2014-15 Around the Great Lakes-South columns

February 25, 2015 Switzler hits the boards Beth Switzler has spent a lot of time focusing on being a better rebounder this season. At 5-8, that isn’t the easiest thing to do, but the senior standout for John Carroll women’s basketball team seems to have the hang of it.

February 17, 2015 TLU gets turnaround treatment Over the past two seasons, Schreiner's men's basketball team benefited from having coach Jimmy Smith, who helped the Mountaineers turn the program into a winner. Over the offseason, Smith moved to TLU, where the Bulldogs have seen similar results.

February 10, 2015 When times get tough, stick it out Alicia Kimmel almost slammed the door shut on college basketball, set to walk away from Pitt-Bradford and not look back. But she's glad she stayed.

February 3, 2015 William Peace picks up pace In just its second true season of Division III basketball, the William Peace men's team is in contention in the USA South.

January 27, 2015 Going out with a bang Shanita Hampton spent a great deal of time in the offseason working all aspects of her game, trying to be more than just a scorer in her final year at Greensboro. So far, so good.

January 20, 2015 Confidence makes Valentic dangerous Allegheny went 6-19 last season and was picked to finish last in the NCAC this time around. But Josh Valentic and his Gators teammates weren't about to let that prediction pass.

January 13, 2015 Outsized? Perhaps. Outworked? Never. At 5-4, classmates at Randolph-Macon see Sarah Parsons as a soccer player, maybe a softball player. But she's scored 1,500 career points on the basketball floor for the Yellow Jackets, proving them all wrong.

January 6, 2015 Garcia helps fuel Marietta's run It wasn't easy for Marietta standout Luis Garcia to go the Division III route to play college basketball. But he realized D-III was the place for him, and the Pioneers have been the beneficiary.

December 9, 2014 Dunn's time at Trine not finished Kayla Dunn once considered leaving Trine to find another place to play basketball. That was during her freshman season. A lot has changed since, and staying with the Thunder has paid off for the senior guard.

November 21, 2014 Leading the new-look Comets After the graduation of five seniors, Matthew Medell understands he will play a pivotal role for the UT-Dallas men’s basketball team this season.