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Basketball (Women)


42 Years of Winning Tradition

Since 1992 at NJCAA Division II competition:

6 National Championships (1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006)

1 second place finish (2005)

5 third place finishes (1997, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2013)

2 fourth place finishes (1994, 1996)

Over 1100 Wins; Average 26 wins per Season; 81% winning percentage

Student-Athlete placement at 4-year schools

98 student-athletes at 39 Division I schools

6 Missouri Valley schools

4 Big Ten schools

3 Big XII schools

3 PAC 10 schools

Others Including: Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Oakland University, Tennessee Tech, TCU

57 student-athletes at 33 Division II, III and NAIA schools

Student-Athlete success in the NJCAA

5 Kodak All-Americans

35 NJCAA All-Americans

1 WNBA player

4 professional players

Hall-of-Fame Coach Lorene Ramsey

Hall-of-Fame Coach Lorene Ramsey

33 Years: 887-197

Basketball (Women) News

ICC Women’s Basketball volunteers with the Special Olympics

The ICC women’s basketball team recently volunteered at the Special Olympics Regional Bowling Tournament held at Landmark Lanes in Peoria on August 23! The ICC ladies and coaching staff supervised bowlers on their respective lanes and also gave lots of high fives and moral support for the bowlers. A good time was had by all! Post by ICC Cougars [...]

Carroll Herman Golf Classic

The Illinois Central College Athletic Department is proud to announce the 5th Annual Carroll Herman Golf Classic which will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014. Take your best shot. Enjoy a full 18 holes of excellent golf at the Pin Lakes Golf Course with a 1 pm shotgun start with scramble format. There are [...]

Girls Summer Basketball Camps!

Summer camps at ICC for girls’ basketball players of all ages have been announced by Coach Karrie Redeker, her staff, and team players. Redeker has over 20 years of experience at working and running camps, and will focus on teaching young ladies of all skill levels while having lots of fun! Back again are the [...]

Staff Who Make a Difference

Congratulations to ICC Athletics superb administrative assistant! Cindy was recognized this week as an ICC Staff Member who Makes a Difference by her peers. Cindy supports the efforts of ICC’s 9 athletics teams. Working with college staff, coaches, and all of our student athletes, Cindy is tireless in her support of ICC Cougars Athletics. “Cindy [...]

ICC Women Regional Tournament Updates

COUGARS DRILL LYNX IN REGION QUARTER-FINALS The Illinois Central College women’s basketball team rolled to a 105-35 win over Lincoln College at Ramsey Gym on Wednesday night (Mar. 5th) in the opening round of the Region 24 tournament.  The Cougars shot 53% from the field, dished out 33 assists on the evening, and placed five [...]

Women’s Basketball Semi-Final vs Lake Land [Livestream]

Illinois Central College Women’s Basketball is ranked #1 in Region 24 and #3 IN THE NATION! The ICC Lady Cougars will be continuing in the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament against Lake Land College on Saturday, March 8 at 4pm at host Lake Land College! Cheer on our ladies as they start down the road towards post-season honors and [...]

Women’s Basketball earns Region 24 Honors

ICC Sophomore #25 Chanta Wright (Peoria, IL) and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Karrie Redeker have been named NJCAARegion 24 Player and Coach of the Year! This is Wright’s second year in a row earning the Region 24 Player-of-the-Year honor! Freshmen April Gebke (#3, Bartelso, IL) and Gabby Williams (#24, Plainfield, IL) were also named to the [...]

ICC Basketball Sophomore Night

Illinois Central College Basketball honored their sophomores in their final home games of the regular season on Wednesday evening at the ICC CougarPlex.   Check out full game highlights and sophomore photos at our ICC Cougars Athletics Facebook Page!

ICC Women Handle RMU Springfield

A strong first half propelled the #3 Illinois Central College women’s basketball team to an 81-55 victory on Wednesday night (Feb. 26) at Ramsey Gym.  The Cougars shot 59% (24-41) from the field in the first half to open a 57-26 lead and most impressively, dished out 15 assists in the opening stanza to give them [...]

ICC Women Down ISU Club Team

ShaVonn Watkins’s three-pointer in the last minute of the game sent the Cougar crowd into a frenzy to finish off the scoring for the #3 Illinois Central College women’s basketball team in an 81-36 win over the Illinois State University Club Team.  The sophomore from Peoria had torn her ACL back in December and is [...]

Cougars Survive in OT at South Suburban

The Illinois Central College women’s basketball team survived with a 62-59 win at South Suburban College in South Holland on Saturday, February 22.   Barely! The Bulldogs had a 10-foot shot bounce off the rim that would have won the game in regulation and also missed a potential game-tying three-pointer that would have sent the contest [...]

ICC Cougars – Student Athletes earn Academic Honors

ICC Cougars Athletics honored student athletes earning special academic honors for the Fall 2013 Semester. Athletic Director’s List Jacob Hargis -Baseball Kyle Matthews – Baseball Callen Boddie – Men’s Basketball Terrance King – Men’s Basketball Jacob Schuette – Men’s Basketball Nicholas Arnold – Men’s Soccer Gerardo Covarrubias – Men’s Soccer Samantha Gudat – Softball Katie [...]

