The Aussie women have enjoyed a successful season in NCAA Division I basketball. With the field having been set for the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Damian Arsenis outlines all the Aussies who will be set to step onto the court and take part in the big dance.
All the Aussie women heading to the 2015 NCAA Tournament are outlined below by region with their seeds outlined.
Kristy Wallace - Courtesy SMU Athletics
With Big 12 All-Freshman Team member Kristy Wallace, #2 seeded Baylor is arguably the team with the best chance of going deep into the tournament this year with an Aussie on their roster. Also receiving an at-large bid were the #11 seeded Gonzaga who have Georgia Stirton on their roster.
To cap off a fairytale run in the Northeastern Conference Tournament, St. Francis Brooklyn (NY) earned an automatic berth as a #16 seed thanks to winning the conference championship. The Terriers boast two Australians in their quad, including 5'7 senior guard Eilidh Simpson and freshman forward Alex Delaney.
Note: Updated to include the NIT and WIT games with Aussies involved.
#1 Connecticut vs #16 St. Francis Brooklyn (Simpson & Delaney)
#6 George Washington vs #11 Gonzaga (Stirton)
#2 Baylor vs #15 Northwestern State (Wallace)
All the action gets underway from Saturday, March 21 Australian time.
The other Aussies to see post-season action in the NIT bracket is outlined below:
Washington State vs Eastern Washington (Brown & McKenzie)
Fresno State vs San Francisco (Sheedy)
Saint Mary's vs Hawaii (Kaser, Nicholson, Turner & Karaitiana)
South Dakota vs Creighton (Seekamp)
West Virginia vs Buffalo (K Ups, L Ups & Reid)
#1 New Mexico vs #8 North Dakota (Greenwood & Roscoe)