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Duke Blue Devils women's basketball

The Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I.

Duke Blue Devils
2018–19 Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team
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UniversityDuke University
All-time record.691
Head coachJoanne P. McCallie (12th season)
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
LocationDurham, North Carolina
ArenaCameron Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 9,314)
NicknameBlue Devils
Student sectionCameron Crazies
ColorsRoyal Blue and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1999, 2006
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1999, 2002, 2003, 2006
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Team historyEdit

 
Tip off of a Duke women's game

In 1974, Duke hired Emma Jean Howard to teach physical education, and to serve as the head coach of the women's basketball and volleyball teams. Initially, women's basketball was played as a club sport. In the first season, 1974–75, the team played locally, finishing second in the state with a 6–7 record. The women's athletic department merged with the men's athletics in 1975, and the second year is considered as the first official season of the program as a varsity sport. Howard remained as the head coach for the next two years. In 1977, Howard remained as the volleyball coach, while Duke moved up to Division I and hired Debbie Leonard to be the head coach of the women's basketball program.[2]

Duke in the WNBAEdit

Many Duke Women's Basketball players have continued their basketball careers professionally through the WNBA and overseas. As of 2016, 10 former Blue Devils were represented on WNBA Teams. Among those Duke alums include, Mistie Bass (Duke ‘06, Phoenix Mercury), Alana Beard (Duke ‘04, Los Angeles Sparks), Karima Christmas (Duke ‘11, Dallas Wings), Monique Currie (Duke ‘06, San Antonio Stars), Chelsea Gray (Duke '14, LA Sparks), Lindsey Harding (Duke ‘07, Phoenix Mercury), Haley Peters (Duke ‘14, San Antonio Stars), Jasmine Thomas (Duke ‘11, Connecticut Sun), Krystal Thomas (Duke ‘11, Seattle Storm), and Elizabeth Williams (Duke '15, Atlanta Dream). [3]

The Minnesota Lynx were crowned WNBA champs in 2015 with Liston on the roster.[4] In 2016, the LA Sparks won the WNBA championship with Alana Beard and Chelsea Gray on the roster.[5]

Duke Women's Basketball OverseasEdit

Duke Women's Basketball has 14 former players playing professionally overseas in the 2016–2017 season. The former Blue Devils playing overseas include, Alana Beard (Duke ‘04, Avenida, Spain), Chante Black (Duke '09, Ramat Hasharon, Israel), Karima Christmas (Duke ‘11, Winnus, South Korea), Monique Currie (Duke ‘06, Woori Bank, South Korea), Chelsea Gray (Duke '14, Abdullah Gul, Turkey), Lindsey Harding (Duke ‘07, Besiktas, Turkey), Haley Peters (Duke ‘14, Girona, Spain), Angela Salvadores (Duke '16, Avenida, Spain), Kathleen Scheer (Duke '12, Hobart Chargers, Australia), Shay Selby (Duke '12, Bodrum, Turkey), Jasmine Thomas (Duke ‘11, Ramat Hasharon), Allison Vernerey (Duke '13, A.S.V. Basket, France), Chloe Wells (Duke ‘14, Araski, Spain), and Elizabeth Williams (Duke '15, Nadezhda Orenburg, Russia). [3]

Year by yearEdit

Source: [6][7][8]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Emma Jean Howard (Independent) (1975–1978)
1975–76 Emma Jean Howard 0–14
1976–77 Emma Jean Howard 2–12 NCAIAW Tournament
Emma Jean Howard: 2–26
Debbie Leonard (ACC) (1977–1992)
1977–78 Debbie Leonard 1–19 0–8 7th NCAIAW Tournament
1978–79 Debbie Leonard 11–11 3–6 5th NCAIAW Tournament
1979–80 Debbie Leonard 14–13 5–5 T-4th NCAIAW Tournament
1980–81 Debbie Leonard 11–14 3–6 6th NCAIAW Tournament
1981–82 Debbie Leonard 14–15 3–8 6th AIAW Region II Tournament
1982–83 Debbie Leonard 15–10 6–7 4th
1983–84 Debbie Leonard 13–14 5–9 6th
1984–85 Debbie Leonard 19–8 7–7 5th
1985–86 Debbie Leonard 21–9 9–5 3rd NWIT Fourth Place
1986–87 Debbie Leonard 19–10 7–7 4th NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1987–88 Debbie Leonard 17–11 5–9 5th
1988–89 Debbie Leonard 12–16 2–12 7th
1989–90 Debbie Leonard 15–13 4–10 T-6th
1990–91 Debbie Leonard 16–12 6–8 5th
1991–92 Debbie Leonard 14–15 4–12 8th
Debbie Leonard: 212–190 69–119
Gail Goestenkors (ACC) (1992–2007)
1992–93 Gail Goestenkors 12–15 3–13 9th
1993–94 Gail Goestenkors 16–11 7–9 5th
1994–95 Gail Goestenkors 22–9 10–6 4th NCAA Second Round 17 20
1995–96 Gail Goestenkors 26–7 12–4 2nd NCAA Second Round 19 13
1996–97 Gail Goestenkors 19–11 9–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
1997–98 Gail Goestenkors 24–8 13–3 1st NCAA Elite Eight 7 8
1998–99 Gail Goestenkors 29–7 15–1 1st NCAA Runner-up 10 10
1999–2000 Gail Goestenkors 28–6 12–4 2nd# NCAA Sweet Sixteen 11 10
2000–01 Gail Goestenkors 30–4 13–3 1st# NCAA Sweet Sixteen 8 5
2001–02 Gail Goestenkors 31–4 16–0 1st# NCAA Final Four 4 3
2002–03 Gail Goestenkors 35–2 16–0 1st# NCAA Final Four 4 2
2003–04 Gail Goestenkors 30–4 15–1 1st# NCAA Elite Eight 5 1
2004–05 Gail Goestenkors 31–5 12–2 T-1st NCAA Elite Eight 8 7
2005–06 Gail Goestenkors 31–4 12–2 T-2nd NCAA Runner-up 2 4
2006–07 Gail Goestenkors 32–2 14–0 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 6 1
Gail Goestenkors: 396–99 179–55
Joanne P. McCallie (ACC) (2007–present)
2007–08 Joanne P. McCallie 25–10 10–4 T-3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 9 9
2008–09 Joanne P. McCallie 27–6 11–3 3rd NCAA Second Round 14 6
2009–10 Joanne P. McCallie 30–6 12–2 T-1st# NCAA Elite Eight 6 6
2010–11 Joanne P. McCallie 32–4 12–2 T-1st# NCAA Elite Eight 7 6
2011–12 Joanne P. McCallie 27–6 15–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight 6 6
2012–13 Joanne P. McCallie 33–3 17–1 1st# NCAA Elite Eight 5 5
2013–14 Joanne P. McCallie 28–7 12–4 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 9 10
2014–15 Joanne P. McCallie 23–11 11–5 T-4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen 16 12
2015–16 Joanne P. McCallie 20–12 8–8 T-7th -- -- --
2016–17 Joanne P. McCallie 28–6 13–3 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 9 9
2017–18 Joanne P. McCallie 24–9 11–5 T-4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen 20 12
2018–19 Joanne P. McCallie 15–15 6–10 T-10th
Joanne P. McCallie: 309–95 138–48
Total: 922–410

