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Kansas Jayhawks women's basketball

The Kansas Jayhawks women's basketball team represents the University of Kansas and competes in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I. The Jayhawks are currently coached by Brandon Schneider.

Kansas Jayhawks
2018–19 Kansas Jayhawks women's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Kansas
First season1968–69
All-time record808–617 (.567)
Athletic directorSean Lester (interim)
Head coachBrandon Schneider (3rd season)
ConferenceBig 12
LocationLawrence, Kansas
ArenaAllen Fieldhouse
(Capacity: 16,300)
NicknameJayhawks
ColorsCrimson and Blue[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 Sweet Sixteen
1996, 1998, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Second round
1987, 1988, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2012, 2013
AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1980
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1979, 1980, 1981
Conference Tournament Champions
1979, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1988, 1993
Conference Regular Season Champions
1987, 1992, 1996, 1997

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
The 1903 KU women's basketball team.

Kansas first officially fielded a varsity women's basketball team during the 1968–1969 season,[2] though women's teams had been fielded as early as 1903. For thirty-one seasons (1973–2004) the women's team was coached by Marian Washington, who led the team to three Big Eight championships, eleven NCAA Tournament appearances and three AIAW Tournament appearances. The team's best post-season result was appearing in the Sweet Sixteen, which they have done five times, most recently in 2013.

Notable playersEdit

Former players and coaches in the Basketball Hall of FameEdit

Current WNBA playersEdit

Former WNBA playersEdit

ConferencesEdit

The Jayhawks and the rest of the Big 8, along with four former members of the defunct Southwest Conference, joined and created the Big 12 conference in 1996.

CoachesEdit

Coach Years Coached Wins Losses Win % NCAA/AIAW
Tournament
Appearances
NCAA/AIAW
Tournament
Wins
NCAA/AIAW
Tournament
Losses
NCAA/AIAW
Tournament
Win %
Dr. James Naismith and Jessie Bennett 1903 6 2 .750 N/A*
Marlene Mawson 1968–1971 19 16 .543
Debbie Artman 1971–1972 9 8 .529 0 0 0
Sharon Drysdale 1972–1973 9 8 .529 0 0 0
Marian Washington 1973–2004 560 365 .605 14 10 14 .417
Bonnie Henrickson 2004–2015 186 171 .521 1 4 1 .800
Brandon Schneider 2015–present 14 47 .230 0 0 0

* Women's college post-season tournaments did not begin until 1969, with a CIAW invitational tournament. Kansas appeared in the 1971 CIAW post-season qualification tournament with a record of 2-2.[3]:141

NCAA/AIAW Tournament historyEdit

The Jayhawks have appeared in 16 NCAA/AIAW Tournaments. Their combined record is 12–16.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1979 First Round Louisiana Tech L 61–100
1980 First Round
Second Round
Cheyney State
Louisiana Tech
W 75–66
L 73–81
1981 Second Round UCLA L 71–73
1987 7 First Round
Second Round
(10) NE Louisiana
(2) Georgia
W 78–72
L 51–82
1988 7 First Round
Second Round
(10) Middle Tennessee St.
(2) Louisiana Tech
W 81–75
L 50–89
1992 9 First Round (8) Missouri St. L 59–75
1993 8 First Round (9) California L 47–62
1994 9 First Round
Second Round
(8) Stephen F. Austin
(1) Penn State
W 72–67
L 68–85
1995 7 First Round (10) Wisconsin L 72–73
1996 4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet 16
(13) Middle Tennessee St.
(5) Texas
(1) Tennessee
W 72–57
W 70–77
L 71–92
1997 3 First Round
Second Round
(14) Detroit
(6) Vanderbilt
W 81–67
L 44–51
1998 5 First Round
Second Round
Sweet 16
(12) Tulane
(4) Iowa
(9) Arkansas
W 72–68
W 62–58
L 63–79
1999 9 First Round
Second Round
(8) Marquette
(1) Purdue
W 64–58
L 41–55
2000 8 First Round (9) Vanderbilt L 69–71 (2 OT)
2012 11 First Round
Second Round
Sweet 16
(6) Nebraska
(3) Delaware
(2) Tennessee
W 57–49
W 70–64
L 73–84
2013 12 First Round
Second Round
Sweet 16
(5) Colorado
(4) South Carolina
(1) Notre Dame
W 67–52
W 75–69
L 63–93

Current rosterEdit

2016–17 Kansas Jayhawks women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Sydney Umeri 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Lovett School Acworth, GA
C 1 Chelsea Lott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Fort Bend Hightower Fresno, TX
G 2 McKenzie Calvert 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS So Byron P. Steele
USC
Schertz, TX
G 3 Jessica Washington 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS Jr Jenks
North Carolina
Tulsa, OK
F 4 Jada Brown 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Centennial Las Vegas, NV
G 12 Timeka O'Neal 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) RS Sr Raytown Raytown, MO
G 15 Aisia Robertson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Bishop O'Dowd San Francisco, CA
G 20 Jayde Christopher 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Cleveland Federal Way, WA
C 21 Lisa Blair 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Fr Nazareth Regional Brooklyn, NY
G 22 Chayla Cheadle 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Jr Rock Bridge Columbia, MO
G 23 Eboni Watts 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Fr Rutland Macon, GA
G 24 Sydney Benoit 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Sr Smith Center
Hutchinson CC
Smith Center, KS
F 25 Caelynn Manning-Allen 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Sr Curie Chicago, IL
G 33 Kylee Kopatich 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Olathe South Olathe, KS
F 55 Tyler Johnson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Leavenworth Leavenworth, KS
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2016-02-09

