SAN JUAN, P.R. – The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team made a valiant comeback on Saturday against New Mexico State, but the Aggies’ 20-point lead in the third quarter was too much to overcome as the Golden Eagles close out the San Juan Shootout with a 66-54 loss.
Tech (2-4) return to action on Wednesday as the Golden Eagles head to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Lady Vols for a 5:30 p.m. Central contest.
SAN JUAN, P.R. – The resume was already a strong one for Florida Gulf Coast coming into Friday's first game in the San Juan Shootout. The opposing Eagles were ranked No. 1 in the CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Poll and also earned a spot in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Tennessee Tech women saw first-hand on Friday why FGCU is earning respect from the nation's poll voters, dropping a hard-fought 81-69 contest at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Golden Eagles (2-3) conclude their play in the San Juan Shootout on Saturday as they take on New Mexico State at 1:30 p.m. Dylan Vazzano will provide the call on 106.1 The Eagle, while the game will be streamed on FloHoops (subscription required).
SAN JUAN, P.R. – While most are gathering with their families this holiday weekend carving into the turkey and preparing for the holiday shopping, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is hard at work on the sunny shores of Puerto Rico as the Golden Eagles compete in the San Juan Shootout.
Tech will play FGCU on Friday at 3:45 p.m., while taking on New Mexico State on Saturday at 1:30. It is the first meeting between the Golden Eagles against either team in the all-time program history.
The San Juan Shootout is the 52nd in-season tournament for Tech in the program’s 52 seasons of play, posting a 49-66 record all-time.
COOKEVILLE – With the complex and difficult schedule the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team had in front of itself to begin the 2021-22 campaign, there were bound to be some speed bumps along the way.
While learning from these early-season games will help the Golden Eagles become a better team when the Ohio Valley Conference slate begins in just over a month, the sting of a tough 65-47 loss to Middle Tennessee on Monday night will give the Tech women some motivation to improve.
COOKEVILLE – When it comes to the series between the Tennessee Tech and Middle Tennessee women’s basketball teams, the word battle comes to mind.
The series, which has been in play nearly every season of the two program’s existence, continues Monday night as the Golden Eagles host the Blue Raiders.
NASHVILLE – Things started off well for the Tennessee Tech women on Thursday night at Vanderbilt. The Golden Eagles held the early lead and had things going their way.
But turnovers shifted the momentum as Vanderbilt scored 35 points off giveaways and built a lead that Tech just wasn’t able to recover against, falling 75-55 at Memorial Gym.
It’s just the first loss of the season for the Golden Eagles (2-1) among a tough non-conference slate. Tech returns to action on Monday as they host Middle Tennessee.
NASHVILLE – For fans not making the trip to Nashville to see the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team take on Vanderbilt tonight, they’ll be able to watch the game from the comfort of their own home.
Tonight’s game vs. the Commodores will be nationally broadcast on SEC Network, tipping off at 6 p.m. Eric Frede and Christy Thomaskutty will handle the broadcast duties for the ESPN affiliate, while fans can also listen to the Tech broadcast with Dylan Vazzano on the call on 106.1 The Eagle or online here.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Tech head coach Kim Rosamond knows what it's like to play at Memorial Gymnasium at Vanderbilt. After all, she spent a few seasons on the coaching staff for the Commodores and taken the Golden Eagles there twice before.
This time around, however, things just feel different. The Tech women bring in one of its most experienced teams, so there's nothing more the Golden Eagles would like do than go into Nashville on Thursday and try to take a victory home.
Tipoff for Thursday's game is set for 6 p.m. Dylan Vazzano will have the call on 106.1 The Eagle, while the game will be televised nationally on SEC Network.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Having coached in Tennessee for over 15 years, Tennessee Tech head coach Kim Rosamond is well aware of just how good high school girls’ basketball is in the state. The Golden Eagles' staff understands they don’t have to look far to find elite-level talent.
Rosamond is confident they have found that and more in their latest signee Reghan Grimes, a 5-9 guard from Brentwood's Ravenwood High School.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans interested in attending the Tennessee Tech basketball games at the University of Tennessee can order tickets now through the TTU Ticket Office.
Supplies are limited for seating in the TTU visiting section at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tickets are $25 each with a $5 processing fee on all orders.
