Florida State Seminoles women's basketball

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Florida State Seminoles basketball
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University Florida State University
First season1970–71
All-time record789–602 (.567)
Head coach Sue Semrau (23rd season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Location Tallahassee, Florida
Arena Donald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,100)
Nickname Seminoles
Student sectionThe Nole Zone
ColorsGarnet and Gold [1]
         
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Home
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2010, 2015, 2017
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2007, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1983, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
Metro: 1991
Conference Regular Season Champions
Metro: 1991
ACC: 2009, 2010

The Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the intercollegiate sport of basketball. The Seminoles compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

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Florida State has made eighteen NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the Round of 32 on sixteen occasions, the Sweet Sixteen on five occasions, and the Elite Eight on three occasions. Florida State has also made one appearance in the National Women's Invitation Tournament and two appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Seminoles have won the regular season conference title three times, including two ACC titles, and the conference tournament title once.

Florida State has had seventeen All-Americans and five players inducted into the Hall of Fame, and several players have gone on to play in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The Seminoles play their home games in the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida, campus. The head women's basketball coach is Sue Semrau, who is also a coach for USA Basketball.

Overview

The Florida State Seminoles women's team annually plays an eighteen-game conference schedule that is preceded by an out-of-conference schedule against few annual opponents except for Florida. Their conference schedule consists of a home-and-home game against two permanent rivals (Miami and Clemson), alternating home-and-home games against the other fourteen ACC teams.

History

Florida State University has officially fielded a basketball team since 1970, and the Seminoles are currently in their 48th season of play.

Barbara Hollingsworth era (1970–1971)

Barbara Hollingsworth served as the first basketball coach for the Florida State Seminoles. She coached at the school for one year.

Linda Warren era (1971–1972)

Linda Warren became the second basketball coach for the Lady Seminoles. She also coached at the school for one year.

Eddie Cubbon era (1972–1973)

Eddie Cubbon became the third head coach, staying at the school for one season and compiling a record of 11–5.

Joel Thirer era (1973–1974)

Joel Thirer, the fourth coach in four years, compiled a 9–6 record in one season.

Millie Usher era (1974–1976)

Millie Usher became the first coach at Florida State to stay at the school for multiple seasons. Throughout two seasons, she compiled a record of 27–28.

Dianne Murphy era (1976–1979)

Dianne Murphy, the sixth coach of the program, compiled a 37–35 record in three seasons with the Noles.

Jan Dykehouse-Allen era (1979–1986)

Jan Dykehouse-Allen stayed at the school for seven years and was the first coach to compile over one hundred victories, with a record of 111–108. She was also the first coach to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament.

Marynell Meadors era (1986–1996)

Marynell Meadors led the Seminoles for ten years to a record of 132–152 and two tournament appearances.

Chris Gobrecht era (1996–1997)

Chris Gobrecht left to coach her alma mater after a five-win season at Florida State, her only year at the school.

Sue Semrau era (1997–present)

Sue Semrau has coached at Florida State for over twenty years and is the winningest coach in program history. She has led the Seminoles to fifteen tournaments and has been named the ACC Coach of the Year four times and the Associated Press Coach of the Year once.

Head coaches

TenureCoachYearsRecordPct.
1970–71Barbara Hollingsworth1unknownunknown
1971–72Linda Warren1unknownunknown
1972–73Eddie Cubbon111–5.688
1973–74Joel Thirer19–6.600
1974–76Millie Usher227–28.491
1976–79Dianne Murphy337–35.514
1979–86Jan Dykehouse-Allen7111–108.507
1986–96 Marynell Meadors 10132–152.465
1996–97 Chris Gobrecht 15–22.185
1997–present Sue Semrau 23461–250.648
Totals10 coaches50 seasons789–602.567

Current coaching staff

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Head coach Sue Semrau
NamePosition
Sue Semrau Head Coach
Brooke Wyckoff Associate head coach
Joy McCorveyAssistant coach
J.C. CarterAssistant coach
Dave PlettlAssistant Strength and Conditioning coach
Clifton WilliamsVideo Coordinator
Melissa BrunerDirector of Operations
Emily HutchersonAthletic Trainer
Latara KingGraduate Assistant
Lindsay BiggsDirector of Recruiting

