PORTSMOUTH – The face of women's basketball for the past 30 seasons, Robin Hagen-Smith, has announced her plans to retire as head coach of the Shawnee State women's basketball team. Her retirement will become effective on June 30, 2013. She has been Shawnee State's women's basketball coach for the past 30 seasons.
PORTSMOUTH – Women's Basketball was ranked 15th in the final NAIA Poll of the 2012-13. The Bears recently capped off their season with the 18th NAIA Tournament Appearance in program history. Overall, SSU went 24-10 in what was the 30th season in the Hall of Fame Career of Robin Hagen-Smith.
PORTSMOUTH – Schera Sampson has been named a third-team NAIA Division I All-American as announced by national officials today. The final accolade for Sampson caps a two-year career at Shawnee State for her after she transferred from Stephen F. Austin University during her junior campaign. She becomes the 23rd All-American under head coach Robin Hagen-Smith. This also marks the sixth straight season that women's basketball has had at least one player honored on the All-American squad.
PORTSMOUTH – Senior Tristan Rumfield has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete as announced by national officials today. To be eligible for NAIA Scholar-Athlete distinction, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 and be a junior or senior. That student-athlete must be in at least their second year at their current institution.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A furious second half comeback fell just short for fifth-seeded women's basketball in the NAIA Tournament Second Round as the Bears (24-10) fell to top-seeded Oklahoma City (28-3), 56-54. The Bears trailed by 18 points at the half after scoring a program-low 10 points in the first 20 minutes, but outscored the Stars 41-25 in the second half and had multiple chances down the stretch to either tie or take the lead. However, they could not come all the way back as the potential game-winning shot as time expired would not go down.