Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball

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Wisconsin Badgers
2016–17 Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball team
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
University University of Wisconsin–Madison
Head coach Jonathan Tsipis
Conference Big Ten
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Arena Kohl Center
(Capacity: 17,190)
Nickname Badgers
Student section Grateful Red
Colors Cardinal and White[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
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NCAA Tournament second round
1995, 1996
NCAA Tournament appearances
1992, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2010

The Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. Home games are played at the Kohl Center, located on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Previous to the Kohl Center, the home games were played at the Wisconsin Field House.

Coaching history[edit]

Marilyn Harris era (1974–1976)[edit]

Harris was the first coach of the women’s basketball team at UW. She led the Lady Badgers to a 16–20 record in two seasons.

Edwina Qualls era (1976–1986)[edit]

Qualls led the Badgers for 10 years and the start of the Big Ten Conference in 1982. In the 1982–1983 season, the Badgers had recorded their best season thus far: 19–8. Qualls finished with a record of 131–141.

Mary Murphy era (1986–1994)[edit]

Murphy led the Badgers to an 87–135 record over eight years. She was the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 1992 with an overall record of 20–9 and a Big Ten record of 13–5. In 1992, Murphy led the Badgers to their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Jane Albright era (1994–2003)[edit]

Albright led the Badgers for nine years and earned a record of 161–107. During her tenure, she led the Badgers to five NCAA tournament appearances, and two WNIT appearances. The Badgers were WNIT runners-up in 1999 and WNIT champions in 2000. Albright was the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 1995.

Lisa Stone era (2003–2011)[edit]

Lisa Stone led the Badgers to a 128–118 (.520) record in eight seasons, with a Big Ten Conference record of 56–79 (.415). The 2006–2007 season produced a record 23 wins (23–13) before the team fell in the WNIT championship to the University of Wyoming, 72–56. The 2007–2008 season produced another trip to the WNIT, but the Badgers fell in the second round to Villanova University. The 2008–2009 season was the third consecutive year the Badgers went to the WNIT, making it to the third round before falling to St. Bonaventure.

The 2009–2010 season produced a 21–11 record as Stone took the Badgers to the NCAA tournament for the first time where they lost in the first round to Vermont, 64–55. In Stone's final year (2010–2011) the Badgers finished 16–15, with another 10-win record in the Big Ten Conference (10–6) and another trip to the WNIT, where they bowed out in the second round to Illinois State 62–59.

Assistant coach was Tasha McDowell.

Bobbie Kelsey era (2011–2016)[edit]

On April 11, 2011 Bobbie Kelsey became the new head coach for the Badgers, signing a five-year contract.[2] Her first season ended with a Big Ten Tournament loss to Minnesota as the Badgers finished with a 9–20 overall record, finishing 5–11 in Big Ten play. Kelsey's second season ended with a 12–19 overall record, 3–13 in Big Ten play. The Badgers recorded their first Big Ten Tournament win for Kelsey by beating Illinois 58–57 before bowing out of the tournament with a 74–62 loss to Purdue. The third season in the Kelsey era came to a close with a loss to Minnesota in the B1G tournament. The Badgers finished with an overall record of 10–19, with a 3–13 conference record. Taylor Wurtz and Morgan Paige became the 22nd and 23rd players to reach the 1,000 point plateau. At the end of the 2013–2014 Kelsey's contract was extended three years, ending in the spring of 2019. The 2014-15 season ended with an 11th-place finish in the conference and a 9-20 record. Kelsey's fifth year as head coach ended with a 7-22 overall record and a 13th-place finish in the conference. Kelsey was let go on March 4, 2016 after finishing with an all-time record of 47-100.[3]

Jonathan Tsipis era (2016–present)[edit]

On March 31, 2016, Jonathan Tsipis was named the head coach and first male coach of the Badgers women's basketball team. He previously was the head coach at George Washington University.[citation needed]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach Jonathan Tsipis
  • Assistant coach/Recruiting Coordinator Sasha Palmer
  • Assistant coach Myia McCurdy
  • Assistant coach Craig Carter
  • Director of basketball operations Michelle Nason
  • Strength and condition coach Renee Zernicke

