Illinois State leads the all-time series with IUPUI, 2-0.
Illinois State is 1-3 against Creighton in the conference tournament, but is 7-5 in the semifinal round.
It is the second-consecutive season ISU has received the Newcomer of the Year award.
Russell, Smith and Sykes all received All-Valley accolades.
In all, 19 players were honored o¬n the scholar-athlete teams.
WJBC Redbird Recap - IUPUI. vs. ISU
MVC Women's Awrads Night
WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. ISU
WJBC Recap - WBB Creighton vs. Illinois State
Thursday, March 21
Sunday, Feb. 10 at Redbird Arena in the Play4Kay game
Friday, Jan. 25 at Doug Collins Court
Pack the Arena on Saturday, January 19th
Thursday, January 17th at Redbird Arena
Stephanie Glance was named the sixth head women's basketball coach in Illinois State history April 20, 2010, bringing a tremendous pedigree into her first head coaching job, as the only coach to work with Hall of Fame women's basketball mentors Pat Summitt and the late Kay Yow. With nearly a quarter century of coaching experience, Glance is a true student of the game and knows about the rich tradition of Illinois State women's basketball.
Glance is adding her own chapter to that history with a record-breaking first season with the Redbirds. Illinois State posted a 24-11 record in 2010-11, the fifth-most wins in school history and the fifth-consecutive 20-win season, and finished tied for second in the Valley with a 12-6 mark after being picked to finish fourth. Glance's 24 wins tied for the most by a first-year Valley coach, equaling the mark set by Creighton's Jim Flanery in 2002-03. ISU won a school record four postseason games and returned to the WNIT semifinals for the third-consecutive year. She also coached the Redbirds to their first undefeated Illinois State regular season at home in program history. All of these accolades helped Glance win the 2011 WBCA Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award, which earned her recognition by the Illinois House of Representatives with an official resolution presented by state representative Dan Brady.
During her second season, Glance and the Redbirds maintained momentum from the 2010-11 season. Glance led ISU to a second-place finish in conference play and led the Redbirds to their sixth-straight season finishing in the top-two of the Valley regular season standings, earning the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Glance is the third Redbird coach to earn the prestigious Coach of the Year honor. The last time an ISU coach received the award was eight years ago, when Robin Pingeton won the honor for the 2003-04 season.
Glance led the Redbirds to their 11th appearance in the Postseason WNIT with an at-large bid. Illinois State's berth in the 2012 Postseason WNIT put the Redbirds in the postseason for the sixth-consecutive season. ISU made WNIT trips in five of the last six years and appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2008. ISU's six-year postseason run is tied for the longest in school history, matching the six-straight trips done from 1980-85.
Under her leadership, the Redbirds had four players who finished the regular season averaging double-digit scoring efforts, including Valley Newcomer of the Year Jamie Russell. Russell was also named to the All-Defensive Team. Russell and standout Katie Broadway both earned All-Valley First Team honors. Broadway became the 27th women's basketball player to score 1,000 points as a Redbird during the 2011-12 season.
Glance worked with Summitt at Tennessee in 2009-10. She was hired as an assistant to the head coach and was appointed to assistant coach in December. She also served as the Lady Vols' recruiting coordinator. Tennessee went 32-3 that season, won the SEC regular-season and tournament championships and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to joining the Tennessee staff, Glance served 15 years as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at North Carolina State. She helped guide the Wolfpack to record of 285-178 and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 four times and the 1998 Final Four.
Glance developed a very close relationship while working with Yow, and served as the interim head coach during parts of the 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons, while the coach battled breast cancer. Glance oversaw all aspects of the Wolfpack program, including player development, gameplan and practice planning, academic development, scheduling, community service and fundraising.
During her time at North Carolina State, Glance was instrumental in the development of 27 All-ACC selections, the 1995 and 1997 ACC Rookies of the Year and the 1999 ACC Player of the Year. Ten players Glance coached at N.C. State went on to play professionally, including eight that were drafted in either the WNBA or ABL.
As recruiting coordinator, Glance was responsible for all aspects of the N.C. State recruiting efforts. She put together 14 recruiting classes that ranked in the top-30 in the nation, including four in the top-10. She recruited three junior college All-Americans and one JUCO National Player of the Year.
Glance started her coaching career as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at South Florida from 1988-93 and served as an assistant coach at Southwest Texas State during the 1993-94 season.
Glance served on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Board of Directors as the Elected Representative for all Division I Assistant Coaches from 2003-09. In that position, she was responsible for several events and meetings at the Women's Final Four National Convention. She also worked on the WBCA Recruiting and Access Committee in 2004, which revised and recommended new legislation and reform for women's basketball for the NCAA. In 2009, she was named the President of the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation Board of Directors. She currently holds a lifetime position on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Board of Directors.