Lady Knights Win Conference, Advance to Regionals

Northwood’s Lady Knight Seniors Taylor Jones, Bethany Armstrong, Katie Cowan and Shelby Johnson

Northwood’s Lady Knights finished their final season in the Red River Athletic Conference in style, winning both the conference and the conference tournament, and advancing to the NAIA Regionals in Lubbock.  Additionally, Houston senior Bethany Armstrong was named NAIA second team All-American.

The Lady Knights finished the year with a 29-19 record and were 19-5 in conference.  Their season came to an end when they were eliminated by Houston-Victoria in the Regionals round.

“The girls worked hard all year and deserved all their success,” head coach Kayla Maddox said.  “This team also had great chemistry.  The players all liked and respected each other, and were a joy to coach.”

Maddox also pointed to the strong senior leadership which she said kept the team focused.  “Bethany, Katie Cowan, Shelby Johnson, Taylor Jones – they made my job so much easier.  Northwood will miss them.”  Beginning this fall, Northwood will begin competing in the tough Sooner Athletic Conference.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.