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Florida State Seminoles women's basketball

The Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the intercollegiate sport of basketball. The Seminoles compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Florida State Seminoles basketball
2019–20 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team
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UniversityFlorida State University
First season1970–71
All-time record784–602 (.566)
Head coachSue Semrau (23rd season)
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
LocationTallahassee, Florida
ArenaDonald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,100)
NicknameSeminoles
Student sectionThe Nole Zone
ColorsGarnet and Gold[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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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2010, 2015, 2017
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2007, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1983, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
Metro: 1991
Conference Regular Season Champions
Metro: 1991
ACC: 2009, 2010

Florida State has made eighteen NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the Round of 32 on sixteen occasions, the Sweet Sixteen on five occasions, and the Elite Eight on three occasions. Florida State has also made one appearance in the National Women's Invitation Tournament and two appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Seminoles have won the regular season conference title three times, including two ACC titles, and the conference tournament title once.

Florida State has had seventeen All-Americans and five players inducted into the Hall of Fame, and several players have gone on to play in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The Seminoles play their home games in the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida, campus. The head women's basketball coach is Sue Semrau, who is also a coach for USA Basketball.

OverviewEdit

The Florida State Seminoles women's team annually plays an eighteen-game conference schedule that is preceded by an out-of-conference schedule against few annual opponents except for Florida. Their conference schedule consists of a home-and-home game against two permanent rivals (Miami and Clemson), alternating home-and-home games against the other fourteen ACC teams.

HistoryEdit

Florida State University has officially fielded a basketball team since 1970, and the Seminoles are currently in their 48th season of play.

Barbara Hollingsworth era (1970–1971)Edit

Barbara Hollingsworth served as the first basketball coach for the Florida State Seminoles. She coached at the school for one year.

Linda Warren era (1971–1972)Edit

Linda Warren became the second basketball coach for the Lady Seminoles. She also coached at the school for one year.

Eddie Cubbon era (1972–1973)Edit

Eddie Cubbon became the third head coach, staying at the school for one season and compiling a record of 11–5.

Joel Thirer era (1973–1974)Edit

Joel Thirer, the fourth coach in four years, compiled a 9–6 record in one season.

Millie Usher era (1974–1976)Edit

Millie Usher became the first coach at Florida State to stay at the school for multiple seasons. Throughout two seasons, she compiled a record of 27–28.

Dianne Murphy era (1976–1979)Edit

Dianne Murphy, the sixth coach of the program, compiled a 37–35 record in three seasons with the Noles.

Jan Dykehouse-Allen era (1979–1986)Edit

Jan Dykehouse-Allen stayed at the school for seven years and was the first coach to compile over one hundred victories, with a record of 111–108. She was also the first coach to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament.

Marynell Meadors era (1986–1996)Edit

Marynell Meadors led the Seminoles for ten years to a record of 132–152 and two tournament appearances.

Chris Gobrecht era (1996–1997)Edit

Chris Gobrecht left to coach her alma mater after a five-win season at Florida State, her only year at the school.

Sue Semrau era (1997–present)Edit

Sue Semrau has coached at Florida State for over twenty years and is the winningest coach in program history. She has led the Seminoles to fifteen tournaments and has been named the ACC Coach of the Year four times and the Associated Press Coach of the Year once.

Head coachesEdit

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1970–71 Barbara Hollingsworth 1 unknown unknown
1971–72 Linda Warren 1 unknown unknown
1972–73 Eddie Cubbon 1 11–5 .688
1973–74 Joel Thirer 1 9–6 .600
1974–76 Millie Usher 2 27–28 .491
1976–79 Dianne Murphy 3 37–35 .514
1979–86 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 7 111–108 .507
1986–96 Marynell Meadors 10 132–152 .465
1996–97 Chris Gobrecht 1 5–22 .185
1997–present Sue Semrau 23 456–250 .646
Totals 10 coaches 49 seasons 784–602 .566

Current coaching staffEdit

 
Head coach Sue Semrau
Name Position
Sue Semrau Head Coach
Brooke Wyckoff Associate head coach
Joy McCorvey Assistant coach
J.C. Carter Assistant coach
Dave Plettl Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach
Clifton Williams Video Coordinator
Melissa Bruner Director of Operations
Emily Hutcherson Athletic Trainer
Latara King Graduate Assistant
Lindsay Biggs Director of Recruiting

