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We Are All LUTES


Our basketball program is in the process of rebuilding itself to its former position of national prominence at the NCAA Division III level. Through discipline, a commitment to outwork our opponents, and an unselfish appreciation for team, PLU players and coaches believe in pushing towards success on the court, in the classroom, and in our community.
We are L.U.T.E.S. - Loyal, Unselfish, Tough, and always give our best Effort.



By competing in one of the nation’s strongest conferences our players have demonstrated an eagerness to fight their way to the top of the Northwest Conference. By embracing the theme “Hard Work Is OUR Habit”, the culture of our program is definitely beginning to change. The student-athletes who have committed to playing this year understand we have raised the level of expectations and believe that hard work accompanied with mental toughness is the only way we will reach our goals.



As an NCAA Division III basketball program, we are governed by rules that do not allow coaches to work on player development outside of our 19 week season. Each individual student-athlete must pursue skill development on their own or with their teammates in the off-season. Our goal is to raise enough funds to purchase a new high repetition shot training machine called the Dr. Dish Pro Smart. With this hi-tech equipment our players will be able to get shots up when no one is available to rebound, train alone or with a teammate, and use the pre-programmed workouts to challenge their effort levels and sharpen their techniques. The machine also provides instant feedback on shooting precision and tracks their improvement.

The budget breakdown for our goal of $6500.00 is:
  • $5400: Dr. Dish Pro Smart Shooting Trainer
  • $600: Shipping and Handling Fee
  • $500: 8 NCAA Wilson Competition Basketballs


Once a LUTE, Always a LUTE

While the Dr. Dish Pro Smart might only be one piece of equipment, the opportunity our team has to use it will teach us valuable lessons that extend beyond the court. Through the use of the Dr. Dish Pro Smart we will have to opportunity to put more “sweat in the bucket” than we possibly could just during practice time. We believe effort is controllable and young women must learn to push through mental barriers with confidence and enjoy the sense of accomplishment once their goals are attained. The lessons we will learn about self-motivation, hard work, commitment, and striving for a common goal will help us continue to be L.U.T.E.s even after we graduate from PLU.

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our program’s vision and how we are using sweat equity to reestablish PLU Women’s Basketball as a top NCAA Division III program.
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Rapid Culture Change

  Published on Monday, Sep. 21, 2015 at 11:50 PM (PST)

Just three years ago, the Pacific Lutheran University Women’s Basketball program was a different organization than it is today.  Not only has the face of the program changed, many faces in the program have changed as well.  In the spring of 2013, the Lutes gained an entirely new coaching staff, and with a new coaching staff comes a new level of expectation. Coach Jennifer Childress expects maximum effort from every one of her players both on the court and in the classroom. Coach Childress defines this expectation, “The student-athletes who have committed to playing this year understand that we have raised the level of our expectations, and hard work accompanied with strong mental toughness is the only way we will reach our goals.” Being held to such a high bar has motivated this group of Lute hoopers to continue their hard work, but they know there is still room to grow. However, Coach Childress has seen positive progress taking place saying, “The PLU Women’s Basketball Program is definitely beginning to change."

 

Like all teams, new teammates come in just as other teammates move on.  With all of the new faces and personalities, there are just three that remain the same over the last three years.  

 

Megan Abdo, one of three seniors on the team along with Sarah Barnes and Michaela Edgers, is one face who has remained and continues to help the PLU Women's Basketball program grow. She has been the starting point guard for the Lutes ever since she joined the program her freshman year. She is a game-changing influence on the court for the Lutes. Megan has contributed to the development of the women’s basketball program and describes the culture shift as, “the mindset of the team is shifting from being satisfied with where we are at, to now having a hunger to get better and to improve."  Megan, Sarah and Michaela all talk about how the team has changed drastically each new year. 

 

The players and coaches alike are eager to see where this program is headed. With each new athlete comes great potential for the program to blossom. Each day the Lutes better themselves to reach their goals for the upcoming seasons.


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