Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball

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Ohio State Buckeyes
2016–17 Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball team
2013 Ohio State Buckeyes logo.svg
University The Ohio State University
Conference Big Ten
Location Columbus, OH
Head coach Kevin McGuff (3rd year)
Arena Value City Arena
(Capacity: 19,500)
Nickname Buckeyes
Colors Scarlet and Gray[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1993
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1985, 1987, 1993
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament second round
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament appearances
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1975
AIAW Tournament appearances
1975, 1978
Conference tournament champions
2006, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference regular season champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017

The Ohio State women's basketball team represents Ohio State University and plays its home games in the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, which they moved into in 1998. Prior to 1998, they played at St. John Arena. They have won 12 Big Ten titles, which is the most in the conference[2] and have twenty appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the most recent being in 2010. In 1993, they lost to Sheryl Swoopes and the Texas Tech Red Raiders 84–82 for the national title. They captured the NIT title in 2001, beating the New Mexico Lobos 62–61.[3] Notable alumni include former All-Americans Katie Smith and Jessica Davenport. They are currently coached by Kevin McGuff, who was most recently the head coach at the University of Washington.

2015–16 Roster[edit]

2015–16 Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Pugh, KaylanKaylan Pugh 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr St. Mary's Episcopal Collierville, TN
F 1 Beach, KalpanaKalpana Beach 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Jr Westlake Westlake, OH
G 3 Mitchell, KelseyKelsey Mitchell 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) So Princeton Cincinnati, OH
G 4 Calhoun, SierraSierra Calhoun (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) So Christ the King
Duke
Brooklyn, NY
F 5 Mitchell, ChelseaChelsea Mitchell 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) RS Fr Princeton Cincinnati, OH
G 12 Holland, KiannaKianna Holland 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) RS Fr Seneca Seneca, SC
G 13 Craft, CaitCait Craft 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Liberty-Benton Findlay, OH
G 14 Alston, AmerystAmeryst Alston 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Sr McKinley Canton, OH
G 20 Doss, AsiaAsia Doss 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Country Day School Detroit, MI
C 21 Blair, LisaLisa Blair 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) RS Jr Nazareth Regional Brooklyn, NY
F 22 Hart, AlexaAlexa Hart 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Africentric Columbus, OH
F 23 Mavunga, StephanieStephanie Mavunga (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr Brownsburg
North Carolina
Brownsburg, IN
F 24 Waterman, MakaylaMakayla Waterman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS Fr Fairmont Kettering, OH
F 32 Cooper, ShaylaShayla Cooper 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr Norcross Norcross, GA
C 34 Ekhelar, TheresaTheresa Ekhelar 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Fr Life Center Academy Woodbridge, NJ
Head coach

Kevin McGuff (Saint Joseph's (IN))

Assistant coach(es)

Joy Cheek (Duke)
Patrick Klein (Ohio State)
Mark Mitchell (Eastern Kentucky)


