It’s a statement victory for UR, who have made a strong case for a national ranking in next week’s Associated Press Poll.
Midway through the first half, the Spiders were able to pick up their intensity and began attacking the basket.
Gilyard, who led the NCAA in steals per game last season, is already UR’s career steals leader with 275.
“The fact that we have been able to get this far into the year as a school and program has been amazing,” Chemotti said.
“You want to make sure the coach is going to be there all four years,” Gilyard said. “It’s something you definitely want as a player.”
Despite the postponement of the football season, the Spiders find themselves looking to make a comeback against their biggest rival yet: COVID-19.
To be eligible for the award, athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior with an average shooting score of 76.0 and maintain a GPA of at least 3.20.
The NCAA Woman of the Year program recognizes women collegiate athletics' excellence in their sport, academics and community.
Despite the upsetting news, UR coaches are still working hard to navigate their teams through these unprecedented times.
According to the Spider Club Office, athletics received five times more donations this year than UR Giving Day 2019.
“It’s so weird that our lives are all shaken up,” Forte said. “We’re just trying to find ways to move forward.”