Women’s Basketball

Head women's basketball coach Bob Amsberry coaches his team during a regular season game. -Marketing & Communication

Amsberry: ‘A father figure’ on the basketball court

    Wartburg’s women’s basketball team had a unique and successful season. One person was sparking that success—head coach Bob Amsberry. Amsberry first came to Wartburg in March 2006. Over the last 10 years, Amsberry has a combined 298-208 record. He attributes that success to Wartburg’s athletic excellence. “When you […]

by · April 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Sports, Women's Basketball
Katie Sommer (left) and Megan Murphy talk with Special Olympics athletes following a one-hour clinic the team held as part of their experience in the Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. Athletes received autographed basketballs.  —Kaitlyn Williams/TRUMPET

Knights hold clinic

Wartburg’s women’s basketball team held a one-hour Special Olympics clinic with athletes from Ohio on March 18. The team interacted with the athletes and taught them about the game of basketball. “We did a little bit of dribbling, a little bit of shooting, did a little defense, and then we […]

by · March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Sports, Women's Basketball
A very special dance

A very special dance

Wartburg’s women’s basketball team took center stage by qualifying for Final Four game for the first time in school history. But, the team had a difficult journey to reach that destination. Back in December, at their own Holiday Tournament, the Knights beat two top-10 ranked teams in Wheaton and UW-Oshkosh. […]

by · March 20, 2016 · 1 comment · Sports, Women's Basketball
-Michelle Johnson/TRUMPET

Scheduling conflicts with dual-sport athletes

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for the Wartburg women’s basketball team. For three dual-sport athletes, basketball season began to overlap with their other respective sports. There was also the possibility of having to jump into another sport right away if the Knights basketball season had ended. Kailey Kladivo […]

by · March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Sports, Women's Basketball
Katie Sommer dribbles the ball past a Tufts University player in the NCAA Final Four on March 19. -Kaitlyn Williams/TRUMPET

Knights end NCAA run

In a battle of at-large teams, No. 7 Tufts University (28-3) ended Wartburg women’s basketball NCAA tournament run in the Final Four game on March 19. Wartburg (23-8) was defeated, 63-50 by the Jumbos. Morgan Neuendorf was Wartburg’s top scorer with 16 points followed by Aryn Jones with 11. Jones lead in rebounds with […]