2008–09 Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team

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2008-09 Duke Blue Devils women's basketball
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Coaches No. 14[1]
AP No. 6
2008-09 record 27-6 ( ACC)
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie
Assistant coach Al Brown
Assistant coach Samantha Williams
Assistant coach Shannon Perry
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The 2008–09 Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team represented Duke University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Blue Devils were coached by Joanne P. McCallie, (also known as Coach P) and the Blue Devils played their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The Blue Devils are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils reached the 25-win mark for the 11th straight season, collected their 12th straight 10-win ACC season. McCallie guided Duke to a 14-0 record at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium marking only the second time in school history the Blue Devils have gone undefeated at home. Duke was also a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in school history and the third time out of the last four years.


Regular season[edit]


Number Name Height Position Class
11 Chante Black 6-5 Center Senior
21 Joy Cheek 6-1 Forward Junior
13 Karima Christmas 5-11 Forward/Guard Sophomore
30 Carmen Gay 6-2 Forward Senior
1 Chelsea Hopkins 5-8 Guard Freshman
31 Keturah Jackson 6-0 Forward/Guard Junior
15 Bridgette Mitchell 6-0 Forward/Guard Junior
24 Kathleen Scheer 6-2 Forward/Guard Freshman
3 Shay Selby 5-9 Guard Freshman
5 Jasmine Thomas 5-9 Guard Sophomore
34 Krystal Thomas 6-4 Center Sophomore
4 Abby Waner 5-10 Guard Senior



Date Location Opponent Blue Devils Points Opp. Points Record

Player stats[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Field Goals Three Pointers Free Throws Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Points


NCAA Basketball Tournament[edit]


Awards and honors[edit]

  • Chante Black, ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Chante Black, John R. Wooden Award finalist
  • Chante Black, State Farm All-America team
  • Chante Black, USBWA All-America first team
  • Chante Black, third team Associated Press All-America,
  • Chante Black, All-ACC
  • Chante Black, All-ACC Defensive team
  • Chante Black, midseason candidate for the Naismith Award.
  • Carrem Gay, All-ACC Tournament first team
  • Abby Waner, 2009 Robin Roberts/WBCA Broadcasting Scholarship and was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award in 2009.
  • Jasmine Thomas, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III
  • Jasmine Thomas, All-ACC Academic Team honors
  • Abby Waner, All-ACC Tournament first team selection

Team awards[edit]

Team awards were voted on by team members and staff

  • Chante Black, Best Rebounder
  • Chante Black, Player of the Year awards
  • Abby Waner, Assist Maker award
  • Abby Waner, Best Free Throw Shooter award
  • Carrem Gay, Meanest Mother on the Court Award (represents the Blue Devil that does the dirty work, including assists, steals and leads the team in floor burns).
  • Keturah Jackson, Best Defender award
  • Karima Christmas, Sixth Player of the Year
  • Karima Christmas, Most Improved [4]

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player WNBA Club
1 10 Chante Black Connecticut Sun
2 21 Abby Waner New York Liberty


April 23: Carrem Gay has signed a training camp contract with the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. Gay, who is from New York, N.Y., averaged 6.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals for the Blue Devils in 2008-09.[6]

See also[edit]