Akron Zips improve to 5-1, Battle back to top Bonnies on Education Day

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zips under the tutelage of first-yer head coach Melissa Jackson battled back late in the fourth to defeat St. Bonavnture at JAR Arena on Tuesday morning — 67-58 on Education Day. The win moved the Zips to 5-1 overall, while drawing their first win in head-to-head competition with St. Bonaventure…

Akron downs Eastern Kentucky at JAR Arena, 63-54

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zips women’s basketball team earned a 63-54 win over visiting Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon at James A. Rhodes Arena.Redshirt senior guard Megan Sefcik had a game-high 26 points for the Zips who bounced back after a road loss to Youngstown State. Haliegh Reinoehl (Westfield, Ind.) added 12 points and grabbed…

Akron Zips improve to 3-0, Beat Northern Kentucky 77-60

KENT, Ohio — The Akron Zips womens basketball team improved their record to 3-0 following a 77-60 win over Northern Kentucky on Sunday in game two of the Kent State Classic at the M.A.C. Center. Megan Sefcik led the Zips with 22 points, while knocking down 6-of-10 from downtown (60 percent). Shaunay Edmonds added 12…

Coach Jackson earns second win, Zips beat Oakland 86-65

KENT, Ohio – First year head Coach Melissa Jackson and the Akron Zips improved to 2-0, following an 85-65 victory over Oakland, in game one of the Kent State Classic on Saturday afternoon in the M.A.C. Center. Redshirt senior Megan Sefcik led the Zips scoring a season- and game-high 23 points — including five three-pointers….

Coach Jackson earns first win, Zips top N.C. AT&T 49-36

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — The Akron Zips (1-0) outscored North Carolina A&T, 27-12, in the second half to capture their first victory of the 2018-19 season under the direction of first year head coach Melissa Jackson on Tuesday night inside the Corbett Sports Center. Redshirt senior guard Megan Sefcik (Austintown, Ohio) led all scorers with…

Zips win Exhibition match against Rochester, 86-45

AKRON, Ohio — First year Head Coach Melissa Jackson guided the Akron women’s basketball team to a 86-45 win over Rochester College on Thursday night at James A. Rhodes Arena in an exhibition meeting. Four Zips reached double-digits as juniors Shaunay Edmonds (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Alysa Clay (Indianapolis, Ind.), Caitlin Vari (Richfield, Ohio), and redshirt senior…

Tina Thompson Named Virginia Women’s Basketball Coach

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virgina — Virginia athletics director Carla Williams announced Tina Thompson as head coach of the Cavaliers’ women’s basketball program on Monday. Thompson comes to Virginia after serving on the coaching staff at Texas the past three seasons. Prior to entering the coaching profession, Thompson had a college and professional career that gained her entry…

Brown-Mitchell signs with Akron Women’s Basketball

AKRON, Ohio — Gabrielle Brown-Mitchell signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her education at the University of Akron as the third member of the class of 2022 that will join the Akron women’s basketball team for the 2018-19 season, announced on Thursday by acting head coach Melissa Jackson. “We are very excited to…