I was a ball of nerves just to be there. Videoboard(s) a. The three were back in 2019 with the addition of Schroeder who became the sixth woman to make it to the NBA level in the history of the game. Penny Davis has been named the NCAA’s national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating, bringing with her over 22 years of officiating experience gathered at all levels of the game. Dee Kantner (born May 3, 1960) is a women's basketball referee for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.With the NCAA, Kantner has refereed for various Final Four and championship games in women's basketball. Then, there's Ashley Moyer-Gleich, a four-year student-athlete for a Millersville Marauders team that made it to the round of 16 in the DII women’s basketball championship. NCAA refs, why are players with pants above their knees allowed to play in games. It was a really cool feeling to have that support from my friends.”. The coolest thing was walking out of the tunnel and looking up at my parents and brother in the stands. Fifty-six-year-old Wesley Dean is in cust… I called a foul on Chandler Parsons. Log in to Reply. “My father just retired after 35 years of refereeing,” Sago said. But I always felt at home at the Division II schools. But everything is on social media and ESPN and is magnified. “I didn’t even have my first whistle six minutes into the game. I never wanted to coach another game in my life.”. Drury is ranked No. [4], Kantner remained with the NBA until she was fired in 2002. TOURNAMENT PREP: How the DII women's basketball championship works. It comes with a lot of pressure and responsibility, but for so long I loved being a part of the game basketball, it just kind of comes naturally. Dee Kantner (born May 3, 1960) is a women's basketball referee for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Referee Name (required): Home State The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions. And of course, there's Natalie Sago. Longtime referee Dennis DeMayo, 63, will call his final women's college basketball game Wednesday night when No. I have feelings, I have a heart, and these guys are ruthless yelling at my dad.”. ... other than names. His work has appeared on Bleacher Report, MLB.com, AJC.com, SB Nation and FoxSports.com and in publications like The Advocate and Lindy's Sports. I look in the mirror and I’m just Ashley. Also, there used to be a full database of NCAA basketball referees online somewhere, but I cannot find it after 5 minutes of googling. Diestelkamp, the senior forward from Owensville Missouri, earns NCAA Division II Player of the Year honors for the … She also appeared at the 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women and the 2000 Summer Olympics as a referee. I refereed in Oklahoma City. Humble and modest, the three have accepted their roles, and cherish it, knowing they are role models for a whole new wave a young female student-athletes. For female basketball referees, men’s college basketball may be the bleakest of frontiers. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mhqfJdWDDI. It helped give me a real sense of pride in being a Division II athlete.”. Such is life during conference tournament season. 440/871-8100 Division 3. Some of the active NCAA football referees. I can see now what kind of role we serve in inspiring the next generation of women. Smitty NCAA Women's Basketball Referee Jacket. 4. The Final Four was played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. By the time she left Drury, the Panthers went from a new program to the national championship game in 2004. After all, she had no choice. Here are 3 must-see DII women's basketball games for the weekend of Jan. 29-31, 2021. All other plays may have multiple replays, unless conference policy dictates otherwise. They started on the middle school or AAU levels, did some high school, some more DIII (Moyer-Gleich even refereed the 2017 DIII women's basketball championship game), and then lo and behold, all three found themselves back in DII: Moyer-Gleich in the PSAC and Mountain East, Sago in the GLVC, and Holtkamp in the GLVC and then Peach Belt. Wayne Cavadi has covered all things Division II sports for NCAA.com since 2016. CONWAY, S.C. -- It's been a busy week for the top women's basketball officials. "If I’m walking on or off the court and I see a little girl holding her hand over the railing wanting a high five, or hear a mom yell, ‘thank you for doing this for my daughter,’ it’s like, ‘wow, this is really happening.’ It’s crazy, I swear, every night I go on the floor I get the chills non-stop. Once you show them you belong and uphold the standards, then they’re like, ‘hey, this girl knows what she’s doing.”, Last night in Los Angeles, the @Lakers honored retired NBA Official & California native... Violet Palmer! A stop at the DI level, a few years on the D or G-League circuit, a summer in the WNBA, and then it happened. But don’t tell them that. Holtkamp: "Oh my gosh, I do remember what it felt like to prepare in the D-League for years, and then the WNBA, and then have this opportunity to step on the floor and know that there was so much more to learn. Approved for the 2020-2021 season, this is the full-zip pre-game jacket for all NCAA Women's Basketball referees. Holtkamp, Moyer-Gleich, and Sago were the only three female referees that were active in the NBA for the 2018 season. Sport Name Email Baseball George Drouches georgedrouches@gmail.com Men's … The Panthers held summer camps for the girls in the community, and a single decision changed the course of history. I was very fortunate to go