2016-17 News

  • UDC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Jaresha Obey Selected to Attend NCAA Women Coaches Academy
    March 23, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS – University of the District of Columbia Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Jaresha Obey was selected to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy this summer in Denver, CO.
  • UDC Head Women’s Basketball Coach Juan Dixon Featured in HBO’s ‘Real Sports’
    March 22, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – Just a few months before Juan Dixon was hired to be the head women’s basketball coach at the University of the District of Columbia, he met his biological father for the first time.
  • Shantrel Oliver Earns Women’s Basketball Third Team All-ECC Honor
    March 03, 2017
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Senior point guard Shantrel Oliver earned Third team All-East Coast Conference honors after returning from an injury plagued year in 2015-16. The All-Conference awards were announced on Friday, March 3rd at the pre-tournament banquet hosted by the University of Bridgeport.
  • Firebirds Finish on a High Note with 66-54 Victory vs. Bridgeport on Senior Day
    February 25, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – The two senior veterans on a severely young University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team – Shantrel Oliver and Jaslynn Rollins – both came through big time in their final game as Firebirds, leading UDC to a 66-54 victory over East Coast Conference foe University of Bridgeport in both teams’ regular season finale on Saturday afternoon in the nation’s capital.
  • Shantrel Oliver Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in UDC Loss at Molloy
    February 22, 2017
    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Senior guard Shantrel Oliver surpassed the 1,000-point career scoring plateau in the Firebirds’ 72-53 loss at Molloy in East Coast Conference action from Quealy Gymnasium Wednesday night.
  • Firebirds Fall 55-54 in Heartbreaking Loss to Mercy
    February 19, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team suffered the most narrow of losses on Sunday afternoon as Shantrel Oliver’s game-winning shot attempt with five seconds remaining did not get the roll, and the host Firebirds fell to East Coast Conference foe Mercy College, 55-54.
  • Firebirds Fall on the Road at LIU Post, 72-53
    February 15, 2017
    BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 72-53 by LIU Post University in East Coast Conference play Wednesday night at Pratt Recreation Center.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Battles to 86-83 Overtime Loss vs. NYIT
    February 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team overcame a 12-point 4th quarter deficit and put itself in position to beat East Coast Conference foe New York Institute of Technology both near the end of regulation and near the end of overtime, but the Firebirds were ultimately outlasted by the visiting Bears, 86-83 in a thrilling Saturday afternoon game in our nation’s capital.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Wins the 3rd and 4th Quarters; Loses the Game, 63-47 at STAC
    February 04, 2017
    SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team out-scored host St. Thomas Aquinas, 18-17 in the 3rd quarter and 13-10 in the 4th quarter, but could not overcome a 20-point halftime deficit, as the Firebirds were defeated by the Spartans, 63-47 in East Coast Conference play at Aquinas Hall Saturday afternoon.
  • Depleted Firebirds Can’t Keep Pace with Redhawks in 83-70 Loss at Roberts Wesleyan
    February 01, 2017
    ROCHESTER, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 83-70 by host Roberts Wesleyan College in East Coast Conference action at the Voller Athletic Center Wednesday night.
  • Firebirds Succumb to No. 24 Queens, 66-49
    January 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia was defeated by the No. 24 ranked team in Division II and top team in the East Coast Conference standings, Queens College, by a final score of 66-49 on Saturday afternoon at UDC Gym.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Defeated at Daemen
    January 21, 2017
    AMHERST, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 85-56 by East Coast Conference foe Daemen College on Saturday afternoon at Lumsden Gymnasium.
  • Firebirds Outdueled by the Purple Knights, 76-56 in ECC Battle
    January 18, 2017
    BRIDGEPORT, CT – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 76-56 by the host University of Bridgeport in East Coast Conference action Wednesday night at Hubbell Gym.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Drops 66-50 Decision at Mercy
    January 14, 2017
    VALHALLA, NY – With a roster of only six available student-athletes, the University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 66-50 on the road at East Coast Conference foe Mercy College on Saturday afternoon at Westchester Community College.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Suffers 61-45 Loss vs. Molloy
    January 11, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by East Coast Conference foe Molloy, 61-45 at the UDC Sports Complex Wednesday night.
