14 NCAA Tournament Appearances

2019 NCAA Regional Semi-finalist

Wildcats Open Two Week Road Series This Weekend

Wildcats Open Two Week Road Series This Weekend

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University's women's basketball team gets on the road again with trips to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rivals Davenport and Grand Valley State University this Thursday and Saturday (January 23 & 25).

In their most recent outing, the Wildcats posted a season-high point total of 72 behind Emily Mueller's team-best 15.

Jessica Schultz also tallied her 1,000th career point with her first basket in Thursday night's close loss to Ferris State. She ended with 19 points on the night and now boasts 1,023 points over her four year career.

WEEKLY NOTES

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THURSDAY VS. DAVENPORT

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SATURDAY VS. LAKE SUPERIOR STATE (GAME HOST: CULVER'S)

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  LAST TIME OUT

The Wildcats earned a weekend split with Ferris State and Lake Superior State when they hosted the two conference foes at the Berry Events Center last week. 

The team dropped a close game with the Bulldogs on Thursday, 66-60, with Schultz leading the way in points with 19, including her 1,000th career point. Erin Honkala picked up eight rebounds in the contest but it was not enough as the Bulldogs claimed the 66-60 victory.

NMU bounced back on Saturday afternoon with their best performance of the 2019-20 season. They surpassed their season-high point total, cracking 70 points for the first time all year as they posted the a 72-39 victory over Lake Superior State. The team, led in points by Emily Mueller (15), shot 49 percent from the field and forced 12 turnovers. 

  HITTING 1,000

A senior, Schultz became the 27th woman in program history to eclipse 1,000 career points with her first basket on Thursday night. She now boasts 1,027 points over her four year career with the Wildcats and sits 27th overall in career points, just one shy of Bre Gaspervich ('17; 1,028).

  NMU VERSUS DAVENPORT

With four all-time meetings, the Wildcats are undefeated, boasting a 4-0-0 record against Davenport. Last season the Wildcats earned the season sweep of the conference foe with a 69-61 victory at home before defeating them 64-42 on their home court.

  NMU VERSUS GRAND VALLEY

Grand Valley holds the slight edge in the all-time record category with the Wildcats looking to draw closer to overtaking that, currently at 42-51-0 in 93 all-time meetings.  The two teams split their regular season series last year with both taking their home court. The Wildcats kicked things off with a 56-43 win at home before traveling to Allendale, Michigan where they fell, 50-37. The Wildcats would get the season tie-breaker though, earning a 47-38 victory over he Lakers at the GLIAC semifinals, advancing them to the GLIAC Tournament Championship and eventually a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

  50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SPORTS

Throughout the 2019-20 season, NMU will celebrate the history of Women's Sports at Northern Michigan. Fans are encouraged to contribute with their favorite and most memorable moments and athletes of NMU women's sports. Please go to THIS LINK to contribute your favorite or most memorable moment and athletes. More information on this year's celebration can be found HERE.