back and referee at the conference that I gave a lot of my blood, sweat, and tears to. “I wanted to be a coach; I think that’s the natural progression of most athletes. NCAA Men’ Women’s Basketball Monitor Rules and Guidelines – Rule 11. September 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm. New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association. You got to have tough skin and get through it. It was really neat. It was such a powerful, quick play, he just exploded towards me on the baseline. Referees in the National Basketball Association (NBA) oversee 120 pre-season games, 1,260 regular season games, and four rounds of playoff matches.These officials "oversee competition in real-time between 10 exceptional athletes, making calls with 95% accuracy.". It starts with Lauren Holtkamp — the first to arrive of the three — making her way to the NBA in 2014. In Pennsylvania, where I took my [referee] test, for you to pass you have to do on court training. “Of all the things we could volunteer for at this camp, I chose to referee the scrimmages,” Holtkamp recollected laughing. [1] Her first regular season game as an NBA referee was in November 1997 during a match between the Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers. He gets it. I still look up to Dee [Kanter] and Violet [Palmer, the first two women referees] and Lauren, and even Ashley. ATLANTA – Hailey Diestelkamp, of Drury University, is the 2020 WBCA Division II Player of the Year and headlines the 2020 WBCA Division II Coaches’ All-America team, announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association today. She then went on to become their graduate assistant coach for a few more seasons and was looking to beef up her resume a little bit before fate stepped in her way. Smitty is the exclusive referee apparel supplier for the NCAA Men's and Women's Elite Eight and Final Four. Billy Yates says. ncaa women, college basketball, final four, officials, tournament. [2] Kantner left engineering in 1984 when she was hired as an NCAA Division I official. [1], Kantner began refereeing while at the University of Pittsburgh. Meet Lauren Holtkamp, Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Natalie Sago, and now Jenna Schroeder. Smitty Gray PRO Women Basketball Shirt MADE IN USA Designed by Women, for Women 100% Performance Mesh Polyester Fabric White Border USA Flag on Left Sleeve Black Rib Knit V-Neck Collar and Sleeve Ends Available in sizes from Small to 2XL Model USA215 Sizing Chart Prior to the 2015–16 season, NCAA men's basketball used a 35-second shot clock, while NCAA women's basketball was played with the same 20-minute halves as the men's game. New England Women’s Men’s Athletics Conference. Only one replay at regular speed is permitted when a play involves an official’s decision or a controversial judgment ruling. Outside of the NCAA, Kantner was one of the first women referees in the National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2002. . [3] During her time with the NBA, she was the Supervisor of Officials for the Women's National Basketball Association from 1997 to 1998. Let’s get straight to the point. Box 6222, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46206-6222 www.NCAA.org NCAA WBKBSB - 8/15 Prior to her becoming a full-time NBA referee, we had the opportunity to speak to Holtkamp, Moyer-Gleich, and Sago at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Candid Coaches: Who is the best referee in college basketball? In March 2015, the NBA began issuing Last Two Minutes reports that detail the performance of referees at the … Schroeder is the latest to join the NBA ranks. It makes me blush. ... Holtkamp has always been a pioneer, a member of the first Drury women’s basketball … Though the height of the basket, the foul line's distance from the backboard, and the court dimensions are the same, the distance between the three-point line and the backboard is … 23 Temple visits top-ranked UConn. Active referees are listed in bold. 2020-21 NCAA Women's Basketball You Make the Call #1 (Eligibility Requirement) is now available.The deadline to view the video is February 1 at 5 pm Eastern Time.. To view the required video, click the ELIGIBILITY Tab, and then the Eligibility Dashboard link. It helped me understand and appreciate my experiences as a student-athlete. It’s just awesome to say that this is our job.”, STAY UP TO DATE: DII women's basketball news | All DII news at the D2 Hub | Join the DII newsletter. “I’ll tell you as someone that was part of that origin story,” Holtkamp said, “it’s so exciting to see that sustainability and success of the program so many years later. The Referee Academy To evaluate and instruct current and prospective collegiate officials on their proficiency in the techniques and mechanics used in officiating women's college basketball. The regional locations were four neutral sites: Bridgeport, Connecticut, Dallas, Lexington, Kentucky, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Let's look back at how these DII student-athletes are blazing a trail for future women in the NBA. “I can remember one of the first plays that I was like, ‘I wish I had that whistle back.’ LeBron James had a play to the basket and I was the lead. Get Women's Basketball rankings, news, schedules and championship brackets. These are the exclusive pregame jackets for the NCAA Women's Elite Eight and Final Four. Made from a lightweight Polyester / Spa That and more in this week's DII Report. Drury basketball is the reason Holtkamp is where she is today. Women's College Basketball News Coppin State Lady Eagles vs Howard Lady Bison February 20 Preview, Game Time, Matchup Statistics Ball State Cardinals vs … She also … Sago: "A lot of my friends are like, ‘you’re a pioneer’. [1] In 1997, Kantner was hired as one of the first women referees in the National Basketball Association alongside Violet Palmer. Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners. Just to know the culmination of all that work created that opportunity. I told him, ‘hey, I got to get my first one on somebody.’ He was great. The focus of our training sessions are mechanics, positioning, and overall game management. That level of energy, I just remember of feeling a sense of deep awe. If update does not appear within 24 hours, please send an email to webmaster@phillyref.com with referee name and home state, your name, any comments, and any photo attached. Smitty Apparel Co. $42.99. “To be honest, at first I really didn’t want to be a referee. New Jersey Athletic Conference. For Sago and Moyer-Gleich in particular, the road traveled has been made more special by the fact that they've climbed the ladder and faced the same challenges together. Outside of the NCAA, Kantner was one of the first women referees in the National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2002. The road to the NBA was a similar one. Sago: "My family is only three-and-a-half hours from Memphis and got to be there. Crystal Hogan — former athlete, mother, parole officer — is also the only female official in the country working men’s Division I basketball games. Veteran referee Joe Vaszily went back and … Holtkamp’s career ended as Molly Miller’s, then Carter, began. I witnessed other student-athletes working together. I couldn’t look too long; I knew I was going to get emotional. Penny Davis, NCAA national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating. They all welcomed me and said congratulations.”, BIG thank you to Lady Panther Alum. This past weekend I got to go to the Final Four and got to speak on an all women’s panel to the Women’s Academy girls. It was a middle school girls' inter-squad game and I fell in love with it. © 2021 NCAA | Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Stanford's Tara VanDerveer reflects on her career after her record-breaking 1,099th win as a head coach, How the DII women's basketball championship works. Product Details Approved NCAA Women's Zip Front Jacket Front Pockets Stand Up Collar Banded Waistband Matching Knit Collar & Cuffs Men's and Women's sizes available Fabric & Care ... Smitty NCAA Women's Basketball Referee Jacket. See the new NCAA Women's Basketball Referee Jackets manufactured by Smitty Officials Apparel. To be honest, it was soft. With the NCAA, Kantner has refereed for various Final Four and championship games in women's basketball. pic.twitter.com/FS3Qa8Z6gc. But through it all, there was officiating, and the goal of one day maybe working men’s college basketball. “So, my whole life, I grew up in the gym with him, going to all of his games since I was a baby. Miller became a Panthers legend and is the current head coach that led them to the national semifinals this season. It was a really interesting transition. [6] Outside of the NCAA, Kantner was a referee at the 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women, 2000 Summer Olympics and the Continental Basketball Association. "I hate saying this because we’re all just referees, but the biggest challenge is just letting people know you belong. Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day! So, while John Gaffney might have worked on Steratore's crew one game, that doesn't mean he always does. Starting with Lauren Holtkamp, Ashley Moyer-Gleich and Natalie Sago; All current NBA refs and former collegiate athletes #NGWSD #LeadHerForward @WomensSportsFdn pic.twitter.com/TfwYsX5EPO. I have such a great respect and admiration for the PSAC, and I’m so proud to be a PSAC alum. The new referee apparel is manufactured by Smitty Officials Apparel - The Official Uniform Provider for the NCAA Men's & Women's Elite Eight and Final Four. [4], "Refs Of Another Stripe Kantner Makes Fans Of Coaches In Her Inaugural Nba Season", "Smooth sailing for Kantner in her first NBA game", "WNBA Names Dee Kantner Supervisor of Officials", "Professional Basketball: Pitt grad Kantner first woman referee to be fired by NBA", "Mike McGovern: a conversation with NCAA women's basketball official Dee Kantner", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dee_Kantner&oldid=1004208046, Continental Basketball Association referees, Sportspeople from Charlotte, North Carolina, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 February 2021, at 15:13. Davis, who will direct the national women’s basketball officiating program across all three divisions, will fill the void created by the departure of June Courteau, who retired May … ATLANTA — A top NCAA women’s basketball referee has been arrested in suburban Atlanta on two counts of child molestation and one of enticing a child. The 2016 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament was played between March and April 2016, with the Final Four played April 3 & 5. 508/793-7162 Division 3. I understand the role I’m in, and I take on that privilege.". 