Princeton Tigers women's basketball

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Princeton Tigers
2018–19 Princeton Tigers women's basketball team
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UniversityPrinceton University
First season1972
All-time record691–545 (.559)
Head coachCarla Berube (1st season)
ConferenceIvy League
LocationPrinceton, New Jersey
ArenaJadwin Gymnasium
(Capacity: 6,854)
NicknameTigers
ColorsBlack and Orange[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


NCAA Tournament Appearances
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
2018, 2019
Conference Regular Season Champions
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1999, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019

The Princeton Tigers women's basketball team is the intercollegiate women's basketball program representing Princeton University. The school competes in the Ivy League in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Tigers play home basketball games at the Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, New Jersey on the university campus. Princeton has won fourteen Ivy League championships and made their eighth appearance in an NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship in the 2019 tournament.[2][3]

Highlights[edit]

The Tigers first season was the 1971–72 season. They began play with their first ever game being played on February 2, 1972. The 2009–10 team began one of the best overall record streaks in Princeton women's basketball history. Entering the post-season with a 26–2 overall record, the Tigers were one of five teams in the country with two or fewer losses.[4] The other four teams earned No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. Sweeping the Ivy League with a 14–0 mark, the Tigers earned a No. 12 seed to the NCAA Tournament. In 2011–12, Princeton was the first-ever Ivy League women's team to receive a national ranking. The Tigers moved into the AP Top 25 Poll, earning a No. 24 national ranking in the Week 18 poll. The Tigers won their third consecutive Ivy League Championship that season and earned the No. 9 seed into the NCAA Tournament. In 2012–13, Princeton earned the No. 9 seed, after winning the Ivy League for the fourth consecutive season. Niveen Rasheed earned an Associated Press All-American recognition that season.[3] The 2014–15 team finished the season 31–1, 14–0 to win the Ivy League regular season title to earn an automatic trip to the 2015 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament, which they lost to Maryland in the second round. The Tigers' No. 13 ranking in both the Associated Press Top-25 and USA Today Coaches polls are the highest in conference history. Princeton's No. 8 seed is the best an Ivy program has ever earned, and the Tigers' first round win over Green Bay was just the second NCAA victory for an Ivy team, joining No. 16 Harvard's upset over No. 1 Stanford in 1998.[3]

During the 2016–17 season, head coach Courtney Banghart notched her 200th win, all within her Princeton tenure.[5]

2018–19 roster[edit]

2018–19 Princeton Tigers women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Hometown
G/F 31 Bella Alarie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Jr Bethesda, MD
F 22 Taylor Baur 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Jr St. Louis, MO
F 3 Sydney Boyer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) So Woodstock, GA
G 12 Maggie Connolly 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Fr Wilmington, DE
G 24 Julia Cunningham 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Watchung, NJ
F 21 Kira Emsbo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Fr Lakewood, CO
G 4 McKenna Haire 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Charlotte, NC
G 32 Qalea Ismail 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Bel Air, MD
G/F 13 Sydney Jordan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Manassas, VA
G 2 Carlie Littlefield 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Waukee, IA
G 25 Gabrielle Rush 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Sr Hinsdale, IL
G 10 Grace Stone 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Fr Glen Cove, NY
G/F 33 Lexi Weger 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Fr Fairfax, VA
G/F 11 Neenah Young 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Fr Tracy, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: September 25, 2018

Coaches[edit]

Coaching Records[3]
Name Years W–L (%)
Penny Hinckley 1971–1974 15–13 (.536)
Pat Walsh 1974–1979 72–38 (.655)
Diane Schumacher 1979–1982 29–52 (.358)
Jeanne Foley 1982–1984 19–32 (.373)
Joan Kowalik 1984–1995 163–121 (.574)
Elizabeth Feeley 1995–2000 68–70 (.493)
Kevin Morris 2000–2001 2–25 (.074)
Richard Barron 2001–2007 74–91 (.448)
Courtney Banghart 2007–2019 254–103 (.711)
Carla Berube 2019–present 0–0 (–)

Ivy League[edit]

Opponent First Gm. Last Gm. W L Pct.
Brown University 1974 2019 47 31 .603
Columbia University 1978 2019 53 16 .768
Cornell University 1974 2019 57 21 .731
Dartmouth College 1976 2019 36 44 .450
Harvard University 1974 2019 43 41 .512
University of Pennsylvania 1974 2019 57 29 .663
Yale University 1972 2019 61 32 .656

Postseason appearances[edit]

The Tigers have made the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament seven times. They have a record of 1–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
2010 First Round St. John's L 47–65
2011 First Round Georgetown L 49–65
2012 First Round Kansas State L 64–67
2013 First Round Florida State L 44–60
2015 First Round
Second Round
Green Bay
Maryland
W 80–70
L 70–85
2016 First Round West Virginia L 65–74
2018 First Round Maryland L 57–77
2019 First Round Kentucky L 77–82

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logo & Brand Assets | Princeton University Office of Communications". Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Alarie helps Princeton women beat Penn to win Ivy title". USA Today. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Women's Basketball Record Book • Coaching Record & Program Facts". Princeton Athletic Communications. Princeton University. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "2010 Women's College Basketball Standings". ESPN. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Murphy, Chris (February 6, 2017). "Women's Basketball Nets Two Huge Wins". dailyprincetonian.com. Retrieved February 9, 2017.

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