Temple Owls women's basketball

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Temple Owls women's basketball
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University Temple University
Head coach Tonya Cardoza (10th season)
Conference The American
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arena Liacouras Center
McGonigle Hall
(Capacity: 10,206; 3,900)
Nickname Owls
ColorsCherry and White [1]
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NCAA Tournament Second round
1989, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1989, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017
Conference Tournament Champions
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006

The Temple Owls women's basketball team represents Temple University in women's basketball. The school competes in the American Athletic Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Owls play home basketball games at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Season-by-season record

As of the 2015–16 season, the Owls have an 805–657 record. They have made 10 appearances in the NCAA Tournament (1989, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), with a 5–10 record. They previously played in the Atlantic-10 Conference from 1983 to 2013. They have also made 6 appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) (1982, 1983, 2001, 2012, 2015, 2016). They have also finished as the Philadelphia Big 5 champions in 1983, 1986, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (co-champ), and 2011. [2]

SeasonCoachRecordConference RecordPostseason Finish
1923–24Blanche Voorhees Brown12–0n/an/a
1924–25Blanche Voorhees Brown6–6n/an/a
1925–26Blanche Voorhees Brown1–5n/an/a
1926–27Viola Zuttig2–3n/an/a
1937–38Blanche Voorhees Brown3–1n/an/a
1938–39Blanche Voorhees Brown4–2n/an/a
1939–40Blanche Voorhees Brown6–1n/an/a
1940–41Patricia Collins7–2n/an/a
1941–42Patricia Collins5–3n/an/a
1942–43Patricia Collins8–0n/an/a
1943–44Patricia Collins9–0n/an/a
1944–45Vera Egner10–0n/an/a
1945–46Vera Egner7–1n/an/a
1946–47Grace Shuler McGoey7–1n/an/a
1947–48Patricia Collins6–2n/an/a
1948–49Patricia Collins7–1n/an/a
1949–50*Marion Earl5–2n/an/a
1950–51Marion Earl6–2n/an/a
1951–52Patricia Collins Morris5–3n/an/a
1952–53Anne McConaghie Volp6–1n/an/a
1953–54Anne McConaghie Volp7–1n/an/a
1954–55*Virginia Middleton8–0n/an/a
1955–56Virginia Middleton5–3n/an/a
1956–57Virginia Middleton5–3n/an/a
1957–58Dorothy Miller4–4n/an/a
1958–59*Dorothy Miller5–2n/an/a
1959–60Annette Smith1–7n/an/a
1960–61Jean Hamilton5–5n/an/a
1961–62Jean Hamilton4–5n/an/a
1963–64Nancy Rupp1–9n/an/a
1964–65Nancy Rupp5–4n/an/a
1965–66Carol Underwood2–8n/an/a
1974–75Ronnie Maurek7–8n/an/a
1975–76Ronnie Maurek5–14n/aEAIAW Tournament
1976–77Ronnie Maurek2–12n/an/a
1977–78Ronnie Maurek7–14n/aEAIAW Tournament
1978–79Andy McGovern8–11n/an/a
1979–80Andy McGovern14–10n/an/a
1980–81Linda MacDonald12–17n/an/a
1981–82Linda MacDonald20–11n/aWNIT 5th place
1982–83Linda MacDonald19–12n/an/a
1983–84Linda MacDonald17–105–3 (4th)n/a
1984–85Linda MacDonald20–95–3 (4th)n/a
1985–86Linda MacDonald15–138–8 (3rd)n/a
1986–87Linda MacDonald11–189–9 (4th)n/a
1987–88Linda MacDonald14–159–9 (5th)n/a
1988–89Linda MacDonald22–1014–4 (3rd)NCAA Second Round
1989–90Linda MacDonald16–1511–7 (5th)n/a
1990–91Charlene Curtis13–1510–8 (T-5th)n/a
1991–92Charlene Curtis11–178–8 (T-5th)n/a
1992–93Charlene Curtis8–193–11 (7th)n/a
1993–94Charlene Curtis7–212–14 9thn/a
1994–95Charlene Curtis2–250–16 9thn/a
1995–96Kristen Foley7–213–13 (T-5th)n/a
1996–97Kristen Foley10–184–12 (T-4th)n/a
1997–98Kristen Foley10–173–13 (T-5th)n/a
1998–99Kristen Foley8–194–12 (T-4th)n/a
1999-00Kristen Foley10–185–11 T-(T-3rd)n/a
2000–01 Dawn Staley 19–1111–5 (3rd)WNIT Appearance
2001–02Dawn Staley20–1112–4 T-(1st)NCAA Tournament
Atlantic-10 Champions
Regular Season Co-Champions
2002–03Dawn Staley14–159–7 (2nd)n/a
2003–04Dawn Staley21–1014–2 (1st)NCAA Tournament
A-10 Champions
Regular Season Champs
2004–05Dawn Staley28–416–0 (1st)NCAA Second Round
A-10 Champions
Regular Season Champions
2005–06Dawn Staley24–812–4 (3rd)NCAA Tournament
A-10 Champions
2006–07Dawn Staley25–813–1 (2nd)NCAA Second Round
2007–08Dawn Staley21–1312–2 (T-1st)NCAA Tournament
A-10 Regular Season Co-Champions
2008–09 Tonya Cardoza 21–1011–3 (T-2nd)NCAA Tournament
2009–10Tonya Cardoza25 911–3 (T-2nd)NCAA Second Round
2010–11Tonya Cardoza24–913–1 (2nd)NCAA Second Round
2011–12Tonya Cardoza23–1013–1 (1st)n/a
2012–13Tonya Cardoza14–185–9n/a
2013–14Tonya Cardoza14–168–10 (T-5th)n/a
2014–15Tonya Cardoza20–1712–6 (4th)WNIT Final Four
2015–16Tonya Cardoza23–1213–5 (3rd)n/a
2016–17Tonya Cardoza24–813–3 (2nd)NCAA First Round
2017–18Tonya Cardoza12–193–13 (T-11th)n/a

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