Florida State Seminoles women's basketball
|Florida State Seminoles|
|University||Florida State University|
|All-time record||626–569 (.524)|
|Head coach||Sue Semrau (18th year)|
|Arena||Donald L. Tucker Center
|Student section||The Nole Zone|
Garnet, Gold, White, and Black
|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 · 2014|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1983 · 1990 · 1991 · 2001 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2013 · 2014|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
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).
- 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 Current Roster
- 6 Championships
- 7 Records and results
- 8 Awards
- 9 Home court
- 10 References
- 11 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|
|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
|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|
NWIT Championship appearance
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.
|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
|1990-1991||Metro||Marynell Meadors||South Carolina||54||53|
|Total Conference Tournament Titles||1|
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|
|2013-14||Sue Semrau||21–12||7–9||9th||NCAA Second Round|
- 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 eighteen times.
The Seminoles have appeared in thirteen NCAA Tournaments.
NCAA Tournament seeding
The Seminoles appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament on one occasion.
The Seminoles have appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament twice.
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.
- 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
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.
- Florida State Seminoles Women's Basketball Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Tallahassee, Florida