Women's Basketball FAQ

How big is Randolph-Macon?

R-MC has just about 1,300 students from 28 states, the District of Columbia and 15 countries.

Where is Randolph-Macon?
We are located in Ashland, VA, about 90 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 15 miles from Richmond.

What are some popular majors?
Our players have majored in a variety of areas through the years. Some popular majors among our players have been pre-med, business-econ, psychology, and sociology. To learn more about the wide variety of majors and minors at R-MC go to: http://www.rmc.edu/Academics.aspx.

What type of commitment is required of the women's basketball players?
We expect our women's basketball players to be excellent students first and foremost. With that said, we expect a similar commitment and level of excellence on the court. Our program has built a strong tradition of competing at the highest levels in NCAA Division III. We work hard every day to maintain that level of success.  

Do the women's basketball players get to participate in other activities outside of basketball?
Absolutely. We encourage our players to be as involved as they want to be in other activities on campus. Here's a small sampling of some of their accomplishments:

Sarah Crider, '05 presented research in Greece.

Megan Senske, '06 and Michelle Orton, '06 completed internships in London.

Amanda Hiltunen, '09 completed an internship with Goodwill of Virginia.

Lindsay Riesbeck, '09 completed an internship with the American Diabetes Association.

Molly Brown, '12 presented research in Hawaii.

What conference are you in?
We play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

What is the typical squad size?
We usually have 12 players on our roster.

How many games do you play?
The regular season consists of 25 games, 16 conference games and 9 non-conference games.

How do you get to the post-season?
The top 8 teams in the ODAC advance to the conference tournament in Salem, VA. The winner of the conference tournament automatically qualifies for the NCAA tournament.

How long is the season?
The season starts on October 15 (NCAA rule) and ends sometime in March, depending on continued play in the post-season.

When do we practice?
We usually practice in the evening and work our schedule around our players' class schedules. We include our strength training in our practice time.

Are there opportunities for travel?
We try to make an extended trip every year or at least every other year. In the past the team has traveled to St. Thomas, West Palm Beach, FL, Huntington Beach, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and San Juan Puerto Rico.

Do you get many fans at your games?
The average attendance at our games is 200-plus. We have great student support as well as faculty and staff and members of the community.

When do you play?
Games are usually played on Tuesday, and then Friday and/or Saturday. We try to play our closer games during the week and make longer trips on the weekend to avoid conflicts with class.