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NAIA National Tournaments - Women's Basketball

Judson has participated in six NAIA National Tournaments with their first appearance in 1996.  The fartherest any team has gone came in 1999 when they finished in the Elite Eight.  Judson has been to the Sweet 16 three times in 2001, 2002, and 2005.  Judson made back-to-back tournaments in 2001 and 2002 and 2005 and 2006.  Judson has a 5-6 record in the NAIA National Tournament.



NAIA National Tournament - 1st Round


In 1995-96, the women's basketball team became the first-ever Judson team to advance to an NAIA National Tournament. The squad won the Great Lakes Sectional by defeating Trinity International, 75-55, to earn the National Tournament appearance. Judson was then defeated by Evangel, 65-43, in the first round,  



NAIA National Tournament - Elite Eight

CCAC Regular Season Champions


After a two-year hiatus, the women's basketball team made another NAIA Tournament appearance. After winning the CCAC regular-season championship, but losing in the CCAC Tournament in the semi-finals, Judson had to face tournament champion CardinalStritch for a berth to the tourney and were victorious on the road, 52-48. With their best NAIA Tournament finish to date, Judson advanced to the Elite Eight defeating Urbana (66-60) and St. Thomas Aquinas (64-54). This dream season came to an end with a loss to Central Methodist, 77-58, in the Elite Eight.



NAIA National Tournament - Sweet 16

CCAC Regular Season Champions

CCAC Tournament Champions


NAIA All-American: Meghan McCarty (2nd team) - first-ever for Judson

Judson returned to the national scene in 2000-01 after missing the NAIA National Touranment in 1999-2000. Judson tied with Cardinal Stritch for the CCAC regular season championship and then defeated them, 60-50, in the CCAC tournament championship game. At the NAIA Tournament, Judson won their opening round game against Friends University, 64-61, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. They then fell to No. 1 seeded Shawnee State, 83-70.



NAIA National Tournament - Sweet 16


NAIA All-American: Shawna Jensen (2nd team)

Making their second straight NAIA Tournament and third appearance in four years, Judson ranked as high as No. 5 during the regular-season. A team of six seniors earned an at-large bid to the tournament. They opened up wiht a first-round win over Malone, 83-68. In the Sweet 16, Judson faced No. 2 seed Sterlin and fell, 72-64.



NAIA National Tournament - Sweet 16

CCAC Regular Season Champions


Making its fifth appearance in nine years, Judson advanced to the NAIA National Tournament after receiving an at-large bid. Judson lost to conference rival Cardinal Stritch in the CCAC Tournament championship after sharing the regular-season title. With a No. 20 national ranking, Judson did receive the at-large bid and went on to upset William Jewell, 76-74, in the opening round. Advancing to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in program history, Judson bowed out to Bethel College (IN), 74-60.



NAIA National Tournament - 1st Round

CCAC Tournament Champions


NAIA All-American: Kim Watson (Honorable Mention)

In their sixth appearance in 10 years, Judson received the automatic berth wiht a win over Cardinal Stritch in the CCAC Tournament Championship, 68-50. In the NAIA National Touranment, Judson fell in the first round to eventual national champion Hastings College, 70-43.