Michigan Wolverines women's basketball

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Michigan Wolverines
Women's Basketball
Michigan Wolverines  Women's Basketball athletic logo
University University of Michigan
Conference Big Ten
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Head coach Kim Barnes Arico[1] (1st year)
Arena Crisler Center[2]
(Capacity: 12,693)
Nickname Wolverines
Student section Maize Rage
Colors

Maize and Blue

            
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 second round
1990, 2001, 2013[3]
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2013[3]

The Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team is the intercollegiate women's basketball program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Wolverines play home basketball games at the Crisler Center on the university campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

History[edit]

Michigan and Wisconsin preparing for the opening tip off for their January 13, 2013 game.
Michigan and Wisconsin in action during the second half of their January 13, 2013 game.

Michigan began playing intercollegiate women's basketball in 1973-74, when inaugural head coach Vic Katch led the team to a 3-8 record (0-1 against Big Ten teams).[3] There was no form of conference competition for the Wolverines until the 1976-77 season, and even then it was not officially sanctioned by the Big Ten until 1982-83.[3] Michigan did not qualify for postseason play until winning an NCAA Tournament bid in 1990 under head coach Bud VanDeWege, which would remain its only tournament appearance until Sue Guevara led the Wolverines to five straight postseason appearances (in both the NCAA and WNIT tournaments) between 1998 and 2002.[3] The team's best postseason performance in the NCAA Tournament is advancing to the Second Round, which it has done twice, in 1990 and 2001.[3] The Wolverines have also reached the WNIT semifinals once, in 2010 under coach Kevin Borseth.[3] Michigan has never won a Big Ten championship, either in the regular season or in the conference tournament: the closest it has come is 2nd in the regular season and tied for 3rd in the tournament, both accomplished during Guevara's tenure.[3] Guevara is the most accomplished coach in the history of the program, leading all coaches in both wins and wining percentage for conference and overall games alike.[4] Since 2012, the Wolverines are coached by Kim Barnes Arico, the former St. John's Red Storm head coach and two-time Big East Coach of the Year.[1]

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Ristovski, MadisonMadison Ristovski 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So University Liggett Sterling Heights, Mich.
G 2 Thompson, SieraSiera Thompson 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Serra Gardena, Calif.
F 3 Mitchell, KelseyKelsey Mitchell 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Inkster Detroit, Mich.
G 5 Smith, ShannonShannon Smith 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Forestview Gastonia, N.C.
G 14 Elmblad, NicoleNicole Elmblad 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Jr LaSalle St. Ignace, Mich.
G 15 Rakers, PaigePaige Rakers 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Carlyle Carlyle, Ill.
G 20 Williams, DanielleDanielle Williams 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr St. Mary's Phoenix, Ariz.
F 21 Flyer, NicoleNicole Flyer (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Palisades Los Angeles, Calif.
F 22 Goree, CyeshaCyesha Goree 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Wyoming Park Grand Rapids, Mich.
G 23 Wangler, HallieHallie Wangler (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS So Shrine Catholic Royal Oak, Mich.
F 32 Lyttle, RebeccaRebecca Lyttle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Hollywood Christian Miramar, Fla.
F/C 34 Driscoll, ValVal Driscoll 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Sr Archbishop Williams Stoughton, Mass.
F/C 54 Seto, KendraKendra Seto 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Sr Eastdale C.V.I Oshawa, Ontario
Head coach

Kim Barnes Arico

Assistant coach(es)

