Kent State Golden Flashes women's basketball

The Kent State Golden Flashes women's basketball team represents Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, United States. The Golden Flashes compete in the Mid-American Conference East Division and last played in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament in 2002. Founded in 1973 as a club team, the Kent State women's basketball team received varsity status in 1975 and played their first official game in January 1976. Through the 2016–17 season, the Flashes have five total appearances in the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament along with three Mid-American Conference tournament championships, five MAC overall titles, and eight MAC East division titles. Home games are held at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, which has been the team's home venue since 1977. The head coach is Todd Starkey, who was hired April 19, 2016.

Kent State Golden Flashes
2018–19 Kent State Golden Flashes women's basketball team
Kent State basketball.svg
UniversityKent State University
Head coachTodd Starkey (3rd season)
ConferenceMid-American
LocationKent, Ohio
ArenaMemorial Athletic and Convocation Center
(Capacity: 6,327)
NicknameGolden Flashes
ColorsNavy Blue and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body thingoldsides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts goldsides.png
Team colours
Away
Kit body thinmidnightbluesides.png
Alternate jersey
Kit shorts midnightbluesides.png
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Second round
1996
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002
Conference Tournament Champions
1998, 2000, 2002
Conference Regular Season Champions
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
Conference Division Season Champions
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2017

HistoryEdit

Women's basketball has been played at Kent State University since shortly after the campus first opened in September 1913, when it was known as the Kent State Normal School. As a teacher training school, the university's early enrollment was predominately female and president John McGilvrey felt that physical activity was important, so four intramural women's basketball teams were organized in early 1914. This basic setup continued through the 1960s in various forms with both women's physical education and intramural sports housed at Wills Gymnasium, the school's original gym. Men's physical education and varsity athletics were moved to the new and larger Men's Physical Education Building in 1950.

The passage of Title IX in 1972 resulted first in the establishment of three club-level women's basketball teams in 1973. The current program received varsity status in 1975 and played their home games at Wills Gymnasium for the 1976 and 1976–77 seasons before moving to Memorial Gym for the 1977–78 season. The team's first official game was held January 17, 1976, a 72–56 loss to Ashland College at Wills Gym. The Flashes won their first game on January 31 with a 70–30 victory over John Carroll University and finished 5–6 in their inaugural varsity season after going 1–11 in their final club season. Judy Devine, who was also serving as assistant athletic director and director of the new women's athletic program, was the team's first head coach, holding the position for the first two seasons. She led the team to a 9–8 season in 1976–77 and finished 14–14 as head coach, being succeeded in 1977 by Laurel Wartluft.[2][3]

Initially, the team competed in the Ohio Association of Intercollegiate Sports for Women (OAISW) as the Mid-American Conference did not sponsor women's sports until 1981. The OAISW did not include a league schedule, but did have a post-season tournament. In 1979, Kent State was 23–8, their first 20-win season, and finished third at the OAISW tournament. Kent State's best finish was the 1981 tournament, where they lost 67–62 to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the championship game to finish second in the state with a 24–10 record. The following season was the first for Mid-American Conference play as the NCAA began sponsoring women's athletics. Although the Flashes finished tied for third in the conference standings and finished third at the conference tournament, Kent State was the MAC representative for the inaugural NCAA Women's Division I tournament as both the MAC champion and runner-up that season were already committed to the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and rules prevented players from participating in both tournaments. The Flashes were seeded eighth in the 32-team field, falling to top-seed Southern California in the opening round.[2][4]

Laurel Wartluft coached the team through the 1985–86 season, finishing with an overall record of 135–119 (.539) and 28–55 (.337) in the MAC. Wartluft led the team to three consecutive 20-win seasons from 1978–79 through 1980–81 and their first NCAA tournament appearance, but was unable to finish higher than seventh in the MAC after a tie for third place in 1982. She was succeeded by Richard Keast, who coached through the 1988–89 season, compiling an overall record of 33–50 (.398) and 18–30 (.375) in the MAC. Under Keast, the team's best season was his first year, going 15–13 overall and 8–8 for a fourth-place finish in MAC play.[2][3]