[2]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

2017–18 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Hometown
G 3 Sayawni Lassiter 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Dorchester, MA
G 4 A. J. Alix 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Fr Houston, TX
F 11 Iho López 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS Fr Blanes, Spain
G 12 Nicole Ekhomu 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Bolingbrook, IL
G 13 Nausia Woolfolk 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Fort Valley, GA
F 15 Kiah Gillespie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS So Meriden, CT
F 20 Shakayla Thomas 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Sr Sylacauga, AL
C 25 Ama Degbeon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sr Grünberg, Germany
G 31 Savannah Wilkinson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr London, England
G 32 Imani Wright 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS Jr Hooks, TX
C 50 Chatrice White 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Sr Shelby, NE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Retired numbersEdit

No. Player Career
43 Sue Galkantas 1981–84

Notable alumniEdit

Florida State has sent fifteen players to the WNBA Draft.[3]

ChampionshipsEdit

NWIT Championship appearanceEdit

Florida State has appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament's National Championship game once, in 1982. The Seminoles, coached by Jan Dykehouse-Allen, lost to Oregon State, 76–60, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Season Coach Site Opponent Result Overall Record
1981–1982 Jan Dykehouse-Allen Amarillo Civic Center Oregon State FSU 60, Oregon State 76 28–10
Total National Women's Invitation Tournament Championship Game Appearances 1

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Conference Affiliations

Season Conference Coach Opponent PF PA
1990–1991 Metro Marynell Meadors South Carolina 54 53
Total Conference Tournament Titles 1

Conference Regular Season ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Coach Overall Conference
1990–1991 Metro Marynell Meadors 25–7 12–2
2008–2009 ACC Sue Semrau 26–8 12–2
2009–2010 ACC Sue Semrau 29–6 12–2
Total Conference Titles 3

Records and resultsEdit

Year-by-year resultsEdit

National Champions Conference Tournament Champions Conference Regular Season Champions NCAA Tournament NIT Tournament

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, C = Conference

*Wins vacated as part of the academic scandal

Record vs. rivalsEdit

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First Meeting
Florida 35 43 .449 Won 3 1974
Miami 45 15 .750 Lost 1 1975
Clemson 30 26 .536 Lost 2 1980
Totals 109 84 .565

All-time record vs. ACC teamsEdit

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First Meeting
Boston College 16 1 .941 Won 10 2006
Clemson 30 26 .536 Lost 2 1980
Duke 13 37 .260 Won 2 1992
Georgia Tech 27 20 .574 Won 5 1975
Louisville 16 14 .533 Lost 1 1978
Miami 45 15 .750 Lost 1 1975
North Carolina 14 33 .298 Won 4 1982
NC State 16 30 .356 Lost 1 1992
Notre Dame 0 9 .000 Lost 9 2014
Pittsburgh 6 0 1.000 Won 6 2014
Syracuse 3 3 .500 Lost 2 2014
Virginia 18 35 .340 Won 2 1990
Virginia Tech 28 10 .737 Won 7 1979
Wake Forest 28 17 .622 Won 5 1992
Totals 260 250 .510

ACC-Big Ten ChallengeEdit

The Seminoles have participated in the ACC-Big Ten Women's Challenge 12 times, compiling a record of 10–2, with seven consecutive wins in the series.

Year Opponent Location Result
2007 Indiana Bloomington, Indiana W 85–78
2008 Penn State Tallahassee, Florida W 73–60
2009 Indiana Bloomington, Indiana W 82–74
2010 Michigan State Tallahassee, Florida L 64–72
2011 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio L 75–78 (OT)
2012 Iowa Tallahassee, Florida W 83–69
2013 Michigan State Tallahassee, Florida W 60–58
2014 Purdue West Lafayette, Indiana W 67–64 (OT)
2015 Rutgers Tallahassee, Florida W 65–43
2016 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota W 75–61
2017 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa W 94–93
2018 Penn State Tallahassee, Florida W 87–58
2019 Michigan State Tallahassee, Florida
Record 10–2 (.833)

PollsEdit

Florida State has ended their basketball season ranked eleven times in at least one of the AP and Coaches Polls. Top-10 finishes are colored ██

A fourth-place ranking is the best the team has ever received.[4]

Post-seasonEdit

Florida State has appeared in the postseason twenty-one times.

