Grand Canyon Antelopes women's basketball

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Grand Canyon Antelopes
2016–17 Grand Canyon Antelopes women's basketball team
Grand Canyon Antelopes logo.svg
University Grand Canyon University
Head coach Nicole Powell (1st season)
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Arena GCU Arena
(Capacity: 7,200)
Nickname Antelopes
Colors Purple, White, and Black[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2011*, 2012*, 2013*
NCAA Tournament second round
2011*, 2012*, 2013*
NCAA Tournament appearances
1997*, 2004*, 2009*, 2011*, 2012*, 2013*
*at Division II level
Conference regular season champions
2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
(Pacific West)

The Grand Canyon Antelolpes women's basketball team represents Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. They are a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).[2]


GCU began play in 1988, beginning as an NAIA team in District VII. They began play in NCAA Division II in 1991. They joined the Pacific West Conference in 1992 after two years in the Continental Divide Conference. They joined the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1994, playing in the conference until 2004. After two independent seasons, they joined the Pacific West Conference in 2006. The program underwent the transition to Division I beginning in 2013, joining the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2013. The four-year process means that the team cannot be invited nor play in the Division I Tournament until 2018, though they can play in the WNIT or WBI. They were invited to the 2016 Women's Basketball Invitational, losing 57-51 to North Dakota in the First Round. The Antelopes have an all-time record (as of the end of the 2015-16 season) of 367-419, with a 317-381 record outside of Division I.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Brand Standards | Media & Branding | Grand Canyon University". Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Grand Canyon University Athletics".
  3. ^ "Grand Canyon University Athletics" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Grand Canyon University Athletics" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Grand Canyon University Athletics" (PDF).

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