West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball

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West Virginia Mountaineers
2017–18 West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball team
West Virginia Mountaineers logo.svg
University West Virginia University
All-time record 728–544 (.572)
Head coach 16th season
Conference Big 12
Location Morgantown, West Virginia
Arena WVU Coliseum
(Capacity: 14,000)
Nickname Mountaineers
Colors Old Gold and Blue[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
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1992
NCAA Tournament second round
1989, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament appearances
1989, 1992, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Conference tournament champions

A-10
1989


Big 12
2017
Conference regular season champions

A-10
1992


Big 12
2014

The West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball team represents West Virginia University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. They are a member of the Big 12 Conference. West Virginia has earned eight bids to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship, led by West Virginia coach and former WVU player Mike Carey. Most recently, they won the 2017 Big 12 Tournament, despite finishing sixth in the regular season.[2]

History[edit]

The first women's basketball team was started in 1973, as a result of the Title IX mandates. The first coach was Kittie Blakemore, who was asked to create a schedule against ten local teams. The first year, the team played 14 games, winning four. The team improved the next year, winning 13 of their 17 games. Blakemore would remain as head coach for 19 seasons, leading the team to a conference tournament championship in the A10 in 1989, and a first place finish in the regular season in her final season, 1992.[3]

Notable figures[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Kittie Blakemore (1974-1996)
  • Bill Fiske (1984-1987)
  • Scott Harrelson (1987-1996)
  • Susan Walvius (1996-1998)
  • Alexis Basil (1998-2001)
  • Mike Carey (2001- )

2016–17 Roster[edit]

2016–17 West Virginia Mountaineers women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Brewer, AlexisAlexis Brewer 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Bardstown Buffalo, KY
G 3 Seggie, OlivaOliva Seggie 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) So Morgantown Morgantown, WV
G 4 Staples, NiaNia Staples 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Lakota West Cincinnati, OH
G 5 Martin, TyniceTynice Martin 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) So Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy Atlanta, GA
F 11 Muldrow, TeanaTeana Muldrow 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS Jr East Orange East Orange, NJ
G 12 Ray, ChaniaChania Ray 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Jr Riverdale Baptist
Florida State
Alexandria, VA
F 13 King, KristinaKristina King 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jr New Hope Christian Academy
Gulf Coast State
Mebane, NC
G 14 Thomas, BaileyBailey Thomas 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fr Centennial Rochester Hills, MI
C 15 Montgomery, LanayLanay Montgomery 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) RS Sr Academy of the Holy Cross Pittsburgh, PA
C 20 Rhodes, DesireeDesiree Rhodes 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Sr Aurora East
Wabash Valley College
Aurora, IL
G 22 Pardee, KatrinaKatrina Pardee 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) So Vista Ridge Cedar Park, TX
G 23 Edwards, AishaAisha Edwards 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) RS Jr West Boca Raton
Chipola JC
Boca Raton, FL
G/F 24 Martin, AnjaAnja Martin 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) So John Paul Stevens San Antonio, TX
F 45 Schmidt, MarlenaMarlena Schmidt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) So Ringgold Eighty Four, PA
F 55 McCune, KrysKrys McCune 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Fr duPont Manual Louisville, KY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

School records[edit]

Source[3]

Career leaders[edit]

  • Points Scored: Cathy Parson (2,115)
  • Rebounds: Olivia Bradley (1,484)
  • Assists: Yolanda Paige (902)
  • Steals: Talisha Hargis (355)
  • Games Played: Liz Repella (134)
  • Games Started: Chakhia Cole (130)
  • Double-Doubles: Olivia Bradley (68)
  • 30-point Games: Rosemary Kosiorek (6)
  • 3-pointers: Kate Bulger (302)

Single-season leaders[edit]

  • Points Scored: Rosemary Kosiorek (730, 1992)
  • Rebounds: Olivia Bradley, (458, 1985)
  • Assists: Yolanda Paige (297, 2005)
  • Steals: Jenny Hillen (114, 1989)
  • Double-Doubles: Georgeann Wells (22, 1986)
  • 30-point Games: Meg Bulger (5, 2005)