[2]

Players

Current roster

2017–18 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearHometown
G 3Sayawni Lassiter5 ft 7 in(1.7 m)Fr Dorchester, MA
G 4A. J. Alix5 ft 6 in(1.68 m)Fr Houston, TX
F 11Iho López6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)RS Fr Blanes, Spain
G 12Nicole Ekhomu5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)So Bolingbrook, IL
G 13Nausia Woolfolk5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)So Fort Valley, GA
F 15Kiah Gillespie6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)RS So Meriden, CT
F 20Shakayla Thomas5 ft 11 in(1.8 m)Sr Sylacauga, AL
C 25Ama Degbeon6 ft 2 in(1.88 m)Sr Grünberg, Germany
G 31Savannah Wilkinson5 ft 11 in(1.8 m)Fr London, England
G 32Imani Wright5 ft 9 in(1.75 m)RS Jr Hooks, TX
C 50Chatrice White6 ft 3 in(1.91 m)Sr Shelby, NE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Retired numbers

No.PlayerCareer
43 Sue Galkantas 1981–84

Notable alumni

Florida State has sent fifteen players to the WNBA Draft. [3]

Championships

NWIT Championship appearance

Florida State has appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament's National Championship game once, in 1982. The Seminoles, coached by Jan Dykehouse-Allen, lost to Oregon State, 76–60, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

SeasonCoachSiteOpponentResultOverall Record
1981–1982Jan Dykehouse-Allen Amarillo Civic Center Oregon State FSU 60, Oregon State 7628–10
Total National Women's Invitation Tournament Championship Game Appearances1

Conference Tournament Championships

Conference Affiliations

SeasonConferenceCoachOpponentPFPA
1990–1991MetroMarynell Meadors South Carolina 5453
Total Conference Tournament Titles1

Conference Regular Season Championships

SeasonConferenceCoachOverallConference
1990–1991MetroMarynell Meadors25–712–2
2008–2009ACCSue Semrau26–812–2
2009–2010ACCSue Semrau29–612–2
Total Conference Titles3

Records and results

Year-by-year results

National Champions Conference Tournament ChampionsConference Regular Season ChampionsNCAA TournamentNIT Tournament

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, C = Conference

*Wins vacated as part of the academic scandal

Record vs. rivals

OpponentWonLostPercentageStreakFirst Meeting
Florida 3643.456Won 41974
Miami 4515.750Lost 11975
Clemson 3126.544Won 11980
Totals11184.569

All-time record vs. ACC teams

OpponentWonLostPercentageStreakFirst Meeting
Boston College 161.941Won 102006
Clemson 3126.544Won 11980
Duke 1337.260Won 21992
Georgia Tech 2720.574Won 51975
Louisville 1614.533Lost 11978
Miami 4515.750Lost 11975
North Carolina 1433.298Won 41982
NC State 1630.356Lost 11992
Notre Dame 09.000Lost 92014
Pittsburgh 601.000Won 62014
Syracuse 33.500Lost 22014
Virginia 1835.340Won 21990
Virginia Tech2810.737Won 71979
Wake Forest 2817.622Won 51992
Totals261250.511

ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Seminoles have participated in the ACC-Big Ten Women's Challenge 12 times, compiling a record of 11–2, with eight consecutive wins in the series.

YearOpponentLocationResult
2007 Indiana Bloomington, IndianaW 85–78
2008 Penn State Tallahassee, FloridaW 73–60
2009IndianaBloomington, IndianaW 82–74
2010 Michigan State Tallahassee, FloridaL 64–72
2011 Ohio State Columbus, OhioL 75–78 (OT)
2012 Iowa Tallahassee, FloridaW 83–69
2013Michigan StateTallahassee, FloridaW 60–58
2014 Purdue West Lafayette, IndianaW 67–64 (OT)
2015 Rutgers Tallahassee, FloridaW 65–43
2016 Minnesota Minneapolis, MinnesotaW 75–61
2017IowaIowa City, IowaW 94–93
2018Penn StateTallahassee, FloridaW 87–58
2019Michigan StateTallahassee, FloridaW 78–68
Record11–2 (.846)

Polls

Florida State has ended their basketball season ranked eleven times in at least one of the AP and Coaches Polls. Top-10 finishes are colored ██

A fourth-place ranking is the best the team has ever received. [4]

Post-season

Florida State has appeared in the postseason twenty-one times.

