Women's Basketball

Bethany Watterworth
Bethany Watterworth

RS Senior

Lake Orion, Mich.

High School:
Lake Orion





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As Seen at the GESPY Awards

Women's Basketball Team salutes its seniors


Highlights of Women's Basketball

Highlights of Oakland vs. Milwaukee


Highlights of Men's Basketball

Highlights of the women's basketball game vs U of M Dearborn


Highlights of Women's Basketball

Highlights of the Oakland vs Manhattan women's basketball game



Women's Head Basketball Coach, Jeff Tungate previews the upcoming game vs Manhattan


Oakland vs. Cleveland State

Oakland women's basketball celebrated Senior Day with a 81-71 victory over Cleveland State


Oakland vs. Detroit

Oakland took on the Detroit Titans inside the Athletics Center O'rena.


Oakland vs. Youngstown State

Oakland hosted Youngstown State in the annual pink game inside the Athletics Center O'rena


Oakland vs. Milwaukee

The Oakland women's basketball team came back from 11 points down at half to defeat Milwaukee 80-67


Oakland vs. Green Bay

Oakland hosted Green Bay in a midweek contest on January 30.

Career Stats | Career Game-by-Game

▪ Named to All-Horizon League second team
▪ Selected to Madness Horizon League All-Conference third team
▪ Played in 28 games, making 22 starts
▪ Became only the 6th player in program history to finish her career with over 1,900 points
▪ Ended her career 23rd on NCAA active career scoring list
▪ Led team with 14.5 points and a 48.5 field-goal percentage
▪ Scored a game-high 26 points at Valparaiso (2/22)
▪ Recorded season-best 28 points with career-high 12 free throws against Green Bay (1/30)
▪ Recorded second double-double of the season with a career-high 13 rebounds and 23 points at Milwaukee (3/8)
▪ Scored 22 points with nine free throws against Milwaukee (2/6)
▪ Finished Senior Night with 1st double-double of the season scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds versus Cleveland State (2/27)
▪ Recorded season-high seven assists with 15 points against Detroit (2/13)
▪ Tallied 11th consecutive game with 15 or more points with 18 against Youngstown State (2/8)
▪ Tallied 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting and grabbed team-high nine rebounds at Youngstown State (1/25)
▪ Scored 21 points for 2nd 20-plus point performance of season against UIC (1/18)
▪ Recorded 16 points for her 4th straight double-figure point performance on 6-of-8 shooting versus Valparaiso (1/15)
▪ Tallied 17 points and 9 rebounds for third-straight double-figure scoring effort at Detroit (1/11)
▪ Scored season-best 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point range (1/8)
▪ Led team with 15 points and nine rebounds against Rochester College (1/4)
▪ Played in her 100th career game at Minnesota (12/29)
▪ Tallied season-high 17 points and 7-of-13 shooting and hit 1st 3-pointer of season at Western Michigan (12/22)
▪ Made 1st start of season at Michigan State and scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting (12/15)
▪ Scored season-high 14 points in 16 minutes on 6-of-8 shooting against Niagara (11/27)
▪ Played 1st game in 622 days against Canisius scoring 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting with four free throws (11/16)

▪ Redshirted due to injury

▪ Earned All-Summit League first team honors
▪ Finished the season with 1,502 career points, which ranks ninth in OU history and 14th in Summit League History
▪ Led Oakland in scoring with 18.7 points per game, third most in The Summit League and 29th in the NCAA
▪ Started all 28 games for Oakland
▪ Averaged 18.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the season
▪ A preseason All-Summit League first team selection
▪ Became the 24th player in Oakland history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau against American (11/15)
▪ Scored a career-high 32 points on a 15-for-25 shooting effort against American (11/15)
▪ Scored in double-digits in 27 of 28 games and had 13 games with 20 points or more
▪ Posted her only double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds against Providence (11/22)
▪ Shot 44.1 percent from the field, which ranked 11th in The Summit League and 114th in the NCAA
▪ Earned Summit League Player of the Week honors on Jan. 10 and Jan. 31
▪ With 549 field goals made she ranks 16th in Summit League history, despite only ranking 19th in field-goal attempts
▪ She ranks sixth in made free throws in OU history and 18th in Summit League history
▪ Equaled her career-high by knocking down five 3-pointers against IUPUI (1/7)
▪ Shot 79.2 percent from the free-throw line, which ranked 10th in the league and 120th in the NCAA
▪ Scored a team-high 15 points in the quarterfinals of The Summit League Championship vs UMKC (3/4)
▪ Selected by teammates and coachs as a team captain
▪ Academic All-Summit League as a Distinguished Scholar
▪ Commisioner's List of Honor

