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Washington Huskies women's basketball

The Washington Huskies women's basketball team represents the University of Washington in NCAA Division I college basketball competing in the Pac-12 Conference. Their home games are played at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, located in Seattle.

Washington Huskies women's basketball
2018–19 Washington Huskies women's basketball team
Washington Huskies logo.svg
UniversityUniversity of Washington
Head coachJody Wynn (1st season)
ConferencePac-12 Conference
LocationSeattle, Washington
ArenaHec Edmundson Pavilion
(Capacity: 10,000)
NicknameHuskies
Student sectionDawg Pack
ColorsPurple 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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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Final Four
2016
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1990, 2001, 2016
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Second round
1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017
Conference Tournament Champions
1985
Conference Regular Season Champions
1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2001

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson PavilionEdit

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion is the home for the Husky men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball team and gymnastics squad. Originally completed in 1927, Hec Edmundson Pavilion underwent a $40 million, 19-month renovation between March 1999 and November 2000 to reconfigure its interior. The pavilion's name was also changed; originally slated to be "Seafirst Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion" when the deal was finalized in 1998, it became "Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion" at the reopening, as B of A had eliminated the Seafirst brand in 2000. The ten-year sponsorship with the bank expired after the 2009–10 season and was not renewed; during the first half of the 2010–11 basketball season the venue was sponsorless and once again known simply as "Hec Edmundson Pavilion."[2][3] On January 20, 2011, the university approved Seattle-based Alaska Airlines as the new sponsor of Hec Ed.[4]

HistoryEdit

The women's basketball program began in 1974, with Christine Burkhart serving as coach. She led the Huskies to a .500 record in her only year as head coach. Kathie Neir was the coach for the next four years, with an overall record of 82–31, and a first place finish in the NWBL Coast Division. She was replaced by Pat Dobratz, who served for one year as an interim coach, with a 14–14 record. The Huskies would go on to have winning or .500 records every year from the inception of the program until the year 2000.[5]

Sue Kruszewski took over the coaching reins in 1980, and after leading the team to a 19–12 record, she was nominated for coach of the year honors. While she did not win the top position, she was one of 20 contenders for the honor. After her departure, Joyce Sake took over as head coach. In her second year, the team achieved a record of 26–2, winning the Norpac conference regular season with a perfect 11–0 record, as well as the conference tournament. The team was invited to their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team earned their first AP ranking, finishing the 185 season ranked 11th.[5]

In 1985, Chris Gobrecht took over as head coach, and would remain in that position for eleven years. The Huskies exceeded 20 victories in eight of the eleven years. The team won the NorPac regular season outright in 1986, and finished first or tied for first in the 1988 and 1990 seasons. The team earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in nine of the eleven seasons, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1988 and the quarterfinals in 1990. The team earned top 25 rankings in the Coaches and AP polls in six of the eleven years, reaching a final season ranking of third place in 1990.[5]

June Daugherty followed Gobrecht, also serving as head coach for eleven years. The Huskies had only one losing seasons in the eleven year period, exceeding 20 wins twice, once in 2001 when the team reached the NCAA quarterfinals. Tia Jackson replaced Daugherty, and remained for four years. Kevin McGuff was hired in 2011 and led the team to consecutive 20 win seasons, and two post-season WNIT bids.[5] After McGuff was hired by Ohio State, assistant coach Mike Neighbors was named head coach for the 2013–14 season. While McGuff was head coach, he persuaded Adia Barnes, with college experience at Arizona and professional experience with the Houston Comets, Seattle Storm, Minnesota Lynx, and Sacramento Monarchs to become an assistant coach. She remained in that position under Neighbors until leaving for her alma mater--Arizona--in 2016. Neighbors left after the 2016-17 season to return to Arkansas, his alma mater.

Jody Wynn was named head coach on April 14, 2017 after serving as the head coach at Long Beach State for the previous eight seasons.[6]

2017–18 rosterEdit

2017–18 Washington Huskies women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Hannah Johnson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Jr Bishop Alemany Los Angeles, CA
F 2 Fapou Semebene 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr View Park Los Angeles, CA
F 3 Mai-Loni Henson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So La Jolla Country Day Temecula, CA
G 4 Amber Melgoza 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
G 5 Natalie Romeo 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Sr Carondelet
Nebraska
Martinez, CA
G 11 Kierra Collier 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Fr Truman Kansas City, MO
G 15 Montana Hagstrom 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Sammamish
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA
F 22 Khayla Rooks 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Mission Hills San Marcos, CA
G 24 Jenna Moser 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Sr Colton Colton, WA
F 32 Gigi Garcia 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS Fr C. K. McClatchy Sacramento, CA
C 34 Deja Strother 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jr Inglemoor Kenmore, WA
G 35 Alexis Griggsby 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Canyon (Chatsworth) Northridge, CA
G 42 Mackenzie Wieburg 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Issaquah Sammamish, WA
G 44 Missy Peterson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Edmonds-Woodway Edmonds, WA
Head coach
  • Jody Wynn (USC)
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2018

