2012-13 Butler Women's Basketball News
May 28, 2013
Bulldog Basketball Adds Kurt Godlevske To Coaching Staff
Kurt Godlevske, who won a boy's and a girl's state championship in Indiana high school basketball, has been hired as assistant coach for the Butler women's basketball team.
May 20, 2013
Butler Sports Medicine's Schultz Earns Spot With USA Basketball
Missy Schultz, an associate athletic trainer at Butler University, will spend the spring working for USA Basketball with the U16 Women's Team.
May 17, 2013
Butler Women's Basketball Adds Loryn Goodwin
Loryn Goodwin, the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year last season at North Texas, will transfer to Butler and enroll this fall.
April 16, 2013
Bulldogs Celebrate Winning Season At Year-End Banquet
After another WNIT appearance and the program's seventh winning season in eight years, Butler women's basketball held its annual awards banquet on Monday night.
March 21, 2013
Toledo Holds Off Butler In WNIT
In the postseason for the fourth time in five years, the Butler women's basketball team fell 63-49 in the WNIT first round at Toledo on Thursday night.
March 21, 2013
PHOTOS: WNIT Game At Toledo
Click here to view some photos of Butler's WNIT at Toledo. Photos by Scott Grau.
March 20, 2013
Bulldogs Open 2013 WNIT At Toledo
Making its fourth WNIT appearance in five seasons, the Butler women’s basketball team will play Thursday, March 21 at Toledo in the WNIT first round.
March 18, 2013
Bulldogs To Play At Toledo In WNIT First Round
The Butler women's basketball team will play in the WNIT for the fourth time in five years when it takes on MAC regular season champion Toledo Thursday night.
March 8, 2013
Saint Louis Holds Off Butler In A-10 Tourney
Despite scoring 10 points in the first half, Saint Louis held off the Butler women's basketball team 44-41 in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Champioship.
March 7, 2013
Daress McClung Named All-Atlantic 10
Junior forward Daress McClung was voted second team All-Atlantic 10. Butler's leading scorer and rebounder was among the league leaders in points, rebounds, steals and blocks.
March 6, 2013
Tourney Time: Butler Opens vs. Saint Louis In Philadelphia
The Butler women’s basketball team is the No. 6 seed in this weekend’s Buick Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship. The first three rounds are played at Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia.
March 3, 2013
Bulldogs Fall At Duquesne
A big second half allowed Duquesne to pull past the Butler women's basketball team 59-43 on Sunday. The Bulldogs finish the regular season 17-12 overall and 8-6 in Atlantic 10 play.
March 1, 2013
Bulldogs Conclude Regular Season At Duquesne
Having clinched the sixth spot in the Atlantic 10 standings, the Butler women’s basketball team concludes its regular season at Duquesne Sunday, March 3.
February 27, 2013
Bulldogs Hold Off Temple 59-55
Sophomore Taylor Schippers had 19 points and eight rebounds and the Butler women's basketball team held off Temple 59-55 on Wednesday. The win clinched for BU a winning Atlantic 10 record.
February 26, 2013
Senior Day vs. Temple
Butler’s two seniors - Becca Bornhorst and manager Evan Eichhorn - will be recognized as BU women’s basketball hosts Temple in its home finale Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
February 23, 2013
Richmond Downs Butler
Richmond shot better than 60 percent in the first half to build a big lead and cruise past the Butler women's basketball team 68-44 on Saturday.
February 22, 2013
Bulldogs Host Richmond Saturday
After two straight wins, the Butler women’s basketball team hosts Richmond Saturday, Feb. 23 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game will tip at 2 p.m.
February 20, 2013
Butler Wins At Saint Louis 67-62
Led by junior forward Daress McClung and sophomore Hannah Douglas, the Butler women's basketball team picked up a 67-62 win at Saint Louis on Wednesday afternoon.
February 19, 2013
Bulldogs Have Day Game At Saint Louis
The arena will be packed with St. Louis-area schoolchildren when the Butler women’s basketball team travels to SLU Wednesday, Feb. 20. The game is a 1 p.m. ET start.
