Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball
|University||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Head coach||Bobbie Kelsey (1st year)|
|Student section||Grateful Red|
|Colors||Cardinal and White
The Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. Home games are played at the Kohl Center, located on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Previous to the Kohl Center, the home games were played at the Wisconsin Field House.
Coaching History 
Marilyn Harris Era (1974-1976) 
Coach Harris was the first coach of the women’s basketball team at UW. She led the Lady Badgers to a 16-20 record in 2 seasons.
Edwina Qualls Era (1976-1986) 
Coach Qualls led the Badgers for 10 years and the start of the Big Ten Conference in 1982. In the 1982-1983 season, the Badgers had recorded their best season thus far: 19-8. Coach Qualls finished with a record of 131-141.
Mary Murphy Era (1986-1994) 
Coach Murphy led the Badgers to a 87-135 record over 8 years. She was the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 1992 with an overall record of 20-9 and a Big Ten record of 13-5. In 1992, Coach Murphy also led the Badgers to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Jane Albright Era (1994-2003) 
Coach Albright led the Badgers for 9 years and earned a record of 161-107. In her 9 seasons, she led the Badgers to 5 NCAA tournament appearances, and 2 WNIT appearances. The Badgers were WNIT runners-up in 1999 and WNIT Champions in 2000. Coach Albright was the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 1995.
Lisa Stone Era (2003-2011) 
Coach Stone led the Badgers to a 128-118(.520) record after 8 seasons with a Big Ten Conference record of 56-79(.415). The 2006-2007 season produced a record 23 wins (23-13) before falling in the WNIT championship to the University of Wyoming, 72-56. The 2007-2008 season produced another consecutive trip to the WNIT, but the Badgers fell in the second round to Villanova University. The 2008-2009 season was the 3rd year in a row the Badgers went to the WNIT, making it to the third round before falling to St. Bonaventure. The 2009-2010 season produced a 21-11 record as Coach Stone's took the Badgers to the NCAA tournament for the first time where they lost in the 1st Round to Vermont, 64-50. In Coach Stone's final year (2010-2011) the Badgers finished 16-15, with another 10 win record in the Big Ten Conference (10-6) with yet another trip to the WNIT, where they bowed out in the second round to Illinois State 62-59.
Bobbie Kelsey Era (2011-present) 
On Monday, April 11, Bobbie Kelsey was introduced as the new head coach for the Badgers. Her first season ended with a Big Ten Tournament loss to Minnesota as the Badgers finished with a 9-20 overall record, finishing 5-11 in Big Ten Play.
Current Coaching Staff 
Head Coach Bobbie Kelsey 
Bobbie Kelsey, who, as an assistant coach at Stanford helped lead the Cardinal to the NCAA Final Four in each of the last four seasons, was named the sixth head coach in UW women's basketball history in April 2011.
In her four seasons as an assistant at Stanford, the Cardinal compiled a 137-14 (.907) record, including a 69-3 (.958) mark in Pac-10 conference play, and advanced to the Final Four each year. Stanford's streak of four-straight Final Fours is tied for the second-longest streak in NCAA history. Prior to Kelsey's arrival, Stanford had not advanced to the Final Four since 1997.
In addition to coaching at Stanford under Hall of Fame head coach Tara VanDerveer for the last four seasons, Kelsey was a four-year letterwinner at Stanford from 1992-96. She helped the Cardinal to three Final Four appearances in five years as a player, including the 1992 NCAA championship. Kelsey was a team co-captain in 1995 and 1996, voted the team's Most Inspirational Player in 1992 and 1996, and named the team's most improved player in 1993.
Prior to returning to Stanford, Kelsey spent three seasons at Virginia Tech, helping guide the Hokies to three consecutive postseason appearances, including NCAA Tournament berths in 2005 and 2006.
From 2002-04, Kelsey served as an assistant coach at Western Carolina and worked primarily with the post players while assisting with recruiting and camps. She coached 2002-03 Southern Conference Player of the Year Tiffany Hamm as well as Jennifer Gardner, the league's most accurate shooter that same year, making over 51 percent of her shots.
Kelsey spent the 2000-02 seasons as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Evansville. Prior to her stint with the Aces, she was an assistant coach at Florida for two seasons where she was responsible for film exchange, scouting and coaching the posts. Kelsey helped the Lady Gators to back-to-back postseason appearances, including an NCAA Tournament trip in 1999 and a trip to the WNIT championship game vs. Wisconsin in 2000.