NCAA Tournament ResultsEdit

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1983 #5 First Round #4 Ole Miss L 86–76
1990 #10 First Round #7 Penn State L 83–73
1991 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Appalachian State
#4 Western Kentucky
W 96–57
L 72–69
2001 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Tulane
#2 Iowa State
W 72–70
L 85–70
2005 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Richmond
#3 Connecticut
W 87–54
L 70–52
2006 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Louisiana Tech
#3 Stanford
W 80–71
L 88–70
2007 #10 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#7 Old Dominion
#2 Stanford
#3 LSU
W 85–75
W 68–61
L 55–43
2008 #11 First Round
Second Round
#6 Ohio State
#3 Oklahoma State
W 60–49
L 73–72 (OT)
2009 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 NC A&T
#6 Arizona State
W 83–71
L 63–58
2010 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Louisiana Tech
#6 St. John's
#7 Mississippi State
#1 Connecticut
W 75–61
W 66–65 (OT)
W 74–71
L 90–50
2011 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 Samford
#6 Georgia
W 76–46
L 61–59
2013 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 Princeton
#1 Baylor
W 60–44
L 87–45
2014 #10 First Round
Second Round
#7 Iowa State
#2 Stanford
W 55–44
L 63–44
2015 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Alabama State
#7 Florida Gulf Coast
#3 Arizona State
#1 South Carolina
W 91–49
W 65–47
W 66–65
L 80–74
2016 #5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Middle Tennessee State
#4 Texas A&M
#1 Baylor
W 72–55
W 74–56
L 78–58
2017 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Western Illinois
#6 Missouri
#2 Oregon State
#1 South Carolina
W 91–49
W 65–47
W 66–65
L 80–74
2018 #3 First Round
Second Round
#14 Little Rock
#11 Buffalo
W 91–49
L 86–65
2019 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Bucknell
#4 South Carolina
W 70–67
L 72–64

NWITEdit

The Seminoles appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament on one occasion.

Year Result
1982 Runner-Up

WNITEdit

The Seminoles have appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament twice.

Year Result
2003 Semifinals
2004 Semifinals

ACC TournamentEdit

Florida State has a record of 11–26 at the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament.

Year Seed Result
1992 #5 First Round
1993 #7 First Round
1994 #9 First Round
1995 #9 First Round
1996 #9 Quarterfinals
1997 #9 First Round
1998 #7 First Round
1999 #9 First Round
2000 #8 Quarterfinals
2001 #4 Semifinals
2002 #9 First Round
2003 #4 First Round
2004 #5 First Round
2005 #4 First Round
2006 #4 First Round
2007 #5 Quarterfinals
2008 #6 Quarterfinals
2009 #2 Semifinals
2010 #2 First Round
2011 #3 First Round
2012 #8 First Round
2013 #4 Semifinals
2014 #9 Quarterfinals
2015 #2 Finals
2016 #4 Quarterfinals
2017 #2 Quarterfinals
2018 #3 Semifinals
2019 #6 Quarterfinals

AwardsEdit

ACC Player of the Year

  • Shakayla Thomas (2017)

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

  • Christian Hunnicutt (2011)

Sixth Player of the Year

  • Chasity Clayton (2013)
  • Shakayla Thomas (2015, 2016)
  • Chatrice White (2017)

ACC Coach of the Year

  • Sue Semrau (2001, 2005, 2009, 2015)

AP Coach of the Year

  • Sue Semrau (2015)

All-AmericansEdit

  • Cierra Bravard
  • Adut Bulgak
  • Bev Burnett
  • Wanda Burns
  • Chris Davis
  • Christy Derlak
  • Sue Galkantas
  • Natasha Howard
  • Jacinta Monroe
  • Tia Paschal
  • Allison Peercy
  • Lorraine Rimson
  • Leticia Romero
  • Danielle Ryan
  • Shakayla Thomas
  • Imani Wright
  • Brooke Wyckoff

Home courtEdit

Donald L. Tucker CenterEdit

 
The Donald L. Tucker Center, home of the Seminoles.

The Seminoles play all of their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It is a 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) multi-purpose facility which has hosted over 25 years worth of Seminole games.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colors – University Communications". October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.seminoles.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=32900&SPID=157129&SPSID=917095
  3. ^ "WNBA Draft Picks". WNBA.
  4. ^ "Total Appearances in the AP Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  5. ^ "The Donald L. Tucker Center Florida State's Basketball Home" (English). Retrieved 2009-03-11.

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