Georgetown Hoyas women's basketball

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Georgetown Hoyas
Georgetown Hoyas athletic logo
University Georgetown University
Conference Big East
Location Washington, DC
Head coach Natasha Adair (1st year)
Arena McDonough Gymnasium
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Hoyas
Colors

Blue and Gray

            
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
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1993, 2011
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
2010

The Georgetown University women's basketball team, which, like all sports teams at Georgetown University, is named the Georgetown Hoyas, is women's basketball program in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. They are currently coached by Natasha Adair, the program's ninth coach, she was hired in April 2014.[1] The team was first formed in 1970, and joined the Big East in 1983. They play their home games on campus at McDonough Gymnasium.[2]

The women's teams have been invited to the NCAA tournament four times, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1993 and 2011, and the second round in 2010 and 2012.[3][4] They have been invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, five times, progressing furthest in 2009 by reaching the fourth round.[5] Former player Rebekkah Brunson, now with the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, is the team's all-time leading rebounder,[6] while Sugar Rodgers, also with the Lynx, is the all-time leader in points, steals, and 3-point field goals.[7]

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [8]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Betty Underwood (Independent) (1970–1974)
1970-71 Betty Underwood 6–5
1971-72 Betty Underwood 8–1
1972-73 Betty Underwood 10–2
1973-74 Betty Underwood 5–4
Betty Underwood: 29–12
Francis Carr (Independent) (1974–1981)
1974-75 Francis Carr 11–5
1975-76 Francis Carr 11–5
1976-77 Francis Carr 10–8
1977-78 Francis Carr 11–9
1978-79 Francis Carr 15–9
1979-80 Francis Carr 21–3
1980-81 Francis Carr 16–7
Francis Carr: 95–46
Mary Briese (Big East) (1981–1983)
1981-82 Mary Briese 9–17
1982-83 Mary Briese 10–15 3–5 T-6th
Mary Briese: 19–32 3–5
Cheryl Thompson (Big East) (1983–1986)
1983-84 Cheryl Thompson 10–15 2–6 T-7th
1984-85 Cheryl Thompson 7–21 3–13 9th
1985-86 Cheryl Thompson 8–20 3–13 8th
Cheryl Thompson: 25–56 8–32
Patrick Knapp (Big East) (1986–2004)
1986-87 Patrick Knapp 7–21 4–12 7th
1987-88 Patrick Knapp 7–21 3–13 9th
1988-89 Patrick Knapp 13–16 4–12 8th
1989-90 Patrick Knapp 13–14 5–11 T-7th
1990-91 Patrick Knapp 12–15 5–11 7th
1991-92 Patrick Knapp 20–8 13–5 T-2nd
1992-93 Patrick Knapp 23–7 15–3 T-1st NCAA Sixteen 16
1993-94 Patrick Knapp 12–15 6–12 8th
1994-95 Patrick Knapp 11–17 6–12 7th
1995-96 Patrick Knapp 12–15 7–11 6th (BE 7)
1996-97 Patrick Knapp 17–11 9–9 1st (BE 7)
1997-98 Patrick Knapp 9–19 5–13 6th (BE 7)
1998-99 Patrick Knapp 18–12 10–8 5th WNIT First Round
1999-2000 Patrick Knapp 17–13 9–7 5th WNIT First Round
2000-01 Patrick Knapp 17–15 6–10 T-8th WNIT Sixteen
2001-02 Patrick Knapp 12–16 4–12 12th
2002-03 Patrick Knapp 15–14 6–10 9th WNIT First Round
2003-04 Patrick Knapp 13–15 7–9 9th
Patrick Knapp: 248–264 124–180
Terry Williams-Flournoy (Big East) (2004–2012)
2004-05 Terry Williams-Flournoy 12–16 7–9 T-6th
2005-06 Terry Williams-Flournoy 10–17 3–13 T-13th
2006-07 Terry Williams-Flournoy 13–16 3–13 T-13th
2007-08 Terry Williams-Flournoy 15–14 5–11 T-11th
2008-09 Terry Williams-Flournoy 20–14 7–9 T-9th WNIT Quarterfinals
2009-10 Terry Williams-Flournoy 26–7 13–3 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 17 13
2010-11 Terry Williams-Flournoy 24–11 9–7 T-7th NCAA Sixteen 14 23
2011-12 Terry Williams-Flournoy 23–9 11–5 T-4th NCAA Second Round 17 17
Terry Williams-Flournoy: 143–104 58–70
Keith Brown (Big East) (2012–2013)
2012-13 Keith Brown 15–16 5–11 T-11th
Keith Brown: 15–16 5–11
Jim Lewis (Big East) (2013–2014)
2013-14 Jim Lewis 11–21 4–14 8th
Jim Lewis: 11–21 4–14
Natasha Adair (Big East) (2014–present)
Total: 585–551

