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Women's Basketball Coaches Corner

2018 Summer Update

The National Administrative Council (NAC) finalized approval of a men's and women's basketball postseason tournament format which will include 64 qualifiers, 16 four-team opening rounds and a 16-team final site tournament. This decision comes after the Council of Presidents (COP) approval in April 2018 to move to a single division in both men's and women's basketball, effective for the 2020-21 academic year. The COP also charged the NAC with development and approval of the tournament format.

The final format comes after the Divisions in Basketball Task Force nearly two-year review and recommendation for a single basketball division with potential formats. The NAC Championship sub-committee reviewed all information and data and presented the recommended format which was approved by the full NAC body. 

The rationale behind the NAC's decision was that a 64 qualifier/16-team final site tournament will offer a superior student-athlete experience, as well as provide the best opportunity for cost savings and team travel reimbursement. This format also retains the same amount of national qualifiers as it did for the current two-division format.

 

 

COACHES RESOURCES

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES MANUAL

2018 Coaches Manual
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results and Statistics, National Championship Qualifying Procedures, Postseason Rosters, NAIA-WBCA Standing Committees, Leadership Responsibilities, Ratings Manuals, All-American Information Sheet, Division I National Championship Bracket,NAIA-WBCA Constitution

NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
Division I Women's Basketball Sport Manager: Dan Robinson
Division II Women's Baksetball Sport Manager: Kelli Briscoe
Women's Basketball Ratings Contact: Katie Green


NAIA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: Kurt Westendorp, William Jessup University
1st Vice President: Lauren Stamatis, Olivet Nazarene University
2nd Vice President: Janette Burgin, Culver-Stockton College
Secretary: Jenna Everhart, West Virginia Tech University
Past President: Krista Van Hauen, St. Ambrose University
Division I NAC Liaison: Jason Horn, Xavier University of Louisiana
Division II NAC Liaison: Corey Westra, GPAC


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
WBCA Convention: March 29 - April 1, 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)
NAIA-WBCA Business Meeting: April 1, 2018 (Columbus, Ohio)

NAIA-WBCA Meeting Minutes


OPEN DATES
Open Dates is a free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete in the regular season

IMPORTANT AWARDS DEADLINES
CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER
Individual Student Award - February 15, 2019

Conference Champions of Character Team Award - NAIA Conferences may choose to sponsor the Conference Champions of Character Team Award.  Please check with your conference regarding award availability and criteria. 

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15, 2019
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2019

OTHER AWARDS
DII All-Conference/All-America Teams - February 28, 2019
DI All-Conference/All-America Teams - March 7, 2019

FORMS PAGE
Includes a full list of all NAIA National Awards

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
DI Women's Basketball Potential Qualifier Packet
Local Host Site Information

DII Women's Basketball Potential Qualifier Packet
Local Host Site Information


HELPFUL TOOLS
NCAA Women's Basketball Rules
Live Stats/Webcasting How-To Guide
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards