Eight Milestones for Women's Athletics

Eight Milestones for Women’s Athletics

In February, Creighton opened the Ruth Scott Training Center. The facility — nicknamed “The Ruth,” and made possible thanks to many generous donors, including lead benefactors Ruth and Bill Scott — will serve as a training center for Creighton women’s basketball and volleyball. Below are eight milestones or interesting facts about women’s athletics at Creighton.

1 – The Ruth is located just west of the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena, which opened in 2009.

2 – Creighton has eight Division I women’s sports: basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

3 – The volleyball team has made eight NCAA Tournament appearances, and in 2018 captured its fifth consecutive BIG EAST Conference regular-season and tournament titles.

4 – The women’s basketball program has made 11 post-season appearances as of 2018; the team has gone to the NCAA Tournament seven times and won the Women’s NIT in 2004.

5 – In 1991, the softball team played a 56-inning doubleheader against Utah in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The opener, which Creighton won 1-0, was the longest game in NCAA softball history — spanning 31 innings and lasting 6 hours, 21 minutes.

6 – Twenty-one female student-athletes are in the Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame.

7 – Creighton volleyball set an NCAA attendance record for a regular-season, volleyball-only crowd when it hosted 14,022 fans at the CHI Health Center Omaha in 2018 for a home match against Nebraska.

8 – Seventeen Bluejay women have earned 21 CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America honors.