COOKEVILLE -- The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team didn’t have to travel far down I-40 to find one of the best players that Tennessee high school girls basketball has to offer. Jennifer Sullivan, a 5-8 guard from Knoxville, made it official on Monday night as she signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles. She joins 5-9 guard Cayla Cowart as Tech’s second signee of the early signing period.
Sullivan has been making a name for herself since she started playing at The King’s Academy in the 8th grade. Now, a senior leader for a Bearden High School, she will spend one final season prepping under Bearden coach Justin Underwood before bringing her talents to Cookeville.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Since the arrival of Tennessee Tech head coach Kim Rosamond and staff in 2016, strong perimeter play has been a staple of Rosamond’s Golden Eagle teams. Tech’s future backcourt gained size, versatility and skill on Monday with the signing of Cayla Cowart, a 5-9 playmaker from West Forsyth High School in Cumming, Ga.
Cowart will have one final season prepping under head coach Mallory Ranfos at WFHS before she brings her talents to Cookeville, but she has already put up remarkable numbers. With 1,134 points scored in her career, Cowart averaged 19.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game as a junior as she shot 45 percent from the field.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – A year ago when the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team opened the season at Chattanooga, the Golden Eagles started strong, but went cold in the second and third quarters as the Mocs dominated under the basket.
Saturday night, it was the exact opposite for Tech as the Golden Eagles shot a scorching 58.9 percent from the field, including an 80.0 percent rate in the second quarter and 60.0 percent in the fourth. Thaat hot hand led Tech to an 85-58 victory over Chattanooga.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With a win in the books to open the 2021-22 campaign, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will be back in action on Saturday night, looking to derail Chattanooga as the Mocs come to the Eblen Center.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday to close out the Homecoming festivities. Dylan Vazzano and Frank Harrell will provide the call on ESPN+ (subscription required) and Roger Ealey will handle radio duties on 106.1 FM The Eagle.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’s always nice to open the season with a W. The Tennessee Tech women’s team did just that in decisive fashion on Tuesday night, using a strong defensive effort to shut down Bethel out of the NAIA’s Mid-South Conference 85-46.
The Golden Eagles (1-0) return to action on Saturday as they host Chattanooga at 7 p.m. Bethel remains at 3-1 since it counted the game as an exhibition contest.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – All the prep work is done, now it’s time for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team to hit the court for real as Bethel comes to town Tuesday night to take on the Golden Eagles.
While Tuesday’s game will count for the Golden Eagles, the contest will be an exhibition game for the Lady Wildcats, who enter Tuesday with a 3-1 record.
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+ (subscription required).
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans already know it could be a special year for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team, but a national television audience will get a chance to see why as the Golden Eagles will take on SIUE on ESPNU.
The televised game will change its originally scheduled start time from 5:30 p.m. to a now-slotted 4 p.m. tip.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The exhibition contest for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team was a productive one on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles saw action from every member of the 2021-22 roster, putting together an excellent showing as Tech defeated Division II Christian Brothers 86-56.
While the statistics from Thursday’s game won’t count toward career totals, there were a lot of positives to come out of the contest.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It’ll be a chance for fans to get a sneak peek at the 2021-22 Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles will host Christian Brothers in an exhibition contest.
The game is the first portion of the Purple Palooza doubleheader at the Hooper Eblen Center. Doors open to the public Thursday at 4:30 p.m. as local businesses and organizations, as well as Tennessee Tech teams and student groups will host trick-or-treat stations around the Eblen Center concourse.
The women’s game against Christian Brothers will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the Tennessee Tech men will take on Berea College at approximately 7:30 p.m.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Typically every season, the Ohio Valley Conference basketball coaches would make the trip – most recently to Evansville, Ind., the host site of the conference championship tournament and meet with the media to preview the upcoming season.
However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, things changed.
Last season, the OVC Basketball Media Day was held virtually, using Zoom and connecting the coaches with conference media from the comfort of their desks and computer screens. Since then, all of the league’s media days have followed suit.
On Wednesday, the first day for the OVC Basketball Virtual Media Day as it concludes Thursday, the Tennessee Tech teams had their chance to speak to the media.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – If the Ohio Valley Conference voters’ crystal balls are correct this year, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team could have a very exciting season ahead.