Melanie Moore
Chester Nichols
Joy McCorvey


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-15

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Sources [3][5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Victor Katch (Independent) (1973–1974)
1973-74 Victor Katch 3–8 MAIAW
Victor Katch: 3–8
Carmel Borders (Independent) (1974–1977)
1974-75 Carmel Borders 3–7
1975-76 Carmel Borders 12–6 MAIAW
1976-77 Carmel Borders 8–15 MAIAW
Carmel Borders: 23–28
Gloria Soluk (Independent, Big Ten) (1977–1984)
1977-78 Gloria Soluk 8–16 MAIAW
1978-79 Gloria Soluk 13–14 MAIAW
1979-80 Gloria Soluk 8–20 MAIAW
1980-81 Gloria Soluk 12–15 MAIAW
Big Ten Conference
1981-82 Gloria Soluk 17–9 0–1
1982-83 Gloria Soluk 4–24 2–16 T-9th
1983-84 Gloria Soluk 4–22 2–19 9th
Gloria Soluk: 66–120 4–36
Bud VanDeWege (Big Ten) (1984–1992)
1984-85 Bud VanDeWege 7–21 1–17 10th
1985-86 Bud VanDeWege 14–14 8–10 7th
1986-87 Bud VanDeWege 9–18 2–16 10th
1987-88 Bud VanDeWege 14–14 11–7 T-6th
1988-89 Bud VanDeWege 11–17 5–13 T-8th
1989-90 Bud VanDeWege 20–10 11–7 T-4th NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1990-91 Bud VanDeWege 11–17 4–14 9th
1991-92 Bud VanDeWege 7–21 3–15 T-9th
Bud VanDeWege: 93–132 45–99
Trish Roberts (Big Ten) (1992–1996)
1992-93 Trish Roberts 2–25 1–17 11th
1993-94 Trish Roberts 3–24 0–18 11th
1994-95 Trish Roberts 8–19 3–13 T-10th
1995-96 Trish Roberts 7–20 1–15 10th
Trish Roberts: 20–88 5–63
Sue Guevara (Big Ten) (1997–2004)
1996-97 Sue Guevara 15–11 7–10 T-8th
1997-98 Sue Guevara 19–10 10–6 T-3rd NCAA First Round
1998-99 Sue Guevara 18–12 8–8 T-6th WNIT Sixteen
1999-2000 Sue Guevara 22–8 13–3 T-2nd NCAA First Round
2000-01 Sue Guevara 19–12 10–6 5th NCAA Second Round
2001-02 Sue Guevara 17–13 6–10 T-9th WNIT First Round
2002-03 Sue Guevara 13–16 3–13 T-10th
Sue Guevara: 123–82 57–56
Cheryl Burnett (Big Ten) (2003–2007)
2003-04 Cheryl Burnett 14–17 6–10 7th
2004-05 Cheryl Burnett 5–23 1–15 11th
2005-06 Cheryl Burnett 6–23 0–16 11th
2006-07 Cheryl Burnett 10–20 3–13 10th
Cheryl Burnett: 35–83 10–54
Kevin Borseth (Big Ten) (2007–2012)
2007-08 Kevin Borseth 19–14 9–9 T-6th WNIT Quarterfinals
2008-09 Kevin Borseth 10–20 3–15 T-10th
2009-10 Kevin Borseth 21–14 8–10 T-6th WNIT Semifinals
2010-11 Kevin Borseth 17–13 10–6 T-3rd WNIT First Round
2011-12 Kevin Borseth 20–12 8–8 7th NCAA First Round
Kevin Borseth: 87–73 38–48
Kim Barnes Arico (Big Ten) (2013–2014)
2012-13 Kim Barnes Arico 22–11 9–7 T-5th NCAA Second Round
Kim Barnes Arico: 22–11 9–7
Total: 472–625

      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

Head coaching records[edit]

Kim Barnes Arico, the current head coach of the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team.
Head Coach Years Seasons Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. NCAA Berths
Vic Katch 1973-74 1 3-8 .272 0-1 .000 -
Carmel Borders 1974-77 3 23-28 .451 4-8 .333 -
Gloria Soluk 1977-84 7 66-120 .355 22-61 .265 0
Bud VanDeWege 1984-92 8 93-132 .413 41-103 .285 1
Trish Roberts 1992-96 4 20-88 .185 5-63 .074 0
Sue Guevara 1996-2003 7 123-82 .600 57-55 .501 3
Cheryl Burnett 2003-07 4 35-83 .297 10-54 .156 0
Kevin Borseth 2008-12 5 87-73 .544 38-48 .442 1
Kim Barnes Arico 2012–present 1 22-11 .667 9-7 .563 1
Totals 40 472-625 .428 164-362 .310 6

Head coaching records through the end of the 2012-13 season[4]

Arena[edit]

The Crisler Center interior as it appeared during the 2012-13 women's basketball season.
Main article: Crisler Center

Michigan has played its home games at Crisler Center (previously known as Crisler Arena) since it began intercollegiate play during the 1973-74 season.[2] The first women's basketball game played at Crisler took place on February 4, 1974 and saw the Western Michigan Broncos defeat Michigan 54-28.[2] Crisler Arena was built in 1967 at a cost of $7.2 million, and has undergone three major renovations since, in 1998, 2001, and 2012.[2] In 2002, the women's locker room was more than doubled in size and given a complete facelift.[2] The 2012 renovation saw the addition of the William Davidson Player Development Center (WDPDC), a 57,000-foot basketball facility for both the women's and men's teams adjacent to the arena proper, and the renaming of the entire complex to Crisler Center.[2] The first floor of the WDPDC houses two basketball practice courts, team locker rooms for both players and coaches, athletic medicine facilities, and an equipment room, while the second floor is home to offices for both the men's and women's coaching staffs and administrative functions, as well as rooms dedicated to recruiting, analyzing game film, and strength and conditioning.[2] The 2012 renovation also resulted in major upgrades to the arena's infrastructure, a new scoreboard, replacement of all the seats in both the upper and lower bowls, more handicap-accessible seating, and major improvements to the arena's entrances and concourses.[2] Completed in two separate phases, it cost $72 million in total.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kim Barnes Arico". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Crisler Center". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Michigan Women's Basketball Year-by-Year Results". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Michigan Women's Basketball Head Coaching Records". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Media Guide". University of Michigan. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Michigan Wolverines women's basketball at Wikimedia Commons