Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball

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Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide athletic logo
University University of Alabama
Conference SEC
Location Tuscaloosa, AL
Head coach Kristy Curry (1st year)
Arena Foster Auditorium
(Capacity: 5,400)
Nickname Crimson Tide
Colors

Crimson and White

            
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/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1994
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1994
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1984, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
NCAA/AIAW 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 Kristy Curry, who replaced Wendell Hudson on May 11, 2013.

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 #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 #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 #13, coached by Rick Moody), 1995-96 (a 24-8 record, 3rd place SEC, final national AP ranking of #10, coached by Rick Moody), 1996-97 (a 25-7 record, midseason #2 national ranking, 2nd place SEC (10-2), final AP national ranking of #8, coached by Rick Moody), 1997-98 (a 24-10 record, 2nd place SEC, final AP national ranking of #11, coached by Rick Moody).[1]

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),[2] and the 2010 National Championship [3]

2013–14 Roster[edit]

2013–14 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year High School/Junior College Home town
F 3 Carter, KhadijahKhadijah Carter 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Jacksonville College Goodrich, Texas
G 4 Davis, EmilyEmily Davis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Enterprise HS Enterprise, Ala.
F/C 34 Hamilton, OceanaOceana Hamilton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Fr St. Edmund Campion Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
F 13 Hegstetter, NikkiNikki Hegstetter 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) So Harrison HS Kennesaw, Ga.
G 2 Hunter, CourtneyCourtney Hunter 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Hoover HS Hoover, Ala.
F 25 Hutchen, BrianaBriana Hutchen 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Jr Rutgers Baltimore, Md.
F 32 Jack, BrittanyBrittany Jack 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Samford Suwanee, Ga.
C 14 McGraw, BrooksieBrooksie McGraw 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr P. K. Yonge HS Gainesville, Fla.
G 22 Middlebrook, KarylaKaryla Middlebrook 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Fr Blue Springs HS Blue Springs, Mo.
G 12 Myers, ShafontayeShafontaye Myers 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Sunshine HS Newbern, Ala.
F 23 Rawls, KaraKara Rawls 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Hoover HS Hoover, Ala.
G 33 Rivers, SharinSharin Rivers 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) Jr Shelton State Huntsville, Ala.
G 0 Simmons, DaishaDaisha Simmons 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Jr Rutgers Jersey City, N.J.
G 1 Steele, JasmineJasmine Steele 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m) RS Fr Midfield HS Midfield, Ala.
G 15 Waters, ErikaErika Waters 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Sr Peachtree Ridge HS Lawrenceville, Ga.
F 20 Williams, AshleyAshley Williams 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Fr Alcovy HS Covington, Ga.
Head coach

Kristy Curry

Assistant coach(es)

Kelly Curry
Terry Nooner
Shereka Wright


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-14

Former Tide Players[edit]

Current WNBA
Dominique Canty (1995–1999) two-time All-American (1998, 1999), and four-time All-SEC selection. Currently in the WNBA (11 seasons) Teams: Detroit Shock, Chicago Sky

Past WNBA
Linda Burgess (1990–1992) All-SEC selection, Teams: Los Angeles Sparks, Sacramento Monarchs
Shalonda Enis (1996–1997) All-SEC selection, First-team All-American (1996, 1997), Teams: Washington Mystics, Charlotte Sting
Neisa Johnson (1992–1996) First-team All-American (1994, 1995), All-SEC selection, 1993 Alabama Amateur Athlete of the Year Award, Teams: Charlotte Sting
Tausha Mills (1997–1998) Teams: Washington Mystics, San Antonio Stars
Navonda Moore (2004–2007) All-SEC selection, Teams: Minnesota Lynx
Cassandra Crompton-Moorer (1982–1984) All-SEC selection, Teams: New York Liberty

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
1990-91 Rick Moody 17-12 3-6
1991-92 Rick Moody 23-7 7-4 NCAA Second Round
1992-93 Rick Moody 22-9 6-5 NCAA Second Round
1993-94 Rick Moody 26-7 7-4 NCAA Final Four
1994-95 Rick Moody 22-9 7-4 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1995-96 Rick Moody 24-8 7-4 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1996-97 Rick Moody 25-7 10-2 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1997-98 Rick Moody 24-10 10-4 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1998-99 Rick Moody 20-11 7-7 NCAA Second Round
1999-2000 Rick Moody 15-14 5-9 WNIT First Round
2000-01 Rick Moody 19-12 5-9 WNIT Second Round
2001-02 Rick Moody 19-12 7-7 WNIT Quarterfinals
2002-03 Rick Moody 13-15 3-11
2003-04 Rick Moody 12-16 4-10
2004-05 Rick Moody 14-15 4-10
2005-06 Stephany Smith 9-19 3-11
2006-07 Stephany Smith 10-20 0-14
2007-08 Stephany Smith 8-22 1-13
2008-09 Wendell Hudson 13-17 1-13
2009-10 Wendell Hudson 12-18 4-12
2010-11 Wendell Hudson 18-15 5-11 WNIT Sweet 16
2011-12 Wendell Hudson 12-19 2-14
2012-13 Wendell Hudson 13-18 2-14
2013-14 Kristy Curry 14-16 7-9
NCAA Total: 560-403 141-226
Total: 633-462

      National 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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