Year by year results[edit]

Source[3]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Kittie Blakemore (Independent) (1973–1992)
1973–74 Kittie Blakemore 4–10 AIAW State Tournament
1974–75 Kittie Blakemore 13–4 AIAW State Tournament
1975–76 Kittie Blakemore 13–6 AIAW Midwest Regional
1976–77 Kittie Blakemore 19–7 AIAW Midwest Regional
1977–78 Kittie Blakemore 18–9 AIAW Midwest Regional
1978–79 Kittie Blakemore 9–16
1979–80 Kittie Blakemore 10–19
1980–81 Kittie Blakemore 15–18
1981–82 Kittie Blakemore 20–11
1982–83 Kittie Blakemore 17–12
Atlantic 10 Conference
1983–84 Kittie Blakemore 17–12 6–2 T-2nd
1984–85 Kittie Blakemore 20–10 6–2 3rd NWIT Seventh Place
1985–86 Kittie Blakemore 12–17 8–8 T-3rd
1986–87 Kittie Blakemore 14–15 8–10 7th
1987–88 Kittie Blakemore 14–14 9–9 T-5th
1988–89 Kittie Blakemore 24–8 12–6 T-4th NCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1989–90 Kittie Blakemore 19–10 12–6 4th
1990–91 Kittie Blakemore 17–12 11–7 4th
1991–92 Kittie Blakemore 26–4 16–0 1st NCAA Sixteen 11 14
Kittie Blakemore: 301–214 88–50
Scott Harrelson (Atlantic 10) (1992–1995)
1992–93 Scott Harrelson 12–16 7–7 4th
1993–94 Scott Harrelson 8–19 4–12 8th
1994–95 Scott Harrelson 8–20 4–12 T-7th
Scott Harrelson: 28–55 15–31
Big East Conference (1979–2012)
Susan Walvius (Big East) (1995–1997)
1995–96 Susan Walvius 12–15 7–11 T-4th
1996–97 Susan Walvius 19–12 11–7 4th
Susan Walvius: 31–27 18–18
Alexis Basil (Big East) (1997–2001)
1997–98 Alexis Basil 12–16 7–11 5th (BE 6)
1998–99 Alexis Basil 10–17 5–13 10th
1999–2000 Alexis Basil 6–22 1–15 13th
2000–01 Alexis Basil 5–22 3–13 T-12th
Alexis Basil: 33–77 16–52
Mike Carey (Big East) (2001–present)
2001–02 Mike Carey 14–14 6–10 T-9th
2002–03 Mike Carey 15–13 4–12 T-11th
2003–04 Mike Carey 21–11 10–6 T-6th NCAA First Round
2004–05 Mike Carey 21–13 7–9 T-6th WNIT Finals
2005–06 Mike Carey 15–16 4–12 12th
2006–07 Mike Carey 21–11 11–5 4th NCAA Second Round
2007–08 Mike Carey 25–8 12–4 3rd NCAA Second Round 20 17
2008–09 Mike Carey 18–15 5–11 T-11th WNIT First Round (Play-In)
2009–10 Mike Carey 29–6 13–3 T-2nd NCAA Second Round 16 10
2010–11 Mike Carey 24–10 8–8 10th NCAA Second Round
2011–12 Mike Carey 24–10 11–5 T-4th NCAA Second Round
Big 12 Conference (2012-present)
2012–13 Mike Carey 17–14 9–9 T-5th NCAA First Round
2013–14 Mike Carey 30–5 16–2 T-1st NCAA Second Round 7 7
2014–15 Mike Carey 23–15 7–11 T-7th WNIT Championship Game
2015–16 Mike Carey 25–10 12–6 3rd NCAA Second Round 23 25
2016–17 Mike Carey 23–10 8–10 6th 22
Mike Carey: 345–181 143–123
Total: 728–554

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Virginia University Color Palette". March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tynice Martin nets 32 as WVU upsets No. 2 Baylor to win Big 12 title". ESPN. March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Media Guide". West Virginia University. Retrieved 12 Aug 2013. 

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