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Penn State Lady Lions
2013–14 Penn State Lady Lions basketball team
Penn State Lady Lions athletic logo
University Pennsylvania State University
Conference Big Ten
Location University Park, PA
Head coach Coquese Washington (8th year)
Arena Bryce Jordan Center
(Capacity: 15,261)
Nickname Lady Lions
Colors

Blue and White

            
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 Final Four
2000
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1983, 1994, 2000, 2004
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1976, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996
Conference regular season champions
1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Penn State women's basketball team represents The Pennsylvania State University and plays its home games in the Bryce Jordan Center. In 2013, the Lady Lions became just the twelfth program in NCAA Division I history to reach 850 wins.[1] Penn State has won 8 regular season Big Ten titles and the first 2 Big Ten tournament titles in 1995 and 1996. The Lady Lions have 25 NCAA tournament appearances as of 2014, the most in the Big Ten. The team's best post-season finish came in 2000 when the Lady Lions reached the Final Four before losing to eventual champion UCONN. The Lady Lions captured the WNIT title in 1998 defeating Baylor 59-56 in Waco, Texas. Notable alumni include WBCA First Team All-Americans Suzie McConnell, Susan Robinson, Helen Darling, and Kelly Mazzante. ESPN correspondent Lisa Salters is the shortest player in Lady Lions history at 5'-2". Head Coach Coquese Washington is in her eighth year coaching the Lady Lions with the 2014-15 season.

2014–15 Roster[edit]

2014–15 Penn State Nittany Lions women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
F/C 1 Agee, CandiceCandice Agee 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Jr Silverado Victorville, Calif.
G 5 Moore, SierraSierra Moore 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) RS So Delone Catholic/Duke Hanover, Pa.
G 10 Sevillian, KekeKeke Sevillian 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Goodrich Goodrich, Mich.
F 11 Harris, AlexAlex Harris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Lorain Lorain, Ohio
G 12 Spann, LindseyLindsey Spann 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) RS Fr Good Counsel Laurel, Md.
F 14 Brooks, DominiqueDominique Brooks 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr T.F. South/Trinity Valley C.C. Lansing, Ill.
G/F 15 Mitchell, KaliyahKaliyah Mitchell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Stephenson Stone Mountain, Ga.
G/F 25 Whitted, PeytonPeyton Whitted 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So North Gwinnett Suwanee, Ga.
G/F 41 DeGraaf, JennyJenny DeGraaf 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Springboro Springboro, Ohio
F/C 44 Waldner, ToriTori Waldner 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Sr Milton Milton, Ga.
Head coach

Coquese Washington

Assistant coach(es)

Kia Damon
Itoro Coleman
Jocelyn Wyatt


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

Roster
Last update: 2014-06-22

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Year Alma mater
Head Coach Coquese Washington 2007 Notre Dame University (B.A. 1992, J.D. 1997)
Assistant Coach Kia Damon 2007 Millersville University (1997)
Assistant Coach Itoro Umoh-Coleman 2007-2010; 2014 Clemson University (1999)
Assistant Coach Jocelyn Wyatt 2014 Appalachian State (2006)
Director of Basketball Operations Ethan Gelfand 2011 Wake Forest (2006)
Director of Video & Technology Operations Mike Miller 2008 High Point University

Pink Zone at Penn State[edit]

Annually, the Lady Lions don pink jerseys in support of several organizations that fight breast cancer in what is now known as the "Pink Zone at Penn State" game. The Lady Lions were the first Division I team in the nation to wear pink jerseys,[2] a growing trend in athletics. Then-head coach Rene Portland developed the idea in 2006 with money from the Big Ten Conference, and the first game (termed the "Think Pink" game) occurred in February 2007 against Wisconsin.[3] In 2012, the Pink Zone at Penn State raised a record $203,000 to distribute to its beneficiaries.[4]

All-Time Season Results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marie Litner (Independent) (1965–1970)
1965 Marie Litner 3-1
1966 Marie Litner 3-2
1967 Marie Litner 2-3
1968 Marie Litner 4-2
1969 Marie Litner 3-3
1970 Marie Litner 5-1
Marie Litner: 20-12


