Category: Basketball

NUVI Basketball Center officially completed, open for use by UVU athletes

Photo by Jay Drowns/UVU Marketing A symbolic cutting down of the nets served as a substitute for a literal ribbon cutting Wednesday in the NUVI Basketball Center on UVU’s campus. It marked the official completion of the new practice facility, but the Wolverines hope it was just the first step toward doing some net cutting of their own soon. “There will be a day in the very near future where Coach Pope’s team and my team do that at the WAC tournament,” women’s head coach Cathy Nixon said. The $4.4 million, 14,500-square-foot structure was funded entirely by private donations...

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Women’s baksetball: UVU adds Henrie as assistant coach

A vacancy on the coaching staff of the UVU women’s basketball team was filled in late June when head coach Cathy Nixon made the announcement that Aubree Henrie would be the newest addition for the 2017-18 season, joining the program as an assistant coach. “We’re grateful to have Aubree join our Wolverine family,” said Nixon in a statement to GoUVU.com. “She’s a tremendous person and fantastic coach. Although she has a relatively short time in coaching, she has a broad wealth of experience with her hand in player development, recruiting and team management. Aubree will be a great compliment to our staff and team as well.” Before joining the Wolverines, Henrie’s prior coaching experience included two years in Lewiston, Idaho as an assistant coach for the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors. During her run with the Warriors, the team was highly successful with a 62-9 record, including a 35-2 mark in 2016-17. The Warriors also went on a deep run in the 2017 NAIA National Championships, winning four straight games on their way to the title game, where they ultimately fell 73-66 to Oklahoma City University. Before beginning her coaching career, Henrie played basketball at Seattle Pacific University. She had a successful collegiate career for the Falcons, scoring more than 1,000 points. She was twice named to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference team, including once to the first-team. She also...

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