Florida State Seminoles women's basketball

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Florida State Seminoles basketball
2016–17 Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team
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University Florida State University
First season 1970–71
All-time record 721–581 (.554)
Conference ACC
Location Tallahassee, FL
Head coach Sue Semrau (20th year)
Arena Donald L. Tucker Center
(Capacity: 12,100)
Nickname Lady Seminoles
Student section The Nole Zone
Colors Garnet and Gold[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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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
2010, 2015
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2007, 2010, 2015, 2016
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference tournament champions
Metro
1991
Conference regular season champions

Metro
1991


ACC
2009, 2010

The Florida State Seminoles women's basketball team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the intercollegiate sport of basketball. The Seminoles compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Florida State has made fifteen NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances: advancing to the Round of 32 on thirteen occasions, the Sweet Sixteen on four occasions, and the Elite Eight on two occasions. Florida State has also made one appearance in the National Women's Invitation Tournament and two appearances in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Seminoles have won the regular season conference title three times and the conference tournament title once.

Florida State has had sixteen All-Americans and five players inducted into the Hall of Fame, and several players have gone on to play in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The Seminoles play their home games in the Donald L. Tucker Center on the university's Tallahassee, Florida, campus. The head women's basketball coach is Sue Semrau.

Overview[edit]

The Florida State Seminoles women's team annually plays an eighteen-game conference schedule that is preceded by an out-of-conference schedule against few annual opponents except for Florida. Their conference schedule consists of a home-and-home game against two permanent rivals (Miami and Clemson), alternating home-and-home games against the other fourteen ACC teams.

History[edit]

Florida State University has officially fielded a basketball team since 1970, and the Seminoles are currently in their 47th season of play.

Barbara Hollingsworth era (1970–1971)[edit]

Barbara Hollingsworth served as the first basketball coach for the Florida State Seminoles. She coached at the school for one year.

Linda Warren era (1971–1972)[edit]

Linda Warren became the second basketball coach for the Lady Seminoles. She also coached at the school for one year.

Eddie Cubbon era (1972–1973)[edit]

Eddie Cubbon became the third head coach, staying at the school for one season and compiling a record of 11-5.

Joel Thirer era (1973–1974)[edit]

Joel Thirer, the fourth coach in four years, compiled a 9-6 record in one season.

Millie Usher era (1974–1976)[edit]

Millie Usher became the first coach at Florida State to stay at the school for multiple seasons. Throughout two seasons, she compiled a record of 27-28.

Dianne Murphy era (1976–1979)[edit]

Dianne Murphy, the sixth coach of the program, compiled a 37-35 record in three seasons with the Noles.

Jan Dykehouse-Allen era (1979–1986)[edit]

Jan Dykehouse-Allen stayed at the school for seven years and was the first coach to compile over one hundred victories, with a record of 111-108. She was also the first coach to lead the team to the NCAA Tournament.

Marynell Meadors era (1986–1996)[edit]

Meadows led the Seminoles to two tournaments and a conference title.

Marynell Meadors led the Seminoles for ten years to a record of 132-152 and two tournament appearances.

Chris Gobrecht era (1996–1997)[edit]

Chris Gobrecht left to coach her alma matter after a five-win season at Florida State, her only year at the school.

Sue Semrau era (1997–present)[edit]

Sue Semrau has coached at Florida State for nineteen years and is the winningest coach in program history. She has led the Seminoles to eleven tournaments and has been named the ACC Coach of the Year four times and the Associated Press Coach of the Year once.

Head coaches[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1970-71 Barbara Hollingsworth 1 unknown unknown
1971-72 Linda Warren 1 unknown unknown
1972-73 Eddie Cubbon 1 11-5 .688
1973-74 Joel Thirer 1 9-6 .600
1974-76 Millie Usher 2 27–28 .491
1976-79 Dianne Murphy 3 37–35 .514
1979-86 Jan Dykehouse-Allen 7 111–108 .507
1986-96 Marynell Meadors 10 132–152 .465
1996-97 Chris Gobrecht 1 5–22 .185
1997–present Sue Semrau 20 392–228 .632
Totals 10 coaches 47 seasons 721–581 .554

Current coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Sue Semrau
Name Position
Sue Semrau Head Coach
Lance White Associate head coach
Brooke Wyckoff Assistant coach
Danielle Santos Assistant coach
Dave Plettl Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach
Clifton Williams Video Coordinator
Melissa Bruner Director of Operations
Emily Hutcherson Athletic Trainer
Latara King Graduate Assistant
Lindsay Biggs Director of Recruiting

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Players[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Florida State has sent ten players to the WNBA Draft.[3]

Championships[edit]

NWIT Championship appearance[edit]

Florida State has appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament's National Championship game once, in 1982. The Seminoles, coached by Jan Dykehouse-Allen, lost to Oregon State, 76-60, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Season Coach Site Opponent Result Overall Record
1981-1982 Jan Dykehouse-Allen Amarillo Civic Center Oregon State FSU 60, Oregon State 76 28-10
Total National Women's Invitation Tournament Championship Game Appearances 1

Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

Conference Affiliations

Season Conference Coach Opponent PF PA
1990-1991 Metro Marynell Meadors South Carolina 54 53
Total Conference Tournament Titles 1

Conference Regular Season Championships[edit]

Season Conference Coach Overall Conference
1990-1991 Metro Marynell Meadors 25-7 12–2
2008-2009 ACC Sue Semrau 26–8 12-2
2009-2010 ACC Sue Semrau 29–6 12–2
Total Conference Titles 3