Bob LindsayEdit

Following the 1988–89 season, Keast was succeeded by Bob Lindsay. Lindsay would go on to coach the team for the next 23 seasons, earning MAC records with 260 conference wins and 418 wins overall. Under Lindsay, Kent State was a regular MAC contender, as the team posted 15-consecutive winning seasons from 1990–91 through the 2006–07 season, including seven-consecutive seasons of 20 wins or more from 1995–96 through 2001–02. Lindsay also led the team to five MAC regular-season, three MAC Tournament, and seven MAC East Division titles, including six consecutive MAC East Division championships from 1998 to 2003. Kent State also made four NCAA appearances, had one WNIT bid, and played in seven consecutive MAC Tournament championship games during Lindsay's tenure.[2][3]

Kent State won their first MAC regular-season title in 1996, finishing 24–7 overall and 15–2 in MAC play. Despite a loss to Toledo in the MAC Tournament Championship game, the Flashes were selected as an at-large team in the 1996 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament, as a tenth seed. In the opening round of the tournament, the Flashes posted their first tournament win with a 72–68 upset win over seventh-seeded Texas A&M. The team fell to second-seeded and host Penn State in the second round.[2][3]

The program's best season in MAC play was the 1997–98 season as they finished 23–7 overall and 18–0 in MAC play, the fourth team in MAC history to accomplish the feat. It was followed by a victory in the MAC Tournament championship game over Toledo and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as a 13th seed. In the NCAA Tournament, Kent State fell at fourth-seeded Iowa State, 79–76.[2][3]

Following a 22–7 season in 1998–99 that featured a second-consecutive MAC East title, but a loss in the 1999 MAC Championship game, the Flashes set a program mark for wins by posting 25 wins in the 1999–2000 season, finishing 25–6 with a 15–1 record in MAC play. After a victory over Toledo in the 2000 MAC Tournament championship game at Public Hall in Cleveland, the Flashes were seeded ninth in the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to eighth-seeded Arizona 71–60 in Knoxville, Tennessee.[2][3]

Kent State returned to the MAC Tournament championship for a sixth-consecutive year in 2001 following their fourth-straight MAC East Division title, but fell to top-seeded Toledo in overtime at Gund Arena in Cleveland. The following season, the Flashes won their second MAC regular-season title, their fifth-straight divisional title, and made a seventh-consecutive appearance in the MAC Tournament championship game, where they defeated the Ball State Cardinals at Gund Arena. The team advanced to the NCAA Tournament as a 14th seed, falling at Kansas State in the opening round.[2][3]

The Flashes won their six-straight MAC East title in 2003, but finished 16–13 overall and failed to advance to the MAC Tournament championship game for the first time since 1995. The 2003–04 team finished 19–10 overall and made the program's first appearance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), where they were defeated at St. Joseph's. They would return to the top of the MAC East in 2005 and to the MAC Tournament championship game in 2005 and 2006, but fell to Bowling Green both years. Kent State returned to the postseason in 2010 and 2011 following 20-win seasons, earning bids to the 2010 and 2011 WNIT.[2][3]

At the conclusion of the 2011–12 season where the team went 6–22 overall and 5–11 in the MAC, Bob Lindsay's contract was not renewed by the university. The season was the worst season for the program and for Lindsay since his first season in 1988–89 when the team was 5–22 overall and 5–11 in the MAC and was just the third losing season under Lindsay. Lindsay was "stunned" by the firing as were basketball analysts. Athletic director Joel Nielsen stated that the decision to not renew Linday's contract was not based on the results of the 2011–12 season, but did not specify details beyond saying he reviewed the "entire body of work."[5] Lindsay finished at Kent State with an overall record of 416–256 (.620) and 260–120 (.684) in the MAC.[2][3]

Danielle O'BanionEdit

Kent State announced the hiring of Danielle O'Banion as head coach on April 18, 2012, under a four-year deal. Prior to coming to Kent, O'Banion has served on the coaching staff at Memphis as an assistant and later as associate head coach and had previously been on staff as an assistant for five seasons at Minnesota and one season at Harvard. She played collegiately at Boston College from 1997–2001.[6] O'Banion and the team received national attention in 2014 for O'Banion's fight against cancer after she was diagnosed with Stage II Lymphoma in November. Women's basketball coaches from around the U.S. wore lime green in support.[7][8][9]

