Women's Basketball

Lady Rebels twins Dakota, Dylan Gonzalez foregoing final year of eligibility

Christopher DeVargas

Dylan Gonzalez, left, and twin sister Dakota are as popular online as they are on the basketball court for UNLV.

Lady Rebels twins Dakota, Dylan Gonzalez foregoing final year of eligibility
Fri, May 12, 2017 (1:39 p.m.)
UNLV athletics lost some of its star power on Friday, when it was announced that Lady Rebels basketball players Dakota and Dylan Gonzalez will forego their final year of eligibility and leave the team to focus on other professional pursuits. The twin sisters ...

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Rita Tilton, front, and her sister, Joan Power, are pictured with UNLV women's basketball players Alyssa Anderson and Brooke Johnson (right).
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Video: Fight breaks out between Lady Rebels basketball, Utah State
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The UNLV dance team performs during their annual preseason Scarlet and Gray scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack.
UNLV basketball teams to hold preseason events on campus
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Friday, October 21, 2016
The Rebels’ basketball preseason event this year will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the UNLV Student Union courtyard, UNLV announced today.

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UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy confers with Deputy Athletic Director Darryl Seibel as the Rebels face Fresno State in the Mountain West tournament Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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Fresno State guard Cezar Guerrero (12) yells in intimidation as UNLV guard Jerome Seagears (2) drives him off during their Mountain West Championship second game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Mountain West reverses course, will stick with 11-team tourney format
Friday, March 11, 2016
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Dylan Gonzalez, left, and twin sister Dakota are as popular online as they are on the basketball court for UNLV.
Lady Rebels’ twin stars of Instagram are not just pretty faces
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Sophomores Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez, twin sisters on the UNLV women’s basketball team, are social media sweethearts, with thousands of fans and celebrities following them on Instagram. But they are also talented basketball players expected to …

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UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy answers questions from local TV crews at a media luncheon on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at Ferraro's Italian Restaurant.
Small gains theme of Kunzer-Murphy’s state of the Rebels address
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
UNLV Athletics finished the most recent annual budget with a surplus for the first time in years and the ongoing plans for an on-campus football practice facility remains the department’s top priority, according to Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy.

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Tony Sanchez fist bumps with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy after he is announced as the new UNLV football team head coach in the Stan Fulton Building ballroom on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
UNLV football in much better APR position than a year ago
Rebels quick hits: Football's multiyear score is on the rise while six programs posted perfect single-year marks
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A year after its initial score had the Rebels banned from the postseason, UNLV’s football program brought its multiyear Academic Progress Rate score to the second-highest point since the APR was instituted in 2003, according to the NCAA.

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UNLV athletic director  Tina Kunzer-Murphy cheers the Rebels on during their game against UNR Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Mackay Stadium in Reno. UNLV defeated UNR 27-22 to reclaim the Fremont Cannon.
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The CSN softball team players wait their turns to bat during practice at the Russell Road Sports Complex on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
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UNLV's Devante Davis makes a touchdown catch over UNR's Evan Favors during the first half at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Blog: Hauck’s tenure ends with Fremont Cannon going back to Reno
Rebels Athletics:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Bobby Hauck's time at UNLV ends with a loss, his 49th in five seasons, as UNR turned a competitive game into a 49-27 blowout with a strong second half built on more than 400 rushing yards.

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UNLV coach Kathy Olivier (left) talks to point guard Mia Bell. A Durango High grad, Bell is jumping straight from playing guard for Olivier to joining her staff as an assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.
Guard moving forward: Lady Rebels’ Bell transitions from player to assistant coach
UNLV Women’s Basketball:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
When Mia Bell moved from Chicago with her mother and grandmother, they were looking for something better. Bell never thought she would find something this good in Las Vegas.

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Tina Kunzer-Murphy will continue to serve as UNLV's athletic director, as the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it would extend her contract.
Board approves contract extension for UNLV interim athletic director
Rebels athletics: Tina Kunzer-Murphy will be in place at least through the end of 2014 and multiple Regents asked that she be moved to the full-time position
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Nevada Board of Regents this morning approved an action to extend UNLV interim athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy’s contract to the end of 2014. The extension comes with a $10,000 pay raise to make her annual contract $180,000.

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