Women’s Basketball

2016-17 Schedule

Oct. 31 Mon. 6:00 PM Oakwood University HOME  
Nov. 5 Sat. 1:00 PM Crowley’s Ridge College Paragould, AR  
Nov. 12 Sat. 12:00 PM Georgia Northwestern Tech HOME  
Nov. 14 Mon. 5:00 PM Johnson University HOME  
Nov. 18 Fri. 7:00 PM Hiwassee College Madisonville, TN  
Nov. 22 Tue. 5:00 PM Alice Lloyd College HOME  
Nov. 26 Sat. 1:00 PM* Oakland City University Oakland City, IL
Nov. 29 Tue. 6:00 PM Judson College Marion, AL  
Dec. 01 Thu. 5:00 PM Rhema Bible College HOME  
Jan. 12 Thu. TBA Rhema Bible Classic Broken Arrow, OK
Jan, 13 Fri. TBA Rhema Bible Classic Broken Arrow, OK
Jan. 14 Sat. TBA Rhema Bible Classic Broken Arrow, OK
Jan. 20 Fri. 6:00 PM Kentucky Christian College Grayson, KY
Jan. 21 Sat. 1:00 PM Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes, KY  
Jan. 24 Tue. 5:00 PM Crowley’s Ridge College HOME  
Jan. 31 Tue. 5:30 PM* Georgia Northwestern Tech Rossville, GA
Feb. 4 Sat. 1:00 PM* Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC
Feb. 6 Mon. 6:30 PM* Johnson University Knoxville, TN
Feb. 10 Fri. 5:00 PM Kentucky Christian University HOME
Feb. 11 Sat. 1:00 PM Judson College HOME  
Feb. 18 Sat. 2:00 PM Warren Wilson College HOME
Feb. 24 Fri. 6:00 PM Kansas Christian College HOME  
Mar. 2-4 Thu.-Sat. TBA ACCA Tournament Joplin, MO


# Name Class Position Height Home Town
1 Ashton Johnson SR G 5’7″ Ada, OK
3 Abby Walker SO F 5’10” Washington, NC
10 Madison Walker SO F 5’7″ Albany, GA
11 Esther Smith SO G 5’3″ Wayne City, IL
12 Claire Ryan JR G/F 5’7″ Ina, IL
20 Elizabeth Palmer SR G/F 5’8″ Wellington, KS
22 Chelsea Holesapple FR G/F 5’8″ Koshonong, MO
23 Caitlyn Braxton SO G/F 5’9″ Greenville, NC
24 Karlee Alberty SO F 5’11 Chouteau, OK
33 Morgan Riffey FR G/F 5’6 Bluff City, TN


Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Katie Bryan
Assistant Coach: Debbie Nichols
Athletic Director: Greg Fawbush
Athletic Trainer: Chris Snoddy
President: Dr. J. Matthew Pinson

Meet Coach Katie Bryan

Katie Bryan, assistant women’s basketball coach, has been named head coach of the Welch College Lady Flames basketball team. Miss Bryan graduated from Welch in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Biology, then transitioned into the nursing program Welch has with Belmont University.

Katie graduated in 2014 as a registered nurse with a B.S.N. degree from Belmont. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is currently employed in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Coach Bryan said, “My love of basketball came at an early age from playing in middle school, high school, and as a freshman at King University in Bristol, Tennessee.” After playing at Welch, she shared coaching duties with her father, Larry Bryan, before being named head coach for the 2016-2017 season.

“I am excited to further the disciplines of the Lady Flames as basketball players, but also in their daily walk with Jesus Christ. I want to continue building a program that will represent the college and our Lord in a positive way and to attract other students to Welch,” exclaimed Bryan.