team, balancing playing time can sometimes be tougher than winning ballgames. That was the case Wednesday when No. 6 Baylor advanced to the Big 12 semifinals with a 70-52 victory over Missouri. "It's not fun for me," Mulkey-Robertson said. "I don't have an eight-player rotation like maybe you should. I need to be on my toes."
Mulkey-Robertson Named Big 12 Coach of the Year
March 4, 2005
Baylor's Kim Mulkey-Robertson was chosen Coach of the Year and Kansas State's Kendra Wecker was named Player of the Year, highlighting the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball 2004-05 All-Conference Team released Friday. Jelena Spiric (Nebraska) was the pick for Big 12 Newcomer of the Year while Morenike Atunrase (Texas A&M) captured Freshman of the Year honors.
Baylor Tops Texas Tech, 79-69 And Wins Big 12
March 3, 2005
Chelsea Whitaker had 16 points and eight assists, many at key times for Baylor, and the seventh-ranked Lady Bears clinched their first Big 12 regular season title outright with a 79-69 win over No. 13 Texas Tech on Thursday night. Baylor (24-3, 14-2 Big 12) won all 14 home games this season, and stretched its homecourt winning streak to 17 since a loss to Texas Tech late last season.
Baylor Women Clinch Big 12 Title
Feb. 26, 2005
Emily Niemann scored a season-high 20 points to help No. 6 Baylor clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title for the first time with an 84-65 victory over Colorado Saturday night. Chameka Scott added 16 for the Bears (23-3, 13-2 Big 12), who won their 10th straight.
No. 8 Lady Bears Prevail Over No. 12 Lady Raiders In Battle Of NCAA Powers
Feb. 5, 2005
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson wasn't giving out any information on how the eighth-ranked Lady Bears won in Lubbock for the first time since 1982. "I'm not going to tell you that because we've got to play them again," Mulkey-Robertson said. "They took some things away from us; we took some things away from them."
Lady Bears Move Up to No. 2 in AP Poll
Jan. 10, 2005
The Baylor Lady Bear basketball team continues to climb up the Associated Press' national poll and is listed at No. 2 in the poll released today. The No. 2 listing is Baylor's highest-ever ranking in a women's basketball poll. The team had been ranked No. 3 last week.
Lady Bear Hoops Moves Up to No. 6 in AP Poll
Dec. 6, 2004
The Baylor Lady Bear basketball team moved up to No. 6 in the latest Associated Press poll which was released today. The ranking is the program's highest-ever national listing. Baylor owns a 6-1 season record, its only loss coming in the season opener against LSU, 71-70.
Women's Hoops No. 8 in AP Poll
Nov. 8, 2004
The Baylor women's basketball team is picked No. 8 in the 2004-05 Associated Press Preseason Top 25 as released on Monday evening. The ranking is Baylor's highest-ever preseason Associated Press listing, the Lady Bears were 13th in the 1976-77 preseason poll.
Lady Bear Hoops at Big 12 Media Day
Oct. 29, 2004
Head Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson, Steffanie Blackmon and Sophia Young represented the Baylor Lady Bears in Kansas City, Mo., at Big 12 Basketball Media Day.
Women's Basketball Breaks Season Ticket Record
Oct. 28, 2004
Interest in Baylor women's basketball continues to skyrocket, evidenced by the fact that more Lady Bear season tickets have been sold than ever before. For the second time in school history season tickets have surpassed the 3,000 mark.
Lady Bear Hoops Hit Court
Oct. 14, 2004
The Baylor women's basketball team will hold its first practice of the 2004-2005 season on Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Ferrell Center. The practice is open to the public. The Baylor faithful got its first glimpse of the 2004-2005 Lady Bears on Tuesday evening when over 450 fans attended the annual Welcome Back Supper, hosted by the Tip Off Club in the Ferrell Center.

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