Akron Zips women's basketball

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Akron Zips women's basketball
2016–17 Akron Zips women's basketball team
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University University of Akron
Conference MAC
Location Akron, OH
Head coach Jodi Kest (11th year)
Arena James A. Rhodes Arena
(Capacity: 5,500)
Nickname Zips
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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NCAA Tournament appearances
2014
Conference tournament champions
2014

The Akron Zips women's basketball team represents the University of Akron in women's basketball. The school competes in the Mid-American Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Zips play home basketball games at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio.

Season-by-season record[edit]

As of the 2015–16 season, the Zips are 434–713 in 42 years of play. They have won one MAC title, in 2014 (after finishing as runner up the previous year), which is also their only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. As a 13 seed, they lost to #5 Purdue 84–55. They have reached the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in 1999, 2013, 2015 along an appearance in the Women's Basketball Invitational in 2010. [2]

Season Coach Record Conference Record
1974–75 Mary Ann Tripodi 10–4 n/a
1975–76 Mary Ann Tripodi 10–6 n/a
1976–77 Mary Ann Tripodi 2–11 n/a
1977–78 Mary Ann Tripodi 5–12 n/a
1978–79 Mary Ann Tripodi 6–20 n/a
1979–80 Mary Ann Tripodi 15–13 n/a
1980–81 Mary Ann Tripodi 17–14 n/a
1981–82 Darlene Young 11–18 n/a
1982–83 John Street 13–13 n/a
1983–84 John Street 5–21 1–13 (OVC)
1984–85 John Street 9–18 1–13 (OVC)
1985–86 John Street 12–15 6–8 (OVC)
1986–87 John Street 14–13 7–7 (OVC)
1987–88 John Street 12–15 n/a
1988–89 John Street 14–15 6–8 (NSC)
1989–90 Lisa Fitch 10–17 4–8 (NSC)
1990–91 Lisa Fitch 3–25 2–12 (NSC)
1991–92 Lisa Fitch 6–22 3–9 NSC)
1992–93 Lisa Fitch 4–22 1–17 (MAC)
1993–94 Mary Ann Grimes 5–21 3–15 (MAC)
1994–95 Mary Ann Grimes 9–18 5–13 (MAC)
1995–96 Mary Ann Grimes 13–13 7–11 (MAC)
1996–97 Mary Ann Grimes (1–3)
Angel Donley (4–18)
5–21 2–16 (MAC)
1997–98 Roxanne Allen 12–18 8–10 (MAC)
1998–99 Roxanne Allen 16–13 10–6 (MAC)
1999–2000 Roxanne Allen 11–17 7–9 (MAC)
2000–01 Roxanne Allen 6–23 3–13 (MAC)
2001–02 Roxanne Allen 1–27 0–16 (MAC)
2002–03 Kelly Kennedy 2–26 1–15 (MAC)
2003–04 Kelly Kennedy 7–21 2–14 (MAC)
2004–05 Kelly Kennedy 3–25 3–13 (MAC)
2005–06 Kelly Kennedy 5–23 2–14 (MAC)
2006–07 Jodi Kest 10–19 3–13 (MAC)
2007–08 Jodi Kest 7–24 2–14 (MAC)
2008–09 Jodi Kest 11–19 6–10 (MAC)
2009–10 Jodi Kest 18–14 11–5 (MAC)
2010–11 Jodi Kest 14–16 6–10 (MAC)
2011–12 Jodi Kest 14–18 7–9 (MAC)
2012–13 Jodi Kest 23–10 12–4 (MAC)
2013–14 Jodi Kest 23–10 14–4 (MAC)
2014–15 Jodi Kest 22–9 12–6 (MAC)
2015–16 Jodi Kest 19–14 11–7 (MAC)

Postseason appearances[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament appearances[edit]

Year Round Opponent Result
2014 First Round Purdue L 84–55

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