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Welcome to GCU Club Women’s Basketball

Come find out about our sport at our 2021-22 Informational Meeting:
Tuesday, September 14th
Bldg. 35
Room 157

GCU Women’s Club Basketball provides students with the opportunity to compete in collegiate-level basketball. The season usually consists of a 20-game schedule against in-state collegiate level programs, while vying for regional and national championships. GCU Women’s Club Basketball plays against local prep schools and nationally ranked post-graduate programs in the Arizona Women’s Basketball League (AWBL), which begins its fourth season this coming January. In 2019-20, the Lopes steadily improved throughout the season, placing second in the AWBL Championships for the second straight season, and reaching the quarterfinals of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Region VI Championships held at GCU’s Canyon Activity Center.

This tremendous experience is an opportunity for GCU students to build team skills and lifelong relationships.

Pay your Women’s Club Basketball dues here.

GCU Club Women’s Basketball Schedules

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GCU Women's Club Basketball Roster

  • Elizabeth Barlow
  • Katherine Benes
  • Elizabeth Bristow
  • Kilee Greene
  • Lanae Hudspeth
  • Katelyn Laccinole
  • Brisa Ordaz
  • Talashia Paige
  • Grace Patterson
  • Taylor Porchia
  • Takara Ritdecha
  • Angela Shasha
  • Brigid Silvester
  • Ashlyn Simkins
  • Tallyah Wilson

GCU Club Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Kyle Speed

Head Coach
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Kyle Speed begins his fourth year as head coach for Grand Canyon University Women’s Club Basketball.  Originally from Seattle, Washington, Speed graduated from GCU with a Bachelor’s in Sports Management, and currently works at GCU as a university admissions counselor.

Speed has an extensive player and coaching resume’.  He attended Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas from 2007-10. During his time at JCCC, Speed was selected as First Team All-Region and twice was an All-Jayhawk Conference Honorable Mention selection.  Speed was also selected as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Preseason All-American. In the 2008-09 season, Speed helped lead JCCC to the NJCAA National Championship, ending his junior college career with a total of 876 points.

After his junior college days, Speed joined Grand Canyon University’s men’s basketball team – coached by Russ Pennell for the 2010-12 seasons.  In his first season with the Lopes, Speed led the PacWest (and ranked fourth in the nation) in assistant/turnover ratio.  He was named All-PacWest Conference Second Team after the season.  In 2011-12, Speed was named All-PacWest Conference First Team and led the Lopes to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Speed has previous experience in coaching and training high school, college and professional level with USA Basketball Gold certification. Speed has led the GCU Women’s Club Basketball team to berths in the AWBL Championship Game (twice) and the NIRSA Region VI title, as well as the quarterfinals of the NIRSA National Championship.