The program continued to struggle, going 3–27 overall and 1–15 in MAC play during O'Banion's first season, followed by a 7–23 overall and 4–14 record in the MAC in 2013—14, and 5–25 overall and 3–15 in the MAC for 2014–15. After finishing the 2015–16 season 6–23 overall and 3–15 in MAC play, the university elected to not renew O'Banion's contract. She concluded her tenure at Kent State with an overall record of 21–98 and a MAC record of 11–59.[10] Todd Starkey, who had previously been an assistant coach at Indiana, was hired April 19, 2016, as the program's sixth head coach.[11]

Todd StarkeyEdit

In his first season as head coach, Todd Starkey led the team to a 19–13 overall record and 13–5 in conference play to win the MAC East division title, the program's first since 2005. The season ended with a loss in the opening round of the WNIT, Kent State's first post-season appearance since 2011. Starkey was honored as the MAC Coach of the Year, the first KSU women's basketball coach to win the award since Bob Lindsay in 1998 and third overall. Senior Larissa Lurken was named MAC Player of the Year, the program's sixth recipient of the award and first since 2006.[12]

PostseasonEdit

Kent State has won three Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament titles, winning in 1998, 2000, and 2002. The team has made 11 total appearances in the MAC championship game, including seven consecutive from 1996 to 2002. They are 32–28 in the tournament through 2018.[3]

Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Year Seed Location Round Result
1982 4th Irving Gymnasium  · Muncie, Indiana Quarterfinal W 70–68 over (5) Bowling Green
Semifinal L 77–70 to (1) Miami
Third Place W 75–74 OT over (2) Eastern Michigan
1987 4th Centennial Hall  · Toledo, Ohio Semifinal L 71–66 to (1) Bowling Green
1988 6th Millett Hall  · Oxford, Ohio First L 80–73 to (3) Miami
1991 4th Memorial Gym  · Kent, Ohio First W 79–72 over (5) Miami
Cobo Arena Detroit Semifinal L 90–73 to (1) Toledo
1992 3rd MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 86–75 over (6) Eastern Michigan
Cobo Arena  · Detroit Semifinal W 106–103 OT over (2) Bowling Green
Final L 78–57 to (1) Toledo
1993 3rd MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 71–57 over (6) Central Michigan
Battelle Hall  · Columbus, Ohio Semifinal W 79–69 over (2) Miami
Final L 96–68 to (1) Bowling Green
1994 4th MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 74–65 over (5) Miami
Battelle Hall  · Columbus, Ohio Semifinal L 70–61 to (1) Bowling Green
1995 5th Millett Hall  · Oxford, Ohio Quarterfinal L 77–71 to (4) Miami
1996 1st MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 87–61 over (8) Ball State
SeaGate Centre  · Toledo, Ohio Semifinal W 88–57 over (4) Ohio
Final L 73–66 to (2) Toledo
1997 2nd MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 106–63 over (7) Central Michigan
SeaGate Centre  · Toledo, Ohio Semifinal W 90–80 over (3)Miami
Final L 88–64 to (1) Toledo
1998 1st MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 111–73 over (8) Ball State
SeaGate Centre  · Toledo, Ohio Semifinal W 80–65 over (4) Ohio
Final W 64–56 over (3) Toledo
1999 2nd MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio Quarterfinal W 84–48 over (7) Buffalo
SeaGate Centre  · Toledo, Ohio Semifinal W 60–50 over (3) Western Michigan
Final L 65–50 to (1) Toledo
2000 1st Public Hall  · Cleveland Quarterfinal W 71–68 over (6) Buffalo
Semifinal W 96–94 OT over (5) Eastern Michigan
Final W 71–60 over (3) Toledo
2001 2nd Gund Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal W 85–78 over (10) Ohio
Semifinal W 86–70 over (6) Miami
Final L 74–65 OT to (1) Toledo
2002 1st Gund Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal W 83–63 over (8) Ohio
Semifinal W 74–50 over (4) Miami
Final W 73–59 over (2) Ball State
2003 5th MAC Center  · Kent, Ohio First W 83–60 over (12) Ohio
Gund Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal L 87–72 to (4) Western Michigan
2004 3rd Gund Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal L 64–58 to (6) Marshall
2005 2nd Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal W 93–74 over (7) Ohio
Semifinal W 73–57 over (3) Marshall
Final L 81–75 to (1) Bowling Green
2006 2nd-E Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal W 69–52 over (3W) Ball State
Semifinal W 70–56 over (1W) Eastern Michigan
Final L 64–39 to (1E) Bowling Green
2007 2nd-E Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal L 72–68 to (3W) Northern Illinois
2008 5th-E Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland First W 75–67 over (4W) Northern Illinois
Quarterfinal L 85–57 to (1E) Bowling Green
2009 2nd-E Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Opening L 66–54 to (6E) Buffalo
2010 3rd Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal W 68–55 over (6) Central Michigan
Semifinal L 51–49 to (2) Toledo
2011 4th Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal L 69–65 to (5) Eastern Michigan
2012 9th Convocation Center  · Athens, Ohio First L 58–40 to (8) Ohio
2013 12th Stroh Center  · Bowling Green, Ohio First L 76–35 to (5) Bowling Green
2014 12th Worthen Arena  · Muncie, Indiana First L 73–38 to (5) Ball State
2015 11th Convocation Center  · Ypsilanti, Michigan First L 70–52 to (6) Eastern Michigan
2016 11th Convocation Center  · Ypsilanti, Michigan First L 73–60 to (6) Eastern Michigan
2017 3rd Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal L 67–63 to (6) Toledo
2018 10th Savage Arena  · Toledo, Ohio First W 80–76 OT over (7) Toledo
Quicken Loans Arena  · Cleveland Quarterfinal L 72–50 to (2) Buffalo
Totals: 11 finals appearances, 3 championships, 32–28 record in tournament