Year by year resultsEdit

Source[5][7][8]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Christine Burkhart (Independent) (1974–1975)
1974–75 Christine Burkhart 11–11 NCWSA Regional Playoffs
Christine Burkhart: 11–11
Kathy Neir (Independent, NWBL) (1975–1979)
1975–76 Kathy Neir 17–11 NCWSA Area Playoffs
1976–77 Kathy Neir 22–4 NCWSA Regional Playoffs
1977–78 Kathy Neir 26–5 12–1 1st (NWBL-Coast Division) AIAW First Round
1978–79 Kathy Neir 17–11 4–8 4th (NWBL-Coast Division)
Kathy Neir: 82–31 16–9
Pat Dobratz (Independent, NWBL) (1979–1980)
1979–80 Pat Dobratz 14–14 5–8 3rd (NWBL-Coast Division)
Pat Dobratz: 14–14 5–8
Sue Kruzewski (Independent, NWBL, NorPac) (1980–1983)
1980–81 Sue Kruzewski 19–12 6–5 3rd (NWBL-Coast Division) AIAW Region Championships
1981–82 Sue Kruzewski 16–10 0–4 3rd (NWBL-Open Division)
1982–83 Sue Kruzewski 15–12 7–5 4th (NorPac)
Sue Kruzewski: 50–34 13–14
Joyce Sake (NorPac) (1983–1985)
1983–84 Joyce Sake 17–8 8–4 4th
1984–85 Joyce Sake 26–2 11–0 1st# NCAA First Round 11
Joyce Sake: 43–10 19–4
Chris Gobrecht (NorPac, Pac-10) (1985–1996)
1985–86 Chris Gobrecht 24–6 11–2 1st (NorPac) NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
Pacific-10 conference
1986–87 Chris Gobrecht 23–7 14–4 2nd (Pac-10) NCAA Second Round (Play-In) 18 20
1987–88 Chris Gobrecht 25–5 16–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 16 11
1988–89 Chris Gobrecht 23–10 15–3 2nd NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1989–90 Chris Gobrecht 28–3 17–1 T-1st NCAA Elite Eight 7 3
1990–91 Chris Gobrecht 24–5 15–3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 13 12
1991–92 Chris Gobrecht 17–11 9–9 6th
1992–93 Chris Gobrecht 17–12 11–7 3rd NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1993–94 Chris Gobrecht 21–8 12–6 4th NCAA Second Round 21 18
1994–95 Chris Gobrecht 25–9 13–5 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 13 14
1995–96 Chris Gobrecht 16–13 10–8 T-3rd
Chris Gobrecht: 243–89 143–50
June Daugherty (Pac-10) (1996–2007)
1996–97 June Daugherty 17–11 12–6 T-4th NCAA First Round
1997–98 June Daugherty 18–10 9–9 5th NCAA First Round
1998–99 June Daugherty 16–13 11–7 5th WNIT Third Round
1999–2000 June Daugherty 8–22 4–14 9th
2000–01 June Daugherty 22–10 12–6 T-1st NCAA Elite Eight 14
2001–02 June Daugherty 19–12 12–6 T-2nd WNIT Quarterfinals
2002–03 June Daugherty 22–8 13–5 T-2nd NCAA First Round
2003–04 June Daugherty 18–13 9–9 6th WNIT Third Round
2004–05 June Daugherty 14–16 9–9 7th
2005–06 June Daugherty 19–11 11–7 T-4th NCAA Second Round
2006–07 June Daugherty 18–13 11–7 4th NCAA First Round
June Daugherty: 191–139 113–85
Tia Jackson (Pac-10) (2007–2011)
2007–08 Tia Jackson 13–18 8–10 6th
2008–09 Tia Jackson 8–22 3–15 10th
2009–10 Tia Jackson 13–18 7–11 T-6th WBI Quarterfinals
2010–11 Tia Jackson 11–17 6–12 7th
Tia Jackson: 45–75 24–48
Kevin McGuff (Pac-12) (2011–2013)
2011–12 Kevin McGuff 20–14 8–10 7th WNIT Quarterfinals
2012–13 Kevin McGuff 21–12 11–8 5th WNIT Second Round
Kevin McGuff: 41–26 19–18
Mike Neighbors (Pac-12) (2013–2017)
2013–14 Mike Neighbors 20–14 10–8 6th WNIT Semifinals
2014–15 Mike Neighbors 23–10 11–7 5th NCAA First Round
2015–16 Mike Neighbors 26–11 11–7 5th NCAA Final Four 8 RV
2016–17 Mike Neighbors 29–6 15–3 T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 11 12
Mike Neighbors: 98–41 47–25
Jody Wynn (Pac-12) (2017–present)
2017–18 Jody Wynn 7–16 1–11
Jody Wynn: 7–16 1–11
Total: 825–486 (.629)

