Dayton Flyers women's basketball

The Dayton Flyers women's basketball team is the NCAA Division 1 basketball team that represents University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference. They were recently coached by Jim Jabir, who resigned in 2016.[2] The Flyers play their home games at University of Dayton Arena where the official capacity for basketball games is 13,435. In 2017 construction commenced on a $72 million upgrade to the arena.[3]

Dayton Flyers
2019–20 Dayton Flyers women's basketball team
Dayton Flyers logo.svg
UniversityUniversity of Dayton
Head coachShauna Green
ConferenceAtlantic 10
LocationDayton, Ohio
ArenaUniversity of Dayton Arena
(Capacity: 13,435)
NicknameFlyers
ColorsRed and blue[1]
   
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2015
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2015
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2010, 2013, 2015
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference tournament champions
2012, 2017, 2020
Conference regular season champions
2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

HistoryEdit

The University of Dayton first sponsored women's basketball in 1968 playing in the NCAA's Division II until 1984.

During their tenure in Division II the team won the AIAW National Championship in 1980, was the national runner-up in 1979, as well as winning the 1982 AIAW Midwest Regional Championship, advancing to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1984, and winning the OAISW State Championship in 1977.

The team then joined the North Star conference in 1984 until moving to the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in 1988 to 1993. Then in 1995 they moved to the Atlantic 10 Conference where they still reside.

During their time in the Atlantic 10 Conference the team has made 7 NCAA Tournament appearances and 4 NIT appearances.

In 2014–2015 season the team made it to the Regional Finals (Elite 8), the farthest the team has ever gone in the tournament, defeating Iowa State, Kentucky, and Louisville, before losing to the eventual National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies.

The Flyers have won Atlantic 10 conference tournament championships in 2012, 2017, and 2020, and conference regular season championships in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. They have advanced to the postseason following the last ten consecutive seasons.

CoachesEdit

The Flyers have had 9 head coaches since their first season in 1968. The current coach, Shauna Green, was hired in 2016.

Coach Years Overall record
Judith Bowman 1968–1970 10–10
R. Elaine Dreidame 1970–1978 108–63 (1 State Championship & 1 Regional Championship)
Maryalyce Jeremiahm 1978–1980 69–5 (1 AIAW Div II National Championship)
Linda Makowski 1980–1986 119–59 (2 Div II Tournament Appearances)
Sue Ramsey 1986–1994 95–128
Clemette Haskins 1994–1998 35–73
Jaci Clark 1998–2003 67–76
Jim Jabir 2003–2016 210–133 (6 NCAA Appearances & 2 WNIT Appearances)
Shauna Green 2016–present 100-41 (through 2020-21 regular season)
Overall Record: 813–584 (through 2020-21 regular season)

Current coaching staffEdit

Name Position
Shauna Green Head Coach
Ryan Gensler Assistant Coach
DeAntoine 'Kat' Beasley Assistant Coach
Calamity McEntire Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator
Cassie Sant Assistant Recruiting Coordinator & Video Coordinator
Rich McLoughlin Strength and Conditioning Coach
Kristin Tritt Assistant Athletic Trainer
Arnika Edwards Director of Operations

All-time statistical leadersEdit

Current leadersEdit

Points Scored: Ann Meyers 2672
Assists: Tammy Stritenberger 593
Rebound: Ann Meyers 1293
Steals: Beverly Crusoe 468
Field Goals Made: Ann Meyers 1051

Single season leadersEdit

Points Scored: Ann Meyers 814 (1980)
Rebounds: JaVonna Layfield 387 (2018)
Assists: Tammy Stritenberger 208 (1981)
Steals: Beverly Crusoe 193 (1979)
Field Goals Made: Ann Meyers 309 (1980)

Single game leadersEdit

Points Scored: Donna Burks 43 (1982)
Rebounds: Janet Deters 27 (1971)
Assists: Stefanie Miller 14 (2003)
Steals: Beverly Crusoe 12 (1979)
Field Goals Made: Donna Burks 18 (1982)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Color Palette". UDayton.edu/Brand. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  2. ^ "Jim Jabir To Step Down As Head Women's Basketball Coach". University of Dayton. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  3. ^ Garbe, Will (5 November 2017). "UD Arena: $72 million renovation will be school's largest project ever". www.daytondailynews.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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