Stanford Cardinal women's basketball

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Stanford Cardinal women's basketball
Basketball current event.svg 2022–23 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team
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University Stanford University
First season1974–75
Athletic director Bernard Muir
Head coach Tara VanDerveer (35th season)
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Location Stanford, California
Arena Maples Pavilion
(Capacity: 7,233)
Nickname Cardinal
Student sectionThe Red Zone
ColorsCardinal and white [1]
   
Uniforms
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NCAA Tournament Champions
1990, 1992, 2021
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
2008, 2010
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2021, 2022
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Conference tournament champions
2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022
Conference regular season champions
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2021, 2022

The Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team represents Stanford University, located in Stanford, California. The school's team currently competes in the Pac-12 Conference and are coached by Tara VanDerveer, in her 35th season with the Cardinal. The Cardinal won national championships in 1990, 1992 and 2021, and were runners-up in 2008 and 2010.

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Season-by-season results

Statistics overview
SeasonCoachOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Gay Coburn (NCIAC)(1974–1976)
1974–75Gay Coburn 8–3
1975–76Gay Coburn 10–7
Coburn:18–10
Dotty McCrea (NCIAC/NCAC/WCAA)(1976–1985)
1976–77Dotty McCrea 8–11
1977–78Dotty McCrea 17–12 AIAW Regional
1978–79Dotty McCrea 20–67–54 AIAW Regional
1979–80Dotty McCrea 17–147–5T–3rd AIAW Regional
1980–81Dotty McCrea 15–165–75
1981–82Dotty McCrea 19–89–32 NCAA first round
1982–83Dotty McCrea 19–165–95
1983–84Dotty McCrea 5–231–13T–7th
1984–85Dotty McCrea 9–192–127th
MacCrea:129–125
Tara VanDerveer (Pac-West/Pac-10)(1985–1995)
1985–86 Tara VanDerveer 13–151–75th
1986–87Tara VanDerveer 14–148–10T–6th
1987–88Tara VanDerveer 27–514–43rd NCAA Sweet 16
1988–89Tara VanDerveer 28–318–01st NCAA Elite 8
1989–90 Tara VanDerveer 32–117–1T–1st NCAA Champions
1990–91Tara VanDerveer 26–616–21st NCAA Final Four
1991–92Tara VanDerveer 30–315–31st NCAA Champions
1992–93Tara VanDerveer 26–615–31st NCAA Sweet 16
1993–94Tara VanDerveer 25–615–32nd NCAA Elite 8
1994–95Tara VanDerveer 30–317–11st NCAA Final Four
VanDerveer (1st stint):251–62
Amy Tucker/Marianne Stanley (Pac–10)(1995–1996)
1995–96Amy Tucker/Marianne Stanley 29–318–01st NCAA Final Four
Tucker/Stanley:29–3
Tara VanDerveer (Pac-10/Pac-12)(1996–present)
1996–97Tara VanDerveer 34–218–01st NCAA Final Four
1997–98Tara VanDerveer 21–617–11st NCAA 1st round
1998–99Tara VanDerveer 18–1214–43rd NCAA 1st round
1999–2000Tara VanDerveer 21–913–5T–2nd NCAA 2nd round
2000–01Tara VanDerveer 19–1112–6T–1st NCAA 2nd round
2001–02Tara VanDerveer 32–318–01st NCAA Sweet 16
2002–03Tara VanDerveer 27–515–31st NCAA 2nd round
2003–04Tara VanDerveer 27–714–4T–1st NCAA Elite 8
2004–05Tara VanDerveer 32–317–11st NCAA Elite 8
2005–06Tara VanDerveer 26–815–31st NCAA Elite 8
2006–07 Tara VanDerveer 29–517–11st NCAA 2nd round
2007–08Tara VanDerveer 35–416–21st NCAA Runner–up
2008–09 Tara VanDerveer 33–517–11st NCAA Final Four
2009–10 Tara VanDerveer 36–218–01st NCAA Runner–up
2010–11 Tara VanDerveer 33–318–01st NCAA Final Four
2011–12 Tara VanDerveer 35–218–01st NCAA Final Four
2012–13 Tara VanDerveer 33–317–11st NCAA Sweet 16
2013–14 Tara VanDerveer 33–417–11st NCAA Final Four
2014–15 Tara VanDerveer 26–1013–53rd NCAA Sweet 16
2015–16 Tara VanDerveer 27–814–4T–3rd NCAA Elite 8
2016–17 Tara VanDerveer 32–615–32nd NCAA Final Four
2017–18 Tara VanDerveer 24–1114–32nd NCAA Sweet 16
2018–19 Tara VanDerveer 31–515–32nd NCAA Elite 8
2019–20 Tara VanDerveer 27–614–4T-2ndPostseason canceled due to Coronavirus pandemic
2020–21 Tara VanDerveer 31–219–21st NCAA Champions
2021–22 Tara VanDerveer 32–416–01st NCAA Final Four
2022–23 Tara VanDerveer 5–10–01st
VanDerveer (2nd stint):759–147
VanDerveer (Total):1,010–209
Total:1,186–347