▪ A first team All-Summit League Selection
▪ Named to the Summit League All-Tournament team
▪ Reached double-digits in 31 games during the season including all three games of The Summit League Tournament
▪ Oakland's leading scorer at 17.8 points per game, she was second in The Summit League and 39th in the NCAA
▪ A preseason first team All-Summit League selection
▪ Became just the third player in OU history to score over 500 points in her sophomore season
▪ Has scored 978 points in her two years with the program
▪ Was twice named Summit League Player of the Week on Dec. 7 and Dec. 21
▪ Started all 32 games for Oakland during the year
▪ Scored over 20 points in 12 games during the year with a season-high 29 points in the win over Illinois (12/8)
▪ Logged her fifth double-double of the season with a career-best 12 rebounds against Southern Utah (12/2)
▪ Ranked 106th in the NCAA with a team-best 45.1 shooting percentage that was 11th best in The Summit League
▪ Was 124th in the NCAA in free-throw percentage at 79.0 percent, eighth best in The Summit League
▪ Was the team MVP of the Katherine Burgum Classic at North Dakota State
▪ Led Oakland with 114 assists during the year and her average of 3.8 per game was fifth-best in The Summit League
▪ Was second on the OU team and eighth in the league with 6.8 rebounds per game
▪ Hit a career-high five 3-pointers against Centenary (1/29)
▪ Her 38.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc was fifth best in the league and her 37 triples were a team-high
▪ Was a perfect 9-for-9 from the field and 3-of-3 at the free-throw line for 22 points against UMKC (12/4)
▪ Sank a career-high 10 field goals in four different games during the season
▪ Began the season making 17 straight free throws and hit 26 of her first 27 attempts
▪ Earned as spot on the Summit League All-Academic Team

▪ Played in all 30 games for OU, drawing the start in 29
▪ Stepped into a starting role after teammate Brittany Carnago went down with an injury in exhibition play
▪ Named to the All-Summit League second team and All-Newcomer team
▪ Averaged 13.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game
▪ Recorded five games with 20-plus points and 22 games in double-digits
▪ Scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in her collegiate debut against Detroit (Nov. 13)
▪ Netted a career-high 32 points in the regular season finale against IPFW (Feb. 27)
▪ Was named The Summit League Player of the Week on Dec. 15 and March 2
▪ Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds and added a career-best six steals against Purdue (Dec. 13)
▪ Went 11-13 from the free throw line against Toledo (Nov. 18)
▪ Career-best six assists against Centenary (Feb. 8)
▪ Swatted a career-high four shots against Rochester College (Dec. 29)
▪ Added 10 rebounds in The Summit League Tournament quarterfinal against Western Illinois (March 6)
▪ Tallied three double-doubles on the year

High School:
▪ Prepped three years at Lake Orion High School for coach Steve Roberts, transferring to Lake Orion after her freshman year at Lake Orion Baptist School
▪ Named to all-State teams by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, and the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan
▪ Selected to the Michigan All-Star game
▪ Averaged 21.5 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Lake Orion to a state runner-up finish
▪ An academic all-State selection by the BCAM, was also named Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete

Full Name: Bethany Joy Watterworth
Birthdate: July 20, 1991
Parents: Brad and Sue Watterworth
▪ Her father played football at Georgia Tech, participating in the famed 1975 Georgia Tech/Notre Dame football game immortalized in the movie "Rudy"
Siblings: Three brothers, Brett, Brandon, and Bradley, and three sisters, Brooke, Brittany, and Breanne

Health Sciences

Career Highs:
32 (2x), last vs. American (11/15/11)
Field Goals Made: 15 vs. American (11/15/11)
Field Goals Attempted: 33 vs. Buffalo (12/22/11)
3-Point FG Made: 5 (2x), last vs. IUPUI (1/7/12)
3-Point FG Attempted: 11 vs. Buffalo (12/22/11)
Free Throws Made: 12 vs. Green Bay (1/30/14)
Free Throws Attempted: 16 vs. Green Bay (1/30/14)
Rebounds: 13 vs. Milwaukee (3/8/14)
Offensive Rebounds: 7 vs. Milwaukee (3/8/14)
Defensive Rebounds: 10 vs. Western Illinois (3/6/10)
Assists: 9 (twice) last vs. Oral Roberts (1/31/11)
Steals: 6 vs. Purdue (12/13/09)
Blocks: 4 (2x), last vs. Illinois (12/8/10)
Minutes: 43 (2x), last vs. UMKC (12/1/11)

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