|Duke Blue Devils|
|Head coach||Joanne P. McCallie (13th season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Location||Durham, North Carolina|
|Arena|| Cameron Indoor Stadium |
|Student section||Cameron Crazies|
|Colors||Duke Blue and White |
|NCAA Tournament Runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|1999, 2002, 2003, 2006|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
The Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I.
In 1974, Duke hired Emma Jean Howard to teach physical education, and to serve as the head coach of the women's basketball and volleyball teams. Initially, women's basketball was played as a club sport. In the first season, 1974–75, the team played locally, finishing second in the state with a 6–7 record. The women's athletic department merged with the men's athletics in 1975, and the second year is considered as the first official season of the program as a varsity sport. Howard remained as the head coach for the next two years. In 1977, Howard remained as the volleyball coach, while Duke moved up to Division I and hired Debbie Leonard to be the head coach of the women's basketball program.
Many Duke Women's Basketball players have continued their basketball careers professionally through the WNBA and overseas. As of 2016, 10 former Blue Devils were represented on WNBA Teams. Among those Duke alums include, Mistie Bass (Duke ‘06, Phoenix Mercury), Alana Beard (Duke ‘04, Los Angeles Sparks), Karima Christmas (Duke ‘11, Dallas Wings), Monique Currie (Duke ‘06, San Antonio Stars), Chelsea Gray (Duke '14, LA Sparks), Lindsey Harding (Duke ‘07, Phoenix Mercury), Haley Peters (Duke ‘14, San Antonio Stars), Jasmine Thomas (Duke ‘11, Connecticut Sun), Krystal Thomas (Duke ‘11, Seattle Storm), and Elizabeth Williams (Duke '15, Atlanta Dream).
The Minnesota Lynx were crowned WNBA champs in 2015 with Liston on the roster.In 2016, the LA Sparks won the WNBA championship with Alana Beard and Chelsea Gray on the roster.
Duke Women's Basketball has 14 former players playing professionally overseas in the 2016–2017 season. The former Blue Devils playing overseas include, Alana Beard (Duke ‘04, Avenida, Spain), Chante Black (Duke '09, Ramat Hasharon, Israel), Karima Christmas (Duke ‘11, Winnus, South Korea), Monique Currie (Duke ‘06, Woori Bank, South Korea), Chelsea Gray (Duke '14, Abdullah Gul, Turkey), Lindsey Harding (Duke ‘07, Besiktas, Turkey), Haley Peters (Duke ‘14, Girona, Spain), Angela Salvadores (Duke '16, Avenida, Spain), Kathleen Scheer (Duke '12, Hobart Chargers, Australia), Shay Selby (Duke '12, Bodrum, Turkey), Jasmine Thomas (Duke ‘11, Ramat Hasharon), Allison Vernerey (Duke '13, A.S.V. Basket, France), Chloe Wells (Duke ‘14, Araski, Spain), and Elizabeth Williams (Duke '15, Nadezhda Orenburg, Russia).
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|Emma Jean Howard(Independent)(1975–1978)|
|1975–76||Emma Jean Howard||0–14||–|
|1976–77||Emma Jean Howard||2–12||–||NCAIAW Tournament|
|Emma Jean Howard:||2–26||–|
|Debbie Leonard (ACC)(1977–1992)|
|1977–78||Debbie Leonard||1–19||0–8||7th||NCAIAW Tournament|
|1978–79||Debbie Leonard||11–11||3–6||5th||NCAIAW Tournament|
|1979–80||Debbie Leonard||14–13||5–5||T-4th||NCAIAW Tournament|
|1980–81||Debbie Leonard||11–14||3–6||6th||NCAIAW Tournament|
|1981–82||Debbie Leonard||14–15||3–8||6th||AIAW Region II Tournament|
|1985–86||Debbie Leonard||21–9||9–5||3rd||NWIT Fourth Place|
|1986–87||Debbie Leonard||19–10||7–7||4th||NCAA Second Round (Play-In)|
|Gail Goestenkors (ACC)(1992–2007)|
|1994–95||Gail Goestenkors||22–9||10–6||4th||NCAA Second Round||17||20|
|1995–96||Gail Goestenkors||26–7||12–4||2nd||NCAA Second Round||19||13|
|1996–97||Gail Goestenkors||19–11||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|1997–98||Gail Goestenkors||24–8||13–3||1st||NCAA Elite Eight||7||8|
|1998–99||Gail Goestenkors||29–7||15–1||1st||NCAA Runner-up||10||10|
|1999–2000||Gail Goestenkors||28–6||12–4||2nd#||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||11||10|
|2000–01||Gail Goestenkors||30–4||13–3||1st#||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||8||5|
|2001–02||Gail Goestenkors||31–4||16–0||1st#||NCAA Final Four||4||3|
|2002–03||Gail Goestenkors||35–2||16–0||1st#||NCAA Final Four||4||2|
|2003–04||Gail Goestenkors||30–4||15–1||1st#||NCAA Elite Eight||5||1|
|2004–05||Gail Goestenkors||31–5||12–2||T-1st||NCAA Elite Eight||8||7|
|2005–06||Gail Goestenkors||31–4||12–2||T-2nd||NCAA Runner-up||2||4|
|2006–07||Gail Goestenkors||32–2||14–0||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||6||1|
|Joanne P. McCallie (ACC)(2007–present)|
|2007–08||Joanne P. McCallie||25–10||10–4||T-3rd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||9||9|
|2008–09||Joanne P. McCallie||27–6||11–3||3rd||NCAA Second Round||14||6|
|2009–10||Joanne P. McCallie||30–6||12–2||T-1st#||NCAA Elite Eight||6||6|
|2010–11||Joanne P. McCallie||32–4||12–2||T-1st#||NCAA Elite Eight||7||6|
|2011–12||Joanne P. McCallie||27–6||15–1||1st||NCAA Elite Eight||6||6|
|2012–13||Joanne P. McCallie||33–3||17–1||1st#||NCAA Elite Eight||5||5|
|2013–14||Joanne P. McCallie||28–7||12–4||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round||9||10|
|2014–15||Joanne P. McCallie||23–11||11–5||T-4th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||16||12|
|2015–16||Joanne P. McCallie||20–12||8–8||T-7th||--||--||--|
|2016–17||Joanne P. McCallie||28–6||13–3||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round||9||9|
|2017–18||Joanne P. McCallie||24–9||11–5||T-4th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||20||12|
|2018–19||Joanne P. McCallie||15–15||6–10||T-10th|
|Joanne P. McCallie:||309–95||138–48|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|#12 Oklahoma State|
L 121-120 (4OT)
|#13 James Madison|
#12 San Francisco
|#15 Middle Tennessee State|
|#14 Holy Cross|
#11 St. Joseph's
#2 Old Dominion
#10 Western Kentucky
#5 SW Missouri State
|#16 Norfolk State|
|#16 Georgia State|
#2 Texas Tech
|#16 Northwestern State|
#5 Louisiana Tech
#7 Boston College
#4 Michigan State
W 63-61 (OT)
L 78-75 (OT)
|#16 Holy Cross|
|#14 Murray State|
#6 Arizona State
#3 Texas A&M
|#16 Austin Peay|
#9 Michigan State
#11 San Diego State
#3 St. John's
#7 Oklahoma State
#1 Notre Dame
#5 Mississippi State
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