Baylor Lady Bears basketball

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Baylor Lady Bears
2014–15 Baylor Lady Bears basketball team
Baylor Lady Bears athletic logo
University Baylor University
Conference Big 12
Location Waco, TX
Head coach Kim Mulkey (11th year)
Arena Ferrell Center
(Capacity: 10,347)
Nickname Lady Bears
Colors

Green and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA/AIAW Tournament champions
2005, 2012
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
2005, 2010, 2012
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1976, 1977, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1976, 1977, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1976, 1977, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference regular season champions
2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Baylor Lady Bears basketball team represents Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in NCAA Division I women's basketball competition. They currently compete in the Big 12 Conference. The team plays its home games in Ferrell Center and is currently coached by Kim Mulkey.

The Lady Bears went undefeated at 40-0 to become the 2012 NCAA Division I National Champions in Women's College Basketball.

History[edit]

Olga Fallen years (1974–1979)[edit]

Olga joined the faculty of Baylor University in 1956 and served as an assistant professor of physical education through 1997. She developed Baylor's women's athletic program from its beginning within the physical education department in 1959 and from 1972 to 1979, served as the coordinator of women's athletics. She was inducted into the Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Under her coaching the softball team, advanced to the AIAW regional tournament in 1978 and 1979. The Bearette basketball team posted a five-year record of 143-50 and earned two consecutive bids to the national AIAW tournament in 1976 and 1977, rated fifth and seventh in the nation those years.

Pam Bowers years (1979–1994)[edit]

Sonja Hogg years (1994–2000)[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason


Baylor Bears (Southwest Conference) (1994–1996)
1994-1995 Baylor 13-14 4-10 7th
1995-1996 Baylor 11-19 3-11 7th
Baylor Bears (Big 12 Conference) (1996–2000)
1996-1997 Baylor 15-13 7-9 T-8th
1997-1998 Baylor 20-11 10–6 T–5th WNIT Finals
1998-1999 Baylor 17-14 8-8 T-5th WNIT
1999-2000 Baylor 7-20 2-14 12th
Baylor: 83-91 (.477) 34-58 (.370)
Total: 83-91 (.477)

      National 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

Source:[1]

Kim Mulkey years (2000-present)[edit]

In 2000, Kim Mulkey took over a Baylor program that had finished the 1999-2000 season 7-20 and last in the Big 12 Conference. In her first season at Baylor, she turned the Lady Bears program around, leading the team to its first NCAA tournament bid. The Lady Bears have now (as of 2011) put together eleven consecutive 20-win seasons and only once has the team lost more than 10 games in a season. The rise of the Baylor program under Mulkey was capped off in 2005 with a national title. This made her the fourth person to have won NCAA Division I basketball titles as a player and a head coach (after Joe B. Hall, Bob Knight and Dean Smith) and the first woman to do so.

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Baylor Bears (Big 12 Conference) (2000–present)
2000–2001 Baylor 21–9 9–7 6th NCAA First Round
2001–2002 Baylor 27–6 12–4 2nd NCAA Second Round
2002–2003 Baylor 24–11 8–8 7th WNIT Runner-up
2003–2004 Baylor 26–9 10–6 T–4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2004–2005 Baylor 33–3 14–2 1st NCAA Champions
2005–2006 Baylor 26–7 12–4 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2006–2007 Baylor 26–8 11–5 3rd NCAA Second Round
2007–2008 Baylor 25–7 12–4 2nd NCAA Second Round
2008–2009 Baylor 29–6 12–4 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2009-2010 Baylor 27-10 9-7 6th NCAA Final Four
2010-2011 Baylor 34-3 15-1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2011-2012 Baylor 40-0 18-0 1st NCAA Champions
2012-2013 Baylor 34-2 18-0 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2013-2014 Baylor 32-5 16-2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
Baylor: 404-86 (.824) 176-56 (.759)
Total: 404-86

      National 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

Source:[2][3]

National Championships[edit]

Year Coach Opponent Score Record
2005 Kim Mulkey Michigan St. Spartans 84-62 33-3
2012 Kim Mulkey Notre Dame Fighting Irish 80-61 40-0
National Championships 2

Conference Championships[edit]

Year Overall Record Conference Record Coach Conference
2005 33-3 14-2 Kim Mulkey Big 12 Conference
2011 34-3 15-1 Kim Mulkey Big 12 Conference
2012 40-0 18-0 Kim Mulkey Big 12 Conference
2013 34-2 18-0 Kim Mulkey Big 12 Conference
2014 32-5 16-2 Kim Mulkey Big 12 Conference
Totals 5 - -

Conference Honors and Awards[edit]

Southwest Conference Player of the Year

  • Mary Lowry (1993–94)

Big 12 Player of the Year

Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player

National Honors and Awards[edit]

USBWA National Freshman of the Year

  • Brittney Griner - 2009-10
  • Odyssey Sims - 2010-11

Elite 89 Award

  • Lindsay Palmer - 2010
  • Lindsay Palmer - 2012

Wade Trophy

  • Brittney Griner - 2011-12
  • Brittney Griner - 2012-13
  • Odyssey Sims - 2013-14

Naismith College Player of the Year

  • Brittney Griner - 2011-12
  • Brittney Griner - 2012-13

Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award

  • Sheila Lambert - 2001-02
  • Odyssey Sims - 2013-14

WBCA Defensive Player of the Year

  • Brittney Griner - 2010-11
  • Brittney Griner - 2011-12

NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player

  • Sophia Young - 2005
  • Brittney Griner - 2012

Nancy Lieberman Award -- Nation's top collegiate point guard

  • Odyssey Sims - 2013-14

Facilities[edit]

Ferrell Center[edit]

The Ferrell Center is an arena in Waco, Texas. It was built in 1988 and is located adjacent to the Brazos River. When the Lady Bears play, the arena can hold 10,350.

