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Women's Basketball

Carl Sandburg College's women's basketball team won its first game played on Dec. 9, 1974, and the program has continued to be successful. The women's basketball program has won 13 Arrowhead Conference championships, advanced to the region tournament championship 13 times, and the NJCAA national tournament six times, most recently from 2005-08. All women's basketball home games are played inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
1985, 1997 (2nd), 2005, 2006, 2007 (5th), 2008 (6th)
Arrowhead Conference Champions

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017
Region IV Tournament Champions
1976, 1985, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Region IV Tournament runner-up
1983, 1990, 1996, 2004, 2009, 2017

2021-22 Women's Basketball Schedule

All Chargers home games streamed live on the Carl Sandburg College YouTube channel

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Last updated: Aug. 2

2021-22 women's basketball schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 3 TBA Milwaukee Area Tech Milwaukee
Saturday, Nov. 6 1 p.m. Danville Area Danville
Tuesday, Nov. 9 6 p.m. Southeastern Keokuk, Iowa
Tuesday, Nov. 16 5:30 p.m. Lewis & Clark Godfrey
Saturday, Nov. 20 1 p.m. Madison Madison, Wis.
Saturday, Nov. 27 1 p.m. Southeastern HOME
Dec. 3-4 JWCC Classic Quincy
Saturday, Dec. 11 1 p.m. Waubonsee HOME
Tuesday, Dec. 14 5:30 p.m. John Wood HOME
Friday, Dec. 17 1 p.m. Spoon River Canton
Tuesday, Dec. 21 1 p.m. McHenry County Crystal Lake
Thursday, Jan. 6 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME
Tuesday, Jan. 11 5 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta
Thursday, Jan. 13 5 p.m. Highland* Freeport
Saturday, Jan. 15 1 p.m. Elgin HOME
Tuesday, Jan. 18 5:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME
Thursday, Jan. 20 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME
Saturday, Jan. 29 1 p.m. Bryant & Stratton HOME
Tuesday, Feb. 1 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon
Thursday, Feb. 3 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME
Tuesday, Feb. 8 5:30 p.m. Highland* HOME
Thursday, Feb. 10 5:30 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline
Tuesday, Feb. 15 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby
Saturday, Feb. 19 1 p.m. Oakton Des Plaines


* Arrowhead Conference

Coaching Staff


Head Coach  


McKenna Weaver

One of the most decorated athletes in Sandburg history, McKenna Weaver was named the Chargers' head coach in 2020, taking over for her former coach, Mike Bailey. Weaver first joined the Sandburg coaching staff as an assistant in the 2018-19 season. A 2016 Sandburg graduate, Weaver played volleyball and basketball for two seasons and softball for one year with the Chargers. She earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors every season in each sport, and she was a two-time All-Region IV pick in volleyball and women’s basketball. Weaver went on to play volleyball and basketball at Culver-Stockton College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. A Limestone High School graduate, Weaver is currently working toward her master’s at Western Illinois.