February 17, 2013
Bulldogs Shoot Down Bonnies 64-46
Wearing pink jerseys and shoes for breast cancer awareness, the Butler women's basketball team was red hot in a 64-46 win over St. Bonaventure on Sunday.
February 16, 2013
Bulldogs Fight Breast Cancer, Play St. Bonaventure
Join Butler women’s basketball in the program’s fight against breast cancer. The Bulldogs host St. Bonaventure Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
February 13, 2013
Bulldogs Can't Hang On At Charlotte
Sophomore Taylor Schippers scored 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting but a late run by Charlotte down the Butler women’s basketball team 59-49 on Wednesday night.
February 12, 2013
Butler Back On Road At Charlotte
Following a trip to Washington, D.C., over the weekend, the Butler women’s basketball team has a quick turnaround before traveling to Charlotte Wednesday, Feb. 13.
February 10, 2013
George Washington Defeats Butler 77-60
A big second half by George Washington lifted the home team past the Butler women's basketball team 77-60 on Sunday afternoon.
February 9, 2013
Butler Takes 5-2 League Record To Nation’s Capital
The Butler women’s basketball team, now 5-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend for a contest at George Washington. The Bulldogs have won five of their last six games.
February 7, 2013
BU Pulls Past Rhode Island 60-45
The Butler women's basketball team turned a close game into a blowout win on Thursday, pulling away in the second half for a 60-45 victory at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
February 6, 2013
Bulldogs Host Rhode Island Thursday Night
The Butler women’s basketball team will play for the first time in eight days when it hosts Rhode Island at Hinkle Fieldhouse Thursday. It is the first meeting between the two teams since 1989.
January 30, 2013
Saint Joe's Edges Butler In Final Minutes
Junior Daress McClung led BU with 21 points and 12 rebounds but the Butler women's basketball team dropped a physical and fast battle with league unbeaten Saint Joseph's 57-50 on Wednesday night.
January 29, 2013
Bulldogs Back In Philly To Take On Saint Joseph’s
The Butler women’s basketball team will be traveling to Philadelphia for the second time in 10 days when it plays at Saint Joseph’s Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. It is the first meeting between the two schools in women’s basketball.
January 25, 2013
Bulldogs Host Fellow A-10 Newcomer VCU
The two new member of the Atlantic 10 Conference will square off Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse when the Butler women’s basketball team hosts VCU at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs bring a three-game win streak into the contest with the Rams.
January 23, 2013
Big Second Half Nets BU Win At UMass
Butler's two leading scorers, Daress McClung and Taylor Schippers, combined for 39 points and the Butler women's basketball team pulled away for a 75-61 win at Massachusetts on Wednesday.
January 22, 2013
Dawgs Continue On A-10 Road Swing At UMass
With an 8-2 record over the last 10 games, a red-hot Butler women’s basketball team will take on Massachusetts Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. ET. IT’s the first meeting between the two schools.
January 20, 2013
Butler Tops La Salle 59-42
Junior Daress McClung stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks to lead the Butler women's basketball team to a 59-42 win at La Salle on Sunday. The Bulldogs have now won seven of their last nine games.
January 19, 2013
Bulldogs Take On La Salle On National TV
The Butler women’s basketball team will travel to La Salle in front of a national TV audience Sunday afternoon. The contest in Philadelphia is BU’s first A-10 road game.
January 17, 2013
Bulldogs Shoot Down Xavier 71-67
Freshman Blaire Langlois had scored 16 points all season. But when her number was called Thursday night against Xavier,she responded with 14 points to help the Butler women's basketball team to a 71-67 victory.
January 16, 2013
Julie VonDielingen Shelton Named A-10 Legend
Julie VonDielingen Shelton, the all-time leading scorer in Butler women’s basketball history, is one of 16 former women’s basketball student-athletes and coaches who are being honored as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Inaugural Women’s Basketball Legends. The group, announced on Wednesday (Jan. 16), is being recognized for their contributions to their institutions’ basketball programs.
January 16, 2013
Butler Hosts Xavier Thursday Night
The Butler women’s basketball team will aim for its first Atlantic 10 win when it hosts Xavier Thursday, Jan. 17 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Both teams enter the game with an 0-1 conference record.
