West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball

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West Virginia Mountaineers
2013–14 West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball team
West Virginia Mountaineers athletic logo
University West Virginia University
Conference Big 12
Location Morgantown, WV
Head coach Mike Carey (basketball) (6th year)
Arena WVU Coliseum
(Capacity: 14,000)
Nickname Mountaineers
Colors

Old Gold 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
1989, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1992, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1989
Conference regular season champions
1992, 2014

The West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball team represents West Virginia University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference. West Virginia has earned seven bids to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship, led by West Virginia coach and former WVU player Mike Carey. Most recently, they received an at-large bid in the 2014 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament with a #2 seed in the Louisville region. The Mountaineers will play the Albany Great Danes in the first round.

History[edit]

The first women's basketball team was started in 1973, as a result of the Title IX mandates. The first coach was Kittie Blakemore, who was asked to create a schedule against ten local teams. The first year, the team played 14 games, winning four. The team improved the next year, winning 13 of their 17 games. Blakemore would remain as head coach for 19 seasons, leading the team to a conference tournament championship in the A10 in 1989, and a first place finish in the regular season in her final season, 1992.[1]


Notable figures[edit]

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 20 Bussie, AsyaAsya Bussie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Sr Seton Keough Randallstown, Md.
G 1 Caldwell, ChristalChristal Caldwell 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Florida Charlotte, N.C.
G 12 Faulk, DariusDarius Faulk 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Nazareth Regional New York, N.Y.
F 5 Fields, AvereeAveree Fields 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Jr Calloway County Murray, Ky.
G 4 Hampton, BrookeBrooke Hampton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Colts Neck Colts Neck, N.J.
F 14 Harlee, JessJess Harlee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Fallston Bel Air, Md.
G 23 Holmes, BriaBria Holmes 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So James Hillhouse New Haven, Conn.
F 32 Leary, CrystalCrystal Leary 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Lake Taylor Norfolk, Va.
C 15 Montgomery, LanayLanay Montgomery 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS Fr Academy of the Holy Cross Pittsburgh, Pa.
G 2 Palmer, TaylorTaylor Palmer 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, N.Y.
G 22 Stepney, LindaLinda Stepney 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Lake Taylor Norfolk, Va.
Head coach

Mike Carey

Assistant coach(es)

Lester Rowe
Ken Griffin
Sharrona Reaves


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-12

School records[edit]

Source[1]

Career leaders[edit]

  • Points Scored: Cathy Parson (2,115)
  • Rebounds: Olivia Bradley (1,484)
  • Assists: Yolanda Paige (902)
  • Steals: Talisha Hargis (355)
  • Games Played: Liz Repella (134)
  • Games Started: Chakhia Cole (130)
  • Double-Doubles: Olivia Bradley (68)
  • 30-point Games: Rosemary Kosiorek (6)
  • 3-pointers: Kate Bulger (302)

Single-season leaders[edit]

  • Points Scored: Rosemary Kosiorek (730, 1992)
  • Rebounds: Olivia Bradley, (458, 1985)
  • Assists: Yolanda Paige (297, 2005)
  • Steals: Jenny Hillen (114, 1989)
  • Double-Doubles: Georgeann Wells (22, 1986)
  • 30-point Games: Meg Bulger (5, 2005)

Year by year results[edit]

Source[1]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Kittie Blakemore (Independent, Atlantic 10) (1973–1992)
1973-74 Kittie Blakemore 4–10 AIAW State Tournament
1974-75 Kittie Blakemore 13–4 AIAW State Tournament
1975-76 Kittie Blakemore 13–6 AIAW Midwest Regional
1976-77 Kittie Blakemore 19–7 AIAW Midwest Regional
1977-78 Kittie Blakemore 18–9 AIAW Midwest Regional
1978-79 Kittie Blakemore 9–16
1979-80 Kittie Blakemore 10–19
1980-81 Kittie Blakemore 15–18
1981-82 Kittie Blakemore 20–11
1982-83 Kittie Blakemore 17–12
Atlantic 10 Conference
1983-84 Kittie Blakemore 17–12 6–2 T-2nd (Atlantic 10)
1984-85 Kittie Blakemore 20–10 6–2 3rd NWIT Seventh Place
1985-86 Kittie Blakemore 12–17 8–8 T-3rd
1986-87 Kittie Blakemore 14–15 8–10 7th
1987-88 Kittie Blakemore 14–14 9–9 T-5th
1988-89 Kittie Blakemore 24–8 12–6 T-4th# NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1989-90 Kittie Blakemore 19–10 12–6 4th
1990-91 Kittie Blakemore 17–12 11–7 4th
1991-92 Kittie Blakemore 26–4 16–0 1st NCAA Sixteen 11 14
Kittie Blakemore: 301–214 88–50
Scott Harrelson (Atlantic 10) (1992–1995)
1992-93 Scott Harrelson 12–16 7–7 4th
1993-94 Scott Harrelson 8–19 4–12 8th
1994-95 Scott Harrelson 8–20 4–12 T-7th
Scott Harrelson: 28–55 15–31
Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Susan Walvius (Big East) (1995–1997)
1995-96 Susan Walvius 12–15 7–11 T-4th (BE 6)
1996-97 Susan Walvius 19–12 11–7 4th (BE 6)
Susan Walvius: 31–27 18–18
Alexis Basil (Big East) (1997–2001)
1997-98 Alexis Basil 12–16 7–11 5th (BE 6)
1998-99 Alexis Basil 10–17 5–13 10th
1999-2000 Alexis Basil 6–22 1–15 13th
2000-01 Alexis Basil 5–22 3–13 T-12th
Alexis Basil: 33–77 16–52
Mike Carey (Big East, Big 12) (2001–present)
2001-02 Mike Carey 14–14 6–10 T-9th
2002-03 Mike Carey 15–13 4–12 T-11th
2003-04 Mike Carey 21–11 10–6 T-6th NCAA First Round
2004-05 Mike Carey 21–13 7–9 T-6th WNIT Finals
2005-06 Mike Carey 15–16 4–12 12th
2006-07 Mike Carey 21–11 11–5 4th NCAA Second Round
2007-08 Mike Carey 25–8 12–4 3rd NCAA Second Round 20 17
2008-09 Mike Carey 18–15 5–11 T-11th WNIT First Round (Play-In)
2009-10 Mike Carey 29–6 13–3 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 16 10
2010-11 Mike Carey 24–10 8–8 10th NCAA Second Round
2011-12 Mike Carey 24–10 11–5 T-4th NCAA Second Round
Big 12 Conference
2012-13 Mike Carey 17–14 9–9 T-5th (Big 12) NCAA First Round
Mike Carey: 244–141 100–94
Total: 637–514

      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. ^ a b c "Media Guide". West Virginia University. Retrieved 12 Aug 2013. 

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