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

Roster

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [4]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Phyllis J. Bailey (Independent) (1965–1970)
1965–66 Phyllis J. Bailey 3–4
1966–67 Phyllis J. Bailey 5–3
1967–68 Phyllis J. Bailey 5–1
1968–69 Phyllis J. Bailey 8–2 CIAW First Round
1969–70 Phyllis J. Bailey 7–0
Phyllis J. Bailey: 28–10
Mary Combs (Independent) (1970–1972)
1970–71 Mary Combs 4–2
1971–72 Mary Combs 10–4 MAIAW
Mary Combs: 14–6
Debbie Wilson (Independent) (1972–1980)
1972–73 Debbie Wilson 15–1 MAIAW
1973–74 Debbie Wilson 18–2 MAIAW
1974–75 Debbie Wilson 19–5 AIAW First Round
1975–76 Debbie Wilson 26–6 MAIAW
1976–77 Debbie Wilson 21–7 MAIAW
1977–78 Debbie Wilson 23–8 AIAW First Round 16
1978–79 Debbie Wilson 19–11 MAIAW
1979–80 Debbie Wilson 16–18 MAIAW
Debbie Wilson: 157–58
Tara VanDerveer (Independent, Big Ten) (1980–1985)
1980–81 Tara VanDerveer 17–15 MAIAW
Big Ten Conference
1981–82 Tara VanDerveer 20–7 3–0 1st# NCAA First Round
1982–83 Tara VanDerveer 23–5 15–3 T-1st
1983–84 Tara VanDerveer 22–7 17–1 1st NCAA First Round 19
1984–85 Tara VanDerveer 28–3 18–0 1st NCAA Elite Eight 7
Tara VanDerveer: 110–37 53–4
Nancy Darsch (Big Ten) (1985–1997)
1985–86 Nancy Darsch 23–7 16–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 17 12
1986–87 Nancy Darsch 26–5 17–1 T-1st NCAA Elite Eight 8 10
1987–88 Nancy Darsch 25–5 16–2 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 9 6
1988–89 Nancy Darsch 24–6 16–2 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 9 14
1989–90 Nancy Darsch 18–12 11–7 T-4th NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1990–91 Nancy Darsch 11–17 8–10 T-5th
1991–92 Nancy Darsch 15–13 9–9 5th
1992–93 Nancy Darsch 28–4 16–2 T-1st NCAA Runner-up 2 3
1993–94 Nancy Darsch 14–14 7–11 T-7th
1994–95 Nancy Darsch 17–13 7–9 T-7th
1995–96 Nancy Darsch 21–13 8–8 T-6th NCAA Second Round
1996–97 Nancy Darsch 12–16 3–13 10th
Nancy Darsch: 234–125 134–76
Beth Burns (Big Ten) (1997–2002)
1997–98 Beth Burns 15–12 7–9 8th
1998–99 Beth Burns 17–12 9–7 4th NCAA First Round
1999–2000 Beth Burns 13–15 5–11 T-8th
2000–01 Beth Burns 22–11 6–10 T-8th WNIT Champions
2001–02 Beth Burns 14–15 8–8 T-5th
Beth Burns: 81–65 35–45
Jim Foster (Big Ten) (2002–present)
2002–03 Jim Foster 22–10 10–6 T-4th NCAA Second Round 20
2003–04 Jim Foster 21–10 11–5 3rd NCAA Second Round 21
2004–05 Jim Foster 30–5 14–2 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen 9 8
2005–06 Jim Foster 29–3 15–1 1st# NCAA Second Round 10 2
2006–07 Jim Foster 28–4 15–1 1st NCAA First Round 18 8
2007–08 Jim Foster 22–9 13–5 T-1st NCAA First Round 25
2008–09 Jim Foster 29–6 15–3 1st# NCAA Sweet Sixteen 9 10
2009–10 Jim Foster 31–5 15–3 1st# NCAA Second Round 15 8
2010–11 Jim Foster 24–10 10–6 T-3rd# NCAA Sweet Sixteen 17 18
2011–12 Jim Foster 25–7 11–5 T-2nd NCAA First Round 22 16
2012–13 Jim Foster 18–13 7–9 T-8th
Jim Foster: 279–82 136–46
Kevin McGuff (Big Ten) (2013–present)
2013–14 Kevin McGuff 17–18 5–11 T-8th
2014–15 Kevin McGuff 24–11 13–5 3rd NCAA Second round 23 23
2015–16 Kevin McGuff 26–8 15–3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen 9 10
Kevin McGuff: 67–37 33–19
Total: 953–402

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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

Awards[edit]

Consensus All-American selections[edit]

Frani Washington (1979) Tracy Hall (1987–1988) Nikita Lowry (1989) Katie Smith (1993, 1996)
Jessica Davenport (2005–2007) Jantel Lavender (2010–2011)

First-Team All-Big Ten[edit]

Yvette Angel (1983, 1985) Carla Chapman (1984) Francine Lewis (1984–1985) Tracy Hall (1986–1988)
Nikita Lowry (1988–1989) Lisa Cline (1989) Averrill Roberts (1992–1993) Nikki Keyton (1993)
Katie Smith (1994–1996) Marrita Porter (1998–1999) Jessica Davenport (2005–2007) Jantel Lavender (2008–2011)
Samantha Prahalis (2010, 2012) Tayler Hill (2012–2013) Ameryst Alston (2015–2016) Kelsey Mitchell (2015–2017)

Big Ten Player of the Year[edit]

Tracey Hall (1986–1987) Lisa Cline (1989) Katie Smith (1996) Jessica Davenport (2005–2007)
Jantel Lavender (2008–2011) Samantha Prahalis (2012) Kelsey Mitchell (2015, 2017)

See also[edit]

2016–17 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio State Brand Guidelines". The Ohio State University. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Championship Teams" (PDF). History and Tradition. Ohio State Athletic Department. p. 172. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ "2001 Postseason WNIT". www.womensnit.com. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). Ohio State University. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 

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