Florida State Seminoles women's basketball

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Florida State Seminoles
2014–15 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team
Florida State Seminoles athletic logo
University Florida State University
First season 1970–71
All-time record 657–567 (.537)
Conference ACC
Location Tallahassee, FL
Head coach Sue Semrau (18th year)
Arena Donald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,100)
Nickname Lady Seminoles
Student section The Nole Zone
Colors

Garnet, Gold, White, and Black

                        
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 Tournament Elite Eight
2010
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2007 · 2010
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1991 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2013 · 2014
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983 · 1990 · 1991 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2013 · 2014
Conference tournament champions
Metro
1991
Conference regular season champions

Metro
1991


ACC
2009, 2010

The Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the intercollegiate sport of basketball. The Seminoles compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Florida State has made thirteen NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances: advancing to the Round of 32 on eleven occasions, the Sweet Sixteen on two occasions, and the Elite Eight on one occasion. Florida State has also made one appearance in the National Women's Invitation Tournament and two appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Seminoles have won the regular season conference title three times and the conference tournament title once.

Florida State has had thirteen All-Americans and five players inducted into the Hall of Fame, and several players have gone on to play in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The Seminoles play their home games in the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida, campus. The head women's basketball coach is Sue Semrau.

Overview[edit]

The Florida State Seminoles women's team annually plays an eighteen-game conference schedule that is preceded by an out-of-conference schedule against few annual opponents except for Florida. Their conference schedule consists of a home-and-home game against two permanent rivals (Miami and Clemson), alternating home-and-home games against the other fourteen ACC teams.

History[edit]

Florida State University has officially fielded a basketball team since 1970, and the Seminoles are currently in their 44th season of play.

Barbara Hollingsworth Era (1970-1971)[edit]

Barbara Hollingsworth served as the first basketball coach for the Florida State Seminoles. She coached at the school for one year.

Linda Warren Era (1971-1972)[edit]

Linda Warren became the second basketball coach for the Lady Seminoles. She also coached at the school for one year.

Eddie Cubbon Era (1972-1973)[edit]

Eddie Cubbon became the third head coach, staying at the school for one season and compiling a record of 11-5.

Joel Thirer Era (1973-1974)[edit]

Joel Thirer, the fourth coach in four years, compiled a 9-6 record in one season.

Millie Usher Era (1974-1976)[edit]

Millie Usher became the first coach at Florida State to stay at the school for multiple seasons. Throughout two seasons, she compiled a record of 27-28.

Dianne Murphy Era (1976-1979)[edit]

Dianne Murphy, the sixth coach of the program, compiled a 37-35 record in three seasons with the Noles.

Jan Dykehouse-Allen Era (1979-1986)[edit]

Jan Dykehouse-Allen stayed at the school for seven years and was the first coach to compile over one hundred victories, with a record of 111-108. She was also the first coach to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament.

Marynell Meadors Era (1986-1996)[edit]

Marynell Meadors led the Seminoles for ten years to a record of 132-152 and two tournament appearances.

Chris Gobrecht Era (1996-1997)[edit]

Chris Gobrecht was fired after one season at Florida State following a five-win season.

Sue Semrau Era (1997-Present)[edit]

Sue Semrau has coached at Florida State for seventeen years and is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 316-213 at the school. She has led the Seminoles to nine tournaments.

Head Coaches[edit]

Florida State has had ten head coaches.

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1970-71 Barbara Hollingsworth 1 unknown unknown
1971-72 Linda Warren 1 unknown unknown
1972-73 Eddie Cubbon 1 11-5 .688
1973-74 Joel Thirer 1 9-6 .600
1974-76 Millie Usher 2 27–28 .491
1976-79 Dianne Murphy 3 37–35 .514
1979-86 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 7 111–108 .507
1986-96 Marynell Meadors 10 132–152 .465
1996-97 Chris Gobrecht 1 5–22 .185
1997–present Sue Semrau 17 328–214^ .605
Totals 10 coaches 44 seasons 657–567 .537

*^Sue Semrau's record does not include 22 wins that were vacated that would otherwise make her record 338-213 though the 2013-2014 season.