9 file photo, Louisville center Gorgui Dieng talks with referee John Gaffney in an NCAA college basketball game in South Bend. We go through the same training, the same meetings, read the same rule book. [5] After leaving the NBA, she continued to work in the WNBA as the Director of Referee Development from 2002 to 2004 and was renamed Supervisor of Officials in 2004. I hold it very near and dear to my heart.”, Holtkamp: “I remember being able to go into these [DII] institutions, not that far removed from being a student-athlete and coming in in a professional sense and not an athlete. My dad and all his buddies were trying to convince me, but I went to all my dad’s games and everyone yelled at him. SKU: JT-4M S. Sago, too, is a former DII athlete, also spending a couple of years at Drury. New Power 10 women's basketball rankings. The 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament was a single-elimination tournament of 64 teams to determine the national champion for the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season.The 38th annual edition of the tournament began on March 22, and concluded with the championship game on April 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, with the University … I felt like it would bother me. Today we celebrate the women in sports leading us forward. We have the names you need to know, and ACC officials dominate voting among our coaches The people that you meet, the girls you are inspiring. I’ll never forget it; it may have been sold out. Division I. Northeast-10 Conference. I remember my first game back in the PSAC was at West Chester, and they were a pretty big rival when I was there. This look will be seen on all women's college basketball D1, D2 and D3 referees during the regular and post season. A women’s basketball official from 1968 to 2011, Courteau participated in 20 NCAA Division I Championships and 12 Women’s Final Fours, including five national championship games, during her distinguished on-court career. 315/824-8911 Division 3. Moyer-Gleich: "As I was going through the journey, I didn’t think that I was doing anything that was trailblazing. The NCAA Women's Basketball DI official home. Moyer-Gleich: “I was fortunate that when I started refereeing in the PSAC a lot of the coaches were still there and knew me. If update does not appear within 24 hours, please send an email to webmaster@phillyref.com with referee name and home state, your name, any comments, and any photo attached. Lauren Holtkamp for coming to talk to our team before our 1st practice of the season today! Oddly enough, where Sago shined was on the softball diamond, but she has no problem admitting basketball was always her first love. NCAA Basketball, NCAA referee photos, NCAA officials. The speed and athleticism was this crystallized moment when I was like, ‘oh my gosh, this is a whole new level.’”, HISTORY: Programs with the most DII titles. Lander men's soccer also made some noise on the pitch. I could feel my heartbeat in my throat, but I could see the girls standing there cheering and waving. Moyer-Gleich: "My first game was back in October [2018]. That’s nearly 20 years of really good basketball. It was so many people in one arena for one preseason game. “I might be biased, but women’s basketball in the PSAC, it’s a tough conference. She played field hockey while at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with an engineer's degree in 1982. 1 in the first WBCA poll of the 2020-21 DII women's basketball season. 724/934-1978 Division 3. What was even cooler was about five girls from the G-League, including Natalie, all five flew down to be at my game. Holtkamp has always been a pioneer, a member of the first Drury women’s basketball team in 2000. "We’re both females and sometimes we just have to have some girl talk. Drury lost for the first time in 42 games, causing a stir in the latest DII women's basketball rankings. I’m really proud of them.”. 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[4] With the NCAA, Kantner has been a referee in over twenty Final Four rounds and over ten championship games in women's basketball. “In doing that, I realize that it’s so cool to be part of this and acknowledge my full part in that, and the roles of other people making this happen: the people I’m on the court with every day, the front office, the entire league with everything they do to make this incredible thing work.”. Meet the female NBA referees who got their start as NCAA DII student-athletes. “I had no idea what I was doing.”, Ashley Moyer-Gleich (Millersville) follows the footsteps of former #NCAAD2 student-athletes Lauren Holtkamp (Drury) and Violet Palmer (Cal Poly Pomona, retired) as female NBA referees: https://t.co/bTC7msxmGf.#D2Hoops / #MakeItYours pic.twitter.com/1qtR0zsZh2. It should be noted that NCAA basketball officials don't have "crews" that they work with for every game. Follow him on Twitter at @UofDWayne. “I never wanted to be a referee,” Moyer-Gleich said. It was hard basketball and taught me some valuable lessons. In the N.B.A., four of the 70 full-time officials last season were women, the league said. New NCAA Women's Basketball Referee Jacket for the 2020-21 Season. “It’s awesome," Sago said. The dream became a reality. While Moyer-Gleich, Sago, and Holtkamp have become friends sharing the spotlight, they have also become pioneers. This year, I’ve been out recovering from an ACL injury and because of that, I’ve been doing work differently this year, primarily in the replay center, and I’ve been forced to take a step back. I was a big daddy’s girl, and I thought, ‘I can’t do this’. It was really neat. Its tough knowing much about college refs. Both started refereeing in the NBA this preseason, and both became official NBA hires on November 15, 2018. Referee data is available for the 1988-89 through 2020-21 seasons. She was not only a graduate from Saginaw Valley State, but she was also the Cardinals leading scorer. 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