January 14, 2013
Getting To Know You: Mandy McDivitt
Mandy McDivitt came to Butler now for her shooting. Now a junior, she's become BU's best perimeter defender. ButlerSports.com checked in with the Connersville, Ind., native this week.
January 12, 2013
No. 17/22 Dayton Defeats Butler In A-10 Opener
Nationally-ranked Dayton broke the game open midway through the first half to defeat the Butler women's basketball team 82-39 at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday.
January 10, 2013
A-10 Play Opens At Home vs. Dayton
There won’t be time to ease into a new conference for the Butler women’s basketball team. The Bulldogs host league-leading and nationally-ranked Dayton Saturday, Jan. 12 at noon in their first game as a member of the Atlantic 10.
January 8, 2013
Getting To Know You: Hannah Douglas
Already a two-year starter as a sophomore, Hannah Douglas has become a key player for the Butler women's basketball team. ButlerSports.com talked with Douglas to get the inside scoop on this year’s Bulldogs and “Dougie” herself.
January 7, 2013
Daress McClung Selected A-10 Player of the Week
Junior Daress McClung, who led Butler to a pair of road wins over the weekend, has been picked as Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week. It is the second time this season she has claimed the honor.
January 5, 2013
McClung Leads Butler To Road Win At UIC
Junior Daress McClung poured in a career-high 31 points to lead the Butler women's basketball team to a 84-61 win at UIC on Saturday afternoon. The win completed a sweep of Horizon League schools for the Bulldogs.
January 4, 2013
Butler Takes On Former League Foe UIC
The Butler women’s basketball team will play in the Windy City this weekend,facing former Horizon League opponent UIC Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavilion.
January 3, 2013
Late Stops Get Butler A Road Win
Junior Daress McClung had career highs of 22 points and 18 rebounds and the Butler women's basketball team won the final minute to defeat Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center on Thursday.
January 2, 2013
Butler Takes On Former League Foe Cleveland State
The Butler women’s basketball team will face a familiar opponent this Thursday when it takes on Cleveland State, a former Horizon League rival.
December 30, 2012
Late Run Lifts Illinois State Past Butler
With the game tied 57-57, Illinois State scored the day's final eight points to defeat the Butler women's basketball team 65-57 at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday.
December 29, 2012
Bulldogs Close 2012 vs. Illinois State
Riding a win streak of four games, the Butler women’s basketball team hosts Illinois State Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. The game is BU’s last of the 2012 calendar year.
December 22, 2012
Bulldogs Pick Up Fourth Straight Win
The Butler women's basketball team will be going home for the holiday with a four-game winning streak after defeating Indiana State 56-45 on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
December 21, 2012
Bulldogs Host Indiana State
Butler’s only men’s/women’s doubleheader is this Saturday, when the BU women’s basketball team hosts Indiana State after the men’s team plays Evansville. Beth Couture’s squad has won three straight entering the weekend.
December 19, 2012
PHOTOS: Butler Women's Basketball Spreads Holiday Cheer
Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Butler women's basketball team spent a day off the court spreading holiday cheer. Click here for a photo gallery.
December 18, 2012
Transfer Trio Lifts Butler Past IUPUI
Butler's three transfers - Daress McClung, Liz Stratman and Taylor Schippers - combined for 43 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Butler women's basketball team to a 67-58 win at IUPUI on Tuesday night.
December 17, 2012
Bulldogs Head To The Jungle
The Butler women’s basketball team, winner of three of its last four games, will travel five miles to take on IUPUI Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Bulldogs are coming into the game after a road win at Northern Kentucky.
December 17, 2012
McClung Tabbed A-10 Player of the Week
Daress McClung, who led Butler to a win at Northern Kentucky on Sunday, has been selected Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
December 16, 2012
Bulldogs Never Trail In Win At Northern Kentucky
Junior Daress McClung scored 15 points with 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Butler women's basketball team to a 66-56 victory at Northern Kentucky on Sunday. The win moves Butler to 5-5 on the season.
December 14, 2012
Bulldogs Start Holiday Break At NKU
Final exams are over, and basketball is on the forefront for the Butler women’s basketball team. The Bulldogs begin their break with a contest at Northern Kentucky Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. ET.
