Women's Basketball

Naz Hillmon has become a vocal leader both on the team and in the community.

Forward Naz Hillmon will be bringing the same energy and leadership that made her the team’s leading scorer last season. In her first few practices of this season, Hillmon has made it a priority to develop as a leader among the team.

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But the transition from the high school game to the college game can be tough. Sidor found herself intimidated. She had to learn a whole new offense and defense while adjusting to college life. Even for someone who averaged nearly 30 points a game her senior year of high school, this presented a lot of challenges.
Now, a year later, she can already see improvements in both her game and her confidence.

Hailey Brown's 3-point shot will be vital for the Wolverines to have an explosive offense.

This season, 3-point shooting will continue to remain an important part of Michigan’s offense.

Cyesha Goree has fought for everything on her path towards playing in Hungary's top women's basketball league.

Michigan played a significant role in Goree’s transition to European ball.

The Michigan Women's Basketball team has gotten back to some semblance of normalcy with the start of the school year.

After their first full week of official practice, the Wolverines have put those weird circumstances behind them and are looking forward to just playing basketball with each other again, even if they have to do so wearing masks.

Without a clear leader, Michigan is turning to its upperclassmen to step up.

But in order to answer that question this season, the Wolverines will need a leader.
It’s clear what Michigan’s goals are. Ask any player on the team and they’ll say they want to win a Big Ten championship and an NCAA Tournament. “The hardest working team in America” is a common phrase to hear from any member of the program.

As Michigan begins its second full week of practice, getting the freshmen up to speed will be a priority.

The challenges facing the Wolverines transcend any of their opponents this time as the pandemic will have unpredictable effects on the team this year.

Maddie Nolan hopes she can take the next step this year after showing promise in her freshman season.

Then a freshman, Nolan had a breakout game against No. 11 Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament last season, scoring 13 points and 8 rebounds — both career highs. Now that she has a better understanding of Big Ten competition, she has high expectations for her upcoming sophomore season.

After its first organized practice today, Michigan is looking to build a strong culture and incorporate the new faces.

Wednesday marked the Michigan women’s basketball team’s first practice of the 2020-21 season. It’s a season no one was sure would happen — and they still aren’t.

Junior guard Danielle Rauch aims to step into a larger leadership role this season.

Rauch hopes to build off of last season, in which she averaged just over 10 minutes per game, and continued to improve as a player. When senior forward Kayla Robbins suffered a season-ending knee injury, Rauch stepped up to fill in.