Championship game victories highlighted in ██ yellow; losses in ██ wheat

NCAA TournamentEdit

Through the 2013–14 season, Kent State has played in five NCAA tournaments, making the 1996 tournament as an at-large team, with automatic bids to the 1982, 1998, 2000, and 2002 tournaments. Their combined record is 1–5, the win a 72–68 victory over Texas A&M in the opening round of the 1996 tournament. Additionally, the Flashes have played in four Women's National Invitation Tournaments, in 2004, 2010, 2011, and 2017, falling in the opening round all four years.[2]

NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
Year Seed Location Region Round Result
1982 8th Stokely Athletic Center  · Knoxville, Tennessee Mideast First L 99–55 to (1) Southern California
1996 10th Bryce Jordan Center  · University Park, Pennsylvania West First W 72–68 over (7) Texas A&M
Second L 66–43 to (2) Penn State
1998 13th Hilton Coliseum  · Ames, Iowa Mideast First L 79–76 over (4) Iowa State
2000 9th Thompson–Boling Arena  · Knoxville, Tennessee Mideast First L 73–61 to (8) Arizona
2002 14th Bramlage Coliseum  · Manhattan, Kansas Mideast First L 93–65 to (3) Kansas State
Women's National Invitation Tournament
Year Seed Location Region Round Result
2004 Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse  · Philadelphia First L 61–51 to St. Joseph's
2010 Crisler Arena  · Ann Arbor, Michigan Region 4 First L 69–34 to Michigan
2011 Palumbo Center  · Pittsburgh Region 2 First L 64–56 to Duquesne
2017 Crisler Center  · Ann Arbor, Michigan First L 67–60 to Michigan

CoachesEdit

Name Years Seasons Overall MAC Accomplishments
Judy Devine 1975–1977
2
14–14 (.500)
Laurel Wartluft 1977–1986
9
135–119 (.531) 28–55 (.337) 1 NCAA Tournament appearance
Richard Keast 1986–1989
3
33–50 (.378) 18–30 (.375)
Bob Lindsay 1989–2012
23
418–256 (.620) 260–120 (.684) 4 NCAA Tournament appearances
3 WNIT appearances
5 MAC regular-season championships
5 MAC Tournament championships
7 MAC East Division titles
Danielle O'Banion 2012–2016
4
21–98 (.176) 11–59 (.157)
Todd Starkey 2016–present
2
32–32 (.500) 18–18 (.500) 1 WNIT appearance
1 MAC East Division title

AwardsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

All-America[2][3]
Name Year Team
Bonnie Beachy 1981 Basketball Weekly Honorable Mention
Judi Dum 1987 American Women's Sports Federation Second Team
Amy Sherry 1995 Women’s Basketball News First Team
Basketball Times Honorable Mention
Associated Press Honorable Mention
Amy Sherry 1996 Basketball Times Honorable Mention
Dawn Zerman 1999 Kodak Honorable Mention
Dawn Zerman 2000 Women’s Basketball News Third Team
Associated Press Honorable Mention
Kodak Honorable Mention
Lindsay Shearer 2006 Women’s Basketball News Third Team
Kodak Honorable Mention
Academic All-America[2][3]
Carrie Templin 1996 Third
Carrie Templin 1997 Second
Carrie Templin 1998 Second
Kate Miller 2002 First
Lindsay Shearer 2004 Third
Lindsay Shearer 2005 Second
Lindsay Shearer 2006 First
Player of the Year
Jordan Korinek
Larissa Lurken
2017 Second[13]
Jordan Korinek 2018 First[14]

Retired numbersEdit

Number Name Tenure
13
Bonnie Beachy 1978–82

FacilitiesEdit

 
The MAC Center, the team's home since 1977

Home games are held in the 6,327-seat Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, commonly known as the MAC Center, which is shared with the KSU men's basketball, wrestling, women's gymnastics, and women's volleyball teams. The MAC Center also houses the Kent State Athletic Department and has offices for all Kent State varsity athletic coaches. Additionally, the facility is used for commencement exercises, concerts, and other special events. The arena features a parquet floor and a central hanging scoreboard along with two video boards in opposite corners. It opened in 1950 and is the oldest arena the Mid-American Conference and 20th oldest in college basketball. The MAC Center has served as home of the Kent State women's basketball team since 1977.[15]

For the team's first season in 1976, the Flashes played home games at Wills Gymnasium, which had previously served as the home of the men's basketball team from 1925–50. By 1976, the seating capacity of Wills Gym had been reduced from the original 4,000 seats to around 100 and the building was in a dilapidated state. During the 1977 season, as part of the university complying with the requirements of Title IX, five of the seven scheduled home games were held at the MAC Center, then known as Memorial Gymnasium, with the remaining two at Wills.[16] The first game played by the team in the MAC Center was on January 12, 1977, a season-opening 49–46 loss to Cleveland State.[17] The Flashes recorded their first win at the MAC Center on February 2, 1977, a 64–62 win over Ashland.[18] The team's final game at Wills was a 52–51 win over Wooster on February 12, 1977.[19] Beginning in the 1977–78 season, all home games were moved to the MAC Center, which received its current name in 1992 following an extensive renovation. From 1997 through 2001, the team had a 43-game winning streak in the building, and posted a 50-game conference winning streak between 1996 and 2002. The record for largest crowd for a Kent State women's basketball game is 3,516, set on February 23, 2006 against the Miami RedHawks.[3][15]

RivalriesEdit

Kent State vs. current Mid-American Conference teams through 2017–18[2]
Team Meetings Wins–Losses Percentage Streak First meeting
Akron
67
51–16
.761
W1
1976
Ball State
57
37–20
.649
L2
1979
Bowling Green
81
33–50
.398
W1
1976
Buffalo
37
25–16
.610
L3
1999
Central Michigan
60
31–29
.517
L7
1980
Eastern Michigan
64
38–26
.594
W2
1981
Miami
89
45–44
.506
L2
1976
Northern Illinois
37
20–17
.541
L4
1982
Ohio
83
53–30
.639
L2
1976
Toledo
71
31–40
.437
W2
1976
Western Michigan
57
31–26
.544
L1
1980
Kent State vs. non-conference rivals[2]
Cleveland State
28
16–13
.552
L2
1976
Youngstown State
42
28–14
.667
W2
1976

The Golden Flashes' arch-rival is the Akron Zips from the University of Akron, a fellow member of the Mid-American Conference East Division and a traditional rival in multiple sports, located approximately 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Kent in Akron, Ohio. The Zips and Flashes first met during Kent State's final year as a club team and met for the first official time as varsity teams on February 14, 1976 at Memorial Hall in Akron during Kent State's first season as a varsity team. The Zips won the inaugural varsity meeting 73–67 and the two teams played in every successive season except for the 1982–83 and 1988–89 seasons. Akron joined the Mid-American Conference in 1992, giving the rivals two meetings per season.[2]

