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Supporting NU Women's Basketball

Northwestern Women’s Basketball is establishing a new standard of success. Thanks to the first NCAA appearance in 20 years in 2015, the future of the program has never looked brighter. 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 2015-16:

  • Earned the program’s fifth postseason appearance under head coach Joe McKeown with a berth in the WNIT
  • Made an impressive run to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals with upset wins over fifth-seeded Minnesota and fourth-seeded Indiana
  • Junior Nia Coffey was named to the WBCA Division I All America squad, earned All-Big Ten First Team recognition, and was named an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press
  • Junior Ashley Deary was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, the first in Northwestern history to receive the honor
  • Eight student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition

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