The Golden Eagles were picked second in the OVC’s preseason poll, their highest projection since being selected to win the OVC East Division in 2013-14. That season, Tech had 12 first-place votes and 119 total points.
The 2021-22 Golden Eagles surpassed that overall point total, earning 134 total points in the voting, while claiming two of the 20 first-place votes. Belmont claimed 15 first place votes and 159 points total as the preseason ballots placed the Golden Eagles just 15 points behind the Bruins and nine points ahead of Murray State as the Racers claimed three first-place votes and 125 total points.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans will get an early look at the 2021-22 Tennessee Tech women’s team on Saturday, Oct. 30, as the Golden Eagles will host a day of preseason events with Biscuits and Basketball, followed by the Maintain the Tradition fundraiser.
The events are open to the public.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With momentum building over recent years, so has the excitement for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team. With the 2021-22 campaign approaching, Tech women’s head coach Kim Rosamond spoke to the assembly at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Breakfast Before Hours event to drum up support for this new year.
“I am really, really excited about this season,” Rosamond said. “This is the team we have been building toward for the last five seasons and I’m really excited about the group that is coming back. We have a bigger roster than we’ve ever had with 16 players, which is interesting in practice, but also a very big positive. We have a lot of experience back.”
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fans looking to schedule their visits to the Hooper Eblen Center for Tennessee Tech women’s basketball in the 2021-22 season now know the times as the home game start times were announced on Wednesday.
The Golden Eagles enter their sixth season with Kim Rosamond at the helm, directing an incredibly deep and experienced squad that returns all five starters after reaching the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament for the second time in the last three seasons.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The hunt for the 2021-22 Ohio Valley Conference championship is now underway. On Tuesday morning, the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball took to the Hooper Eblen Center court to open practice for the new campaign.
With the 16-player roster, there are a lot of familiar faces, including all five starters from last season’s team that reached the OVC Tournament semifinals. Added to that experienced mix is four newcomers – Chattanooga transfer Anna Walker, as well as freshmen Reagan Hurst, Harley Paynter and Olivia Koontz.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is spending its Thanksgiving holiday in Puerto Rico – and you can too!
Sport Tours International has a travel package available for fans interested in attending the San Juan Shootout, held November 24-28.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team is certainly up for a challenge.
Why not? The Golden Eagles return all five starters from last season, and nearly the entire lineup, while reaching the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals two of the last three years.
The 2021-22 season is all about making that next step, and, well – as the saying goes – if you’re going to be the best, you have to beat the best. When you have in-state powers like Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee and Chattanooga, then sprinkle in teams like Western Kentucky, Samford, Florida Gulf Coast and New Mexico State just to name a few, it’s definitely going to be a tough test.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – It was a different kind of banquet on Tuesday night for the Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team as the Golden Eagles announced their annual team awards.
The usual dinner with a legion of loyal followers was pared down to a much more intimate yet casual event with the team and staff, a smaller setup as the team continues to follow COVID protocols.
The evening ended with five players coming away with the team’s four awards.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech women’s basketball head coach Kim Rosamond announced the signing of 6-1 forward Anna Walker for the 2021-22 season. Walker, a native of Cleveland, Tenn,, comes to Cookeville as a transfer after spending her freshman season at Chattanooga.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Anna to our team,” expressed Rosamond. “She brings a winner’s mentality and a relentless work ethic that will be invaluable in helping us compete for championships. Her size, versatility and ability to affect the game on both ends of the floor will be a huge asset to our team.”
ATLANTA, Ga. – Emily Hatfield already comes from an incredible legacy.
Her mother, Melinda Clayton Hatfield, is a legendary Tennessee Tech women’s basketball player and TTU Sports Hall of Famer. Her father, Bruce Hatfield, had a tremendous career for the Golden Eagles and became a legendary Tennessee high school football coach before returning to join Dewayne Alexander’s staff on the gridiron.
Now, their daughter, presently the second-year director of basketball operations for the Golden Eagle women’s team, is taking another step on her own as she was selected as part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 2021 class of its “So You Want To Be A Coach” program, in partnership with WeCOACH.