Idaho Vandals women's basketball

The Idaho Vandals women's basketball team represents the University of Idaho in women's basketball. The school competes in the Big Sky Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Home games are played on campus in Moscow at the Cowan Spectrum, the basketball configuration within the Kibbie Dome.

Idaho Vandals women's basketball
2018–19 Idaho Vandals women's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Idaho
Head coachJon Newlee (9th season)
ConferenceBig Sky
LocationMoscow, Idaho
ArenaCowan Spectrum
(Capacity: 5,000)
NicknameVandals
ColorsSilver and Vandal 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
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NCAA Tournament Appearances
1985, 2013, 2014, 2016
Conference Tournament Champions
1985, 2013, 2014, 2016
Conference Regular Season Champions
1985, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019

The university is preparing to build the new Idaho Central Credit Union Arena; when the 4,200-seat venue opens in 2021, the women's basketball team, as well as the men's basketball and women's volleyball teams, will move to the new facility.[2]

Season-by-season recordEdit

As of the 2015–16 season, the Vandals have a 598–579 (.508) all-time record, with a 123–117 (.513) record in the Big Sky Conference, which includes the women's-only Mountain West Athletic Conference (1982–88). The program moved from AIAW Division II to NCAA Division I in the summer of 1982.[3][4][5][6]

Idaho has four appearances in the NCAA Tournament (1985, 2013, 2014, 2016), with no wins. They have two titles in the Big Sky tournament (1985, 2016), with two WAC tournament championships in 2013 and 2014. The Vandals have made one appearance in the predecessor Women's National Invitation Tournament (not the WNIT that currently operates for women) in 1986, winning three games to win a WNIT title. They also made an appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational in 2011, losing in their only appearance.[7]

Season Coach Conference Record Record
1974–75 Deanne Ercanbrack n/a 8–9
1975–76 Bonnie Hulstrand n/a 6–13
1976–77 Bonnie Hulstrand n/a 2–18
1977–78 Bonnie Hulstrand n/a 10–7
1978–79 Tara VanDerveer n/a 17–8
1979–80 Tara VanDerveer 10–2 (NW Empire League) 25–6
1980–81 Pat Dobratz 13–1 (NW Empire League) 22–8
1981–82 Pat Dobratz 14–0 (NW Empire League) 27–5
1982–83 Pat Dobratz 8–6 (MWAC) 18–10
1983–84 Pat Dobratz 9–5 (MWAC) 21–9
1984–85 Pat Dobratz 13–1 (MWAC) 28–2
1985–86 Pat Dobratz 11–3 (MWAC) 26–5
1986–87 Laurie Turner 3–9 (MWAC) 8–19
1987–88 Laurie Turner 4–12 (MWAC) 7–20
1988–89 Laurie Turner 11–5 (Big Sky) 18–11
1989–90 Laurie Turner 11–5 (Big Sky) 20–9
1990–91 Laurie Turner 7–9 (Big Sky) 13–14
1991–92 Laurie Turner 9–7 (Big Sky) 16–13
1992–93 Laurie Turner 7–7 (Big Sky) 12–15
1993–94 Laurie Turner 2–12 (Big Sky) 3–22
1994–95 Julie Holt 3–11 (Big Sky) 5–21
1995–96 Julie Holt 4–10 (Big Sky) 8–18
1996–97 Julie Holt 8–6 (Big West) 14–14
1997–98 Julie Holt 9–5 (Big West) 15–15
1998–99 Hilary Recknor 8–6 (Big West) 16–12
1999-00 Hilary Recknor 6–8 (Big West) 13–15
2000–01 Hilary Recknor 4–10 (Big West) 7–21
2001–02 Mike Divilbiss 5–11 (Big West) 11–17
2002–03 Mike Divilbiss 8–8 (Big West) 10–18
2003–04 Mike Divilbiss 13–5 (Big West) 22–7
2004–05 Mike Divilbiss 12–6 (Big West) 19–11
2005–06 Mike Divilbiss 5–11 (WAC) 10–19
2006–07 Mike Divilbiss 3–13 (WAC) 6–22
2007–08 Mike Divilbiss 3–13 (WAC) 4–25
2008–09 Jon Newlee 10–6 (WAC) 13–15
2009–10 Jon Newlee 8–8 (WAC) 11–20
2010–11 Jon Newlee 7–9 (WAC) 15–16
2011–12 Jon Newlee 6–8 (WAC) 12–20
2012–13 Jon Newlee 11–7 (WAC) 17–16
2013–14 Jon Newlee 15–1 (WAC) 25–9
2014–15 Jon Newlee 8–10 (Big Sky) 14–15
2015–16 Jon Newlee 13–5 (Big Sky) 24–10
2016–17 Jon Newlee 11–7 (Big Sky) 19–15
2017–18 Jon Newlee 13–5 (Big Sky) 19–14
2018–19 Jon Newlee 16–4 (Big Sky) 22–12
Source[8]

NCAA Tournament resultsEdit

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1985 #5 First Round #4 USC L 51−74
2013 #16 First Round #1 Connecticut L 37−105
2014 #14 First Round #3 Louisville L 42−88
2016 #16 First Round #1 Baylor L 59−89

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Idaho Color Identity". January 31, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Harriman, Peter (October 4, 2018). "Significant donations help University of Idaho move ahead with its unique arena". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Killen, John (November 27, 1981). "UI women face additional pressure this season". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1C.
  4. ^ Killen, John (February 22, 1982). "The quiet touch keeps Dobratz's Vandals winning". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  5. ^ Killen, John (March 7, 1982). "Brose breaks Idaho record". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 11C.
  6. ^ "Idaho women cagers to embark upon new Division I era". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). November 26, 1982. p. 3C.
  7. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com. 2016. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  8. ^ Boling, Dave (May 29, 1986). "Dobratz wanted to go out a winner at UI". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.

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