      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
1985 #3 First Round #6 UCLA L 62–78
1986 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 North Texas State
#2 Louisiana Tech
W 69–54
L 54–79
1987 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 New Mexico State
#1 Long Beach State
W 86–73
L 57–72
1988 #3 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 New Mexico State
#2 Long Beach State
W 99–74
L 78–104
1989 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Hawaii
#4 Stephen F. Austin
W 87–79
L 63–73
1990 #1 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#8 DePaul
#5 South Carolina
#2 Auburn
W 77–68
W 73–61
L 50–76
1991 #3 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Iowa
#2 Stanford
W 70–53
L 47–73
1993 #7 First Round
Second Round
#10 Montana State
#2 Texas Tech
W 80–51
L 64–70
1994 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 Boise State
#1 Purdue
W 89–61
L 59–86
1995 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Ohio
#6 Arkansas
#2 Texas Tech
W 73–57
W 54–50
L 52–67
1997 #11 First Round #6 Vanderbilt L 62–74
1998 #13 First Round #4 Purdue L 71–88
2001 #6 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#11 Old Dominion
#3 Florida
#2 Oklahoma
#5 SW Missouri State
W 67–65
W 86–75
W 84–67
L 87–104
2003 #9 First Round #8 Wisconsin–Green Bay L 65–78
2006 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Minnesota
#1 LSU
W 73–69
L 49–72
2007 #11 First Round #6 Iowa State L 60–79
2015 #6 First Round #11 Miami (FL) L 80–86
2016 #7 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#10 Penn
#2 Maryland
#3 Kentucky
#4 Stanford
#4 Syracuse
W 65–53
W 74–65
W 85–72
W 85–76
L 59–80
2017 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Montana State
#6 Oklahoma
#2 Mississippi State
W 91–63
W 108–82
L 64–75

School recordsEdit

Source[5][9][10]

Active players in italics.

Career leadersEdit

Stat Player Career Record Notes
Points Kelsey Plum 2013-17 3,527 NCAA record
Rebounds Chantel Osahor 2013-17 1,253
Steals Leteia Hughley 1982-85 342
Assists Giuliana Mendiola 2001-04 612
Field goals made Kelsey Plum 2013-17 1,136
Field goal percentage Karen Murray 1980-84 .541
Three-pointers Kelsey Plum 2013-17 343
Three-point percentage Laura Moore 1990-93 .424 113 games
Free throws made Kelsey Plum 2013-17 1,136
Free throws percentage Kelsey Plum 2013-17 .888
Blocked shots Talia Walton 2012-16 177 133 games

Single-season leadersEdit

Stat Player Career Record Year Notes
Points Kelsey Plum 2013-17 1,109 2017 NCAA record
Rebounds Chantel Osahor 2013-17 519 2017
Assists Giuliana Mendiola 2001-04 172 2004
Steals Margie Nielsen 102 1978
Field goals made Kelsey Plum 2013-17 379 2017
Field goal percentage Karen Deden 1987-91 .567 1989
Three-pointers Kelsey Plum 2013-17 115 2017
Three-point percentage Kayla Burt 2002-06 .538 2003
Free throws made Kelsey Plum 2013-17 274 2016
Free throws percentage Kelsey Plum 2013-17 .896 2015
Blocked shots Liz Chicane 2012-16 74 1981

Single-game leadersEdit

Stat Player Career Record Date Notes
Points Kelsey Plum 2013-17 57 2-25-2017 vs. Utah
Rebounds Chantel Osahor 2013-17 30 1-22-2017 at Washington St.
Assists Leteia Hughley 1982-85 13 12-16-1983
Steals Julia Gray 11 11-24-1998
Blocked shots Margie Nielsen 9 1-23-1978 vs. Alaska-Anchorage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Color Palette" (PDF). University of Washington Athletics Identity Standards Manual. January 6, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  2. ^ The Seattle Times – Huskies searching for new corporate sponsorship for Edmundson Pavilion – 2010-10-19
  3. ^ The Daily – Athletics searches for new Hec Ed sponsor – 2010-11-15
  4. ^ "Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion". University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Media Guide" (PDF). University of Washington. Retrieved 14 Aug 2013.
  6. ^ http://gohuskies.com/news/2017/4/14/wynn-named-washington-head-womens-basketball-coach.aspx?path=wbball
  7. ^ "Women's Basketball History". University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Women's Basketball College Poll Archive". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 25 Mar 2017.
  9. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved 3 Dec 2016.
  10. ^ "Women's Basketball Cumulative Statistics". University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved 25 Mar 2017.

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