ICC Women Pull Away to Win at Kankakee

Illinois Central College women’s basketball team, ranked #3, used balanced scoring and stingy defense to pick up a quality road win over #8 Kankakee Community College, 76-56 on Wednesday night February 19th.  The Cougars placed four players in double figures while holding KCC to 30% field goal shooting and limiting them to just 22 second half points [...]

Wright, Williams, & Company Help Cougars Handle Parkland

Chanta Wright and Gabby Williams combined for 37 points and 19 rebounds to help lead #3 Illinois Central College to a 72-63 win over Region 24 foe Parkland College on Wednesday night (Feb. 12th) in Champaign.  Wright scored 22 points and Williams added 15 to help the Cougar cause, while as a team ICC handed out [...]

Cougars Win at Lewis & Clark

All eleven ICC players scored and pulled down at least one rebound as the #3 Illinois Central College Cougars coasted past Lewis and Clark 71-41 on Monday night (Feb 10) in Region 24 action in Godfrey, IL. Defense was also crucial for ICC, as they held the Trailblazers to 13-54 (24%) shooting from the field to help [...]

Wright Leads Cougars Over Lynx

Chanta Wright’s 19 points and 7 rebounds led #3 Illinois Central College women’s basketball team to a 64-33 win at Lincoln College on Thursday night (Feb 6). The sophomore from Manual made 9 of 10 shots from the field to help the Cougars get the Region 24 victory. ICC darted to a 6-0 lead on a [...]

ICC Outlasts Jefferson College for 20th Win

The #4 ranked Illinois Central College women’s basketball team rallied from a first half deficit to defeat Jefferson College 61-54 on Monday night (Feb. 3) at Ramsey Gym.  The Cougars struggled offensively in the first half, shooting only 31% from the field, but righted the ship in the second half with 52% field goal shooting [...]

ICC Defeats Lake Land

The #4 ranked Illinois Central College women’s basketball team had a season-high 25 assists as they picked up a 76-61 win over Region 24 opponent Lake Land College on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) at Ramsey Gym.  The Cougars used unselfish offense to net 32 baskets from those 25 assists, helping them get some nice touches inside from their post players [...]

ICC Routs Monmouth JV

The Illinois Central College women’s basketball team hit the century mark with a 102-58 rout over Monmouth JV on Sunday afternoon (Jan.26) in Monmouth. The Cougars had a season-high 33 assists as a team and shot 56% on the day to help get the win. April Gebke and Helena Rodriguez combined for the first nine Cougar [...]

Three Rivers Uses Charity Stripe to Beat Cougars

The Illinois Central College women’s basketball team saw their 12-game win streak snapped by Three Rivers Community College, 81-67 on Monday afternoon (Jan. 20) in Poplar Bluff, MO.  The Cougars held the advantage in a lot of statistical categories, but could not match TRCC on the offensive end, as the hosts outscored ICC 27-6 from [...]

Cougars Hot Shooting Handles Rock Valley

Dominant post play and solid field goal shooting helped #3 Illinois Central College to a 72-60 win over Rock Valley, the nation’s #1 ranked NJCAA Division III team, on Thursday night (Jan 9) in Rockford. The Cougars scored 48 points in the paint, coupled with 59% shooting from the field (30-59) to get the win. [...]

Women’s Basketball Team Volunteers in the Community

The ICC women’s basketball team members participated in a couple of community service activities during their time off from classes. The ladies and coaching staff volunteered at Threads, Hope, and Love in Washington on December 13 where they spent the afternoon painting walls, ceilings, and trim work. Threads, Hope, and Love is a mission/clothing store [...]

Stoney Creek Inn Cougar Holiday Tournament Highlights

For all you Cougar Sports Fans, here are the details of ICC play for the Cougar Holiday Tournament, December 28-30, 2013: December 28:  A Win’s a Win  The person who coined the phrase, “A win’s a win” must have seen a game similar to the Illinois Central College women’s basketball team’s performance on Saturday night vs. South Suburban.  While the [...]

ICC Women’s Basketball win Cougar Holiday Classic

The Illinois Central College Lady Cougars upset #2 Kirkwood Community College 65-53 for the championship title at the 2013 Stoney Creek Inn – Cougar Holiday Classic! Full Tournament Results: 1st Place : Illinois Central College 2nd Place : Kirkwood Community College 3rd Place : Northern Iowa Area CC 4th Place : Kishwaukee 5th Place : Lake Michigan [...]

#6 ICC upsets #1 NIACC

The #6 Illinois Central College Lady Cougars upset the #1 ranked Northern Iowa Area CC 82-81 with an incredible buzzer beating 3-point shot from Helena Rodriguez! ICC Cougars Athletics basketball will go on to the Championship Game against Kirkwood tomorrow at 6pm at the ICC CougarPlex! Live streaming will be available at www.iccCougars.ihigh.com  

ICC Women Cruise to Win vs. Lincoln Land

Chanta Wright’s 22 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 steals helped sixth-ranked Illinois Central College women’s basketball team cruise to an 80-55 win over #21 Lincoln Land on Thursday evening (Dec. 19) at Ramsey Gym in East Peoria. The Cougars also worked hard on the defensive end, forcing 21 Logger turnovers (and scoring 26 points off [...]

