UCLA Bruins women's basketball

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UCLA Bruins
UCLA Bruins athletic logo
University University of California, Los Angeles
Conference Pac-12
Location Los Angeles, CA
Head coach Cori Close (2011-Present year)
Arena Pauley Pavilion
(Capacity: 12,829)
Nickname Bruins
Student section The Den
Colors

True Blue 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 champions
1978 (AIAW)
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1978 (AIAW), 1979 (AIAW)
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010
Conference tournament champions
2010
Conference regular season champions
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1999
The newly renovated Pauley Pavilion is the home court of the basketball team

The UCLA Bruins women's basketball program was established in 1974. The Current coach is Cori Close[1][2] The team was a member of the AIAW until joining the NCAA in 1984. The UCLA Bruins women's basketball team won the AIAW championship in 1978, and a banner commomorating the championship hangs in Pauley Pavilion, the current home of the Bruins basketball teams.

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 UCLA Bruins women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Lemberger, TheaThea Lemberger 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Sr Santa Monica HS Santa Monica, Calif.
G 2 Korver, KariKari Korver 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Valley Christian Paramount, Calif.
G 4 Holiday, LaurenLauren Holiday 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS Fr Campbell Hall Calabasas, Calif.
F 10 Swain, KacyKacy Swain 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr St. Bernard's HS Los Angeles, Calif.
F 11 Nyingifa, AtonyeAtonye Nyingifa 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Sr Redondo Union HS Torrance, Calif.
C 13 Livulo, LuianaLuiana Livulo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) RS Jr Northwest Florida State/Escola Secondaria Rainha D. Amelia Lisbon, Portugal
G 14 Williams, DominiqueDominique Williams 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr St. Mary's Catholic Phoenix, Ariz.
G/F 20 Gardner, RhemaRhema Gardner 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Jr Ayala HS Upland, Calif.
G 21 Fields, NirraNirra Fields 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Mater Dei Montreal, QC, Canada
G 22 Brooks, MadelineMadeline Brooks (W) 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Jr Temecula HS Temecula, Calif.
F 24 Hersler, PaulinaPaulina Hersler 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Fr Igelstavikens Gymnasium Södertälje, Sweden
F/C 34 Costa, CorinneCorinne Costa 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) RS Jr Liberty HS Discovery Bay, Calif.
C 54 Trapp, SavannaSavanna Trapp 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Fr Esko Esko, Minn.
Head coach

Cori Close

Assistant coach(es)

Jenny Huth
Tony Newnan
Shannon Perry


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-16

2012–13 season[edit]

  • November 9, 2012 – The team returned to the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion and defeated San Diego State 66-52
  • November 23, 2012 – No. 19 UCLA were defeated by No. 5 Notre Dame 76-64
  • January 13, 2013 – UCLA opened the conference with 4 straight victories.

2011–12 season[edit]

While Pauley Pavilion was being renovated, the women's basketball team played its 2011-12 season home games at the John Wooden Center.

  • April 21, 2011 – Cori Close was named head coach.

2010–11 season[edit]

  • November 12, 2010 – The No. 16 Bruins opened the season with a win over San Diego State 55–48.
  • November 18, 2010 – UCLA upset No. 12 Notre Dame in double overtime, 86–83 at Notre Dame to begin the season with a 3-0 record.
  • February 6, 2011 – UCLA defeated USC for the second time this season at Galen Center.
  • March 12, 2011 – The Bruins were defeated by Stanford in the 2011 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament Final in the Staples Center.
  • March 25, 2011 – Mariah Williams, Rebekah Gardner and Markel Walker were named to the 2011 Pac-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic Team.

1978 season[edit]

The 1978 team led by Ann Meyers, Denise Curry and Anita Ortega won the AIAW National Championship under head coach Billie Moore.

Head coaches[edit]

Cori Close, head coach of the UCLA women's basketball team, speaking at a WBCA conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Notable players[edit]

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source[12]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Kenny Washington (Independent, SCWIAC) (1974–1975)
1974-75 Kenny Washington 18–4 9–1 1st (SCWIAC) NWIT Second Place
Kenny Washington: 18–4 9–1
Ellen Mosher (Independent, SCWIAC) (1975–1977)
1975-76 Ellen Mosher 19–4 12–1 1st AIAW West Regional, NWIT Second Place
1976-77 Ellen Mosher 20–3 7–1 1st AIAW West Regional, NWIT Second Place 13
Ellen Mosher: 39–7 19–2
Billie Moore (Independent, WCAA, Pac-12) (1977–1993)
1977-78 Billie Moore 27–3 8–0 1st (WCAA) AIAW Champions 5
1978-79 Billie Moore 24–10 7–1 1st AIAW Third Place 6
1979-80 Billie Moore 18–12 9–3 2nd AIAW West Regional
1980-81 Billie Moore 29–7 9–3 2nd AIAW Quarterfinals 7
1981-82 Billie Moore 16–14 7–5 4th
1982-83 Billie Moore 18–11 9–5 3rd NCAA First Round
1983-84 Billie Moore 17–12 6–8 5th
1984-85 Billie Moore 20–10 10–4 2nd NCAA Sixteen 18
1985-86 Billie Moore 12–16 3–5 4th
Pacific-12 Conference
1986-87 Billie Moore 18–10 11–7 4th (Pac-12)
1987-88 Billie Moore 19–11 12–6 4th
1988-89 Billie Moore 12–16 8–10 4th
1989-90 Billie Moore 17–12 12–6 3rd NCAA First Round
1990-91 Billie Moore 15–13 10–8 T-4th
1991-92 Billie Moore 21–10 12–6 T-3rd NCAA Sixteen 18
1992-93 Billie Moore 13–14 8–10 7th
Billie Moore: 296–181 141–87
Kathy Olivier (Pac-12) (1993–2008)
1993-94 Kathy Olivier 15–12 10–8 5th
1994-95 Kathy Olivier 10–17 5–13 T-8th
1995-96 Kathy Olivier 13–14 8–10 T-6th
1996-97 Kathy Olivier 13–14 7–11 6th
1997-98 Kathy Olivier 20–9 14–4 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 20 25
1998-99 Kathy Olivier 26–8 15–3 T-1st NCAA Quarterfinals 15 15
1999-2000 Kathy Olivier 18–11 12–6 4th NCAA First Round
2000-01 Kathy Olivier 6–23 5–13 10th
2001-02 Kathy Olivier 9–20 4–14 8th
2002-03 Kathy Olivier 18–11 12–6 4th
2003-04 Kathy Olivier 17–13 11–7 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2004-05 Kathy Olivier 16–12 10–8 6th
2005-06 Kathy Olivier 21–11 12–6 3rd# NCAA Second Round 18 21
2006-07 Kathy Olivier 14–18 7–11 7th
2007-08 Kathy Olivier 16–15 10–8 T-4th
Kathy Olivier: 232–208 142–128
Nikki Caldwell (Pac-12) (2008–2011)
2008-09 Nikki Caldwell 19–12 9–9 T-4th
2009-10 Nikki Caldwell 25–9 15–3 2nd NCAA Second Round 23 22
2010-11 Nikki Caldwell 28–5 16–2 2nd NCAA Second Round 13 7
Nikki Caldwell: 72–26 40–14
Cori Close (Pac-12) (2011–present)
2011-12 Cori Close 14–16 9–9 T-5th
2012-13 Cori Close 26–8 14–4 3rd NCAA Second Round 12 11
2013-14 Cori Close 12–14 6–8
Cori Close: 52–38 29–21
Total: 709–464

      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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corina Knoll, UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell is a chip off the old Vols, Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2009
  2. ^ UCLA women's Basketball Team
  3. ^ Nikki Blue Playerfile, WNBA.com,
  4. ^ "Hall of Famers". Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  5. ^ Mercury's Drysdale adds title of president, Miami Herald, June 30, 2010
  6. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/17/sports/la-sp-0218-natalie-nakase-20120218
  7. ^ Beth Harris, Quinn gets career high, but Sparks fall to Liberty, The Associated Press via Daily Breeze, June 30, 2010
  8. ^ UCLA Player Bio:Noelle Quinn, UCLABruins.com, 2006
  9. ^ WNBA Player Profile, WNBA.com
  10. ^ WNBA Players - Lisa Willis, NBCSports.msnbc.com
  11. ^ UCLA Player Bio:Lisa Willis, UCLABruins.com, 2006
  12. ^ "Media Guide". UCLA. Retrieved 11 Aug 2013. 

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