Current roster[edit]

Number Player Position Class Height Hometown
Kara Crowley F Fr. 5–10 Beaver Dam, WI Beaver Dam
Lizzie Miller G Fr. 5–7 De Pere, WI De Pere
2 Kelly Karlis F RS Jr. 6-2 Medinah, IL Montini Catholic
3 Suzanne Gilreath G So. 5–4 Brooklyn Park, MN Findley
5 Roichelle Marble G RS Jr. 5–7 Des Moines, IA East
10 Kendra Van Leeuwen G So. 5–10 Brantford, Ontario St. John's
11 Marsha Howard F Jr. 5–10 Chicago, IL Crete Monee
14 Abby Laszewski F So. 6–3 Hartford, CT Avon
15 Lexy Richardson G RS Jr. 5–9 Verona, WI Verona
22 Niya Beverley G Fr. 5–7 Laurel, MD St. John's College H.S.
23 Cayla McMorris G Sr. 6-0 Brooklyn Park, MN Park Center
24 Malayna Johnson F/C RS Sr. 6–4 Bellwood, IL Montini Catholic
33 Courtney Fredrickson F So. 6-2 Minnetonka, MN Minnetonka
35 Kendall Shaw F/C RS Sr. 6-4 Mont Belvieu, TX Barbers Hill
43 Grace Mueller F RS Fr. 6-2 Madison, WI Verona

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [4]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Marilyn Harris (Independent) (1974–1976)
1974-75 Marilyn Harris 11–7
1975-76 Marilyn Harris 5–13
Marilyn Harris: 16–20
Edwina Qualls (Independent, Big Ten) (1976–1986)
1976-77 Edwina Qualls 7–14 WWIAC
1977-78 Edwina Qualls 14–10 MAIAW
1978-79 Edwina Qualls 13–11 WWIAC
1979-80 Edwina Qualls 10–16 MAIAW
1980-81 Edwina Qualls 13–18
Big Ten Conference
1981-82 Edwina Qualls 21–13 1–1 T-4th AIAW Quarterfinals
1982-83 Edwina Qualls 19–8 11–7 5th
1983-84 Edwina Qualls 18–10 13–5 2nd
1984-85 Edwina Qualls 11–17 6–12 T-7th
1985-86 Edwina Qualls 4–24 1–17 10th
Edwina Qualls: 130–141 32–42
Mary Murphy (Big Ten) (1986–1994)
1986-87 Mary Murphy 9–19 4–14 T-8th
1987-88 Mary Murphy 4–24 2–16 10th
1988-89 Mary Murphy 13–14 5–13 8th
1989-90 Mary Murphy 8–20 3–15 T-9th
1990-91 Mary Murphy 13–15 7–11 7th
1991-92 Mary Murphy 20–9 13–5 3rd NCAA First Round
1992-93 Mary Murphy 7–20 4–14 10th
1993-94 Mary Murphy 13–14 6–12 9th
Mary Murphy: 87–135 44–100
Jane Albright (Big Ten) (1994–2003)
1994-95 Jane Albright 20–9 11–5 3rd NCAA Second Round
1995-96 Jane Albright 21–8 12–4 3rd NCAA Second Round 20 18
1996-97 Jane Albright 16–11 8–8 T-6th
1997-98 Jane Albright 21–10 9–7 6th NCAA First Round
1998-99 Jane Albright 18–14 9–7 T-4th WNIT Finals
1999-2000 Jane Albright 21–12 8–8 T-5th WNIT Champions
2000-01 Jane Albright 18–10 12–4 T-2nd NCAA First Round 24
2001-02 Jane Albright 19–12 8–8 T-5th NCAA First Round
2002-03 Jane Albright 7–21 5–11 T-8th
Jane Albright: 161–107 82–62
Lisa Stone (Big Ten) (2003–2011)
2003-04 Lisa Stone 10–17 4–12 T-8th
2004-05 Lisa Stone 12–16 5–11 8th
2005-06 Lisa Stone 11–18 5–11 9th
2006-07 Lisa Stone 23–13 7–9 T-5th WNIT Finals
2007-08 Lisa Stone 16–14 9–9 T-7th WNIT First Round (Bye)
2008-09 Lisa Stone 19–15 6–12 T-7th WNIT Sixteen
2009-10 Lisa Stone 21–11 10–8 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2010-11 Lisa Stone 16–15 10–6 T-3rd WNIT Second Round
Lisa Stone: 128–119 56–78
Bobbie Kelsey (Big Ten) (2011–2016)
2011-12 Bobbie Kelsey 9–20 5–11 T-9th
2012-13 Bobbie Kelsey 12–19 3–13 11th
2013-14 Bobbie Kelsey 10–19 3–13 11th
2014-15 Bobbie Kelsey 9–20 5–13 11th
2015-16 Bobbie Kelsey 7–22 3–15 13th
Bobbie Kelsey: 47–100 19–65
Jonathan Tsipis (Big Ten) (2016–present)
2016-17 Jonathan Tsipis 9–22 3–13 T-12th
2017-18 Jonathan Tsipis 0–0 0–0
Jonathan Tsipis: 9–22 3-13
Total: 578–643

