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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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Exciting Memories

  Published on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at 04:41 AM (PST)

The reason for this fundraising campaign is so we can enjoy more moments like this one. Enjoy the following blog by Lacey Nicholson – junior forward from Bellevue, WA.

 

On December 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. the Lady Lutes competed in one of their preseason basketball games.  The Lutes went through their standard game day routine, consisting of; shoot around in the morning, a few hours to relax and eat a good meal, then head to the locker room to lace up and get mentally prepared for the game. Little did they know this game would be one of the most exciting games of the season.

 

The Pacific Lutheran University Lutes stepped on the court to play UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, a team from California whose stat line was full of impressive numbers.  The Banana Slugs were undefeated in their season heading into this match up. They were a considered a dominant team down in California, and they knew it.  The Banana Slugs warmed up in a relaxed manner, giggling and going through the motions. UC Santa Cruz carried themselves as if they had already earned the W over Pacific Lutheran University.

 

The Lutes recognized the behavior being displayed on the other half of the court. As they huddled up after warm ups, the players expressed to each other how they were offended by the lack of respect they were given before the game had even begun. The Lutes let this motivate them.

 

From the starting tip off, the Lutes came out hot, scoring 15 points more than the Banana Slugs. After the small run, UC Santa Cruz started to come back. The score was within six points almost the entire 40 minutes and the Lutes held the small lead for most of that time. Each possession was as precious as gold, every play was one that could make or break the game for the Lutes. Both teams worked hard until the buzzer sound.

 

With just three minutes remaining, UC Santa Cruz trails by just one point. 

 

“Nicholson made a pair of free throws to push PLU back up three at 56-53, and Flemming and Abdo took care of the rest in the closing seconds.”

 

The Lutes had competed hard and defeated UC Santa Cruz.

 

One of the Lute’s players said, “After that win, the locker room was loud and full of excitement. I remember walking home from the game feeling proud to be a Lute”. 

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 


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