December 9, 2012
Butler Defeats Indiana 59-56
Junior Daress McClung had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Butler women's basketball team claimed a 59-56 win over Indiana on Sunday. The Bulldogs led by 21 in the first half before holding on for the win.
December 7, 2012
Bulldogs Host Indiana Sunday Afternoon
The Butler women’s basketball team will host a Big Ten team for the first time since 2006 when Indiana comes to Hinkle Fieldhouse Sunday, Dec. 9. Both teams are aiming to rebound from a loss earlier this week.
December 5, 2012
Falcons Pull Away From Bulldogs
Sophomores Hannah Douglas and Taylor Schippers scored in double figures to lead BU, but the Butler women's basketball team lost 67-47 at Bowling Green on Wednesday night.
December 4, 2012
Bulldogs Travel To Bowling Green
Following a win over Eastern Michigan, the Butler women’s basketball team will play a MAC opponent on the road this week. BU will take on Bowling Green Wednesday night.
November 28, 2012
Butler Stifles Eastern Michigan For 65-59 Win
Junior Daress McClung had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks and the Butler women's basketball team made the winning plays late to claim a 65-59 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.
November 27, 2012
Bulldogs Return Home To Host Eastern Michigan
Following a trip to northern California, the Butler women’s basketball team will host Eastern Michigan at Hinkle Fieldhouse Wednesday, Nov. 28. The Bulldogs will be aiming for their second home win of the season.
November 26, 2012
Schippers Named All-Tourney At St. Mary's
Sophomore guard Taylor Schippers was selected for the all-tournament team at St. Mary's over the weekend. Schippers averaged 21.5 points per game in Butler's two contests.
November 24, 2012
Portland State Rallies Past BU
The Butler women's basketball team led by double figures early but Portland State came back to defeat the Bulldogs 71-58 on Saturday at St. Mary's College.
November 23, 2012
St. Mary's Tops Butler In Shootout
Sophomore Taylor Schippers scored 27 points - 18 in the first half - but St. Mary's held off the Butler women's basketball team 85-74 at McKeon Pavilion on Friday.
November 20, 2012
Bulldogs Head To California For Thanksgiving
The Butler women’s basketball team will visit St. Mary’s in northern California for Thanksgiving this weekend. BU will play St. Mary’s and Portland State Nov. 23-24.
November 19, 2012
Bulldogs Pull Away For Win Over Valpo
Sophomore Taylor Schippers scored a career-high 22 points and the Butler women's basketball team pulled away late for a 69-55 win over Valparaiso on Monday night.
November 18, 2012
Butler Hosts Valparaiso Monday Night
The Butler women’s basketball team will take on former conference opponent Valparaiso at Hinkle Fieldhouse Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. It is BU’s last game before the team leaves for its California Thanksgiving trip.
November 17, 2012
Bulldogs Drop Home Opener To Fairfield
A 19-point, 10-rebound effort from junior forward Daress McClung was not enough to lead Butler past Fairfield in the Bulldogs' home opener Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
November 15, 2012
Bulldogs Have Home Opener Saturday Afternoon
The Butler women’s basketball team hosts Fairfield in its 2012-13 home opener Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. ET. Both teams enter the game with a 1-1 record.
November 14, 2012
Butler Adds Two Kentucky Basketball Standouts
The Butler women's basketball team has added two players from Kentucky, Serena Sandusky and Ashton Feldhaus, during the early signing period. The two players have signed National Letters of Intent and will enroll at Butler in the fall of 2013.
November 13, 2012
Bulldogs Get Tough, Claim Win At Ball State
Junior Daress McClung scored a career-high 20 points and the Butler women’s basketball team won the final minutes of a close game to earn a 70-62 win at Ball State on Tuesday night.
November 12, 2012
Bulldogs Aim For First Win Of Season
Two teams looking for their first win of the season will square off when the Butler women’s basketball team travels to Ball State Tuesday, Nov. 13. The Bulldogs are coming off a 73-62 loss at Marquette on Saturday night.