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1987 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Manhattan
#2 Rutgers
W 70-55
L 78-64
1995 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Oklahoma State
#4 Alabama
W 76-64
L 121-120 (4OT)
1996 #4 First Round
Second Round
#13 James Madison
#12 San Francisco
W 85-53
L 64-60
1997 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 DePaul
#4 Illinois
W 70-56
L 67-65
1998 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Middle Tennessee State
#10 Louisville
#3 Florida
#9 Arkansas
W 92-67
W 69-53
W 71-58
L 77-72
1999 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
#14 Holy Cross
#11 St. Joseph's
#2 Old Dominion
#1 Tennessee
#3 Georgia
#1 Purdue
W 79-51
W 66-60
W 76-63
W 69-63
W 81-69
L 62-45
2000 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Campbell
#10 Western Kentucky
#3 LSU
W 71-42
W 90-70
L 79-66
2001 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Milwaukee
#9 Arkansas
#5 SW Missouri State
W 95-63
W 75-54
L 81-71
2002 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Norfolk State
#8 TCU
#4 Texas
#3 USC
#1 Oklahoma
W 95-48
W 76-66
W 62-46
W 77-68
L 86-71
2003 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Georgia State
#8 Utah
#5 Georgia
#2 Texas Tech
#1 Tennessee
W 66-48
W 65-54
W 66-63
W 80-79
L 56-66
2004 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#16 Northwestern State
#9 Marquette
#5 Louisiana Tech
#7 Minnesota
W 103-51
W 76-67
W 63-49
L 82-75
2005 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Canisius
#7 Boston College
#6 Georgia
#1 LSU
W 80-48
W 70-65
W 63-57
L 59-49
2006 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
#16 Southern
#8 USC
#4 Michigan State
#2 Connecticut
#1 LSU
#1 Maryland
W 96-27
W 85-51
W 86-61
W 63-61 (OT)
W 64-45
L 78-75 (OT)
2007 #1 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Holy Cross
#8 Temple
#4 Rutgers
W 81-44
W 62-52
L 53-52
2008 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Murray State
#6 Arizona State
#3 Texas A&M
W 78-57
W 67-59
L 77-63
2009 #1 First Round
Second Round
#16 Austin Peay
#9 Michigan State
W 83-42
L 63-49
2010 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Hampton
#7 LSU
#11 San Diego State
#4 Baylor
W 72-37
W 60-52
W 66-58
L 51-48
2011 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Tennessee-Martin
#10 Marist
#3 DePaul
#1 Connecticut
W 90-45
W 71-66
W 70-63
L 75-40
2012 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Samford
#7 Vanderbilt
#3 St. John's
#1 Stanford
W 82-47
W 96-80
W 74-47
L 81-69
2013 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Hampton
#7 Oklahoma State
#6 Nebraska
#1 Notre Dame
W 67-51
W 68-59
W 53-45
L 87-76
2014 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 Winthrop
#7 DePaul
W 87-45
L 74-65
2015 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Albany
#5 Mississippi State
#1 Maryland
W 54-52
W 64-56
L 65-55
2017 #2 First Round
Second Round
#15 Hampton
#10 Oregon
W 94-31
L 74-65
2018 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Belmont
#4 Georgia
#1 Connecticut
W 72-58
W 66-40
L 72-59

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colors". Duke University Communications Brand Guide. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ John Roth (2006). The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball. Duke University Press. pp. 213–. ISBN 978-0-8223-3904-5. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Forever DWB". Retrieved 12 Apr 2017.
  4. ^ Fox 9. "Minnesota Lynx win WNBA Championship – Story | KMSP". Fox9.com. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  5. ^ 0:00. "Weebly Website Builder: Create a Free Website, Store or Blog". Weebly.com. Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  6. ^ "2012–13 Duke Women's Basketball Media Guide". Duke University. Retrieved 28 Sep 2013.
  7. ^ "2016–17 Duke Women's Basketball Media Guide". Duke University. Retrieved 12 Apr 2017.
  8. ^ "2016–17 Duke Women's Basketball Results". Duke University. Retrieved 20 Mar 2017.

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