Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball

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Alabama Crimson Tide
2018–19 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball team
Alabama Athletics logo.svg
University University of Alabama
Head coach Kristy Curry (6th season)
Conference SEC
Location Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Arena Coleman Coliseum
(Capacity: 15,383)
Nickname Crimson Tide
Colors Crimson and White[1]
         
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


NCAA Tournament Final Four
1994
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1994
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1984, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
NCAA Tournament appearances
1984, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

The Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball program represents the University of Alabama in the sport of women's basketball. The team competes in the Southeastern Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. They are coached by sixth-year head coach Kristy Curry.

2018–19 roster[edit]

2018–19 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Taniyah Worth 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Flowery Branch HS Flowery Branch, GA
G 1 Megan Abrams 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Lafayette Christian Academy Lafayette, LA
G 2 Amber Richardson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Southeast Raleigh Magnet HS Garner, NC
G 3 Jordan Lewis 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Jr Lake Highland Prep Windermere, FL
G 4 Cierra Johnson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Shelton State CC Mobile, AL
G 5 Hannah Barber 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Fr Homewood HS Homewood, AL
G 10 Taylor Berry 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr Mount Carmel Academy New Orleans, LA
F 12 Allie Craig Cruce 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Lauderdale County HS Killen, AL
F 22 Ariyah Copeland 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Columbus HS Columbus, GA
G 23 Shaquera Wade 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Huntsville HS Huntsville, AL
G 24 De'sha Benjamin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Lucy Craft Laney HS Augusta, GA
F 25 Ashley Knight 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Jr Lyndon B. Johnson HS Austin, TX
G 34 Grace Pelphrey 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Fr Tuscaloosa Academy Tuscaloosa, AL
F 40 Jasmine Walker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Jefferson Davis HS Montgomery, AL
C 42 Shelby Gibson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Ole Miss Murfreesboro, TN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: September 17, 2018

History[edit]

The Crimson Tide has appeared in 10 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournaments, including an eight-year streak of consecutive appearances in the tournament stretching from 1992 to 1999. In 10 NCAA tournament appearances, Alabama has advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" six times and the "Elite Eight" and the "Final Four" once, in 1994.

Notable seasons include 1980–81 (21–12 record, 2nd-place finish in the SEC, a 77–71 victory over Tennessee, coached by Ann Cronic), 1983–84 (21–9 record, a 2nd-place finish in the SEC, an 85–66 victory over Tennessee, and a final AP National Ranking of No. 12, coached by Ken Weeks), 1985–86 (20–9 record, coached by 1986 SEC Coach of the Year recipient, Lois Myers), 1991–92 (a 23–7 record, SEC 3rd place, final AP National Ranking of No. 18, coached by Rick Moody), 1993–94 (a 26–7 record, 4th place SEC, Midwest Regional Tournament Champion, Final Four Participant, coached by Rick Moody), 1994–95 (a 22–9 record, final AP national ranking of No. 13, coached by Rick Moody), 1995–96 (a 24–8 record, 3rd place SEC, final national AP ranking of No. 10, coached by Rick Moody), 1996–97 (a 25–7 record, midseason No. 2 national ranking, 2nd place SEC (10–2), final AP national ranking of No. 8, coached by Rick Moody), 1997–98 (a 24–10 record, 2nd place SEC, final AP national ranking of No. 11, coached by Rick Moody).[2]

The University of Alabama also has a Women's Wheelchair Basketball Program that began in 2003. The University of Alabama was the 2008 National Runner-up, and won the 2009 National Championship (34–2 record, with both losses to men's teams),[3] and the 2010 National Championship [4]

Coaches[edit]

Name Year
Stephanie Schleuder 1974–1977
Ed Nixon 1977–1980
Ann Cronic 1980–1981
Ken Weeks 1981–1985
Lois Myers 1985–1989
Rick Moody 1989–2005
Stephany Smith 2005–2008
Wendell Hudson 2008–2013
Kristy Curry 2013–Present

Year-by-year results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Alabama Crimson Tide (Independent) (1974–1979)
1974–75 Stephanie Schleuder 13–12 AIAW Championship
1975–76 Stephanie Schleuder 13–9
1976–77 Stephanie Schleuder 13–15 NWIT
1977–78 Ed Nixon 21–10 AAIAW Championship
1978–79 Ed Nixon 13–13 AAIAW Championship
AIAW Total: 73–59
Alabama Crimson Tide (Southeastern Conference) (1979–present)
1979–80 Ed Nixon 12–15 3–5
1980–81 Ann Cronic 21–12 4–3
1981–82 Ken Weeks 17–11 4–3
1982–83 Ken Weeks 16–13 2–6
1983–84 Ken Weeks 23–9 5–3 NCAA Mideast Regional
1984–85 Ken Weeks 18–10 3–5
1985–86 Lois Myers 20–9 2–7
1986–87 Lois Myers 19–10 2–7
1987–88 Lois Myers 18–10 5–4 NCAA First Round
1988–89 Lois Myers 14–15 1–8
1989–90 Rick Moody 16–12 4–5 7th
1990–91 Rick Moody 17–12 3–6 9th
1991–92 Rick Moody 23–7 7–4 3rd NCAA Second Round
1992–93 Rick Moody 22–9 6–5 5th NCAA Second Round
1993–94 Rick Moody 26–7 7–4 4th NCAA Final Four
1994–95 Rick Moody 22–9 7–4 6th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1995–96 Rick Moody 24–8 7–4 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1996–97 Rick Moody 25–7 10–2 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1997–98 Rick Moody 24–10 10–4 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1998–99 Rick Moody 20–11 7–7 5th NCAA Second Round
1999–2000 Rick Moody 15–14 5–9 8th WNIT First Round
2000–01 Rick Moody 19–12 5–9 8th WNIT Second Round
2001–02 Rick Moody 19–12 7–7 8th WNIT Quarterfinals
2002–03 Rick Moody 13–15 3–11 10th
2003–04 Rick Moody 12–16 4–10 10th
2004–05 Rick Moody 14–15 4–10 9th
2005–06 Stephany Smith 9–19 3–11 11th
2006–07 Stephany Smith 10–20 0–14 12th
2007–08 Stephany Smith 8–22 1–13 12th
2008–09 Wendell Hudson 13–17 1–13 12th
2009–10 Wendell Hudson 12–18 4–12 11th
2010–11 Wendell Hudson 18–15 5–11 10th WNIT Sweet 16
2011–12 Wendell Hudson 12–19 2–14 11th
2012–13 Wendell Hudson 13–18 2–14 T-13th
2013–14 Kristy Curry 14–16 7–9 T-6th
2014–15 Kristy Curry 13–19 2–14 14th
2015–16 Kristy Curry 15–16 4–12 12th WNIT First Round
2016–17 Kristy Curry 22–14 5–11 T-11th WNIT Quarterfinals
2017–18 Kristy Curry 20–14 7–9 8th WNIT Quarterfinals
NCAA Total: 634–468 161–286
Total: 707–527

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

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