      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

NCAA tournament appearances[edit]

Date Coach Opponent Result Location
March 18, 1992 Mary Murphy Montana L 74-85 UW Field House
March 16, 1995 Jane Albright (23) Kansas W 73-72 Lubbock, TX
March 18, 1995 Jane Albright (5) Texas Tech L 65-88 Lubbock, TX
March 15, 1996 Jane Albright Oregon W 74-60 Nashville, TN
March 17, 1996 Jane Albright (12) Vanderbilt L 82-96 Nashville, TN
March 14, 1998 Jane Albright Virginia Tech L 64-75 Gainesville, FL
March 16, 2001 Jane Albright Missouri L 68-71 Athens, GA
March 16, 2002 Jane Albright Arizona State L 70-73 Nashville, TN
March 21, 2010 Lisa Stone Vermont L 55-64 South Bend, IN

All-time statistical leaders[edit]

Career points leaders (1,000 points or more)[edit]

Total points Name Career games Position Years played Scored 1,500 points Date and opponent
1 2,312 Jolene Anderson 123 games G 2004–2008 Jr./85th game 2/17/07 vs. Purdue
2 1,994 Barb Franke 114 games F/C 1991–1996 Sr./90th game 12/7/95 vs. Western Illinois
3 1,915 Jessie Stomski 123 games F 1998–2002 Sr./100th game 12/11/01 vs. UW–Milwaukee
4 1,901 Robin Threatt 114 games G 1988–1993 Sr./92nd game 12/15/92 vs. UW–Milwaukee
5 1,879 Theresa Huff 118 games F/C 1979–1983 Sr./97th game 12/22/82 vs. Loyola-Chicago
6 1,857 LaTonya Sims 124 games F/G 1997–2001 Sr./99th game 11/22/00 vs. Notre Dame
7 1,662 Tamara Moore 124 games G 1998–2002 Sr./114th game 1/30/02 vs. Iowa
8 1,576 Katie Voigt 116 games G 1993–1998 Sr./112th game 2/20/98 vs. Illinois
9 1,543 Ann Klapperich 113 games F 1994–1998 Sr./110th game 2/22/98 vs. Penn State
10 1,512 Janese Banks 118 games G 2004–2008 Sr./116th game 3/2/08 vs. Iowa
11 1,482 Lisa Bonnell 109 games F 1984–1988 N/A N/A
12 1,476 Alyssa Karel 124 games G 2007-2011 N/A N/A
13 1,455 Janet Huff 118 games G 1980–1984 N/A N/A
14 1,427 Michelle Kozelka 111 games F 1988–1992 N/A N/A
15 1,399 Chris Pruitt 115 games G 1981–1985 N/A N/A
16 1,367 Taylor Wurtz 126 games F/G 2009–2014 N/A N/A
17 1,279 Keisha Anderson 85 games G 1994–1997 N/A N/A
18 1,230 Morgan Paige 118 games G 2010–2014 N/A N/A
19 1,224 Nicole Bauman 113 games G 2012–2016 N/A N/A
20 1,123 Kelly Paulus 119 games F 1996–2000 N/A N/A
21 1,120 Faith Johnson 118 games G 1980–1985 N/A N/A
22 1,053 Lin Zastrow 122 games F 2007–2011 N/A N/A
23 1,037 Linda Gough 104 games F 1977–1981 N/A N/A
24 1,008 Mynette Clark 95 games G 1988–1992 N/A N/A