Mary Ann Domitrovitz (Independent) (1971–1974)
1971 Mary Ann Domitrovitz 6-2
1972 Mary Ann Domitrovitz 4-3
1973 Mary Ann Domitrovitz 3-5
1974 Mary Ann Domitrovitz 5-3
Mary Ann Domitrovitz: 17-13


Pat Meiser (Independent) (1974–1980)
1974-75 Pat Meiser 7-7 EAIAW Mid-Atlantic Tournament
1975-76 Pat Meiser 10-10 AIAW First Round
1976-77 Pat Meiser 13-8 EAIAW Mid-Atlantic Tournament
1977-78 Pat Meiser 21-5 EAIAW Mid-Atlantic Tournament
1978-79 Pat Meiser 21-8 EAIAW Mid-Atlantic Tournament
1979-80 Pat Meiser 20-14 EAIAW Mid-Atlantic Tournament
Pat Meiser: 92-52


Rene Portland (Independent, Atlantic 10 (1982-1991), Big Ten (1992-Present)) (1980–2007)
1980-81 Rene Portland 19-9 EAIAW Mid-Atlantic Tournament
1981-82 Rene Portland 24-6 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Atlantic 10 Conference
1982-83 Rene Portland 26-7 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1983-84 Rene Portland 19-12 6-2 2nd NCAA First Round
1984-85 Rene Portland 28-5 7-1 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1985-86 Rene Portland 24-8 12-4 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1986-87 Rene Portland 23-7 16-2 2nd NCAA Second Round
1987-88 Rene Portland 20-13 11-7 4th NCAA Second Round
1988-89 Rene Portland 14-14 12-6 4th
1989-90 Rene Portland 25-7 15-3 3rd NCAA Second Round
1990-91 Rene Portland 29-2 17-1 1st NCAA Second Round
Independent
1991-92 Rene Portland 24-7 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Big Ten Conference
1992-93 Rene Portland 22-6 14-4 3rd NCAA Second Round
1993-94 Rene Portland 28-3 16-2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1994-95 Rene Portland 26-5 13-3 1st NCAA Second Round
1995-96 Rene Portland 27-7 13-3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1996-97 Rene Portland 15-12 8-8 6th
1997-98 Rene Portland 21-13 8-8 7th WNIT Champions
1998-99 Rene Portland 22-8 12-4 2nd NCAA Second Round
1999-00 Rene Portland 30-5 15-1 1st NCAA Final Four
2000-01 Rene Portland 19-10 11-5 4th NCAA First Round
2001-02 Rene Portland 23-12 11-5 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2002-03 Rene Portland 26-9 13-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2003-04 Rene Portland 28-6 15-1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
2004-05 Rene Portland 19*-11 13-3 3rd NCAA First Round
2005-06 Rene Portland 13-16 6-10 7th
2006-07 Rene Portland 15-16 7-9 5th
Rene Portland: 606*-236 271-95


Coquese Washington (Big Ten) (2007–Present)
2007-08 Coquese Washington 13-18 4-14 10th
2008-09 Coquese Washington 11-18 6-12 7th
2009-10 Coquese Washington 17-14 8-10 6th WNIT First Round
2010-11 Coquese Washington 25-10 11-5 2nd NCAA Second Round
2011-12 Coquese Washington 26-7 13-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2012-13 Coquese Washington 26-6 15-2 1st NCAA Second Round
2013-14 Coquese Washington 24-8 13-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Coquese Washington: 142-81 70-49


Total: 878-392

      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

* The Lady Lions finished 19-11 in 2004-05, but three wins were credited to assistant head coach Annie Troyan.

Source:[5]

Awards & Honors[edit]

Atlantic 10 Awards[edit]

Big Ten Awards[edit]

National and Regional Awards[edit]

Wade Trophy[edit]

  • 1992, Susan Robinson

Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award[edit]

CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year[edit]

Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year[edit]

  • 1991, Susan Robinson

WBCA Coach of the Year[edit]

USBWA Coach of the Year[edit]

Black Coaches & Administrators Female Coach of the Year[edit]

References[edit]

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