2009–10 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team

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2009–10 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball
Stanford plain block "S" logo.svg
Pacific-10 Champion
Pacific-10 Tournament Champion
NCAA, Runner-up
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
2009–10 record 36–2 (18–0 Pac-10)
Head coach Tara VanDerveer (25th year)
Assistant coach Amy Tucker
Associate Head Coach (25th year)
Assistant coach Bobbie Kelsey
Assistant Coach (3rd year)
Assistant coach Kate Paye
Assistant Coach (3rd year)
Home arena Maples Pavilion
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 †-Stanford 18 0   1.000     36 2   .947
#23 UCLA 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
USC 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
California 11 7   .611     24 13   .649
Arizona State 9 9   .500     18 14   .563
Oregon 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Washington 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Arizona 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Washington State 3 15   .167     8 22   .267
Oregon State 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of April 6, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team represented Stanford University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cardinal, coached by Tara VanDerveer. and a member of the Pacific-10 Conference, won the conference's regular-season and tournament titles, and was the runner-up at the NCAA championship.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • May 17: All five Stanford women's basketball players invited to the USA Basketball trials camps were named finalists for their respective teams. Freshmen Sarah Boothe and Nnemkadi Ogwumike were among the 14 finalists named for the USA Women's U19 World Championship Team. Junior Jayne Appel and sophomores Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen were among the 14 finalists named for the 2009 USA Women's World University Games Team.
Appel, Pedersen and Pohlen will return to Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 18 for training camp. The camp will last until the team's departure on June 25 for the 2009 World University Games. The 12-woman roster will be named prior to the team's departure for the Games, which are set to take place from July 1–11 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Boothe and Ogwumike will return to Colorado Springs for training camp on July 9, where the final 12-woman roster for the U19 World Championship will be determined. The 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship is set to take place from July 23–August 2 in Bangkok, Thailand.[2]
  • July 30: The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Coalition, announced the 2009–2010 preseason "Wade Watch" list for The State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year. Three players from the Cardinal, Jayne Appel, Kayla Pederson and Jeannette Pohlen, have been named to the 2009–10 preseason "Wade Watch" list,[3] which is made up of top NCAA Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade. This is based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
  • August 21: The 2009–10 preseason candidates list for the Women’s Wooden Award was released, naming 31 student athletes. Jayne Appel and Jeanette Pohlen from Stanford were two of the candidates.[4]

Regular season[edit]

  • Jayne Appel became the leading rebounder in Pac-10 history on 27 February 2010, surpassing Lisa Leslie's record of 1,214 career rebounds.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
Pre-Season Schedule
November 1* #2 Vanguard W 107–49  Maples Pavilion
November 8* #2 UC San Diego W 107–55  Maples Pavilion
Non-Conference Regular Season Schedule
November 13* #2 at Old Dominion W 89–56  1–0 Ted Constant Convocation Center
November 15* #2 at #25 Rutgers W 81–66  2–0 Louis Brown Athletic Center
November 19* #2 Pepperdine W 99–50  3–0 Maples Pavilion
November 22* #2 at UC Davis W 76–51  4–0 The Pavilion
November 27* #2 Utah W 60–41  5–0 Maples Pavilion
November 29* #2 Gonzaga W 105–74  6–0 Maples Pavilion
December 13* #2 DePaul W 96–60  7–0 Maples Pavilion
December 15* #2 #7 Duke W 71–55  8–0 Maples Pavilion
December 19* #2 #3 Tennessee W 67–52  9–0 Maples Pavilion
December 23* #2 at #1 Connecticut L 68–80  9–1 XL Center
December 30* #2 at Fresno State W 68–46  10–1 Save Mart Center
Pacific-10 Conference Regular Season Schedule
January 2 #2 California W 79–58  11–1 (1–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
January 8 #2 at USC W 82–62  12–1 (2–0 Pac-10) Galen Center
January 10 #2 at UCLA W 65–61  13–1 (3–0 Pac-10) Pauley Pavilion
January 14 #2 Washington State W 80–43  14–1 (4–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
January 16 #2 Washington W 66–51  15–1 (5–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
January 21 #2 at Oregon State W 63–47  16–1 (6–0 Pac-10) Gill Coliseum
January 23 #2 at Oregon W 100–80  17–1 (7–0 Pac-10) McArthur Court
January 28 #2 Arizona State W 71–48  18–1 (8–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
January 30 #2 Arizona W 82–63  19–1 (9–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
February 4 #2 UCLA W 74–53  20–1 (10–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
February 7 #2 USC W 77–39  21–1 (11–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
February 12 #2 at Washington W 58–36  22–1 (12–0 Pac-10) Bank of America Arena
February 14 #2 at Washington State W 98–67  23–1 (13–0 Pac-10) Beasley Coliseum
February 18 #2 Oregon W 104–60  24–1 (14–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
February 20 #2 Oregon State W 82–48  25–1 (15–0 Pac-10) Maples Pavilion
February 25 #2 at Arizona State W 62–43  26–1 (16–0 Pac-10) Wells Fargo Arena
February 27 #2 at Arizona W 75–48  27–1 (17–0 Pac-10) McKale Center
March 6 #2 at California W 63–48  28–1 (18–0 Pac-10) Haas Pavilion
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Postseason[edit]

Pac-10 Basketball Tournament[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
Pacific-10 Conference Tournament
March 12 #2 vs. Arizona W 72–52  29–1 Galen Center
March 13 #2 vs. California W 64–44  30–1 Galen Center
March 14 #2 vs. #23 UCLA W 70–46  31–1 Galen Center
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

NCAA Basketball Tournament[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
NCAA Tournament
March 20* #2 vs. UC Riverside
(First Round)
W 79–47  32–1 Maples Pavilion
March 22* #2 vs. #8 Iowa
(Second Round)
W 96–67  33–1 Maples Pavilion
March 27* #2 vs. #5 Georgia
(Regional Semifinals - Sweet Sixteen)
W 73–36  34–1 Arco Arena
March 29* #2 vs. Xavier
(Regional Final - Elite Eight)
W 55–53  35–1 Arco Arena
April 4* #2 vs. #12 Oklahoma
(Semifinals - Final Four)
W 73–66  36–1 Alamodome
April 6* #2 vs. #1 Connecticut
(Championship)
L 53–47  36–2 Alamodome
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player WNBA Club
1 5 Jayne Appel San Antonio Spurs

See also[edit]

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