Washington Huskies women's basketball

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Washington Huskies women's basketball
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University University of Washington
Head coach Tina Langley (1st season)
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Location Seattle, Washington
Arena Hec Edmundson Pavilion
(Capacity: 10,000)
Nickname Huskies
Student sectionDawg Pack
ColorsPurple and gold [1]
   
Uniforms
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Final Four
2016
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1990, 2001, 2016
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Second round
1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1978
Conference tournament champions
1985
Conference regular season champions
1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2001

The Washington Huskies women's basketball team represents the University of Washington in NCAA Division I college basketball competing in the Pac-12 Conference. Their home games are played at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, located in Seattle.

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Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion is the home for the Husky men's and women's basketball teams, volleyball team and gymnastics squad. Originally completed in 1927, Hec Edmundson Pavilion underwent a $40 million, 19-month renovation between March 1999 and November 2000 to reconfigure its interior. The pavilion's name was also changed; originally slated to be "Seafirst Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion" when the deal was finalized in 1998, it became "Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion" at the reopening, as B of A had eliminated the Seafirst brand in 2000. The ten-year sponsorship with the bank expired after the 2009–10 season and was not renewed; during the first half of the 2010–11 basketball season the venue was sponsorless and once again known simply as "Hec Edmundson Pavilion." [2] [3] On January 20, 2011, the university approved Seattle-based Alaska Airlines as the new sponsor of Hec Ed. [4]

History

The women's basketball program began in 1974, with Christine Burkhart serving as coach. She led the Huskies to a .500 record in her only year as head coach. Kathie Neir was the coach for the next four years, with an overall record of 82–31, and a first place finish in the NWBL Coast Division. She was replaced by Pat Dobratz, who served for one year as an interim coach, with a 14–14 record. The Huskies would go on to have winning or .500 records every year from the inception of the program until the year 2000. [5]

Sue Kruszewski took over the coaching reins in 1980, and after leading the team to a 19–12 record, she was nominated for coach of the year honors. While she did not win the top position, she was one of 20 contenders for the honor. After her departure, Joyce Sake took over as head coach. In her second year, the team achieved a record of 26–2, winning the Norpac conference regular season with a perfect 11–0 record, as well as the conference tournament. The team was invited to their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team earned their first AP ranking, finishing the 185 season ranked 11th. [5]

In 1985, Chris Gobrecht took over as head coach, and would remain in that position for 11 years. The Huskies exceeded 20 victories in eight of the 11 years. The team won the NorPac regular season outright in 1986, and finished first or tied for first in the 1988 and 1990 seasons. The team earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in nine of the 11 seasons, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1988 and the quarterfinals in 1990. The team earned top 25 rankings in the Coaches and AP polls in six of the 11 years, reaching a final season ranking of third place in 1990. [5]

June Daugherty followed Gobrecht, also serving as head coach for 11 years. The Huskies had only one losing seasons in the 11-year period, exceeding 20 wins twice, once in 2001 when the team reached the NCAA quarterfinals. Tia Jackson replaced Daugherty, and remained for four years. Kevin McGuff was hired in 2011 and led the team to consecutive 20-win seasons, and two post-season WNIT bids. [5] After McGuff was hired by Ohio State, assistant coach Mike Neighbors was named head coach for the 2013–14 season. While McGuff was head coach, he persuaded Adia Barnes, with college experience at Arizona and professional experience with the Houston Comets, Seattle Storm, Minnesota Lynx, and Sacramento Monarchs to become an assistant coach. She remained in that position under Neighbors until leaving for her alma mater—Arizona—in 2016. Neighbors left after the 2016-17 season to return to Arkansas, his alma mater.