      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

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

2012–13 Georgetown Hoyas women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 00 Rafiu, Ki-KeKi-Ke Rafiu 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr Saints Neuman-Goretti (Pa.) Offa, Nigeria
G 1 McCormick, KatieKatie McCormick 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Fr St. Mary's Ryken High School Leonardtown, Maryland
F 11 White, AndreaAndrea White 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Jr Lancaster High School Lancaster, Virginia
C 13 Wilson, SydneySydney Wilson (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr St. John's College Prep Silver Spring, Maryland
G 14 Rodgers, SugarSugar Rodgers (C) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Sr King's Fork High School Suffolk, Virginia
G 21 Jackson, JasmineJasmine Jackson 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
So Old Bridge High School Old Bridge, New Jersey
G/F 22 Battle, LoganLogan Battle 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr West Springfield High School Springfield, Virginia
G 23 Powell, SamishaSamisha Powell 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Jr Princess Anne High School Virginia Beach, Virginia
F 33 Horne, BrittanyBrittany Horne 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
So Carmel High School Carmel, New York
F 35 Vitalis, DominiqueDominique Vitalis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr Gill St. Bernard's School Bloomfield, New Jersey
C 42 Moore, VanessaVanessa Moore (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Sr Pope John XXIII Regional High School Hackettstown, New Jersey
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Tim Valentine
Krystal Reeves-Evans
Kenya Kirkland


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

Roster
Last update: 12 January 2013

Recruiting[edit]

Four class of 2012 players have made verbal commitments to Georgetown:[9]

  • Katie McCormick
  • Logan Battle
  • Dominique Vitalis
  • Omowumi Rafiu

2010 Paradise Jam[edit]

Georgetown's Sugar Rodgers shoots over Tennessee's Shekinna Stricklen at the 2010 Paradise Jam

Georgetown traveled to St. Thomas to participate in the Paradise Jam Tournament held over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. On Thanksgiving, Georgetown beat Georgia Tech 67–58.[10] The next day, 12th ranked (AP) Georgetown lost to unranked Missouri 54–45.[11]

The final game matched up Georgetown, with a 1–1 record, against Tennessee, who were ranked 4th in the AP rankings, and had won their first two game in St. Thomas. Georgetown's Sugar Rogers, who has not played particularly well in the first two game of the tournament, had 28 points to help lead her team to an upset victory over Tennessee. The Hoyas opened up with an 11–4 run and never trailed. Tennessee out rebounded Georgetown 42—24, but committed 29 turnovers. Both teams shot about 40% from the field, but the Hoyas had an advantage beyond the arc, hitting 10 of their 18 three point attempts, while the Volunteers hit only three of 18 attempts.[12][13] The two team ended with 2–1 records, but with the head-to-head tie breaker, Georgetown was awarded the Championship of the Paradise Jam, Island Division.[14][15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang, Gene (April 15, 2014). "Adair named GU women's basketball coach". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009-10 Georgetown University Women’s Basketball Quick Facts" (PDF). Georgetown University. July 24, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ Curran, Pat (May 19, 2011). "Williams-Flournoy Revives Reeling Georgetown Program". The Hoya. Retrieved May 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Palmer, Michael (March 23, 2010). "Hoyas' Historic Season Ends With Rout in Second Round". The Hoya. Retrieved March 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Georgetown Women's Basketball Notes". Big East Conference. January 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Georgetown Welcomes Home Rebekkah Brunson". Georgetown Hoyas. June 14, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Wagner, Laura (April 16, 2013). "Rodgers Taken 14th in Draft". The Hoya. Retrieved April 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Media Guide". Georgetown. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 
  9. ^ "Women's Basketball Adds One More to 2012 Recruiting Class". Georgetown Hoyas. November 17, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Scores for November 25, 2010". ESPN. Retrieved 23 Dec 2012. 
  11. ^ "Scores for November 26, 2010". ESPN. Retrieved 23 Dec 2012. 
  12. ^ "Rodgers scores 28 as Georgetown women top Tennessee". Washington Post. November 28, 2010. Retrieved 1 Feb 2013. 
  13. ^ "Box score". ESPN. November 27, 2010. Retrieved 1 Feb 2013. 
  14. ^ "Tournament History & Statistics". Basketball Travelers, Inc. Retrieved 23 Dec 2012. 
  15. ^ "Sugar Rodgers scores 28 as No. 12 Georgetown beats No. 4 Tennessee". ESPN. Retrieved 23 Dec 2012. 

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