Prior to her tenure at Florida, Kelsey served as a practice player for the Atlanta Glory of the American Basketball League for one year and as an assistant at Boise State in 1996-97.
Kelsey graduated from Stanford in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in communications. She earned her master's degree from Duquesne University from the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement in Sports Leadership.
Assistant Coach Kyle Rechlicz 
Kyle (Black) Rechlicz, who played for Wisconsin from 1998-2002, is in her first year as an assistant coach after serving as an assistant coach and associate head coach at the University of Dayton for the last four seasons. She was hired as assistant coach with the Flyers in 2007 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2010.
As a Badger, Rechlicz aided Wisconsin to four post-season appearances, including NCAA tournament berths in 2001 and 2002. She was one of Wisconsin's premier 3-point shooters, setting a school record with seven (of 11) 3-pointers in collecting a career-high 26 points vs. Holy Cross. The Indianapolis native led the Big Ten Conference as a junior, hitting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. As a senior, Rechlicz earned her second Academic All-Big Ten honor while averaging a career-best 12.1 points per game.
Assistant Coach Stacy Cantley 
Stacy Cantley joins the Wisconsin women's basketball staff as an assistant coach after serving as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech for the last seven years. Cantley coached with UW head coach Bobbie Kelsey for three seasons from 2004-07. The Hokies advanced to three post-season tournaments, including two NCAA tournament appearances. Tech advanced to the second round of the post-season classic in 2005 and 2006. Cantley coached two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree Kerri Gardin and Nari Daiwara, the highest WNBA draftee in Virginia Tech history.
Cantley coached for three seasons at Western Carolina from 2001-04. The Catamounts won 21 games in 2002-03 behind first-team All-Southern Conference selection Jennifer Gardner. Prior to Western Carolina, Cantley coached at her alma mater, UNC Wilmington, for three seasons, aiding the Seahawks to the championship game of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in 2000 with an 18-12 record.
Assistant Coach Alysiah Bond 
A former team captain at Ohio State, Alysiah (a LYE sha) Bond is in her first season as an assistant coach on the Wisconsin women's basketball staff. Bond comes to Wisconsin after serving as the director of operations for the University of Arizona women's basketball program for the last three seasons. Bond joined the Arizona staff for the 2008-09 season after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at the University of Central Florida. At UCF, Bond was responsible for the development of the perimeter players, scouting and recruiting.
Before her stint at UCF, Bond was an assistant coach at Murray State and also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee State University.
From 1998-2001, Bond served as the director of women's basketball operations at the University of Tennessee under the direction of Hall of Fame head coach Pat Summitt. She also held the position of Director of Special Programs for USA Basketball from 1997-98.
In addition to her coaching and administrative background, Bond has extensive experience in sports broadcasting. She served as a color analyst for Lady Vols telecasts from 2000-03 and Ohio State women's basketball radio broadcasts during the 2003-04 season. She also worked as a sports anchor, reporter and producer at NBC affiliates in both Knoxville, Tenn., and Columbus, Ohio.
Director of Basketball Operations Jill Jameson 
Jameson comes to Wisconsin after serving as the director of women's basketball operations at Virginia Tech University for the last seven years. The Hokies made two NCAA tournament appearances and one WNIT appearance during her tenure.
Prior to her years at Virginia Tech, Jameson served as an assistant coach at Marquette University from 2001-04. The Golden Eagles advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2004 and the second round of the WNIT in 2003.
Jameson also served an assistant coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga from 1998-2001, where she helped the Moccasins to two Southern Conference regular season championships (2000 and 2001) and one NCAA tournament appearance.
As an assistant coach at Francis Marion in 1997-98, Jameson aided the Patriots to an appearance to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Jameson also served as an assistant coach and graduate assistant at Virginia Tech from 1993-97.
A three-year starter at University of Northern Iowa, Jameson scored 979 points in four seasons, averaging 9.7 points per game, leading the Panthers in scoring as a sophomore and junior. She also averaged 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 44 percent from the field. A native of North Vernon, Ind., Jameson earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from UNI in 1993 and her master's degree in education from Virginia Tech in 1995.
Program Assistant Sabrina Siker 
Sabrina Siker is in her second season as the Badgers' program assistant and fifth season of involvement with the women's basketball program. As the program's administrative assistant, Siker serves as the office manager. She assists with recruiting, coordinating the Badgers' summer camp, and annual golf outing. Siker oversees the team managers and practice players. She also works with alumnae outreach. A native of Janesville, Wis., Siker worked as a manager for the Badgers for three seasons. She served as the head manager as a senior. Siker graduated from Wisconsin in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and African studies.
