Florida State Seminoles women's basketball
|Florida State Seminoles|
|University||Florida State University|
|All-time record||625–568 (.524)|
|Head coach||Sue Semrau (17th year)|
|Arena||Donald L. Tucker Center
|Student section||The Nole Zone|
Garnet and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|2007 · 2010|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1991 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2013|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1983 · 1990 · 1991 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2013|
|Conference regular season champions|
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 twelve NCAA Tournament appearances: advancing to the Round of 32 on ten occasions, the Sweet Sixteen on two occasions, and the Elite Eight on one occasion. Florida State has also made three appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Seminoles have won the regular season conference title three times.
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).
- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 2.1 Barbara Hollingsworth Era (1970-1971)
- 2.2 Linda Warren Era (1971-1972)
- 2.3 Eddie Cubbon Era (1972-1973)
- 2.4 Joel Thirer Era (1973-1974)
- 2.5 Millie Usher Era (1974-1976)
- 2.6 Dianne Murphy Era (1976-1979)
- 2.7 Jan Dykehouse-Allen Era (1979-1986)
- 2.8 Marynell Meadors Era (1986-1996)
- 2.9 Chris Gobrecht Era (1996-1997)
- 2.10 Sue Semrau Era (1997-Present)
- 3 Head Coaches
- 4 Players
- 5 Championships
- 6 Records and results
- 7 Awards
- 8 Home court
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Joel Thirer, the fourth coach in four years, compiled a 9-6 record in one season.
Millie Usher Era (1974-1976)
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)
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)
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)
Marynell Meadors led the Seminoles for ten years to a record of 132-152 and two tournament appearances.
Chris Gobrecht Era (1996-1997)
Chris Gobrecht was fired after one season at Florida State following a five-win season.
Sue Semrau Era (1997-Present)
Sue Semrau has coached at Florida State for seventeen years and is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 295-201 at the school. She has led the Seminoles to nine tournaments.
Florida State has had ten head coaches.
*^Sue Semrau's record does not include 22 wins that were vacated that would otherwise make her record 295-201 though the 2012-2013 season.
Current coaching staff
|Sue Semrau||Head Coach|
|Lance White||Associate head coach|
|Brooke Wyckoff||Assistant coach|
|Ronald Hughey||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|
- Tanae Davis-Cain - professional WNBA basketball player, Detroit Shock
- Sue Galkantas - 1983 finalist for the Wade Trophy
- Roneeka Hodges - professional WNBA basketball player, Houston Comets
- Jacinta Monroe - professional WNBA basketball player, Washington Mystics and Tulsa Shock
- Britany Miller - professional WNBA basketball player, Detroit Shock
- Tia Paschal - professional WNBA basketball player, Chicago Sting
- Brooke Wyckoff - professional WNBA basketball player, Chicago Sky
|2013–14 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team|
Conference Regular Season Championships
|Total Conference Titles||3|
Records and results
|Barbara Hollingsworth (Independent) (1970–1971)|
|Linda Warren (Independent) (1971–1972)|
|Eddie Cubbon (Independent) (1972–1973)|
|Joel Thirer (Independent) (1973–1974)|
|Millie Usher (Independent) (1974–1976)|
|Dianne Murphy (Independent) (1976–1979)|
|1977-78||Dianne Murphy||8–9||–||State Tournament|
|Jan Dykehouse-Allen (Independent, Metro) (1979–1986)|
|1979-80||Jan Dykehouse-Allen||13–22||–||AIAW Region Tournament|
|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|
|Marynell Meadors (Metro, ACC) (1986–1996)|
|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|
|Chris Gobrecht (ACC) (1996–1997)|
|Sue Semrau (ACC) (1997–present)|
|2000-01||Sue Semrau||19–12||9–7||T-3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|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|
|2012-13||Sue Semrau||23–10||11–7||T-4th||NCAA Second Round|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
- Wins Vacated as part of the academic scandal
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 appeared in the postseason a total of seventeen times.
The Seminoles have appeared in 12 NCAA Tournaments.
NCAA Tournament seeding
The Seminoles have appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament three times.
- 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
Florida State has had multiple players selected as Academic All-Americans based on scholar performance.
Donald L. Tucker Center
- "Total Appearances in the AP Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
- "The Donald L. Tucker Center Florida State’s Basketball Home" (English). Retrieved 2009-03-11.
- http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/fsu/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/prospectus/prospectus.pdf Florida State Seminoles Women's Basketball Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Tallahassee, Florida