2020-21 Women's Basketball News

  • Bucs Claim #3 Spot in World Exposure Report's Preseason Rankings
    November 20, 2020
    With one of the top returning players in the country coming back to lead the way and a group of talented newcomers taking the floor for the Buccaneers, the Florida SouthWestern Women’s Basketball program has been ranked #3 in World Exposure Report’s Way-Too-Early NJCAA D1 Women’s Basketball Top 25. 
  • Laureano Ranked Top 10 in World Exposure's NJCAA Player Rankings
    November 13, 2020
    Florida SouthWestern sophomore guard Sheslanie Laureano continues to garner national attention for her play on the Basketball court as Wednesday she was ranked the 8th best player in the country in World Exposure Report’s annual Juco Top 25. 
  • FSW/Suncoast Credit Union Arena Set to Play Host to Nation's Premier Division I Basketball Tournament
    November 09, 2020
    Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College will be rocking on Thanksgiving and Black Friday as the field for the third Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off has been released, highlighted by the nation's preseason #1 ranked team in Gonzaga, along with Kansas, who closed the 2019-2020 season as the unanimous top team in the country, a 25 game winner from a season ago in Auburn, and tradition rich Saint Joseph's, who returns their top five scorers from last season. 
  • On This Date in FSW Athletics History: Foundation Poured For Suncoast Credit Union Arena
    November 06, 2020
    Five years ago today, the foundation was quite literally laid for the future of Florida SouthWestern State College athletics, bringing us today's entry for our 'On This Date in FSW Athletics History' series, the foundation being poured at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.  
  • On This Date in FSW Athletics History: FSW Stuns #4 Chipola
    November 04, 2020
    n paper, it was a lopsided matchup, history rich Chipola, coming into Suncoast Credit Union Arena ranked #4 in the country and off of another trip deep into the NJCAA National Tournament, against Florida SouthWestern, just three games into their sophomore year of existence in 2017.  That brings us to today’s look back at ‘This Date in FSW Athletics History’ when the Buccaneers Women’s Basketball team stunned the 4th ranked Indians 72-69 three years ago. 
  • On This Date In FSW Athletics History: Bucs Clinch Program's First Victory
    November 01, 2020
    We turn the clock back four years today in our ‘On This Date in FSW Athletics History’ series, where we take another look at the FSW Women’s Basketball program who claimed their first win in program history on the road at Hillsborough. 
  • NJCAA Announces Blanket Eligibility Waiver For 2020-2021 Season
    October 28, 2020
    Thursday, the NJCAA announced a blanket eligibility waiver for the upcoming 2020-2021 athletic year, meaning that no NJCAA student-athletes will be charged a year of eligibility whether they play or not during their respective seasons. 
  • On This Date In FSW Athletics History: Bucs Women's Basketball Earns First National Ranking
    October 27, 2020
    We continue our ‘On This Date in History’ series with the FSW Women’s Basketball team today, who in 2017, earned their first NJCAA National Ranking in program history, checking into the preseason poll at #19. 
  • Former FSW Star Returns as Assistant Coach
    September 02, 2020
    In 2016, an 18 year old kid from Wellington, Florida put her trust in a Florida SouthWestern Women’s Basketball program who hadn’t even played a game yet in their program history.  Four years later, that program is putting their trust back into her as Head Coach Dr. Jerald Ellis has announced the former Bucs star and more recently LSU Tiger, LaToya Ashman, has returned to Fort Myers, this time to serve as an Assistant Coach for her alma mater. 
  • FSW Women's Basketball Virtual 5K
    August 18, 2020
    The Florida SouthWestern State Women’s Basketball program will be hosting a virtual 5K race over the next three weeks, both helping Southwest Florida stay active and healthy while also fundraising for their 2020-2021 season. 
  • NJCAA Pushes Volleyball/Basketball to January Starts
    July 13, 2020
    Florida SouthWestern State Athletics fans who were hoping to get back into Suncoast Credit Union Arena to cheer on the Buccaneers this fall will have to wait a little bit longer as Monday, the NJCAA announced that a number of sports, including Volleyball and Basketball, have been moved from fall starts, to January starts due to COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 season.