Career rebounding leaders[edit]

Name Rebounds Years played
1 Theresa Huff 1,201 1979–1983
2 Jessie Stomski 959 1998–2002
3 Michele Kozelka 916 1988–1992
4 LaTonya Sims 882 1997–2001
5 Barb Franke 881 1991–1996
6 Jolene Anderson 848 2004–2008
7 Taylor Wurtz 793 2009-2014
8 Lisa Bonnell 760 1984-1988
9 Michelle Lowman 719 1978–1983
10 Chris Pruitt 685 1981–1985

Career assists leaders[edit]

Name Assists Years played
1 Tamara Moore 554 1998–2002
2 Rae Lin D'Alie 483 2006–2010
3 Keisha Anderson 471 1994–1997
4 Janet Huff 412 1980–1984
5 Jolene Anderson 409 2004–2008
6 Stephanie Rich 383 2002–2004
7 Katie Voigt 373 1993–1998
8 Amy Bauer 370 1988–1991
9 Chris Pruitt 367 1981–1985
10 Faith Johnson 362 1980–1985

Career steals leaders[edit]

Name Steals Years played
1 Tamara Moore 353 1998–2002
2 Keisha Anderson 327 1994–1997
3 Janet Huff 294 1980–1984
4 Robin Threatt 283 1998-1993
5 Faith Johnson 260 1980–1985
6 Jolene Anderson 242 2004–2008
7 Theresa Huff 241 1979–1983
8 Chris Pruitt 217 1981–1985
9 Rae Lin D'Alie 213 2006–2010
10 Stephanie Rich 209 2001-2005

Career blocks leaders[edit]

Name Blocks Years played
1 Michelle Lowman 253 1978–1983
2 Cassie Rochel 181 2010-2015
3 Danielle Ward 156 2004–2008
4 Janetta Johnson 130 1988–1989
5 Emily Ashbaugh 113 2000–2004
6 Lello Gebisa 110 2002–2004
7 Inga Young 109 1984–1987
8 Lin Zastrow 108 2007–2011
9 Theresa Huff 106 1979–1983
10 Jacki Gulczynski 104 2011-2015

Badgers in the pros[edit]

Name UW years Country (team) Years played
Lello Gebisa 2002–2004 Greece 2004–2005
Jordan Wilson 2002–2006 Spain 2006–2007
Jolene Anderson 2004–2008 WNBA Connecticut Sun 2008
Rae Lin D'Alie 2006–2010 Italy 2011-present
Alyssa Karel 2007-2011 Germany 2012-Present
Anya Covington 2008-2012 Germany 2012
Taylor Wurtz 2010-2015 Luxembourg (Sparta) 2015
Dakota Whyte 2012-2016 Sweden 2016-Present


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Style Guide". Wisconsin Badgers. October 26, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ Punzel, Dennis (April 12, 2011). "New UW women's basketball coach sets high bar: 'You can win national championships here'". madison.com. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (April 25, 2014). "Six UW coaches earn extensions, including Bobbie Kelsey". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Record book" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013. 

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