Auburn Tigers women's basketball

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Auburn Tigers
2016–17 Auburn Tigers women's basketball team
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University Auburn University
Conference SEC
Location Auburn, AL
Head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy (4th year)
Arena Auburn Arena
(Capacity: 9,600)
Nickname Tigers
Colors Burnt Orange and Navy Blue[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
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Alternate jersey
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NCAA Tournament runner-up
1988, 1989, 1990
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1988, 1989, 1990
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996
NCAA Tournament appearances
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017
Conference tournament champions
1981, 1987, 1990, 1997
Conference regular season champions
1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2009

The Auburn Tigers women's basketball team represents Auburn University in women's basketball. The school competes in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Tigers play home basketball games at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama. [2]

History[edit]

The Auburn women's basketball team has been consistently competitive both nationally and within the SEC. Despite playing in the same conference as perennial powerhouse Tennessee and other competitive programs such as LSU, Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, Auburn has won five regular season SEC championships and four SEC Tournament championships. AU has made nineteen appearances in the NCAA women's basketball tournament and only twice, in the Tigers first appearance in 1982 and in 2008, have the Tigers lost in the first round. Auburn played in three consecutive National Championship games in 1988, 1989 and 1990, and won the Women's NIT in 2003.[3] When Coach Joe Ciampi announced his retirement after twenty-five years at the end of the 2003–2004 season, the resulting search snared the highly experienced, former Purdue and US National and Olympic team head coach, Nell Fortner. Fortner coached the team through the 2011–2012 season. She was replaced by Terri Williams-Flournoy who had been the head coach at Georgetown University.[4][5]

Standout former Auburn players include: Mae Ola Bolton, Ruthie Bolton, Vickie Orr, Carolyn Jones, Chantel Tremitiere, Lauretta Freeman, Lecoe Willingham, Dewanna Bonner, and Monique Morehouse.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season Coach Record Conference Record Postseason Finish
1971–72 Aletha Bond 10–2 n/a n/a
1972–73 Aletha Bond 14–3 n/a n/a
1973–74 Susan Nunnelly 13–5 n/a n/a
1974–75 Susan Nunnelly 13–8 n/a n/a
1975–76 Susan Nunnelly 19–8 n/a n/a
1976–77 Jan Pylant 12–8 n/a n/a
1977–78 Jan Pylant 8–18 n/a n/a
1978–79 Jan Pylant 9–18 n/a n/a
1979–80 Joe Ciampi 17–13 n/a n/a
1980–81 Joe Ciampi 26–7 n/a n/a
1981–82 Joe Ciampi 24–5 n/a NCAA Tournament
1982–83 Joe Ciampi 24–8 6–2 (T-2nd) NCAA Tournament
1983–84 Joe Ciampi 19–10 4–4 (6th) n/a
1984–85 Joe Ciampi 25–6 5–3 (3rd) NCAA Tournament
1985–86 Joe Ciampi 24–6 6–3 (T-2nd) NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1986–87 Joe Ciampi 31–2 8–1 (1st) NCAA Elite Eight
1987–88 Joe Ciampi 32–3 9–0 (1st) NCAA Runner-Up
1988–89 Joe Ciampi 32–2 9–0 (1st) NCAA Runner-Up
1989–90 Joe Ciampi 28–7 7–2 (2nd) NCAA Runner-Up
1990–91 Joe Ciampi 26–6 7–2 (2nd) NCAA Elite Eight
1991–92 Joe Ciampi 17–12 4–7 (T-7th) n/a
1992–93 Joe Ciampi 25–4 9–2 (T-2nd) NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1993–94 Joe Ciampi 20–10 6–5 (6th) NCAA Second Round
1994–95 Joe Ciampi 17–10 5–6 (8th) NCAA Second Round
1995–96 Joe Ciampi 23–9 6–5 (T-5th) NCAA Elite Eight
1996–97 Joe Ciampi 22–10 5–7 (T-8th) NCAA Second Round
1997–98 Joe Ciampi 16–11 4–10 (T-9th) n/a
1998–99 Joe Ciampi 20–9 8–6 (4th) NCAA Second Round
1999-00 Joe Ciampi 22–8 9–5 (4th) NCAA Second Round
2000–01 Joe Ciampi 17–12 5–9 (T-8th) n/a
2001–02 Joe Ciampi 16–13 3–11 (T-10th) n/a
2002–03 Joe Ciampi 23–11 5–9 (8th) WNIT Champions
2003–04 Joe Ciampi 22–9 9–5 (3rd) NCAA Second Round
2004–05 Nell Fortner 16–13 6–8 (T-6th) n/a
2005–06 Nell Fortner 14–15 4–10 (10th) n/a
2006–07 Nell Fortner 21–13 6–8 (9th) WNIT Semifinals
2007–08 Nell Fortner 20–12 7–7 (6th) NCAA First Round
2008–09 Nell Fortner 30–4 12–2 (1st) NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Nell Fortner 15–16 5–11 (10th) n/a
2010–11 Nell Fortner 16–16 8–8 (T-5th) WNIT Second Round
2011–12 Nell Fortner 13–17 5–11 (9th) n/a
2012–13 Terri Williams-Flournoy 19–15 5–11 (10th) WNIT Quarterfinals
2013–14 Terri Williams-Flournoy 19–15 7–9 (T-6th) WNIT Third Round
2014–15 Terri Williams-Flournoy 13–18 3–13 (13th) n/a
2015–16 Terri Williams-Flournoy 20–13 8–8 (T-7th) NCAA Second Round

Player awards[edit]

SEC awards[edit]

Vickie Orr – 1988
Carolyn Jones – 1990, 1991
Lauretta Freeman – 1993
DeWanna Bonner – 2009

References[edit]

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