Merritt Invited to USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team Trials

University of Florida women’s basketball forward Jordyn Merritt has accepted an invitation to the USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team Trialsin Denver, Colo., May 11-17, as the organization announced its selections Wednesday afternoon. Merritt, a rising sophomore, will have the opportunity to make the 12-member U19 National Team roster which will compete in the 2021 FIBA U19 […]

Gators Place Four on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Four University of Florida women’s basketball players have earned a spot on the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll, as the league announced its honorees for the annual academic awards Wednesday afternoon. Faith Dut, Kristina Moore, Danielle Rainey and Nina Rickards were all honored for their academic achievements. Dut and Rickards, both sophomores, are first time honorees while Moore achieved honor […]

Zipporah Broughton Joins Gators

University of Florida women’s basketball head coach Cam Newbauer announced Friday the signing of transfer Zipporah Broughton (Wetumpka, Ala.) to the Gators’ 2021 class. Broughton competed for three seasons at Rutgers University, appearing in 61 games and starting 12 contests for the Scarlet Knights. The 2018 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year, averaged 8.2 points per game this […]

Smith Announces Return for 2021-22 Campaign

University of Florida women’s basketball senior Kiki Smith announced Monday that she will utilize her extra year of eligibility and return to the Gators for the 2021-22 campaign. Smith, who put together an all-around sensational season with the Gators in 2020-21, became the first player in program history to lead the team in points (490), […]

Short-Handed Gators Battle But Fall to Villanova in WNIT Second Round

Box Score (PDF) | Highlights  CHARLOTTE, NC – Despite double-figure scoring efforts from three players, the University of Florida women’s basketball team fell 77-57 to Villanova late Saturday night inside of Bojangles Coliseum in the WNIT’s second round. The short-handed Gators battled but could not slow down the Wildcats who improved to 17-6 on the season and earned […]

Gators Add Cydnee Kinslow

University of Florida women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer announced the addition of graduate transfer Cydnee Kinslow to the program Friday morning. Kinslow, a 6-foot-2 forward, joins the Gators after spending her last two seasons at Long Beach State University. “We are excited to add Cydnee Kinslow to our program! Cydnee is a veteran player whose personality and […]

Hoopingarner Takes Next Step in Hoops Journey

For a former point guard and hoops-a-holic, making the transition to coaching was a perfect match for Holly Hoopingarner. Almost as perfect as the connection between her last name and the game she loves. But Hoopingarner, who starred at IUPUI from 2016-20, figured she would have at least one more opportunity to lace up her sneakers […]

Williams Inks Pro Deal in Slovakia

Former University of Florida women’s basketball forward Zada Williams will begin her professional career in Slovakia. The Florida native recently signed a contract to play for MBK Ruzomberok of the Extraliga league. The 6-foot-2 forward, who earned both an undergraduate degree and a graduate certificate from UF, was a constant post presence for the Gators the past […]

Gators Name Natosha Gottlieb Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Natosha Gottlieb will join the Florida Gators strength staff as a strength and conditioning coordinator specializing in women’s basketball and women’s tennis. “I’m so proud to be a Gator. I am super excited about the opportunity to be a part of a growing program with the potential for greatness like Florida women’s basketball and one […]

Robinson and Rainey Receive Degrees

University of Florida women’s basketball forward Paige Robinson and returning redshirt-senior guard Danielle Rainey are among 54 Gator student-athlete graduates being honored this weekend as they earn their college degrees. Spring commencement ceremonies, originally slated for this weekend, have moved to July 29-Aug. 2 due to COVID-19. Robinson and Rainey, both sociology majors, earned spots on the 2020 SEC Winter […]