Global Women's Basketball Association

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Global Women's Basketball Association
Inaugural season2016
No. of teams4
CountryUnited States
Most recent
Wisconsin Glo (1st)
Most titlesFlint Monarchs (3)

The Global Women's Basketball Association (GWBA) is a women's professional basketball league operating in the Midwest region of the United States. The league was founded in 2016 and features four teams.


The GWBA was founded in 2016 by former James Madison forward Sonya Nichols in Chicago, Illinois.[1] As of 2020, it features four teams, but plans for expansion.[2]

The league's player pool consists of former often local college stars, former WNBA players and accomplished international players.[3]



Team City Arena Capacity Joined
Flint Monarchs Flint, Michigan Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center 4,421 2016
Music City Icons Nashville, Tennessee The Ensworth School 2019
St. Louis Surge St. Louis, Missouri Washington University Field House 3,800 2019
Wisconsin Glo Oshkosh, Wisconsin Menominee Nation Arena[3] 3,500 2019


Team City Arena Joined Left
Indianapolis Bandits Fort Wayne, Indiana Spiece Fieldhouse[4] 2018 2019
Milwaukee Aces Milwaukee, Wisconsin Reiman Gymnasium 2019


  1. ^ "Flint Monarchs join newly-formed Global Women's Basketball Association". mlive. 2016-02-28. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  2. ^ Henderson, Andrea Y. "St. Louis Surge Owner Shoots For More Women In Pro Basketball's Owner, Referee Ranks".
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Bandits, Indianapolis. "Last Regular Season Game! Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne, IN. #IndyBandits". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
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