2009–10 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team

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2009–10 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball
Stanford plain block "S" logo.svg
Pacific-10 Champion
Pacific-10 Tournament Champion
NCAA, Runner-up
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
2009–10 record 36–2 (18–0 Pac-10)
Head coach Tara VanDerveer (25th year)
Assistant coach Amy Tucker
Associate Head Coach (25th year)
Assistant coach Bobbie Kelsey
Assistant Coach (3rd year)
Assistant coach Kate Paye
Assistant Coach (3rd year)
Home arena Maples Pavilion
Seasons
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 †-Stanford 18 0   1.000     36 2   .947
#23 UCLA 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
USC 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
California 11 7   .611     24 13   .649
Arizona State 9 9   .500     18 14   .563
Oregon 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Washington 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Arizona 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Washington State 3 15   .167     8 22   .267
Oregon State 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of April 6, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team represented Stanford University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Cardinal, coached by Tara VanDerveer. and a member of the Pacific-10 Conference, won the conference's regular-season and tournament titles, and was the runner-up at the NCAA championship.[1]

Offseason[edit]

  • May 17: All five Stanford women's basketball players invited to the USA Basketball trials camps were named finalists for their respective teams. Freshmen Sarah Boothe and Nnemkadi Ogwumike were among the 14 finalists named for the USA Women's U19 World Championship Team. Junior Jayne Appel and sophomores Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen were among the 14 finalists named for the 2009 USA Women's World University Games Team.
Appel, Pedersen and Pohlen will return to Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 18 for training camp. The camp will last until the team's departure on June 25 for the 2009 World University Games. The 12-woman roster will be named prior to the team's departure for the Games, which are set to take place from July 1–11 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Boothe and Ogwumike will return to Colorado Springs for training camp on July 9, where the final 12-woman roster for the U19 World Championship will be determined. The 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship is set to take place from July 23–August 2 in Bangkok, Thailand.[2]
  • July 30: The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Coalition, announced the 2009–2010 preseason "Wade Watch" list for The State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year. Three players from the Cardinal, Jayne Appel, Kayla Pederson and Jeannette Pohlen, have been named to the 2009–10 preseason "Wade Watch" list,[3] which is made up of top NCAA Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade. This is based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
  • August 21: The 2009–10 preseason candidates list for the Women’s Wooden Award was released, naming 31 student athletes. Jayne Appel and Jeanette Pohlen from Stanford were two of the candidates.[4]

Regular season[edit]

  • Jayne Appel became the leading rebounder in Pac-10 history on 27 February 2010, surpassing Lisa Leslie's record of 1,214 career rebounds.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Pre-Season Schedule
November 1*
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 Vanguard W 107–49 
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
November 8*
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 UC San Diego W 107–55 
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
Non-Conference Regular Season Schedule
November 13*
4:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Old Dominion W 89–56  1–0
Ted Constant Convocation Center 
Norfolk, Virginia
November 15*
11:00 AM, no
No. 2 at No. 25 Rutgers W 81–66  2–0
Louis Brown Athletic Center 
Piscataway, New Jersey
November 19*
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 Pepperdine W 99–50  3–0
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
November 22*
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 at UC Davis W 76–51  4–0
The Pavilion 
Davis, California
November 27*
1:00 PM, no
No. 2 Utah W 60–41  5–0
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
November 29*
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 Gonzaga W 105–74  6–0
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
December 13*
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 DePaul W 96–60  7–0
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
December 15*
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 No. 7 Duke W 71–55  8–0
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
December 19*
11:30 AM, no
No. 2 No. 3 Tennessee W 67–52  9–0
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
December 23*
2:30 PM, no
No. 2 at No. 1 Connecticut L 68–80  9–1
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
December 30*
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Fresno State W 68–46  10–1
Save Mart Center 
Fresno, California
Pacific-10 Conference Regular Season Schedule
January 2
12:00 PM, no
No. 2 California W 79–58  11–1
(1–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
January 8
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 at USC W 82–62  12–1
(2–0 Pac-10)
Galen Center 
Los Angeles, California
January 10
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 at UCLA W 65–61  13–1
(3–0 Pac-10)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles, California
January 14
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 Washington State W 80–43  14–1
(4–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
January 16
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 Washington W 66–51  15–1
(5–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
January 21
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Oregon State W 63–47  16–1
(6–0 Pac-10)
Gill Coliseum 
Corvallis, Oregon
January 23
11:30 AM, no
No. 2 at Oregon W 100–80  17–1
(7–0 Pac-10)
McArthur Court 
Eugene, Oregon
January 28
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 Arizona State W 71–48  18–1
(8–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
January 30
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 Arizona W 82–63  19–1
(9–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
February 4
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 UCLA W 74–53  20–1
(10–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
February 7
1:00 PM, no
No. 2 USC W 77–39  21–1
(11–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
February 12
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Washington W 58–36  22–1
(12–0 Pac-10)
Bank of America Arena 
Seattle, Washington
February 14
12:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Washington State W 98–67  23–1
(13–0 Pac-10)
Beasley Coliseum 
Pullman, Washington
February 18
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 Oregon W 104–60  24–1
(14–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
February 20
8:00 PM, no
No. 2 Oregon State W 82–48  25–1
(15–0 Pac-10)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
February 25
6:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Arizona State W 62–43  26–1
(16–0 Pac-10)
Wells Fargo Arena 
Tempe, Arizona
February 27
2:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Arizona W 75–48  27–1
(17–0 Pac-10)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
March 6
12:30 PM, no
No. 2 at California W 63–48  28–1
(18–0 Pac-10)
Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, California
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Postseason[edit]

Pac-10 Basketball Tournament[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Pacific-10 Conference Tournament
March 12
1:15 PM, no
No. 2 vs. Arizona W 72–52  29–1
Galen Center 
Los Angeles, California
March 13
2:30 PM, no
No. 2 vs. California W 64–44  30–1
Galen Center 
Los Angeles, California
March 14
3:00 PM, no
No. 2 vs. No. 23 UCLA W 70–46  31–1
Galen Center 
Los Angeles, California
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

NCAA Basketball Tournament[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
NCAA Tournament
March 20*
7:30 PM, no
No. 2 vs. UC Riverside
First Round
W 79–47  32–1
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
March 22*
6:30 pm, no
No. 2 vs. #8 Iowa
Second Round
W 96–67  33–1
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
March 27*
6:00 pm, no
No. 2 vs. #5 Georgia
Regional Semifinals - Sweet Sixteen
W 73–36  34–1
Arco Arena 
Sacramento, California
March 29*
6:00 pm, no
No. 2 vs. Xavier
Regional Final - Elite Eight
W 55–53  35–1
Arco Arena 
Sacramento, California
April 4*
4:00 PM, no
No. 2 vs. #12 Oklahoma
Semifinals - Final Four
W 73–66  36–1
Alamodome 
San Antonio, Texas
April 6*
5:30 PM, no
No. 2 vs. No. 1 Connecticut
Championship
L 53–47  36–2
Alamodome 
San Antonio, Texas
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the WNBA[edit]

Round Pick Player WNBA Club
1 5 Jayne Appel San Antonio Silver Stars

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]