Past Seasons 
|Season||Overall Record||Big Ten Record||Big Ten Standing||Accomplishments|
|1976–1977||7-14||-----||-----||WWIAC State Tournament|
|1977–1978||14-10||-----||-----||WWIAC State Tournament, MAIAW Regional|
|1978–1979||13-11||-----||-----||WWIAC State Tournament|
|1981–1982||21-13||-----||-----||MAIAW Regional, AIAW National Championship|
|1991–1992||20-9||13-5||3||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|1994–1995||20-9||11-5||3||NCAA Tournament Second Round|
|1995–1996||21-8||12-4||3||NCAA Tournament Second Round|
|1997–1998||21-10||9-7||6||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|1998–1999||18-14||9-7||4 (tie)||WNIT Runner-Up|
|1999–2000||21-12||8-8||5 (tie)||WNIT Champion|
|2000–2001||18-10||12-4||2 (tie)||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|2001–2002||19-12||8-8||5 (tie)||NCAA Tournament First Round|
|2006–2007||23-13||7-9||5 (tie)||WNIT Runner-Up|
|2007–2008||16-13||9-9||7 (tie)||WNIT Second Round|
|2008-2009||19-15||6-12||7 (tie)||WNIT Third Round|
|2009-2010||21-11||10-8||3 (tie)||NCAA Tournament 1st Round|
|2010-2011||16-15||10-6||3 (tie)||WNIT Second Round|
Career Points Leaders 
|Total Points||Name||Career Games||Position||Years Played||Scored 1,500 Points||Date and Opponent|
|1||2,312||Jolene Anderson||123 games||G||2004–2008||Jr./85th game||2/17/07 vs. Purdue|
|2||1,994||Barb Franke||114 games||F/C||1991–1996||Sr./90th game||12/7/95 vs. Western Illinois|
|3||1,915||Jessie Stomski||123 games||F||1998–2002||Sr./100th game||12/11/01 vs. UW–Milwaukee|
|4||1,901||Robin Threatt||114 games||G||1988–1993||Sr./92nd game||12/15/92 vs. UW–Milwaukee|
|5||1,879||Theresa Huff||118 games||F/C||1979–1983||Sr./97th game||12/22/82 vs. Loyola-Chicago|
|6||1,857||LaTonya Sims||124 games||F/G||1997–2001||Sr./99th game||11/22/00 vs. Notre Dame|
|7||1,662||Tamara Moore||124 games||G||1998–2002||Sr./114th game||1/30/02 vs. Iowa|
|8||1,576||Katie Voigt||116 games||G||1993–1998||Sr./112th game||2/20/98 vs. Illinois|
|9||1,543||Ann Klapperich||113 games||F||1994–1998||Sr./110th game||2/22/98 vs. Penn State|
|10||1,492||Lisa Bonnell||109 games||F/C||1984–1988||Sr./86th game||12/9/87 vs. UW–Green Bay|
Career Rebounding Leaders 
Career Assists Leaders 
|2||Rae Lin D'Alie||483||2006–2010|
Career Steals Leaders 
Lady Badgers in the Pros 
|Name||UW Years||Country (Team)||Years Played|
|Michelle Lowman||1978–1983||Sweden (Ockelbo)||1983–1984|
|Theresa Huff||1979–1983||Spain (Vigo)||1983–1984|
|Robin Threatt||1988–1993||WNBA Seattle Storm||1999–2000|
|Barb Franke||1991–1996||ABL Chicago Condors
|Katie Voigt||1993–1998||Belgium (Club Boom)
Israel (Tel Aviv)
|Keisha Anderson||1994–1997||WNBA Charlotte Sting
WNBA Washington Mystics
ABL Colorado Xplosion
|Ann Klapperich||1994–1998||Portugal (Olivais Futebol)||1998|
|Dee Dee Pate||1996–2000||Germany||2001|
|Tamara Moore||1998–2002||WNBA Houston Comets
WNBA Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Minnesota Lynx
|Jolene Anderson||2004–2008||WNBA Connecticut Sun||2008–present|
- Women's Basketball Historical Stats
- Wisconsin's Season Ends in 60-54 WNIT Loss
- Anderson Wins National Player of Year Award
- WNBA Drafts Jolene Anderson
- UW Women’s Basketball Team Names Annual Award Winners