Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball

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Iowa Hawkeyes
2014–15 Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team
Iowa Hawkeyes athletic logo
University University of Iowa
Conference Big Ten
Location Iowa City, IA
Head coach Lisa Bluder (15th year)
Arena Carver-Hawkeye Arena
(Capacity: 15,400)
Nickname Hawkeyes
Student section Hawks Nest

Black and Gold

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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament Final Four
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1987, 1988, 1993
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1996
NCAA Tournament appearances
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1997, 2001
Conference regular season champions
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2008
Members of Iowa's women's basketball team celebrate their 2008 regular season Big Ten championship on March 2, 2008.

The Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball team represents the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, United States. The team is a member of the Big Ten Conference as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team plays their regular season games at 15 400-seat Carver-Hawkeye Arena, along with men's basketball, wrestling, and volleyball teams.[1]

Women's basketball was started at the school in 1974, under head coach Lark Birdsong. The team finished 5–16 that season, accomplishing their first victory over the University of Minnesota. Birdsong coached at the university until early 1979, which was their first victorious season.[2] Birdsong was subsequently replaced by Judy McMullen, who led the charge for the next four years. McMullen was then succeeded in 1983 by former Cheyney University coach C. Vivian Stringer.[2] Prior to her stay at Iowa, Stringer led the Cheyney Wolves to the 1982 national championships.[3]


  1. ^ "Siena's McCaffery hired as Iowa basketball coach". March 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Women's Basketball: Year-By-Year Results Iowa Sports Information, Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
  3. ^ C. Vivian Stringer Rutgers Athletics Communications, Retrieved on July 27, 2008.