Women's basketball hosts Bethune-Cookman on Friday at 7 p.m.

Nov. 15, 2007


After recording the biggest win in program history and its first win over an ACC program, the JU women's basketball team will return to the friendly confines of Swisher Gymnasium this week.

The Dolphins, who are in the midst of a program- record 11-game home winning streak, will face Bethune-Cookman on Friday at 7 p.m. JU will have a quick turnaround next week as it travels to UCF on Monday at 7 p.m.

The contest against the Wildcats will be available on as part of ASun.TV.

Williams breaks 1,000 points
Senior forward Ashley Williams became the first player in program history to be named preseason MVP after surpassing her own single-season record with 509 points last season. She also became the first Dolphin to earn consecutive first team all-conference honors after tying for the conference lead with an average of 17 points per contest. The records are continuing to fall for the Jacksonville native and she is poised to end her Dolphin career as one of the top players in the history of the program.

After scoring 14 points in an upset over Miami on Nov. 13, Williams joined forward Kat Sungy (1999-03), forward Yolisha Jackson (2000-05) and guard Sheena Carpenter (2003-06) as the only Dolphins to hit 1,000 points in their careers. Now that she has surpassed 1,000 points, she will take aim as the top scorer in program history. Williams is 175 points shy of surpassing Sungy (1,183) on the all-time point leader list. But first, she needs seven points to pass Carpenter (1,015) and 62 points to move past Jackson (1,070) and make her way up the ladder.

Gregoire comes out firing
Junior guard Virginia Gregoire earned preseason all- conference honors and she is backing up the recognition by establishing herself as one of the top scorers in the conference.

A first team all-conference and all-tournament selection in her break out sophomore campaign, Gregoire is currently second in the A-Sun in scoring with an average of 19.5 points per contest. She tallied a career-high 26 points while also tying her personal best with four three pointers in a 72-64 upset win over Miami on Nov. 13.

JU upsets Miami, 72-64
Three men's basketball teams from the Atlantic Sun Conference have made headlines with wins over big programs, but the Dolphins decided to start things off for the A-Sun women with a 72-64 win over Miami on Nov. 13.

JU (2-0) earned its first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference program in four tries to record the biggest win in program history. The Dolphins won the turnover battle by a 22-15 margin and finished with 16 steals. The Dolphins had previously faced Florida State (0-2) and Georgia Tech (0-1) and played Miami for the first time in program history.

New standards at home
The Dolphins have raised the bar when it comes to playing at home by setting a new program record in 2006-07 with 13 wins. Included in the accomplishment was a 2- 0 record at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. JU surpassed the previous mark of seven victories, which was set by the squad in 2005-06, the second year under head coach Jill Dunn.

JU is currently in the midst of an 11-game home winning streak which continued with a 72-58 win over Georgia Southern on Nov. 9. The win also gave Dunn her first win over her alma mater as a head coach.