WSF Recap - April 2017 Scroll for more details about this month's isu athletics and wsf news


Kristen Gillespie was officially introduced as the new Head Coach for Illinois State Women's Basketball on April 4th. Coach Gillespie comes to ISU from Lewis, where she amassed a 51-12 record over two seasons for the Flyers. She was a four-year letter winner and three-year captain at NC State in her playing days and spent time on the NC State coaching staff under legendary coach Kay Yow.

A message from Coach Gillespie to the WSF Donors

"I'm thrilled to have the support of the WSF and our loyal fans. Coming to a place like Illinois State, fan and donor support is one of the biggest reasons I know this program will be successful. I'm excited to meet with season ticket holders and donors to explain why you should invest in and be proud of Redbird women's basketball."

Coach Gillespie at her introductory press conference

WSF Fundraising Recap - April 2017

120 Total Pledges

46 Increased Donations

$189,000 Pledged in April

Seven Gifts of $5,000 or more to WSF in April

48% of Accounts Have Increased Their Support in 2017

The ISU soccer team received their 2016 MVC Regular Season Champions and Tournament Champions rings on April 22nd. It was the program's 4th championship in six years.
The ISU men's basketball team received their 2016-17 MVC Regular Season championship rings on April 24th. It was the team's first MVC title since 1998.
Trent Wallace won his second straight Missouri Valley Conference individual championship on April 25th. He becomes only the 12th golfer in conference history to earn conference medalist honors twice.
On April 27th, over 400 members of the Redbird community gathered to celebrate the rich history of women's athletics at Illinois State. Bird Bash 2017, the 13th annual fundraiser for women's athletics, was hosted in Redbird Arena. The event was a huge success, with $45,000 being raised to support Redbird women's athletics.

A special thank you to this group for making a gift in April and increasing their support of the WSF in 2017. We appreciate you!

Andy Henrichs

Anna and Patrick Walsh

Anthony Wang

Barb and Kent Nafziger

Bill Smeltzer

Bob and Celia Ann Jeckel

Bonnie and Ray Mohr

Brad and Cindy Aussieker

Brian Beam

Carl and Chantal Sneed

Chad Mazanowski

Chris and Kelli Merrill

Christine Leese

Claude and Sharon Graeff

Dan Pouk

Dan Winberry

Dan and Paula Deneen

Daniel Mestas

Darrell and Sadie Brommer

Dave and Kathy Koth

Dave and Kathy Snyder

David and Nancy Doss

David and Stephanie Keller

Dick and B. J. Luedke

Gene and Cindy Froebe

Gene and Diane Jontry

George Schraut

Glenn Gesell

JC and Terri Crabill

Jeff Poling

Jeff and Michele Lord

Jeff and Pam Wicox

Jerry and Curtis Morgan

Jim and Wava Riley

JoAnn and Thomas Corrgian

Joe Garbin

Kathy and Tom Fergin

Keith and Gail Donner

Larry and Chris Eggan

Larry and Susan Mizell

Maria and Eric Boerngen

Mike and Beth Fletcher

Mike and Gina Biggs

Mike and Janice Talkington

Pat McCarney

Randy and Kathy Clark

Rob Knight's Swim America

Roger and Joyce Eads

Roger and Judy Truesdale

Sam Chiles

State Bank of Lincoln

Stuart and Tamara Breeden

Tim and Laura Saterfield

Todd Bugg

Trish Roark

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