Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball

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Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota Golden Gophers athletic logo
University University of Minnesota
Conference Big Ten
Location Minneapolis, MN
Head coach Marlene Stollings
Arena Williams Arena
(Capacity: 14,625)
Nickname Golden Gophers
Colors

Maroon and Gold

            
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
2004
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
2004
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1977, 2003, 2004, 2005
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1977, 1981, 1982, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

The Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball team represents the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers have played in the Big Ten since the conference began sponsoring basketball in 1982. The team plays its home games in Williams Arena and is currently coached by Marlene Stollings.

The Golden Gophers have made eight appearances in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship, highlighted by a Final Four appearance in 2004. The Golden Gophers also have three appearances in the AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament.

History[edit]

The Golden Gophers have had five players play professional basketball, as well as eight players named All-Americans. Two players, Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville, were selected in the top four of WNBA draft. The Gophers have ranked in the top twenty nationally in attendance for seven seasons, starting with the 2001-2002 season.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Joan Stevenson, 1971–1972 (5-3)
  • Deb Wilson, 1972-1973 (8-8)
  • Linda Wells, 1973-1974 (3-10)
  • Jenny Johnson, 1974–1977 (36-37)
  • Ellen Mosher-Hanson, 1977-1987 (172-125)
  • LaRue Fields, 1987-1990 (24-60)
  • Linda Hill-MacDonald, 1990-1997 (66-126)
  • Cheryl Littlejohn, 1997-2001 (29-81)
  • Brenda Frese, 2001-2002 (22-8)
  • Pam Borton, 2002–2014 (236-152)
  • Marlene Stollings, 2014-present (0-0)

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 24 Bailey, MikaylaMikayla Bailey 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Osseo HS Maple Grove, Minn.
G 1 Banham, RachelRachel Banham 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Lakeville North HS Lakeville, Minn.
G 22 Hedstrom, JoannaJoanna Hedstrom 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Minnetonka HS Minnetonka, Minn.
G/F 20 Hirt, KaylaKayla Hirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Bemidji HS Bemidji, Minn.
F 4 Johnson, JackieJackie Johnson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Eden Prairie HS Eden Prairie, Minn.
G 2 McDaniel, StabresaStabresa McDaniel 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Skyline HS Dallas, Texas
G 3 Mullaney, ShayneShayne Mullaney 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Eden Prairie HS Eden Prairie, Minn.
G 21 Noga, SariSari Noga 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Sr Parkers Prairie HS Parkers Prairie, Minn.
F 15 Riché, MicaëllaMicaëlla Riché 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sr Louis Riel HS Gloucester, Ontario
C 32 Zahui_B., AmandaAmanda Zahui_B. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS Fr Igelstavikens Gymnasium Stockholm, Sweden
Head coach

Pam Borton

Assistant coach(es)

Curtis Loyd
Ted Riverso
Kelly Roysland


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-16

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [1]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Joan Stevenson (Independent) (1971–1972)
1971-72 Joan Stevenson 5–3
Joan Stevenson: 5–3
Deb Wilson (Independent) (1972–1973)
1972-73 Deb Wilson 8–8
Deb Wilson: 8–8
Linda Wells (Independent) (1973–1974)
1973-74 Linda Wells 3–10 MWIAA
Linda Wells: 3–10
Jenny Johnson (Independent) (1974–1977)
1974-75 Jenny Johnson 7–12 MWIAA
1975-76 Jenny Johnson 14–11 MWIAA
1976-77 Jenny Johnson 15–14 AIAW First Round
Jenny Johnson: 36–37
Ellen Mosher Hanson (Independent, Big Ten) (1977–1987)
1977-78 Ellen Mosher Hanson 24–10 NWIT Seventh Place
1978-79 Ellen Mosher Hanson 17–15 NWIT Fifth Place
1979-80 Ellen Mosher Hanson 18–11 AIAW Regional
1980-81 Ellen Mosher Hanson 28–7 AIAW First Round 18
Big Ten Conference
1981-82 Ellen Mosher Hanson 18–11 0–1 AIAW First Round
1982-83 Ellen Mosher Hanson 20–7 13–5 T-3rd
1983-84 Ellen Mosher Hanson 12–15 9–9 7th
1984-85 Ellen Mosher Hanson 18–10 13–5 3rd
1985-86 Ellen Mosher Hanson 8–20 4–14 9th
1986-87 Ellen Mosher Hanson 9–19 4–14 T-8th
Ellen Mosher Hanson: 172–125 43–48
LaRue Fields (Big Ten) (1988–1991)
1987-88 LaRue Fields 9–18 5–13 8th
1988-89 LaRue Fields 7–21 4–14 10th
1989-90 LaRue Fields 8–21 3–15 T-9th
LaRue Fields: 24–60 12–42
Linda Hill-McDonald (Big Ten) (1990–1997)
1990-91 Linda Hill-McDonald 6–22 2–16 10th
1991-92 Linda Hill-McDonald 8–19 3–15 T-9th
1992-93 Linda Hill-McDonald 14–12 9–9 5th
1993-94 Linda Hill-McDonald 18–11 10–8 T-4th NCAA Second Round
1994-95 Linda Hill-McDonald 12–15 7–9 T-7th
1995-96 Linda Hill-McDonald 4–23 0–16 11th
1996-97 Linda Hill-McDonald 4–24 1–15 11th
Linda Hill-McDonald: 66–126 32–88
Cheryl Littlejohn (Big Ten) (1997–2001)
1997-98 Cheryl Littlejohn 4–23 1–15 11th
1998-99 Cheryl Littlejohn 7–20 2–14 T-10th
1999-2000 Cheryl Littlejohn 10–18 3–13 T-10th
2000-01 Cheryl Littlejohn 8–20 1–15 10th
Cheryl Littlejohn: 29–81 7–57
Brenda Frese (Big Ten) (2001–2002)
2001-02 Brenda Frese 22–8 11–5 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 21 18
Brenda Frese: 22–8 11–5
Pam Borton (Big Ten) (2002–2014)
2002-03 Pam Borton 25–6 12–4 T-2nd NCAA Sixteen 13 17
2003-04 Pam Borton 25–9 9–7 6th NCAA Semifinals 4 24
2004-05 Pam Borton 26–8 12–4 4th NCAA Sixteen 11 12
2005-06 Pam Borton 19–10 11–5 T-3rd NCAA First Round 25
2006-07 Pam Borton 17–16 7–9 T-5th WNIT First Round (Bye)
2007-08 Pam Borton 20–12 11–7 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2008-09 Pam Borton 20–12 11–7 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2009-10 Pam Borton 13–17 6–12 11th
2010-11 Pam Borton 12–18 4–12 9th
2011-12 Pam Borton 19–17 6–10 8th WBI Champions
2012-13 Pam Borton 18–14 7–9 T-8th WNIT First Round
2013-14 Pam Borton 22-13 8-8 T-6th WNIT Third Round
Pam Borton: 236–152 104–94
Marlene Stollings (Big Ten) (2014–present)
2014-15 Marlene Stollings 0-0 0-0
Marlene Stollings: 0-0 0-0
Total: 601–610

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Guide". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013. 

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