November 10, 2012
Young Bulldogs Drop Opener At Marquette
An experienced Marquette team stayed just ahead of the Butler women's basketball team to beat the Bulldogs 73-62 on Saturday night. It was the season opener for both teams.
November 9, 2012
Bulldogs Open 2012-13 At Marquette
The Butler women’s basketball team will open the 2012-13 campaign at Marquette this weekend. BU, under 11th-year head coach Beth Couture, has a young squad featuring nine freshmen and sophomores.
November 5, 2012
Beth Couture Show
Click here to watch the season's first episode of the Beth Couture Show.
November 2, 2012
Bulldogs Pull Away For Exhibition Win
The Butler women's basketball team clamped down defensively in the second half to defeat Kentucky Wesleyan 68-53 in an exhibition game on Friday evening.
November 1, 2012
Butler Opens Season With Exhibition Against Kentucky Wesleyan
The new-look Butler women’s basketball team will get its first in-game action Friday in an exhibition contest against Kentucky Wesleyan at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
October 29, 2012
Young Bulldog Team Embracing The Unknown
The Butler women’s basketball team is jumping into a 2012-13 season that is full of unknowns. The Bulldogs have seven newcomers, the team’s leading scorer is out for the season and Butler is now a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
October 25, 2012
Butler Prepares For New Test In Atlantic 10
During the recent 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Media Day, Butler head coach Beth Couture talked about her expectations for the coming season.
October 11, 2012
Women's Basketball: St. Vincent's Women of Hope
The Butler women's basketball team volunteered at the St. Vincent's Walk of Hope for breast cancer awareness. The Bulldogs were there for their coach, Beth Couture, a breast cancer survivor who completed the 15-mile walk. Oct. 11, 2012.
October 5, 2012
Couture Walking For St. Vincent Women Of Hope
Butler women's basketball head coach Beth Couture will once again be participating in the Walk of Hope, a breast cancer fundraiser organized by St. Vincent Foundation.
October 4, 2012
Sarah Hamm To Miss 2012-13 Season With Injury
Sarah Hamm, an all-conference post player for the Butler women’s basketball team, will miss the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL in her knee.
October 2, 2012
Atlantic 10 Secures Long-Term Media Rights Agreements
The Atlantic 10 Conference has secured eight-year partnerships with ESPN, CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Group for its media and television rights. The agreements, which were announced Tuesday, more than double the menâs and womenâs basketball national exposure for the A-10 membership and will begin in 2013-14.
October 1, 2012
Women's Basketball: First Official Practice
Video coverage and Beth Couture's comments on Butler's first official practice for 2012-13.
September 13, 2012
A-10, Home Game vs. Indiana Highlight Women's Hoops Schedule
A new league, a holiday trip to San Francisco and a home game against Indiana are the highlights of the Butler women's basketball team's 2012-13 schedule.
September 5, 2012
Fore Hoops-N-Hope Photo Gallery
Butler women's basketball hosted its second annual golf outing fundraiser on August 26. Click here to view photos from the event.
August 22, 2012
Fore Hoops N Hope Golf Outing Sold Out
Butler women's basketball's golf outing is sold out. Fore Hoops N Hope, set for this coming Sunday at Prestwick in Avon, has reached capacity at 32 foursomes.
August 21, 2012
Butler Adds Jacob DeWilde To Coaching Staff
Jacob DeWilde has been added to the Butler women's basketball staff as graduate assistant. DeWilde comes to Butler after spending one season at Indiana University Southeast near Louisville.
August 16, 2012
A-10 Women's Hoops Final To Be Played At Barclays Center
The Atlantic 10 Conference will play its 2013 Women’s Basketball Championship game at the new state-of-the-art Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will be televised on the ESPN Networks.
June 28, 2012
Registration Form: "Fore Hoops N Hope" Golf Outing
Be sure to reserve your spot in Butler women's basketball's "Fore Hoops N Hope" golf outing. The event is Sunday, Aug. 26 at Prestwick Country Club in Avon.
June 21, 2012
WBB: Coach Couture Summer Update
Butler women's basketball coach Beth Couture talks about the program's move to the Atlantic 10 this summer.