UCLA Bruins women's basketball
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|University||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
|Head coach||Cori Close (7th year)|
|Student section||The Den|
|Colors||True Blue and Gold
|NCAA/AIAW Tournament champions|
|NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four|
|1978 (AIAW), 1979 (AIAW)|
|NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight|
|1978, 1979, 1999|
|NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1978, 1979, 1985, 1992, 1999, 2016|
|NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances|
|1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2016|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1999|
The UCLA Bruins women's basketball program was established in 1974. The Current coach is Cori Close. The team was a member of the AIAW until joining the NCAA in 1984. The UCLA Bruins women's basketball team won the AIAW championship in 1978, and a banner commomorating the championship hangs in Pauley Pavilion, the current home of the Bruins basketball teams. The 2014–15 team won the 2015 WNIT championship.
|2014–15 UCLA Bruins women's basketball team|
The Bruins finished in 6th place in the Pac-12 Conference and were selected to play in the WNIT. The Bruins defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 62–60 for the WNIT championship on April 4, 2015. Jordin Canada was the tournament's most valuable player.
- November 9, 2012 – The team returned to the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion and defeated San Diego State 66–52
- November 23, 2012 – No. 19 UCLA were defeated by No. 5 Notre Dame 76–64
- January 13, 2013 – UCLA opened the conference with 4 straight victories.
While Pauley Pavilion was being renovated, the women's basketball team played its 2011–12 season home games at the John Wooden Center.
- April 21, 2011 – Cori Close was named head coach.
- November 12, 2010 – The No. 16 Bruins opened the season with a win over San Diego State 55–48.
- November 18, 2010 – UCLA upset No. 12 Notre Dame in double overtime, 86–83 at Notre Dame to begin the season with a 3–0 record.
- February 6, 2011 – UCLA defeated USC for the second time this season at Galen Center.
- March 12, 2011 – The Bruins were defeated by Stanford in the 2011 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament Final in the Staples Center.
- March 25, 2011 – Mariah Williams, Rebekah Gardner and Markel Walker were named to the 2011 Pac-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic Team.
The 1978 team led by Ann Meyers, Denise Curry and Anita Ortega won the AIAW National Championship under head coach Billie Moore.
- Nikki Blue, New York Liberty
- Denise Curry
- Michelle Greco
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee
- Maylana Martin
- Ann Meyers, Phoenix Mercury
- Natalie Nakase
- Teiko Nishi
- Anita Ortega
- Rehema Stephens
- Noelle Quinn, Phoenix Mercury
- Sandra Van Embricqs
- Natalie Williams, Indiana Fever
- Lisa Willis, Los Angeles Sparks
Year by year results
Conference tournament winners noted with # Source
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|Kenny Washington (Independent, SCWIAC) (1974–1975)|
|1974–75||Kenny Washington||18–4||9–1||1st (SCWIAC)||NWIT Second Place|
|Ellen Mosher (Independent, SCWIAC) (1975–1977)|
|1975–76||Ellen Mosher||19–4||12–1||1st||AIAW West Regional, NWIT Second Place|
|1976–77||Ellen Mosher||20–3||7–1||1st||AIAW West Regional, NWIT Second Place||13|
|Billie Moore (Independent, WCAA, Pac-12) (1977–1993)|
|1977–78||Billie Moore||27–3||8–0||1st (WCAA)||AIAW Champions||5|
|1978–79||Billie Moore||24–10||7–1||1st||AIAW Third Place||6|
|1979–80||Billie Moore||18–12||9–3||2nd||AIAW West Regional|
|1980–81||Billie Moore||29–7||9–3||2nd||AIAW Quarterfinals||7|
|1982–83||Billie Moore||18–11||9–5||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|1984–85||Billie Moore||20–10||10–4||2nd||NCAA Sixteen||18|
|1986–87||Billie Moore||18–10||11–7||4th (Pac-12)|
|1989–90||Billie Moore||17–12||12–6||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|1991–92||Billie Moore||21–10||12–6||T-3rd||NCAA Sixteen||18|
|Kathy Olivier (Pac-12) (1993–2008)|
|1997–98||Kathy Olivier||20–9||14–4||T-2nd||NCAA Second Round||20||25|
|1998–99||Kathy Olivier||26–8||15–3||T-1st||NCAA Quarterfinals||15||15|
|1999–2000||Kathy Olivier||18–11||12–6||4th||NCAA First Round|
|2003–04||Kathy Olivier||17–13||11–7||T-3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2005–06||Kathy Olivier||21–11||12–6||3rd#||NCAA Second Round||18||21|
|Nikki Fargas (Pac-12) (2008–2011)|
|2009–10||Nikki Fargas||25–9||15–3||2nd||NCAA Second Round||23||22|
|2010–11||Nikki Fargas||28–5||16–2||2nd||NCAA Second Round||13||7|
|Cori Close (Pac-12) (2011–present)|
|2012–13||Cori Close||26–8||14–4||3rd||NCAA Second Round||12||11|
|2014–15||Cori Close||19–18||8–10||6th||WNIT Champions|
|2015–16||Cori Close||26–9||14–4||T-3rd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||10||13|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- Corina Knoll, UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell is a chip off the old Vols, Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2009
- UCLA women's Basketball Team
- Nikki Blue Playerfile, WNBA.com,
- "Hall of Famers". Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- Mercury's Drysdale adds title of president, Miami Herald, June 30, 2010
- http://www.wnba.com/news/2015_wnba_player_movement.html, The Associated Press via Daily Breeze, June 30, 2010
- UCLA Player Bio:Noelle Quinn, UCLABruins.com, 2006
- WNBA Player Profile, WNBA.com
- WNBA Players – Lisa Willis, NBCSports.msnbc.com
- UCLA Player Bio:Lisa Willis, UCLABruins.com, 2006
- "Media Guide". UCLA. Retrieved 11 Aug 2013.