Jody Wynn was named head coach on April 14, 2017 after serving as the head coach at Long Beach State for the previous eight seasons. [6]

Year by year results

Source [5] [7] [8]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Christine Burkhart (Independent)(1974–1975)
1974–75Christine Burkhart 11–11NCWSA Regional Playoffs
Christine Burkhart:11–11
Kathy Neir (Independent, NWBL)(1975–1979)
1975–76Kathy Neir 17–11NCWSA Area Playoffs
1976–77Kathy Neir 22–4NCWSA Regional Playoffs
1977–78Kathy Neir 26–512–11st (NWBL-Coast Division) AIAW First Round
1978–79Kathy Neir 17–114–84th (NWBL-Coast Division)
Kathy Neir:82–3116–9
Pat Dobratz (Independent, NWBL)(1979–1980)
1979–80Pat Dobratz 14–145–83rd (NWBL-Coast Division)
Pat Dobratz:14–145–8
Sue Kruzewski (Independent, NWBL, NorPac)(1980–1983)
1980–81Sue Kruzewski 19–126–53rd (NWBL-Coast Division)AIAW Region Championships
1981–82Sue Kruzewski 16–100–43rd (NWBL-Open Division)
1982–83Sue Kruzewski 15–127–54th (NorPac)
Sue Kruzewski:50–3413–14
Joyce Sake (NorPac)(1983–1985)
1983–84Joyce Sake 17–88–44th
1984–85Joyce Sake 26–211–01st#NCAA First Round11
Joyce Sake:43–1019–4
Chris Gobrecht (NorPac, Pac-10)(1985–1996)
1985–86Chris Gobrecht 24–611–21st (NorPac)NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
Pacific-10 conference
1986–87Chris Gobrecht 23–714–42nd (Pac-10)NCAA Second Round (Play-In)1820
1987–88Chris Gobrecht 25–516–21stNCAA Sweet Sixteen1611
1988–89Chris Gobrecht 23–1015–32ndNCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1989–90Chris Gobrecht 28–317–1T-1stNCAA Elite Eight73
1990–91Chris Gobrecht 24–515–32ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen1312
1991–92Chris Gobrecht 17–119–96th
1992–93Chris Gobrecht 17–1211–73rdNCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1993–94Chris Gobrecht 21–812–64thNCAA Second Round2118
1994–95Chris Gobrecht 25–913–52ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen1314
1995–96Chris Gobrecht 16–1310–8T-3rd
Chris Gobrecht:243–89143–50
June Daugherty (Pac-10)(1996–2007)
1996–97June Daugherty 17–1112–6T-4thNCAA First Round
1997–98June Daugherty 18–109–95thNCAA First Round
1998–99June Daugherty 16–1311–75thWNIT Third Round
1999–2000June Daugherty 8–224–149th
2000–01June Daugherty 22–1012–6T-1stNCAA Elite Eight14
2001–02June Daugherty 19–1212–6T-2ndWNIT Quarterfinals
2002–03June Daugherty 22–813–5T-2ndNCAA First Round
2003–04June Daugherty 18–139–96thWNIT Third Round
2004–05June Daugherty 14–169–97th
2005–06June Daugherty 19–1111–7T-4thNCAA Second Round
2006–07June Daugherty 18–1311–74thNCAA First Round
June Daugherty:191–139113–85
Tia Jackson (Pac-10)(2007–2011)
2007–08Tia Jackson 13–188–106th
2008–09Tia Jackson 8–223–1510th
2009–10Tia Jackson 13–187–11T-6thWBI Quarterfinals
2010–11Tia Jackson 11–176–127th
Tia Jackson:45–7524–48
Kevin McGuff (Pac-12)(2011–2013)
2011–12Kevin McGuff 20–148–107thWNIT Quarterfinals
2012–13Kevin McGuff 21–1211–85thWNIT Second Round
Kevin McGuff:41–2619–18
Mike Neighbors (Pac-12)(2013–2017)
2013–14Mike Neighbors 20–1410–86th WNIT Semifinals
2014–15Mike Neighbors 23–1011–75th NCAA First Round
2015–16Mike Neighbors 26–1111–75th NCAA Final Four 8RV
2016–17Mike Neighbors 29–615–3T-2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 1112
Mike Neighbors:98–4147–25
Jody Wynn (Pac-12)(2017–2021)
2017–18 Jody Wynn 7–231–1712th
2018–19 Jody Wynn 11–212–1511th
2019–20 Jody Wynn 13–165–13T-9th
2020–21 Jody Wynn 7–133–1311th
Jody Wynn:25–576–45
Total:832–499 (.625)

