Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball

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Illinois Fighting Illini Women's Basketball
Illinois Fighting Illini Women's Basketball athletic logo
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference Big Ten
Location Champaign, IL
Head coach Matt Bollant (2012-present year)
Arena Assembly Hall
(Capacity: 16,618)
Nickname Fighting Illini
Student section Orange Krush
Colors

Blue and Orange

            
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 Sweet Sixteen
1997, 1998
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1986, 1987, 1999, 2000
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1982, 1986, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003
Conference regular season champions
1997

The Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. Home games are played at Assembly Hall, located on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's campus in Champaign.

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 Illinois Fighting Illini women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 0 Hartwell, SarahSarah Hartwell 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) RS So Bellarmine Prep/Georgia Tech Tacoma, Wash.
F 1 Piper, MckenzieMckenzie Piper 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Iowa City West Iowa City, Iowa
G 2 Gleason, TaylorTaylor Gleason 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Goodrich Grand Blanc, Mich.
G/F 3 Tuck, TaylorTaylor Tuck 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Bolingbrook Bolingbrook, Ill.
F 4 Livingston, SarahSarah Livingston 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr Morton Morton, Ill.
F 5 Oden, NiaNia Oden 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Christ The King Brooklyn, N.Y.
G 12 McConnell, AshleyAshley McConnell 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Fremd Palatine, Ill.
G/F 13 Shackelford, MikaalaMikaala Shackelford 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Hopkins Plymouth, Minn.
G 15 Simmons, KyleyKyley Simmons 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Lewis Central/Missouri Council Bluffs, Iowa
G 22 Crawford, IvoryIvory Crawford 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Proviso East Chicago, Ill.
G 23 Smith, AlexisAlexis Smith 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr St. John the Baptist Medford, N.Y.
G 25 Cattenhead, KennedyKennedy Cattenhead 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Bolingbrook Bolingbrook, Ill.
F 34 Grant, JacquiJacqui Grant 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Maine South Park Ridge, Ill.
G 42 Moore, AmberAmber Moore 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Sr Country Day Detroit, Mich.
Head coach

Matt Bollant

Assistant coach(es)

Mike Divilbiss
Tianna Kirkland
LaKale Malone


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-16



Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Steven Douglas (1974–1976)
1974 - 75 Steven Douglas 10 - 11 -
1975 - 76 Steven Douglas 15 - 10 - 5th
Steven Douglas: 25 - 21 -
Carla Thompson (1976–1979)
1976 - 77 Carla Thompson 15 - 9 - 5th
1977 - 78 Carla Thompson 9 - 9 - 5th
1978 - 79 Carla Thompson 9 - 12 -
Carla Thompson: 33 - 30 -
Jane Schroeder (1979–1984)
1979 - 80 Jane Schroeder 6 - 21 - 5th
1980 - 81 Jane Schroeder 20 - 11 -
1981 - 82 Jane Schroeder 21 - 9 - 2nd NCAA 1st Round
Big Ten Conference
1982 - 83 Jane Schroeder 14 - 14 9 - 9 6th
1983 - 84 Jane Schroeder 12 - 16 6 - 12 8th
Jane Schroeder: 73 - 71 15 - 21
Laura Golden (1984–1990)
1984 - 85 Laura Golden 13 - 15 7 - 11 6th
1985 - 86 Laura Golden 20 - 10 12 - 6 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
1986 - 87 Laura Golden 19 - 10 11 - 7 4th NCAA 2nd Round
1987 - 88 Laura Golden 9 - 19 3 - 15 9th
1988 - 89 Laura Golden 11 - 18 6 - 12 6th
1989 - 90 Laura Golden 11 - 17 5 - 13 8th
Laura Golden: 83 – 89 44 – 64
Kathy Lindsey (1990–1995)
1990 - 91 Kathy Lindsey 9 - 19 6 - 12 8th
1991 - 92 Kathy Lindsey 9 - 19 6 - 12 8th
1992 - 93 Kathy Lindsey 12 - 15 7 - 11 7th
1993 - 94 Kathy Lindsey 10 - 17 5 - 13 10th
1994 - 95 Kathy Lindsey 10 - 17 5 - 13 10th(T)
Kathy Lindsey: 50 – 87 29 – 61
Theresa Grentz (1995–2007)
1995 - 96 Theresa Grentz 13 - 15 6 - 10 8th
1996 - 97 Theresa Grentz 24 - 8 12 - 4 1st(T) NCAA Sweet 16
1997 - 98 Theresa Grentz 20 - 10 12 - 4 2nd NCAA Sweet 16
1998 - 99 Theresa Grentz 19 - 12 10 - 6 3rd NCAA Second Round
1999 - 00 Theresa Grentz 23 - 11 11 - 5 4th NCAA Second Round
2000 - 01 Theresa Grentz 17 - 16 9 - 7 6th WNIT Second Round
2001 - 02 Theresa Grentz 15 - 14 7 - 9 8th WNIT Second Round
2002 - 03 Theresa Grentz 17 - 12 9 - 7 6th NCAA First Round
2003 - 04 Theresa Grentz 10 - 18 4 - 12 8th(T)
2004 - 05 Theresa Grentz 17 - 13 7 - 9 7th WNIT First Round
2005 - 06 Theresa Grentz 16 - 15 6 - 10 7th WNIT First Round
2006 - 07 Theresa Grentz 19 - 12 8 - 8 4th WNIT Sweet 16
Theresa Grentz: 210 – 156 101 – 91
Jolette Law (2007–2012)
2007 - 08 Jolette Law 20 - 15 8 - 10 9th WNIT Sweet 16
2008 - 09 Jolette Law 10 - 21 5 - 13 9th
2009 - 10 Jolette Law 19 - 14 7 - 11 9th WNIT Elite 8
2010 - 11 Jolette Law 9 - 23 2 - 14 11th
2011 - 12 Jolette Law 11 - 19 5 - 11 9th
Jolette Law: 69 – 93 27 – 59
Matt Bollant (2012–present)
2012 - 13 Matt Bollant 19 - 14 9 - 7 5th(T) WNIT Elite 8
Matt Bollant: 19 – 14 9 – 7
Total: 562 - 561

      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 for season-by-season results [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Coaching history[edit]

Coach Years Record Conference
Record
Conference
Titles
NCAA
Appearances
Steven Douglas 1974–1976 25-21 - - -
Carla Thompson 1976–1979 33–30 - - -
Jane Schroeder 1979–1984 73–71 15–21 - 1
Laura Golden 1984–1990 83–89 44–64 - 2
Kathy Lindsey 1990–1995 50–87 29–61 - -
Theresa Grentz 1995–2007 210–156 101–91 1 5
Jolette Law 2007–2012 30–36 13–23 - -
Matt Bollant 2012-present 14–9 7–4 - -
Totals 504-490 202-260 - -

Source for coaching history [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Illini Basketball History" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b "2004-05 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b "2005-06 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  4. ^ a b "2006-07 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  5. ^ a b "2007-08 Illinois Women's Basketball" (pdf). Retrieved 2009-10-18. 

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