Current coaching staff[edit]

Current coach Sue Semrau
Name Position
Sue Semrau Head Coach
Lance White Associate head coach
Brooke Wyckoff Assistant coach
Dave Plettl Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach
Tyler Cleverly Video Coordinator
Melissa Bruner Director of Operations
Emily Hutcherson Athletic Trainer
Latara King Graduate Assistant
Josh Peterson Graduate Assistant
Carly Thibault Director of Recruiting

Players[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Name Year No. Height Hometown Last School
Gabby Bevillard RFr. 34 6-3 Bishop, Georgia Oconee High School
Emiah Bingley Jr. 3 5-7 Kansas City, Missouri Iowa State
Brittany Brown So. 12 5-8 Fort Walton Beach, Florida Choctawhatchee High School
Adut Bulgak Jr. 2 6-4 Edmonton, Canada Trinity Valley College
Lauren Coleman RSr. 32 6-0 Lawrenceville, Georgia Parkview
Maegan Conwright RSr. 15 5-8 Arlington, Texas Kentucky
Ama Degbeon Fr. 25 6-2 Grünberg, Germany Grünberg
Kai James So. 42 6-5 West Palm Beach, Florida Dwyer High School
Morgan Jones RJr. 1 6-2 Lake Mary, Florida Northwestern
Chania Ray Fr. 11 5-8 Alexandria, Virginia Riverdale Baptist High School
Shakena Richardson RJr. 24 5-4 Neptune, New Jersey Rutgers
Leticia Romero RFr. 10 5-8 Las Palmas, Spain Kansas State
Ivey Slaughter So. 23 6-1 Macon, Georgia Tattnall Square Academy
Shakayla Thomas Fr. 20 5-11 Sylacauga, Alabama Sylacauga High School

Championships[edit]

NWIT Championship appearance[edit]

Florida State has appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament's National Championship game once, in 1982. The Seminoles, coached by Jan Dykehouse-Allen, lost to Oregon State, 76-60, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Season Coach Site Opponent Result Overall Record
1981-1982 Jan Dykehouse-Allen Amarillo Civic Center Oregon State FSU 60, Oregon State 76 28-10
Total National Women's Invitation Tournament Championship Game Appearances 1

Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

Conference Affiliations

Season Conference Coach Opponent PF PA
1990-1991 Metro Marynell Meadors South Carolina 54 53
Total Conference Tournament Titles 1

Conference Regular Season Championships[edit]

Season Conference Coach Overall Conference
1990-1991 Metro Marynell Meadors 25-7 12–2
2008-2009 ACC Sue Semrau 26–8 12-2
2009-2010 ACC Sue Semrau 29–6 12–2
Total Conference Titles 3

Records and results[edit]

Year-by-year results[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Barbara Hollingsworth (Independent) (1970–1971)
1970-71 Barbara Hollingsworth
Linda Warren (Independent) (1971–1972)
1971-72 Linda Warren
Eddie Cubbon (Independent) (1972–1973)
1972-73 Eddie Cubbon 11-5
Eddie Cubbon: 11–5
Joel Thirer (Independent) (1973–1974)
1973-74 Joel Thirer 9–6
Joel Thirer: 9–6
Millie Usher (Independent) (1974–1976)
1974-75 Millie Usher 15–16
1975-76 Millie Usher 12–12
Millie Usher: 27–28
Dianne Murphy (Independent) (1976–1979)
1976-77 Dianne Murphy 11–12
1977-78 Dianne Murphy 8–9 State Tournament
1978-79 Dianne Murphy 18–14
Dianne Murphy: 37–35
Jan Dykehouse-Allen (Independent, Metro) (1979–1986)
1979-80 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 13–22 AIAW Region Tournament
Metro Conference
1980-81 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 14–15 1–3 FAIA State Tournament
1981-82 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 28–10 2–3 NWIT Finals
1982-83 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 24–6 5–1 NCAA First Round
1983-84 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 13–18 2–9
1984-85 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 7–21 2–9
1985-86 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 12–16 3–8
Jan Dykehouse-Allen: 111–108 15–33
Marynell Meadors (Metro, ACC) (1986–1996)
1986-87 Marynell Meadors 9–19 5–7
1987-88 Marynell Meadors 9–18 4–8
1988-89 Marynell Meadors 16–11 7–5
1989-90 Marynell Meadors 21–9 11–3 NCAA First Round
1990-91 Marynell Meadors 25–7 12–2 T-1st NCAA Second Round
Atlantic Coast Conference
1991-92 Marynell Meadors 17–11 8–8 5th
1992-93 Marynell Meadors 13–14 6–10 7th
1993-94 Marynell Meadors 6–21 3–13 T-8th
1994-95 Marynell Meadors 8–22 3–13 8th
1995-96 Marynell Meadors 8–20 2–14 9th
Marynell Meadors: 132–152 61–83
Chris Gobrecht (ACC) (1996–1997)
1996-97 Chris Gobrecht 5–22 0–16 9th
Chris Gobrecht: 5–22 0–16
Sue Semrau (ACC) (1997–present)
1997-98 Sue Semrau 9–18 5–11 7th
1998-99 Sue Semrau 7–20 2–14 9th
1999-2000 Sue Semrau 12–17 4–12 8th
2000-01 Sue Semrau 19–12 9–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round
2001-02 Sue Semrau 13–15 4–12 T-8th
2002-03 Sue Semrau 17–13 8–8 4th WNIT Sixteen
2003-04 Sue Semrau 15–15 7–9 T-5th WNIT Sixteen
2004-05 Sue Semrau 24–8 9–5 4th NCAA Second Round
2005-06 Sue Semrau 20–10 10–4 4th NCAA Second Round
2006-07 Sue Semrau* 8–10* 10–4 T-3rd NCAA Sixteen
2007-08 Sue Semrau* 13–14* 7–7 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2008-09 Sue Semrau 26–8 12–2 T-1st NCAA Second Round
2009-10 Sue Semrau 29–6 12–2 T-1st NCAA Quarterfinals
2010-11 Sue Semrau 24–8 11–3 3rd NCAA Second Round
2011-12 Sue Semrau 14–17 6–10 8th
2012-13 Sue Semrau 23–10 11–7 T-4th NCAA Second Round
2013-14 Sue Semrau 21–12 7–9 9th NCAA Second Round
2014-15 Sue Semrau 12–1
Sue Semrau: 328–214 141–135
Total: 679–567

