Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball

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Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Commodores athletic logo
University Vanderbilt University
Conference SEC
Location Nashville, TN
Head coach Melanie Balcomb (8th year)
Arena Memorial Gymnasium
(Capacity: 14,316)
Nickname Commodores
Colors

Black 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
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1993
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2002
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1993, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2009

The Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball team represents Vanderbilt University in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Commodores have never won the SEC championship, although they have won six SEC tournament titles (1993, 1995, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2009); the SEC has awarded its official championship based solely on regular-season record since the 1985–86 season.[1] Melanie Balcomb is the current head coach of the Commodores.

Memorial Gymnasium[edit]

The Commodores play their home games in Memorial Gymnasium. Memorial Gymnasium was built in the early 1950s. It was dedicated as the campus memorial to students and alumni killed in World War II; a plaque commemorating those who died is displayed in the Gym's North lobby.

At the time of the Gym's construction, there was a serious discussion within the Vanderbilt community about whether the school should de-emphasize intercollegiate athletics and refocus on its academic program. As a compromise between those who advocated increased athletics competition and those who argued in favor of de-emphasis, the Gymnasium was built to hold only about 9,000 seats, and it would be readily adaptable to other uses—significantly, as a possible concert hall.

Consequently, the gymnasium floor was built up above its surroundings, more in the nature of a stage. The areas out of bounds along the sidelines were very wide, in contrast with the small facility which it replaced, where the walls were right along the sidelines and players could scrape their shoulders bringing the ball up the court. This necessitated the placement of the benches at the end of the court, which was not highly unusual at the time.

In addition, each goal was anchored by two far-reaching beams attached to support columns, with extra support coming from cables stretching all the way to the gym's ceiling. In the case of a backboard shatter or beam fracture, replacing these goals would be highly difficult, compared to the usual goal setup at most venues.

Memorial Gym is well known for its unusual design. The end-of-the-floor bench location is now unique in major college basketball, and SEC coaches who travel to Memorial, along with coaches from other schools who have played at Vanderbilt as a post-season venue, have said that the unusual setup gives Vanderbilt a tremendous home court advantage, since no other facility in which opponents play is arranged in such a way.[2]

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Last school Home town
G 1 Dahlman, RebekahRebekah Dahlman 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Braham Area Braham, Minn.
F 3 Bowe, HeatherHeather Bowe 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Regis Eau Claire, Wis.
G 5 Schrann, KadyKady Schrann 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr York Catholic York, Pa.
G 10 Foggie, ChristinaChristina Foggie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Lenape Regional Mount Laurel, N.J.
G 11 Lister, JasmineJasmine Lister 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Sr Santiago Corona, Calif.
G 15 Jenkins, JasmineJasmine Jenkins 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So East Hall Gainesville, Ga.
F 22 Webb, Marqu'esMarqu'es Webb 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Hoover Hoover, Ala.
G 23 Smith, KyleeKylee Smith 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Alpharetta Alpharetta, Ga.
F 24 Gaffney, KristenKristen Gaffney 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Fr Green Hope Cary, N.C.
G 25 Batey, MorganMorgan Batey 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Pace Academy Atlanta, Ga.
C 35 Shaw, KendallKendall Shaw 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) So Barbers Hill Mont Belvieu, Texas
F 44 Long, Rayte'aRayte'a Long 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Chaminade Dayton, Ohio
Head coach

Melanie Balcomb

Assistant coach(es)

Tom Garrick
Kim Rosamond
Ashley Earley


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-16

Roster 2014-2015


1 Rebekah Dahlman Guard 5-9 RS FR Braham, Minn. - Braham Area 3 Rachel Bell Guard 5-10 FR Cumberland Furnace, Tenn. - Creek Wood 15 Jasmine Jenkins Guard 5-8 JR Gainesville, Ga. - East Hall 21 Heather Bowe Forward 6-0 JR Eau Claire, Wis. - Regis 22 Marqu'es Webb Forward 6-1 SO Hoover, Ala. - Hoover 24 Kristen Gaffney Forward 6-1 RS SO Cary, N.C. - Green Hope 25 Morgan Batey Guard 5-10 JR Atlanta, Ga. - Pace Academy 33 Christa Reed Guard 5-11 FR Bay St. Louis, Miss. - Bay 35 Kendall Shaw Center 6-4 RS SO Mont Belvieu, Texas - Barbers Hill 41 Paris Kea Guard 5-8 FR Greensboro, N.C. - Page 44 Rayte'a Long Forward 6-0 JR Dayton, Ohio - Chaminade