For many years, the rivalry was one-sided in favor of the Golden Flashes. Following the 2008 games, both Kent State wins, the Flashes built a 43–4 lead in the series, which included a run from 1989–2008 where they won 23 of 24, among them five games where the Flashes had 100 or more points in the game. Akron won at James A. Rhodes Arena in 1998 to end a 15-game Kent State winning streak in the series that began in 1989. Kent State won the rematch in 1998 when the teams met in Kent to start an 18-game series winning streak that ended in 2009 with a Zips win in Akron. Beginning with the Zips win in 2009 through the 2015–16 season, the Zips took 11 of 16 meetings, including eight in a row before Kent State won both games in 2017. Akron won for the first time in the MAC Center since 1988 with a 77–71 win in 2013, ending a 20-game losing streak in the building. The win also marked the first time the Zips not only won consecutive games, but also swept the season meetings in the series. Through the 2017–18 season, the series stands at 51–16 in favor of Kent State. The game is also part of the multi-sport Wagon Wheel Challenge.[2]

Kent State also had a long-standing rivalry with the Toledo Rockets during much of the 1990s and early 2000s as the teams were regularly in contention for the conference championship and met yearly in games with conference championship implications. The two teams regularly finished first and second in the mid-1990s with Kent State taking the regular-season titles over second-place Toledo in 1996, 1998, and 2000, and the Flashes finishing second to the Rockets in 1997 and 2001. Both teams split their meetings during the 1999 regular season and tied for the title. Kent State has played Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament championship game seven times, the first in 1992 and then again for six consecutive seasons from 1996 through the 2001 game. The Rockets have taken five of the seven championship game meetings and took four of the six from 1996 to 2001. Through 2017–18, Toledo leads the overall series 40–31.[2][3]

Outside the Mid-American Conference, Kent State has played regional rivals Cleveland State and Youngstown State more frequently than any other teams, with both series dating back to 1976 during the Flashes' inaugural varsity season. Both the Vikings and Penguins are members of the Horizon League and play the Flashes on a semi-regular basis. Through the 2016–17 season, Kent State has played Cleveland State 29 times, with the most recent game in 2015. The Flashes lead the series 16–13 following a 60–49 Cleveland State win in Kent. The Flashes' series with Youngstown State spans 42 games and was last played in late 2017. Kent State leads the series with YSU 28–14 following a 55–44 KSU win in Youngstown.[2]

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Brand | Kent State University". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Women's Basketball Record Book (PDF). Kent State University. 2014. pp. 5–11. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t 2014–2015 MAC Women’s Basketball Media Guide (PDF). Mid-American Conference. 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Krizner, Ken (February 23, 1982). "Women cagers headed to NCAA tourney". Daily Kent Stater. LV (84). Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Storm, Stephanie (March 16, 2012). "Longtime KSU women's basketball coach stunned by firing". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kent State hires Danielle O'Banion". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 18, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Women's Basketball Wears Lime Green to Support Fellow Coach". GUHoyas.com. January 27, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Smith, Michelle (February 20, 2015). "O'Banion fighting back against cancer". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  9. ^ Associated Press (February 10, 2015). "Kent State coach keeps focus on team while battling cancer". FoxSports.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  10. ^ Moff, Allen (March 12, 2016). "Kent State chooses to not renew contract of women's basketball coach Danielle O'Banion". Record-Courier. Retrieved March 12, 2016. Subscription required to access article
  11. ^ "Todd Starkey Named Women's Basketball Head Coach". KentStateSports.com. April 19, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  12. ^ "Women's Basketball Postseason Awards Announced". Mid-American Conference. March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Women's Basketball Duo Named Academic All-Americans". KentStateSports.com. Kent State University. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "Korinek Honored with CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team Accolade". KentStateSports.com. Kent State University. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "M.A.C. Center". KentStateSports.com. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  16. ^ Burkey, Sue (February 3, 1977). "Title IX: Women's athletic teams move meet sex discrimination law". p. 14. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  17. ^ Burkey, Sue (January 13, 1977). "Flashes bow to Vikings". Daily Kent Stater. p. 12. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  18. ^ Burkey, Sue (February 4, 1977). "Concentration: Article downs Ashland as women win, 64–62". Daily Kent Stater. p. 16. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  19. ^ Klimko, Mike (February 17, 1977). "Women cage Penguins, 55–54". Daily Kent Stater. p. 8. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  20. ^ "June Daugherty Biography". WSUCougars.com. 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  21. ^ "Brenda Frese Biography". UMTerps.com. 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2015.

External linksEdit

Official website