      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

Postseason results

NCAA Division I

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1985 #3First Round#6 UCLAL 62–78
1986 #7First Round
Second Round
#10 North Texas State
#2 Louisiana Tech
W 69–54
L 54–79
1987 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 New Mexico State
#1 Long Beach State
W 86–73
L 57–72
1988 #3Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 New Mexico State
#2 Long Beach State
W 99–74
L 78–104
1989 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 Hawaii
#4 Stephen F. Austin
W 87–79
L 63–73
1990 #1Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#8 DePaul
#5 South Carolina
#2 Auburn
W 77–68
W 73–61
L 50–76
1991 #3Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#6 Iowa
#2 Stanford
W 70–53
L 47–73
1993 #7First Round
Second Round
#10 Montana State
#2 Texas Tech
W 80–51
L 64–70
1994 #8First Round
Second Round
#9 Boise State
#1 Purdue
W 89–61
L 59–86
1995 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Ohio
#6 Arkansas
#2 Texas Tech
W 73–57
W 54–50
L 52–67
1997 #11First Round#6 VanderbiltL 62–74
1998 #13First Round#4 PurdueL 71–88
2001 #6First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#11 Old Dominion
#3 Florida
#2 Oklahoma
#5 SW Missouri State
W 67–65
W 86–75
W 84–67
L 87–104
2003 #9First Round#8 Wisconsin–Green BayL 65–78
2006 #9First Round
Second Round
#8 Minnesota
#1 LSU
W 73–69
L 49–72
2007 #11First Round#6 Iowa StateL 60–79
2015 #6First Round#11 Miami (FL)L 80–86
2016 #7First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#10 Penn
#2 Maryland
#3 Kentucky
#4 Stanford
#4 Syracuse
W 65–53
W 74–65
W 85–72
W 85–76
L 59–80
2017 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Montana State
#6 Oklahoma
#2 Mississippi State
W 91–63
W 108–82
L 64–75

AIAW Division I

The Huskies made one appearance in the AIAW National Division I Basketball Tournament, with a combined record of 0–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1978 First Round Stephen F. Austin L, 55–96

School records

Source [5] [9] [10]

Active players in italics.

Career leaders

StatPlayerCareerRecordNotes
Points Kelsey Plum 2013-17 3,527 NCAA record
Rebounds Chantel Osahor2013-171,253
Steals Leteia Hughley1982-85342
Assists Giuliana Mendiola2001-04612
Field goals madeKelsey Plum2013-171,136
Field goal percentageKaren Murray1980-84.541
Three-pointersKelsey Plum2013-17343
Three-point percentageLaura Moore1990-93.424113 games
Free throws madeKelsey Plum2013-171,136
Free throws percentageKelsey Plum2013-17.888
Blocked shotsTalia Walton2012-16177133 games

Single-season leaders

StatPlayerCareerRecordYearNotes
Points Kelsey Plum 2013-171,1092017NCAA record
Rebounds Chantel Osahor2013-175192017
Assists Giuliana Mendiola2001-041722004
Steals Margie Nielsen1021978
Field goals madeKelsey Plum2013-173792017
Field goal percentageKaren Deden1987-91.5671989
Three-pointersKelsey Plum2013-171152017
Three-point percentageKayla Burt2002-06.5382003
Free throws madeKelsey Plum2013-172742016
Free throws percentageKelsey Plum2013-17.8962015
Blocked shotsLiz Chicane2012-16741981

Single-game leaders

StatPlayerCareerRecordDateNotes
Points Kelsey Plum 2013-17572-25-2017vs. Utah
Rebounds Chantel Osahor2013-17301-22-2017at Washington St.
Assists Leteia Hughley1982-851312-16-1983
Steals Julia Gray1111-24-1998
Blocked shotsMargie Nielsen91-23-1978vs. Alaska-Anchorage

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