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source[3]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Joe Pepper (Independent, SEC) (1977–1980)
1977-78 Joe Pepper 15–9
1978-79 Joe Pepper 11–16
1979-80 Joe Pepper 12–14
Joe Pepper: 38–39
Phil Lee (Independent, SEC) (1980–1991)
1980-81 Phil Lee 12–16
1981-82 Phil Lee 20–14 AIAW First Round
1982-83 Phil Lee 12–14 2–6 4th (SEC East)
1983-84 Phil Lee 23–9 2–6 T-3rd (SEC East) NWIT Champions
1984-85 Phil Lee 14–13 2–6 5th (SEC East)
1985-86 Phil Lee 22–9 4–5 T-6th NCAA Second Round (Bye) 25 20
1986-87 Phil Lee 23–10 4–5 6th NCAA Second Round (Bye) 21 18
1987-88 Phil Lee 18–10 4–5 7th
1988-89 Phil Lee 21–8 5–4 T-4th NCAA First Round
1989-90 Phil Lee 23–11 5–4 5th NCAA Sixteen 17
1990-91 Phil Lee 19–12 4–5 T-5th NCAA Sixteen 20
Phil Lee: 207–126 32–46
Jim Foster (SEC) (1991–2002)
1991-92 Jim Foster 22–9 6–5 T-4th NCAA Quarterfinals 7 13
1992-93 Jim Foster 30–3 9–2 T-2nd# NCAA Semifinals 4 1
1993-94 Jim Foster 25–8 9–2 2nd NCAA Sixteen 13 12
1994-95 Jim Foster 28–7 8–3 T-2nd# NCAA Sixteen 8 6
1995-96 Jim Foster 23–8 7–4 T-3rd NCAA Quarterfinals 7 12
1996-97 Jim Foster 20–11 6–6 6th NCAA Sixteen 17 20
1997-98 Jim Foster 20–9 9–5 4th NCAA First Round 25 18
1998-99 Jim Foster 13–14 6–8 T-8th
1999-2000 Jim Foster 21–13 6–8 T-6th NCAA Second Round 25
2000-01 Jim Foster 24–10 8–6 T-6th NCAA Quarterfinals 7 10
2001-02 Jim Foster 30–7 10–4 T-2nd# NCAA Quarterfinals 5 4
Jim Foster: 256–99 84–53
Melanie Balcomb (SEC) (2002–present)
2002-03 Melanie Balcomb 22–10 9–5 T-5th NCAA Second Round 20 14
2003-04 Melanie Balcomb 26–8 8–6 4th# NCAA Sixteen 13 13
2004-05 Melanie Balcomb 24–8 10–4 3rd NCAA Sixteen 14 18
2005-06 Melanie Balcomb 21–11 8–6 T-5th NCAA Second Round 22
2006-07 Melanie Balcomb 28–6 10–4 T-3rd# NCAA Second Round 17 7
2007-08 Melanie Balcomb 25–9 11–3 3rd NCAA Sixteen 15 21
2008-09 Melanie Balcomb 26–9 10–4 T-2nd# NCAA Sixteen 8 14
2009-10 Melanie Balcomb 23–11 9–7 T-3rd NCAA Second Round 24
2010-11 Melanie Balcomb 20–12 10–6 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2011-12 Melanie Balcomb 23–10 9–7 7th NCAA Second Round
2012-13 Melanie Balcomb 21–12 9–7 7th NCAA Second Round
Melanie Balcomb: 259–106 103–59
Total: 760–370

      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

Other awards and honors[edit]

  • Elan Brown, 2010 All-SEC Rookie Team
  • Tiffany Clarke, 2010 All-SEC Rookie Team
  • Merideth Marsh, 2010 Second Team All-SEC
  • Jence Rhodes, 2010 First Team All-SEC[4]
  • Jennifer Risper, 2008-09 Vanderbilt women's Co-Athletes of the Year [5]
  • Jennifer Risper, Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), National Defensive Player of the Year (2009)[6]
  • Jennifer Risper, SEC All-Tournament Team (2009)
  • Jennifer Risper, SEC All-Defensive Team (2008)
  • Jennifer Risper, Second-team All-Southeastern Conference honouree (2008)
  • Jennifer Risper, All-tournament honors at the 2007 Contra Costa Times in Berkeley, California
  • Jennifer Risper, All-tournament selection (2007 Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament.)
  • Jennifer Risper, Female Newcomer of the Year honors among all Vanderbilt student-athletes (2006)
  • Christina Wirth, Earned All-Tournament honors at the 2006 VU Holiday Classic.
  • Christina Wirth, All-tournament honors at the 2007 Contra Costa Times Classic in Berkeley, Calif
  • Christina Wirth, Most Valuable Player of the 2007 Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament
  • Christina Wirth, Named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference honoree (2008)
  • Christina Wirth, Second-team recognition from the Associated Press (2008)
  • Christina Wirth, Named preseason All-SEC by league coaches (first team) and writers (second team) (2008)
  • Christina Wirth, Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV third team(2008)[7]
  • Christine Wirth, All-Senior All-America First Team by the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award committee.[8]
  • Christine Wirth, All-SEC Honors
  • Christine Wirth, SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player [9]
  • Christine Wirth, SEC All-Tournament Team
  • Christina Wirth has received honorable mention on the 2009 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team [10]
  • Christina Wirth, 2008-09 Vanderbilt women's Co-Athletes of the Year[5]

Player awards[edit]

SEC Awards[edit]

Chantelle Anderson - 2002

References[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]