      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

  • Wins Vacated as part of the academic scandal

Record vs. Rivals[edit]

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First Meeting
Florida 32 42 .432 Won 3 1974
Miami 35 12 .745 Won 1 1975
Clemson 22 24 .478 Won 10 1980
Totals 89 78 .533

All-time record vs. ACC teams[edit]

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First Meeting
Boston College 11 1 .917 Won 5 2006
Clemson 22 24 .478 Won 10 1980
Duke 8 36 .182 Lost 8 1992
Georgia Tech 22 20 .524 Lost 1 1975
Louisville 12 12 .500 Lost 2 1978
Miami 35 12 .745 Won 1 1975
North Carolina 10 32 .238 Lost 1 1982
NC State 13 27 .325 Lost 2 1992
Notre Dame 0 2 .000 Lost 2 2014
Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000 Won 1 2014
Syracuse 1 0 1.000 Won 1 2014
Virginia 14 34 .292 Won 1 1990
Virginia Tech 22 10 .688 Won 1 1979
Wake Forest 23 17 .575 Lost 3 1992
Totals 194 227 .461

Polls[edit]

Florida State has ended their basketball season ranked six times in either the AP or Coaches Poll. Top-10 finishes are colored ██

Florida State has been ranked in the AP Poll a total of 85 times with an eighth place ranking being the best the team has ever received.[1]

Post-season[edit]

Florida State has appeared in the postseason a total of eighteen times.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Seminoles have appeared in thirteen NCAA Tournaments.

Year Result
1983 First Round
1972 First Round
1991 Second Round
2001 Second Round
2005 Second Round
2006 Second Round
2007 Semifinals
2008 Second Round
2009 Second Round
2010 Quarterfinals
2011 Second Round
2013 Second Round
2014 Second Round
NCAA Tournament seeding[edit]
Years → '83 '90 '91 '01 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '13 '14
Seeds → 5 10 5 7 6 6 10 11 3 3 3 8 10

NWIT[edit]

The Seminoles appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament on one occasion.

Year Result
1982 Runner-Up

WNIT[edit]

The Seminoles have appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament twice.

Year Result
2003 Semifinals
2004 Semifinals

ACC Tournament[edit]

The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Year Seed Result
1992 #5 First Round
1993 #7 First Round
1994 #9 First Round
1995 #9 First Round
1996 #9 Quarterfinals
1997 #9 First Round
1998 #7 First Round
1999 #9 First Round
2000 #8 Quarterfinals
2001 #4 Semifinals
2002 #9 First Round
2003 #4 First Round
2004 #5 First Round
2005 #4 First Round
2006 #4 First Round
2007 #5 Quarterfinals
2008 #6 Quarterfinals
2009 #2 Semifinals
2010 #2 First Round
2011 #3 First Round
2012 #8 First Round
2013 #4 Semifinals
2014 #9 Quarterfinals

Awards[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

  • Cierra Bravard
  • Bev Burnett
  • Wanda Burns
  • Chris Davis
  • Christy Derlak
  • Sue Galkantas
  • Natasha Howard
  • Jacinta Monroe
  • Tia Paschal
  • Allison Peercy
  • Lorraine Rimson
  • Danielle Ryan
  • Brooke Wyckoff

Home court[edit]

Donald L. Tucker Center[edit]

The Donald L. Tucker Center, home of the Seminoles.

The Seminoles play all of their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It is an 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) multi-purpose facility which has hosted over 25 years worth of Seminole games.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total Appearances in the AP Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  2. ^ "The Donald L. Tucker Center Florida State’s Basketball Home" (English). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 

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