Records and results[edit]

Year-by-year results[edit]

National Champions Conference Tournament Champions Conference Regular Season Champions NCAA Tournament NIT Tournament

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, C = Conference

*Wins vacated as part of the academic scandal

Record vs. rivals[edit]

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First Meeting
Florida 33 43 .434 Won 1 1974
Miami 40 13 .755 Won 1 1975
Clemson 27 24 .529 Won 15 1980
Totals 99 80 .553

All-time record vs. ACC teams[edit]

Opponent Won Lost Percentage Streak First Meeting
Boston College 13 1 .929 Won 7 2006
Clemson 27 24 .529 Won 15 1980
Duke 11 36 .234 Won 3 1992
Georgia Tech 24 20 .545 Won 2 1975
Louisville 15 13 .536 Won 1 1978
Miami 40 13 .755 Won 1 1975
North Carolina 12 33 .267 Won 2 1982
NC State 15 28 .349 Lost 1 1992
Notre Dame 0 5 .000 Lost 5 2014
Pittsburgh 3 0 1.000 Won 3 2014
Syracuse 3 1 .750 Won 1 2014
Virginia 16 34 .320 Won 3 1990
Virginia Tech 26 10 .722 Won 5 1979
Wake Forest 25 17 .595 Won 2 1992
Totals 230 235 .495

ACC-Big Ten Challenge[edit]

The Seminoles have participated in the ACC-Big Ten Women's Challenge 10 times, compiling a record of 8–2.

Year Opponent Location Result
2007 Indiana Bloomington, Indiana W 85–78
2008 Penn State Tallahassee, Florida W 73–60
2009 Indiana Bloomington, Indiana W 82–74
2010 Michigan State Tallahassee, Florida L 64–72
2011 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio L 75–78 (OT)
2012 Iowa Tallahassee, Florida W 83–69
2013 Michigan State Tallahassee, Florida W 60–58
2014 Purdue West Lafayette, Indiana W 67–64 (OT)
2015 Rutgers Tallahassee, Florida W 65–43
2016 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota W 75–61
Record 8–2 (.800)

Polls[edit]

Florida State has ended their basketball season ranked eight times in either the AP or Coaches Poll. Top-10 finishes are colored ██

Florida State has been ranked in the AP Poll a total of 126 times with a sixth-place ranking being the best the team has ever received.[4]

Post-season[edit]

Florida State has appeared in the postseason eighteen times.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Seminoles have appeared in fifteen NCAA Tournaments with a 19-14 record.

Year Result
1983 First Round
1972 First Round
1991 Second Round
2001 Second Round
2005 Second Round
2006 Second Round
2007 Quarterfinals
2008 Second Round
2009 Second Round
2010 Semifinals
2011 Second Round
2013 Second Round
2014 Second Round
2015 Semifinals
2016 Quarterfinals
NCAA Tournament seeding[edit]
Years → '83 '90 '91 '01 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '13 '14 '15 '16
Seeds → 5 10 5 7 6 6 10 11 3 3 3 8 10 2 5

NWIT[edit]

The Seminoles appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament on one occasion.

Year Result
1982 Runner-Up

WNIT[edit]

The Seminoles have appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament twice.

Year Result
2003 Semifinals
2004 Semifinals

ACC Tournament[edit]

The ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Florida State has a record of 10-24 at the ACC Tournament.

Year Seed Result
1992 #5 First Round
1993 #7 First Round
1994 #9 First Round
1995 #9 First Round
1996 #9 Quarterfinals
1997 #9 First Round
1998 #7 First Round
1999 #9 First Round
2000 #8 Quarterfinals
2001 #4 Semifinals
2002 #9 First Round
2003 #4 First Round
2004 #5 First Round
2005 #4 First Round
2006 #4 First Round
2007 #5 Quarterfinals
2008 #6 Quarterfinals
2009 #2 Semifinals
2010 #2 First Round
2011 #3 First Round
2012 #8 First Round
2013 #4 Semifinals
2014 #9 Quarterfinals
2015 #2 Finals
2016 #4 Quarterfinals

Awards[edit]

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

  • Christian Hunnicutt (2011)

Sixth Player of the Year

  • Shakayla Thomas (2015, 2016)

ACC Coach of the Year

  • Sue Semrau (2001, 2005, 2009, 2015)

AP Coach of the Year

  • Sue Semrau (2015)

All-Americans[edit]

  • Cierra Bravard
  • Adut Bulgak
  • Bev Burnett
  • Wanda Burns
  • Chris Davis
  • Christy Derlak
  • Sue Galkantas
  • Natasha Howard
  • Jacinta Monroe
  • Tia Paschal
  • Allison Peercy
  • Lorraine Rimson
  • Leticia Romero
  • Danielle Ryan
  • Shakayla Thomas
  • Brooke Wyckoff

Home court[edit]

Donald L. Tucker Center[edit]

The Donald L. Tucker Center, home of the Seminoles.

The Seminoles play all of their home games at the Donald L. Tucker Center. It is an 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) multi-purpose facility which has hosted over 25 years worth of Seminole games.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colors – University Communications". Florida State University. 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  2. ^ http://www.seminoles.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=32900&SPID=157129&SPSID=917095
  3. ^ "WNBA Draft Picks". WNBA. 
  4. ^ "Total Appearances in the AP Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  5. ^ "The Donald L. Tucker Center Florida State's Basketball Home" (English). Retrieved 2009-03-11. 

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