Viking Women's Basketball Program
The Missouri Valley women's basketball program is one with opportunity, with a full roster for both, a varsity and junior varsity squad. The women's team promises to bring excitement and commitment to excellence in every contest. A new style of play has been brought in under Coach Christensen as the Vikings will be looking to run the court and press each opponent.
The Viking's basketball teams compete at both the varsity and junior varsity levels, providing intercollegiate participation opportunities for over 30 girls. The varsity team plays a total of 30 games, competing in the Heart of America Conference, one of the top NAIA Division I conferences in the country. The junior varsity competes in 20 contests each year. The junior varsity plays against other JV teams, as well as competing with junior colleges in the Missouri-Kansas area.
The Viking program is also a provider of academic opportunity. The Missouri Valley athletic-institutional scholarships provide each girl the chance to pursue a degree in one of more than 30 majors and 7 pre-professional programs. Individual academic meetings are held on a weekly basis by the coaching staff to monitor each girl's academic progress. The player's class attendance is monitored, and each girl must adhere to a team class-attendance policy. Yes, the basketball experience is meaningful and fun, but career preparation is of utmost importance.
The Viking program provides each student-athlete the opportunity to be a “Champion of Character”. Missouri Valley College is a participating member in the NAIA's Champion of Character Program. The 5 core character values that are emphasized and learned are:
- Respecting my opponent, the officials, my teammates, the game, and myself.
- Taking responsibility for my actions in all areas of my life.
- Having the integrity to stand by my word.
- Providing servant leadership where I serve others while striving to be a personal and team leader.
- Being an example of sportsmanship by holding myself to the highest standards of fair play. Participation in the basketball program prepares each girl for “the game of life”.