NCAA Tournament Results

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1983 #5First Round#4 Ole MissL 86–76
1990 #10First Round#7 Penn StateL 83–73
1991 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 Appalachian State
#4 Western Kentucky
W 96–57
L 72–69
2001 #7First Round
Second Round
#10 Tulane
#2 Iowa State
W 72–70
L 85–70
2005 #6First Round
Second Round
#11 Richmond
#3 Connecticut
W 87–54
L 70–52
2006 #6First Round
Second Round
#11 Louisiana Tech
#3 Stanford
W 80–71
L 88–70
2007 #10First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#7 Old Dominion
#2 Stanford
#3 LSU
W 85–75
W 68–61
L 55–43
2008 #11First Round
Second Round
#6 Ohio State
#3 Oklahoma State
W 60–49
L 73–72 (OT)
2009 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 NC A&T
#6 Arizona State
W 83–71
L 63–58
2010 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Louisiana Tech
#6 St. John's
#7 Mississippi State
#1 Connecticut
W 75–61
W 66–65 (OT)
W 74–71
L 90–50
2011 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 Samford
#6 Georgia
W 76–46
L 61–59
2013 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 Princeton
#1 Baylor
W 60–44
L 87–45
2014 #10First Round
Second Round
#7 Iowa State
#2 Stanford
W 55–44
L 63–44
2015 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Alabama State
#7 Florida Gulf Coast
#3 Arizona State
#1 South Carolina
W 91–49
W 65–47
W 66–65
L 80–74
2016 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Middle Tennessee State
#4 Texas A&M
#1 Baylor
W 72–55
W 74–56
L 78–58
2017 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Western Illinois
#6 Missouri
#2 Oregon State
#1 South Carolina
W 91–49
W 65–47
W 66–65
L 80–74
2018 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 Little Rock
#11 Buffalo
W 91–49
L 86–65
2019 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 Bucknell
#4 South Carolina
W 70–67
L 72–64

NWIT

The Seminoles appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament on one occasion.

YearResult
1982Runner-Up

WNIT

The Seminoles have appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament twice.

YearResult
2003Semifinals
2004Semifinals

ACC Tournament

Florida State has a record of 11–26 at the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament.

YearSeedResult
1992#5First Round
1993#7First Round
1994#9First Round
1995#9First Round
1996#9Quarterfinals
1997#9First Round
1998#7First Round
1999#9First Round
2000#8Quarterfinals
2001#4Semifinals
2002#9First Round
2003#4First Round
2004#5First Round
2005#4First Round
2006#4First Round
2007#5Quarterfinals
2008#6Quarterfinals
2009#2Semifinals
2010#2First Round
2011#3First Round
2012#8First Round
2013#4Semifinals
2014 #9Quarterfinals
2015 #2Finals
2016 #4Quarterfinals
2017 #2Quarterfinals
2018 #3Semifinals
2019 #6Quarterfinals

Awards

ACC Player of the Year

  • Shakayla Thomas (2017)

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

  • Christian Hunnicutt (2011)

Sixth Player of the Year

  • Chasity Clayton (2013)
  • Shakayla Thomas (2015, 2016)
  • Chatrice White (2017)

ACC Coach of the Year

  • Sue Semrau (2001, 2005, 2009, 2015)

AP Coach of the Year

  • Sue Semrau (2015)

All-Americans

  • Cierra Bravard
  • Adut Bulgak
  • Bev Burnett
  • Wanda Burns
  • Chris Davis
  • Christy Derlak
  • Sue Galkantas
  • Natasha Howard
  • Jacinta Monroe
  • Tia Paschal
  • Allison Peercy
  • Lorraine Rimson
  • Leticia Romero
  • Danielle Ryan
  • Shakayla Thomas
  • Imani Wright
  • Brooke Wyckoff

Home court

Donald L. Tucker Center

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The Donald L. Tucker Center, home of the Seminoles.

The Seminoles play all of their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It is a 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) multi-purpose facility which has hosted over 25 years worth of Seminole games. [5]

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