      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 results

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1982 #7First Round#2 MarylandL 48−82
1988 #5Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#4 Montana
#1 Texas
W 74−72 (OT)
L 58−79
1989 #2Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#7 Illinois State
#3 Iowa
#1 Louisiana Tech
W 105−77
W 98−74
L 75–85
1990 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#9 Hawaii
#5 Ole Miss
#7 Arkansas
#2 Virginia
#2 Auburn
W 106−76
W 78−65
W 114–87
W 75–66
W 88–81
1991 #2Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#7 Cal State Fullerton
#3 Washington
#1 Georgia
#1 Tennessee
W 91−67
W 73−47
W 75–67
L 60–68
1992 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#9 UC Santa Barbara
#4 Texas Tech
#3 USC
#1 Virginia
#4 Western Kentucky
W 82−73
W 75−63
W 82–62
W 66–65
W 78–62
1993 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#8 Georgia
#4 Colorado
W 93−60
L 67−80
1994 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Wisconsin–Green Bay
#7 Montana
#3 Colorado
#1 Purdue
W 81−56
W 66−62
W 78–62
L 65–82
1995 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 UC Irvine
#10 SMU
#3 North Carolina
#4 Purdue
#1 Connecticut
W 88−55
W 95−73
W 81–71
W69–58
L 60–87
1996 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Grambling State
#8 Colorado State
#4 Alabama
#6 Auburn
#2 Georgia
W 82−43
W 94−63
W 78–76
W71–57
L 76–86
1997 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Howard
#8 Texas Tech
#4 Virginia
#2 Georgia
#1 Old Dominion
W 111−59
W 67−45
W 91–69
W 82–47
L 82–83
1998 #1First Round#16 HarvardL 67−71
1999 #7First Round#10 MaineL 58−60
2000 #9First Round
Second Round
#8 Michigan
#1 Georgia
W 71−64 (OT)
L 64–83
2001 #10First Round
Second Round
#7 George Washington
#2 Oklahoma
W 76−51
L 50–67
2002 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Weber State
#10 Tulane
#3 Colorado
W 76−51
W 77–55
L 59–62
2003 #3First Round
Second Round
#14 Western Michigan
#6 Minnesota
W 82−66
L 56–68
2004 #6First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#11 Missouri
#3 Oklahoma
#2 Vanderbilt
#1 Tennessee
W 68−44
W 68−43
W 57–55
L 60–62
2005 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Santa Clara
#10 Utah
#3 Connecticut
#1 Michigan State
W 94−57
W 88−62
W 76–59
L 69–76
2006 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 SE Missouri
#6 Florida State
#2 Oklahoma
#1 LSU
W 72−45
W 88−70
W 88–74
L 59–62
2007 #2First Round
Second Round
#15 Idaho State
#10 Florida State
W 96−58
L 61–68
2008 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#15 Cleveland State
#7 UTEP
#6 Pittsburgh
#1 Maryland
#1 Connecticut
#1 Tennessee
W 85−47
W 88−54
W 72–53
W 98–87
W 82–73
L 48–64
2009 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 UC Santa Barbara
#10 San Diego State
#3 Ohio State
#4 Iowa State
#1 Connecticut
W 74−39
W 77−49
W 84–66
W74–53
L 64–83
2010 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 UC Riverside
#8 Iowa
#5 Georgia
#3 Xavier
#3 Oklahoma
#1 Connecticut
W 79−47
W 96−67
W 73–36
W 55–53
W 73–66
L 47–53
2011 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 UC Davis
#9 St. John's
#5 North Carolina
#11 Gonzaga
#2 Texas A&M
W 86−59
W 75−49
W 72–65
W 83–60
L 62–63
2012 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Hampton
#8 West Virginia
#5 South Carolina
#2 Duke
#1 Baylor
W 73−51
W 72−55
W 76–60
W 81–69
L 47–59
2013 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Tulsa
#8 Michigan
#4 Georgia
W 72−56
W 73−40
L 59–61
2014 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 South Dakota
#10 Florida State
#3 Penn State
#4 North Carolina
#1 Connecticut
W 81−62
W 63−44
W 82–57
W 74–65
L 56–75
2015 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Cal State Northridge
#5 Oklahoma
#1 Notre Dame
W 73−60
W 86−76
L 60–81
2016 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#13 San Francisco
#12 South Dakota State
#1 Notre Dame
#7 Washington
W 85−58
W 66−65
W 90–84
L 76–85
2017 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 New Mexico State
#7 Kansas State
#3 Texas
#1 Notre Dame
#1 South Carolina
W 72−64
W 69−48
W 77–66
W 76–75
L 53–62
2018 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Gonzaga
#12 Florida Gulf Coast
#1 Louisville
W 82−68
W 90−70
L 59–86
2019 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 UC Davis
#7 BYU
#11 Missouri State
#1 Notre Dame
W 79−54
W 72−63
W 55–46
L 68–84
2021 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
#16 Utah Valley
#8 Oklahoma State
#5 Missouri State
#2 Louisville
#1 South Carolina
#3 Arizona
W 87−44
W 73−62
W 89−62
W 78−63
W 66−65
W 54–53
2022 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Montana State
#8 Kansas
#4 Maryland
#2 Texas
#2 UConn
W 78–37
W 91–65
W 72–66
W 59–50
L 58–63

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