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Supporting NU Women's Basketball


Northwestern Women’s Basketball is establishing a new standard of success. With a young, talented core ready to get back to the postseason, the future of the program is bright. Your gift in support of these amazing young women allows us to provide a world-class experience for them academically, socially, and athletically.

“Thank you for supporting our incredible student-athletes. The private support we receive will help our young women continue to excel in the classroom, in the community and on the court.”

Joe McKeown

Your gift has a significant impact on our success:

  • Provides support for special training trips, such as our foreign tour to France in August 2016
  • Augments travel and recruiting budgets to ensure the ‘Cats sign and retain the best student-athletes
  • Allows nutritionists to work with the program and educate the student-athletes about maximizing performance through proper diet

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Season highlights from 2016-17:

  • Nine student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition
  • Nia Coffey was drafted fifth overall by the San Antonio Stars, becoming the highest draft pick in Northwestern women’s basketball history
  • Nia Coffey was named First Team All-Big Ten for the fourth time in her career and Ashely Deary won Defensive Player of the Year along with Second Team All-Big Ten honors
  • Celebrated court-breaking of new Welsh-Ryan Arena, set to be completely renovated and re-open in fall 2018

Questions about supporting Northwestern Women's Basketball?
Please contact Christian Williams at christian-williams@northwestern.edu or 847-467-1039.