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First-year Panthers to get to know

Canadian striker Chantelle Parker joins the 2020 Pitt women’s soccer team.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

July 23, 2020

Get to know some of the stars of the class of 2024 before you join them in Pittsburgh.

White beginning to lay the base for women’s basketball revival

Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach, is rebuilding his young basketball team as he recruits players from across the globe.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

With first-years making up four of the five starting spots by the end of the year, head coach Lance White maintained confidence that his young squad could build a strong program. A highly touted 2020 recruiting class, along with two pivotal transfers, could see the Panthers climb the ACC ranks fast.

Kyla Nelson to transfer from Pitt

Kyla Nelson announced that she will be transferring out of Pitt on Twitter around 6 p.m. Thursday night.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball will be short one of its veteran players next season, as junior guard Kyla Nelson announced Thursday she will transfer from the program.

Women’s basketball beginning to build on program lows

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris was placed on the All-ACC Freshman team. Harris ended up averaging 16.9 points in the seven games she played in after redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg was injured.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was one of the worst in program history. But despite the lows, the Panthers have plenty to build on as they enter an offseason lengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

GT ends Pitt’s tournament run in second round, 68-58

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) scored 21 points during Pitt’s 68-58 loss to Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

After a shocking upset victory over Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, Pitt's postseason run came to an end with a loss to Georgia Tech Thursday.

Harris’s floater stuns Notre Dame in ACC Tournament first round, 67-65

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) attempts to drive toward the hoop during Pitt’s 88-44 loss to NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Pitt first-year guard Dayshanette Harris’s go-ahead floater with 2.7 seconds remaining was just the icing on the cake of the Panthers’ improbable and incredible upset over No. 10 seed Notre Dame.

Dayshanette Harris earns ACC All-Freshman honors

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris scored a career-high 27 points while shooting 9-26 from the floor, 3-8 from 3-point range and a perfect 6-6 from the foul line against Boston College.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Pitt's future is bright with the emergence of first-year guard Dayshanette Harris, who was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team Monday afternoon.

Pitt secures last-place finish with 73-54 loss to Miami

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris scored 22 points against Miami Sunday, making it the fourth game this year where she has scored 20 or more points as a first-year player. She is the first Pitt player to accomplish this feat since former Pitt star Briana Kiesel did it in the 2011-12 season.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball looked to end their regular season on a high note in Miami on Sunday, hoping to get their first road win in ACC play this season and stop their long losing streak. Instead, the Hurricanes controlled the game from start to finish, shot the ball efficiently and outscored Pitt 62-36 in the first three quarters on the way to a 73-54 route. 

Pitt loses 24th game at Virginia, 66-55

First-year guard Amber Brown pushes past Louisville’s Yacine Diop.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Thursday's loss makes eight straight for Pitt and also gives the Panthers their most losses in school history, eclipsing the previous high of 24 in the 1995-96 season.

Women’s basketball skid hits seven on senior day

First-year guard Emy Hayford struggles to move around Louisville’s Mykasa Robinson.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball fell behind early in the second quarter and never recovered, en route to a 79-47 defeat on Sunday afternoon at the hands of No. 5 Louisville.

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