2009–10 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball team

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2009–10 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball
Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Big Ten
2009–10 record 5–1 ( Big 10)
Head coach Joe McKeown

The 2009–10 Northwestern Wildcats women's basketball team will represent the Northwestern University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Wildcats will be coached by Joe McKeown. The Wildcats are a member of the Big Ten Conference and will attempt to win the NCAA championship.


  • May 5: Northwestern will host Clemson in the third-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Women's Basketball Challenge. The contest pits the two teams in a re-match from Clemson's 78–75 overtime victory in South Carolina last season.[1]
  • May 11: Northwestern announced the signing of Inesha Hale to a National Letter of Intent. Hale is a 5–9 point guard from Raytown, MO and joins two early period signees, Inga Orekhova and Dannielle Diamant as part of next year's class. According to ESPN HoopGurlz, Northwestern's class was ranked as 27th nationally prior to Hale's signing. Hale was ranked No. 14 at the point guard position by Scouts, Inc., and was tabbed No. 87 nationally overall by ESPN's Hoopgurlz.[2]
  • May 13: Center Amy Jaeschke was selected to participate in the USA Basketball 2009 Women's World University Games National Trials. The tryouts will be held May 14–17 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.[3]
  • July 1: Kendall Hackney (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) was added to the 2009–10 Wildcat freshmen class. Hackney is Ohio's Miss Basketball and joins fellow top-100 signees Inga Orekhova (No. 40), Inesha Hale (No. 87) and Dannielle Diamant.[4]


Date Location Opponent Score Record
Nov. 1 Evanston, IL. Robert Morris 119–60 1–0

Regular season[edit]


Number Name Height Position Class


Date Location Opponent Score Record
Nov. 13 Toledo, OH Toledo 73–64 1–0
Nov. 20 Evanston, IL SIUE 68–37 2–0
Nov. 22 Evanston, IL IPFW 78–58 3–0
Nov. 24 Evanston, IL DePaul 59–55 4–0
Nov. 27 Evanston, IL College of Charleston 50–54 4–1
Nov. 28 Evanston, IL Penn 61–39 5–1
Dec. 3 Evanston, IL Clemson
Dec. 6 Evanston, IL Purdue
Dec. 13 Manhattan, KS Kansas State
Dec. 17 Evanston, IL Arkansas
Dec. 19 Evanston, IL Chicago State
Dec. 22 Evanston, IL Loyola

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points


NCAA Basketball Tournament[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club


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