Year by year resultsEdit

[3]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Marlene Mawson (CIAW) (1968–1971)
1968–69 Marlene Mawson 5–4
1969–70 Marlene Mawson 7–4
1970–71 Marlene Mawson 7–8 CIAW Tenth Place
Marlene Mawson: 19–16
Debbie Artman (Independent) (1971–1972)
1971–72 Debbie Artman 9–8
Debbie Artman: 9–8
Sharon Drysdale (Independent) (1972–1973)
1972–73 Sharon Drysdale 9–8
Sharon Drysdale: 9–8
Marion Washington (Independent, Big 8, Big 12) (1973–2004)
1973–74 Marion Washington 11–8
1974–75 Marion Washington 7–17
1975–76 Marion Washington 13–14
1976–77 Marion Washington 11–15
1977–78 Marion Washington 22–11 NWIT Sixth Place
1978–79 Marion Washington 30–8 AIAW Sectional 14
1979–80 Marion Washington 29–8 AIAW Sectional 11
1980–81 Marion Washington 27–5 AIAW Sectional 10
1981–82 Marion Washington 16–14
Big Eight Conference
1982–83 Marion Washington 13–15 9–5 (Big 8) 3rd
1983–84 Marion Washington 11–16 7–7 5th
1984–85 Marion Washington 19–10 9–5 3rd
1985–86 Marion Washington 18–10 9–5 T–2nd
1986–87 Marion Washington 20–13 9–5 T–1st# NCAA Second Round (Play-in)
1987–88 Marion Washington 22–10 8–6 T–3rd NCAA Second Round (Play-in)
1988–89 Marion Washington 13–14 5–9 T–6th
1989–90 Marion Washington 20–9 9–5 T–4th
1990–91 Marion Washington 20–13 7–7 5th WNIT Third Place
1991–92 Marion Washington 25–6 12–2 1st NCAA First Round 25 17
1992–93 Marion Washington 21–9 9–5 T–3rd NCAA First Round 24
1993–94 Marion Washington 22–6 11–3 2nd NCAA Second Round 17 15
1994–95 Marion Washington 20–11 8–6 3rd NCAA First Round 23 23
1995–96 Marion Washington 22–10 11–3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 15 20
Big 12 Conference
1996–97 Marion Washington 25–6 14–2 1st (Big 12) NCAA Second Round 16 11
1997–98 Marion Washington 23–9 11–5 T–3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 22
1998–99 Marion Washington 23–10 11–5 3rd NCAA Second Round
1999–2000 Marion Washington 20–10 11–5 4th NCAA First Round
2000–01 Marion Washington 12–17 5–11 9th
2001–02 Marion Washington 5–25 0–16 12th
2002–03 Marion Washington 11–18 3–13 T–9th
2003–04 Marion Washington 9–18 2–12 T–11th
Marion Washington: 560–365 180–142
Lynette Woodward (Big 12) (2004)
2004 Lynette Woodward 0–3 0–2
Lynette Woodward: 0–3 0–2
Bonnie Henrickson (Big 12) (2004–2015)
2004–05 Bonnie Henrickson 12–16 5–11 8th
2005–06 Bonnie Henrickson 17–13 5–11 10th WNIT First Round (Play-in)
2006–07 Bonnie Henrickson 11–20 4–11 T–11th
2007–08 Bonnie Henrickson 17–16 4–12 T–10th WNIT Second Round (bye)
2008–09 Bonnie Henrickson 22–14 6–10 T–7th WNIT Finals
2009–10 Bonnie Henrickson 17–16 5–11 T–8th WNIT Third Round
2010–11 Bonnie Henrickson 21–13 6–10 T–8th WNIT Second Round
2011–12 Bonnie Henrickson 21–13 8–10 T–6th NCAA Sweet Sixteen 25
2012–13 Bonnie Henrickson 20–14 8–10 7th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2013–14 Bonnie Henrickson 13–19 5–13 T–8th  
2014–15 Bonnie Henrickson 15–17 6–12 9th  
Bonnie Henrickson: 186–171 62–121
Brandon Schneider (Big 12) (2015–present)
2015–16 Brandon Schneider 6–25 0–18 10th  
2016–17 Brandon Schneider 8–22 2–16  
Brandon Schneider: 14–47 2–34
Total: 799–616

      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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Color | Brand Center". Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "2011-12 Kansas Women's Basketball Media Guide". Issuu. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  3. ^ a b "Media Guide" (PDF). University of Kansas. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013.

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