Stoney Creek Inn – WBB Cougar Holiday Tournament

Welcome to the 2013 Stoney Creek Inn : Cougar Holiday Tournament at ICC! The Illinois Central College Lady Cougars Basketball Team will be hosting an 8-Team, 3-Day, Double Elimination Tournament at the ICC CougarPlex December 28-30! Round 1 – Saturday, December 28 • 2pm – Game 1 : Kirkwood vs Cincinnati St • 4pm – [...]

Cougars Pull Out a Win at Sauk Valley

April Gebke’s 17 points helped lead #7 Illinois Central College women’s basketball team to a 61-54 win over D1 Sauk Valley (9-2) on Monday, December 16 in Dixon, Illinois. The game was just what the doctor ordered for the Cougars, who were coming off a 12-day layoff due to finals week. The Cougars scored first [...]

ICC Romps Warriors

The ICC women’s basketball team placed five freshmen in double figures as they dismantled Black Hawk East 94-50 on Wednesday, December 4. The Cougars shot 50% from the field on the night and outrebounded the Warriors 52-27. The ICC bench also helped the cause, outscoring the Warriors’ bench 49-10. The ICC defense started out strong, [...]

ICC Women’s Basketball vs Black Hawk [Live Stream]

The Illinois Central College Women’s Basketball Team will be taking on Black Hawk College East at home. Tip off is at 6pm in the ICC CougarPlex. Come in and cheer on our girls or check out the Live Stream below! Go ICC Cougars Athletics!

ICC Defense Stymies Sandburg

Aggressive defense and solid bench play led the ICC women’s basketball team to a 72-46 victory over Carl Sandburg in Galesburg on Tuesday  night (Nov. 26th). The Cougars limited Sandburg to 29% field goal shooting and the ICC bench outscored the Chargers 44-13 to get the win. ICC got off to a slow start, missing [...]

Cougars Pounce on IVCC

The ICC women’s basketball pounced quickly on Illinois Valley Community College and ran away with a 92-35 win on Saturday afternoon, November 23, at the Ramsey Gym. The Cougars, who wore orange “Washington Strong” t-shirts in their pre-game warm-up and on the bench in support of last Sunday’s tornado victims in Washington, East Peoria, and Pekin, [...]

ICC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tornado Relief Fundraiser

The Illinois Central College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team is rallying behind ICC storm victims. Come to the ICC CougarPlex this Saturday to support ICC students and staff affected by Sunday’s storms. Your donation of non-perishable food, necessities, or toiletry items will be your ticket of admission to the ICC Cougars Athletics Men’s and Women’s games. Cash donations to the ICC Foundation [...]

ICC Women’s Basketball Highlights

Strong  Shooting  Propels  Cougars The #2 Illinois Central College women’s basketball team shot 53% from the field to roll to a 95-75 win over #11 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) at the Kirkwood Classic in Cedar Rapids, IA on Friday, Nov 15th. ICC went scoreless on their first five possessions but got on the scoreboard [...]

Cougar Women Drill Harper

The ICC women’s basketball team drilled the Harper Hawks 94-36 on Tuesday night, November 12, in Palatine, as every player who dressed for the Cougars scored. ICC took an early 4-0 lead behind a Gabby Williams basket and two free throws by Chanta Wright. Harper cut the deficit to 4-2 before ICC went on a [...]

Women’s Basketball Highlights

November 8:  NIACC  Lights  Up  Cougars The #2 Illinois Central College women’s basketball team ran into a buzz-saw in the form of North Iowa Area Community College as the Cougars lost 101-86 in Mason City, IA on Friday, Novmeber 8. NIACC nailed 16 three-pointers for nearly half of their points and also cashed in on [...]

ICC Cougars Sizzle in Opener

The #2 ranked ICC women’s basketball team rolled over Joliet Junior College, 98-33 at Ramsey Gym in both team’s season opener.  The Cougars placed five players in double figures and shot 55% from the field on the afternoon to help lead them to victory. ICC came out firing on all cylinders as freshman guard Jazmine [...]

Womens’ Basketball Team Serves Lobster

Members of the Illinois Central College women’s basketball team volunteered at the 16th annual Lobster Roast, a fundraising event for the Hult Education Center and other Peoria-area charities held on the evening of Saturday, September 14 at Weaver Angus Farms in Peoria.  The ladies helped serve over 650 people at the event, and even enjoyed [...]

Women’s Basketball Host Jamboree

The ICC Women’s Basketball Jamboree will be held on October 12, 2013 in the ICC CougarPlex.  Fifteen teams will participate in this year’s Jamboree with game times at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00.  The teams will showcase their talents for fans and recruits alike. The schedule and game rules are as follows: Time [...]