Hartford Hawks women's basketball
|University||University of Hartford|
|Head coach||Jennifer Rizzotti (15th year)|
|Arena||Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
|Colors||Scarlet and White
The Hartford Hawks women's basketball team is the basketball team that represents University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. The school's team currently competes in the America East Conference. The school began the women's basketball team in 1975 as a Division III school. The program moved to Division II and was a member of the Northeast-10 Conference (originally Northeast-7) between 1980 and 1984. The school transitioned to Division I in 1984, playing as an independent school in 1984–85, and then becoming part of the Seaboard Conference in 1985–86. The Seaboard Conference became the North Atlantic Conference in 1989, and changed their name to America East in 1996.
Year by year results
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|Nancy Lauritis (DIII) (1975–1976)|
|Roger Wickman (DIII,DII) (1976–1984)|
|Carlos Aldave (Independent, America East) (1984–1986)|
|Jean Walling (America East) (1986–1990)|
|Mark Schmidt (America East) (1990–1992)|
|Allison Jones (America East) (1992–1999)|
|Jennifer Rizzotti (America East) (1999–present)|
|2001-02||Jennifer Rizzotti||16–15||9–7||5th#||NCAA First Round|
|2004-05||Jennifer Rizzotti||22–9||13–5||2nd#||NCAA First Round|
|2005-06||Jennifer Rizzotti||27–4||15–1||1st#||NCAA Second Round|
|2006-07||Jennifer Rizzotti||25–9||15–1||1st||WNIT Second Round|
|2007-08||Jennifer Rizzotti||28–6||14–2||1st#||NCAA Second Round|
|2008-09||Jennifer Rizzotti||20–12||14–2||2nd||WNIT Second Round|
|2009-10||Jennifer Rizzotti||27–5||16–0||1st||NCAA First Round||25|
|2010-11||Jennifer Rizzotti||17–15||11–5||4th#||NCAA First Round|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Conference tournament winner
Danielle Hood, (2004–08) was drafted by the Atlanta Dream as the 32nd pick of the 2008 draft. Although she did not make the final roster, she is the first player from Hartford, and only the second player from an America East Conference team to be drafted by the WNBA.
New England Basketball Hall of Fame honorees
- University of Hartford Brand Identity Guide (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "2012–13 Media Guide" (PDF). America East Conference. Retrieved 15 Sep 2013.
- "2010–11 Media Guide". University of Hartford. Retrieved 15 Sep 2013.
- "2008 WNBA DRAFT BOARD". WNBA. Retrieved 16 Sep 2013.
- Riley, Lori (May 14, 2008). "Uhart's Hood Released". The Hartford Courant. Richard Graziano. Retrieved 16 Sep 2013.
- "Honorees". New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 Sep 2013.
- "PSU Women's Basketball Coach earns Hall of Fame nod". Plymouth State University. May 23, 2013. Retrieved 16 Sep 2013.
- "Bridgeport's Beverly inducted to New England Basketball Hall of Fame". CTPost. June 21, 2013. Retrieved 16 Sep 2013.