  • Firebirds Fall at NYIT, 66-44
    January 07, 2017
    OLD WESTBURY, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 66-44 by host NYIT in East Coast Conference play at Recreation Hall Saturday afternoon.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Outlasted in Overtime, 84-83 by LIU Post
    January 04, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team fought back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit in just under four minutes at the end of regulation to force overtime, but was done-in by a 6-2 finishing run by LIU Post, as the Firebirds ultimately fell to their East Coast Conference rival, 84-83 in a thrilling game Wednesday night at UDC Sports Complex.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Dealt 56-36 Loss by the Devils
    December 30, 2016
    PHILADELPHIA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 56-36 by the University of the Sciences in East Region non-conference action Friday afternoon at Bobby Morgan Arena.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Defeated by St. Thomas Aquinas College, 78-62
    December 17, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by East Coast Conference foe St. Thomas Aquinas College, 78-62 on Saturday afternoon at the UDC Sports Complex.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Dealt 76-69 Defeat at Home vs. Cross Town Rival Bowie State
    December 13, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 76-69 by visiting Bowie State University in non-regional action Tuesday night at the UDC Sports Complex.
  • NyAsia Anderson Earns 2nd East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week Honor
    December 12, 2016
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – Freshman guard NyAsia Anderson earned her 2nd East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honor for her performance in three games over the course of the week ending December 11th.
  • Firebirds Fall at No. 15 Queens
    December 10, 2016
    FLUSHING, NY – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by No. 15 nationally-ranked Queens College (NY), 88-58 in East Coast Conference play Saturday afternoon at Fitzgerald Gymnasium.
  • New Firebird Nation Sports Update Released
    December 08, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – The newest edition of Firebird Nation Sports Update features interviews with men’s basketball student-athletes Joseph Nickerson and Reggie Sidbury, women’s basketball student-athletes Jaslynn Rollins and Shantrel Oliver, and new women’s cross country and track & field head coach Joel Phillip.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Suffers 75-61 Defeat vs. Roberts Wesleyan
    December 07, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 75-61 by Roberts Wesleyan College in East Coast Conference play at the UDC Sports Complex Wednesday night.
  • Firebirds Let Non-Regional Game Slip Away, 81-74 vs. Glenville State
    December 05, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – Guard NyAsia Anderson set a school record for points in a game by a freshman with 31, and senior center Jaslynn Rollins had the most rebounds by a Firebird (20) since Lillian McGill in 2010, but the University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team let a non-regional game vs. Glenville State get away in the 4th quarter, falling by a final score of 81-74 Monday night at UDC Sports Complex.
  • Strong Second Half Propels UDC Women’s Basketball to 56-54 Win vs. Daemen in ECC Opener
    December 03, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team overcame a 31-23 halftime deficit to defeat Daemen College, 56-54 in its East Coast Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at UDC Sports Complex.
  • UDC Women’s Basketball Suffers Loss at Shippensburg
    November 30, 2016
    SHIPPENSBURG, PA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated, 70-33 by host Shippensburg University in non-regional action Wednesday night at Heiges Field House.
  • NyAsia Anderson Earns East Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Honors
    November 28, 2016
    CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – University of the District of Columbia freshman guard NyAsia Anderson was named East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for her performance in the week ending Sunday, November 27th.
  • Firebirds Falter Late, Lose at Virginia State, 55-51
    November 28, 2016
    ETTRICK, VA – The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team was defeated by host Virginia State University, 55-51 in non-regional play Monday night at the Multipurpose Center.
  • Firebirds Fend Off Lions for First Win
    November 22, 2016
    LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Juan Dixon earned his first career collegiate head coaching victory as the visiting University of the District of Columbia Firebirds held off a late run by the host Lincoln University Lions to come away, 65-63 victors on Tuesday night at Rivero Hall.
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