All-time series records against current & former Big 12 members[edit]

2014–15 Roster[edit]

2014–15 Baylor Bears women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 1 Cohen, DekeiyaDekeiya Cohen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr West Ashley Charleston, SC
G 2 Johnson, NiyaNiya Johnson 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Jr P.K. Yonge Development Research Gainesville, FL
F 3 Fuqua', ChardonaeChardonae Fuqua' 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Hoover Birmingham, AL
G 4 Wallace, KristyKristy Wallace 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr John Paul College Loganholme, Queensland, Australia
G 12 Prince, AlexisAlexis Prince 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS So Edgewater Orlando, FL
F 13 Davis, NinaNina Davis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Hoover Birmingham, AL
G 20 Wright, ImaniImani Wright 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Liberty-Eylau Hooks, TX
22 Agbuke, SuneSune Agbuke 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Sr Cornerstone Christian San Antonio, TX
G 24 Small, IeshiaIeshia Small 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Florida Tallahassee, FL
G 30 Jones, AlexisAlexis Jones Current redshirt 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Jr MacArthur
Duke
Irving, TX
34 Buckner, MicaylaMicayla Buckner 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Naaman Forest Garland, TX
44 Higgins, KristinaKristina Higgins 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jr Chapin El Paso, TX
55 Cave, KhadijiahKhadijiah Cave 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Lucy Laney Augusta, GA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2014-10-01

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source[5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Olga Fallen (Independent) (1974–1979)
1974-75 Olga Fallen 30–11 AIAW State Playoffs
1975-76 Olga Fallen 31–6 AIAW Quarterfinals
1976-77 Olga Fallen 32–12 AIAW Fifth Place 12
1977-78 Olga Fallen 33–8 AIAW Regional Playoffs
1978-79 Olga Fallen 17–13 AIAW State Playoffs
Olga Fallen: 143–50
Pam Bowers (Independent, Southwest) (1979–1994)
1979-80 Pam Bowers 4–24
1980-81 Pam Bowers 29–11 NWIT Eighth Place
1981-82 Pam Bowers 16–11
Southwest Conference
1982-83 Pam Bowers 16–14 4–4 T-5th
1983-84 Pam Bowers 15–12 9–7 T-4th
1984-85 Pam Bowers 12–14 7–9 T-5th
1985-86 Pam Bowers 6–21 4–12 7th
1986-87 Pam Bowers 8–20 5–11 T-6th
1987-88 Pam Bowers 10–20 3–13 T-8th
1988-89 Pam Bowers 3–23 1–15 9th includes forfeit loss to Texas Tech
1989-90 Pam Bowers 4–23 1–15 9th
1990-91 Pam Bowers 9–17 3–13 8th
1991-92 Pam Bowers 11–17 3–11 8th
1992-93 Pam Bowers 12–16 6–8 5th
1993-94 Pam Bowers 13–14 4–10 7th
Pam Bowers: 168–257 50–128
Sonya Hogg (Southwest, Big 12) (1994–2000)
1994-95 Sonya Hogg 13–14 4–10 7th
1995-96 Sonya Hogg 11–19 3–11 7th
Big 12 Conference
1996-97 Sonya Hogg 15–13 7–9 T-8th (Big 12)
1997-98 Sonya Hogg 20–11 6–10 T-5th WNIT Finals
1998-99 Sonya Hogg 17–14 8–8 T-5th WNIT Sixteen
1999-2000 Sonya Hogg 7–20 2–14 12th
Sonya Hogg: 83–91 30–62
Kim Mulkey (Big 12) (2000–present)
2000-01 Kim Mulkey 21–9 9–7 6th NCAA First Round 23
2001-02 Kim Mulkey 27–6 12–4 2nd NCAA Second Round 15 7
2002-03 Kim Mulkey 24–11 8–8 7th WNIT Finals
2003-04 Kim Mulkey 26–9 10–6 T-4th NCAA Sixteen 11 15
2004-05 Kim Mulkey 33–3 14–2 1st# NCAA Champions 1 5
2005-06 Kim Mulkey 26–7 12–4 2nd NCAA Sixteen 14 10
2006-07 Kim Mulkey 26–8 11–5 3rd NCAA Second Round 20 19
2007-08 Kim Mulkey 25–7 12–4 2nd NCAA Second Round 17 12
2008-09 Kim Mulkey 29–6 12–4 2nd# NCAA Sixteen 6 5
2009-10 Kim Mulkey 27–10 9–7 T-6th NCAA Final Four 4 14
2010-11 Kim Mulkey 34–3 15–1 1st# NCAA Quarterfinals 5 3
2011-12 Kim Mulkey 40–0 18–0 1st# NCAA Champions 1 1
2012-13 Kim Mulkey 34–2 18–0 1st# NCAA Sixteen 1 1
2013-14 Kim Mulkey 32–5 16–2 1st# NCAA Quarterfinals 5 6
Kim Mulkey: 404–86 176–54
Total: 798–484

      National 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

Source:[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-baskbl/1011-media-almanac.html
  2. ^ Player Bio: Kim Mulkey :: Women's Basketball
  3. ^ "Big 12 Record Book" (Press release). Big 12 Sports. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Big 12 Women's Basketball Media Guide". big12sports.com. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Media Guide". Baylor University. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013. 
  6. ^ Player Bio: Kim Mulkey :: Women's Basketball
  7. ^ "Big 12 Record Book" (Press release). Big 12 Sports. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Connecticut Huskies women's basketball
Last NCAA team to finish the year undefeated or unbeaten in any sport
April 3rd, 2012
Succeeded by
Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey