Florida State Seminoles women's basketball
|Florida State Seminoles basketball|
|University||Florida State University|
|All-time record||721–581 (.554)|
|Head coach||Sue Semrau (20th year)|
|Arena||Donald L. Tucker Center
|Student section||The Nole Zone|
|Colors||Garnet and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|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|
|Conference regular season champions|
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).
- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 2.1 Barbara Hollingsworth era (1970–1971)
- 2.2 Linda Warren era (1971–1972)
- 2.3 Eddie Cubbon era (1972–1973)
- 2.4 Joel Thirer era (1973–1974)
- 2.5 Millie Usher era (1974–1976)
- 2.6 Dianne Murphy era (1976–1979)
- 2.7 Jan Dykehouse-Allen era (1979–1986)
- 2.8 Marynell Meadors era (1986–1996)
- 2.9 Chris Gobrecht era (1996–1997)
- 2.10 Sue Semrau era (1997–present)
- 3 Head coaches
- 4 Players
- 5 Championships
- 6 Records and results
- 7 Awards
- 8 Home court
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Joel Thirer, the fourth coach in four years, compiled a 9-6 record in one season.
Millie Usher era (1974–1976)
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)
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)
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)
Marynell Meadors led the Seminoles for ten years to a record of 132-152 and two tournament appearances.
Chris Gobrecht era (1996–1997)
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)
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.
Current coaching staff
|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|
- Tanae Davis-Cain - professional WNBA basketball player, Detroit Shock
- Sue Galkantas - 1983 finalist for the Wade Trophy
- Roneeka Hodges - professional WNBA basketball player, Houston Comets
- Jacinta Monroe - professional WNBA basketball player, Washington Mystics and Tulsa Shock
- Britany Miller - professional WNBA basketball player, Detroit Shock
- Tia Paschal - professional WNBA basketball player, Chicago Sting
- Brooke Wyckoff - professional WNBA basketball player, Chicago Sky
- Latavia Coleman (Houston Comets)
- Brooke Wyckoff (Orlando Miracle)
- Levys Torres (Miami Sol)
- Roneeka Hodges (Houston Comets)
- Britany Miller (Detroit Shock)
- Tanae Davis-Cain (Detroit Shock)
- Mara Freshour (Seattle Storm)
- Jacinta Monroe (Washington Mystics)
- Natasha Howard (Indiana Fever)
- Adut Bulgak (New York Liberty)
NWIT Championship appearance
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.
|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
|1990-1991||Metro||Marynell Meadors||South Carolina||54||53|
|Total Conference Tournament Titles||1|
Conference Regular Season Championships
|Total Conference Titles||3|
Records and results
|National Champions||Conference Tournament Champions||Conference Regular Season Champions||NCAA Tournament||NIT Tournament|
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, C = Conference
|1977–78||Dianne Murphy||Independent||8||9||–||–||FAIA State Tournament|
|1979–80||Jan Dykehouse-Allen||Independent||13||22||–||–||AIAW Region Tournament|
|1980–81||Jan Dykehouse-Allen||Metro||14||15||1||3||FAIA State Tournament|
|1981–82||Jan Dykehouse-Allen||Metro||28||10||2||3||NWIT Runner-Up|
|1982–83||Jan Dykehouse-Allen||Metro||24||6||5||1||NCAA First Round|
|1989–90||Marynell Meadors||Metro||21||9||11||3||NCAA First Round|
|1990–91||Marynell Meadors||Metro||25||7||12||2||NCAA Second Round|
|2000–01||Sue Semrau||ACC||19||12||9||7||NCAA Second Round|
|2002–03||Sue Semrau||ACC||17||13||8||8||WNIT Semifinals|
|2003–04||Sue Semrau||ACC||15||15||7||9||WNIT Semifinals|
|2004–05||Sue Semrau||ACC||24||8||9||5||NCAA Second Round|
|2005–06||Sue Semrau||ACC||20||10||10||4||NCAA Second Round|
|2006–07||Sue Semrau||ACC||0*||10||10||4||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2007–08||Sue Semrau||ACC||13*||14||7||7||NCAA Second Round|
|2008–09||Sue Semrau||ACC||26||8||12||2||NCAA Second Round|
|2009–10||Sue Semrau||ACC||29||6||12||2||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2010–11||Sue Semrau||ACC||24||8||11||3||NCAA Second Round|
|2012-13||Sue Semrau||ACC||23||10||11||7||NCAA Second Round|
|2013-14||Sue Semrau||ACC||21||12||7||9||NCAA Second Round|
|2014-15||Sue Semrau||ACC||32||5||14||2||NCAA Elite Eight|
|2015-16||Sue Semrau||ACC||25||8||13||3||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
*Wins vacated as part of the academic scandal
Record vs. rivals
All-time record vs. ACC teams
|Boston College||13||1||.929||Won 7||2006|
|Georgia Tech||24||20||.545||Won 2||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|
|Virginia Tech||26||10||.722||Won 5||1979|
|Wake Forest||25||17||.595||Won 2||1992|
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
The Seminoles have participated in the ACC-Big Ten Women's Challenge 10 times, compiling a record of 8–2.
|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|
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 appeared in the postseason eighteen times.
The Seminoles have appeared in fifteen NCAA Tournaments with a 19-14 record.
NCAA Tournament seeding
The Seminoles appeared in the National Women's Invitation Tournament on one occasion.
The Seminoles have appeared in the Women's National Invitation Tournament twice.
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.
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)
- 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
Donald L. Tucker Center
- Florida State Seminoles
- Florida State Seminoles men's basketball
- History of Florida State University
- List of Florida State University professional athletes
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- "WNBA Draft Picks". WNBA.
- "Total Appearances in the AP Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
- "The Donald L. Tucker Center Florida State's Basketball Home" (English). Retrieved 2009-03-11.
- Florida State Seminoles Women's Basketball Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Tallahassee, Florida