|Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball|
|University||University of Virginia|
|Head coach||Tina Thompson (1st season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Arena|| John Paul Jones Arena |
|Colors||Orange and Blue |
|NCAA Tournament Final Four|
|1990, 1991, 1992|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000|
|NCAA Tournament Second round|
|1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2018|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2018|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1990, 1992, 1993|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000|
The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team represents the University of Virginia in women's basketball. The school competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Cavaliers play home basketball games at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia.They are now led by WNBA legend Tina Thompson.
The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson. It is known for its historic foundations, student-run honor code, and secret societies. UVA is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson's Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States of America in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.
The Cavaliers reached the Final Four in three consecutive seasons, reaching the title game in 1991, losing 70–67 to Tennessee in overtime.
|1989–90||29–6||11–3 (2nd)||Debbie Ryan|
|2011–12||25–11||9–7 (T-5th)||Joanne Boyle|
|2018–19||12–19||5–11 (12th)||Tina Thompson|
|1984||#5||First Round||#4 NC State||L 86-73|
|1985||#6||First Round||#3 Tennessee||L 65-55|
|1986||#1||First Round||#8 James Madison||L 71-62|
|#7 St. John's|
|#12 West Virginia|
|#7 Penn State|
W 79-75 (OT)
|#8 Stephen F. Austin|
#5 Oklahoma State
L 70-67 (OT)
|#8 George Washington|
#4 West Virginia
#1 Ohio State
|#14 Loyola (MD)|
#6 SW Missouri State
#2 Louisiana Tech
#6 George Washington
#2 Old Dominion
|#13 Troy State|
|1999||#9||First Round||#8 Penn State||L 82-69|
#5 Boston College
|2001||#9||First Round||#8 Michigan||L 81-71|
|2002||#8||First Round||#9 Iowa||L 69-62|
|#11 Old Dominion|
|#13 UC Santa Barbara|
#5 Old Dominion
L 88-85 (OT)
|2010||#5||First Round||#12 Green Bay||L 69-67|
#2 South Carolina
The Virginia Pep Band was a student-run musical ensemble at the University of Virginia (UVa), officially known as "The Award-Winning Virginia Fighting Cavalier Indoor/Outdoor Precision(?) Marching Pep Band, & Chowder Society Review, Unlimited!!!". In the tradition of scatter or scramble bands, like those at Stanford, Rice and the Ivy League, the Pep Band preferred irreverent humor and individuality to marching in uniform formations. Founded in 1974, this group of students served as UVa's band supporting athletics in an official capacity until 2003. After being banned from official athletic events in 2003, the group continued to perform at sporting events such as swimming, field hockey, and ice hockey. The ensemble has also performed at Charlottesville community events including the Charlottesville 10-miler, the Alzheimer's Walk, and the United Way Day of Caring.
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The 2015–16 Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team will represent the University of Virginia during the 2015–16 college basketball season. The Cavaliers, led by fifth year head coach Joanne Boyle. The Cavaliers are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and play their home games at the John Paul Jones Arena. They finished the season 17–16, 6–10 in ACC play to finish in a tie for ninth place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Women's Tournament to Duke. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they defeated VCU and Rutgers in the first and second rounds before losing to Hofstra in the third round.
The 2016–17 Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team will represent the University of Virginia during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cavaliers, led by sixth year head coach Joanne Boyle, they played their home games at John Paul Jones Arena and are members the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 20–13, 7–9 in ACC play to finish in eighth place. They advanced in the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Notre Dame. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Saint Joseph's first round before losing to James Madison in the second round.
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