UCLA Bruins women's basketball
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|University||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Head coach||Cori Close (7th season)|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Student section||The Den|
|Colors||True Blue and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|1985, 1992, 1999, 2016, 2017|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017|
|AIAW Tournament champions|
|AIAW Tournament Final Four|
|AIAW Tournament Elite Eight|
|AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|AIAW Tournament appearances|
|1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981|
|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 commemorating the championship hangs in Pauley Pavilion, the current home of the Bruins basketball teams. The 2014–15 team won the 2015 WNIT championship.
- 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|
|2016–17||Cori Close||23–8||13–5||4th||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
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.