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Encyclopedia > Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball
Tennessee Lady Volunteers
Tennessee Lady Volunteers athletic logo

University University of Tennessee
Conference SEC
Location Knoxville, TN
Head Coach Pat Summitt (33rd year)
Arena Thompson-Boling Arena
(Capacity: 24,535)
Nickname Lady Vols
Colors Orange and White

              The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Pat Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is the coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. ... Thompson-Boling Arena is a 24,535-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. ... The University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers name is derived from the states nickname, the Volunteer State, because of its history of many Tennessee citizens who volunteered to fight in the military. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ...

NCAA Tournament Champions
1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Conference Tournament Champions
1980, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006
Conference Regular Season Champions
1980, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007

The Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team is one of the most prominent teams in U.S. women's college basketball. Coached by Pat Summitt, the team has been a contender for national titles for over thirty years. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Pat Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is the coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. ...


The team is more frequently referred to as the Lady Vols; the formal "Volunteers" nickname is regularly shortened by many fans of both men's and women's teams to "Vols", and sports media in the U.S. more commonly refer to Tennessee women's teams by the shortened version. The university considers either "Lady Volunteers" or "Lady Vols" acceptable.

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Overview

The Lady Vols have been coached by Pat Summitt for over three decades. Under Summitt, the Lady Vols have won numerous SEC titles, and appeared in 17 Final Fours, winning 7 NCAA titles including an undefeated season. Additionally, Tennessee has appeared in every NCAA Tournament and every Sweet 16, the only team to do so. [1] Summitt's teams are known for participating in a grueling regular season schedule (47% of games are against ranked opponents), often toughest in the nation, in order to prepare the team for the NCAA tournament. This tough schedule has caused Tennessee to build up rivalries with many prominent teams, including Texas, Stanford, Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, and, most notably, Connecticut. [2] Like all other Tennessee teams, the Lady Vols compete in the SEC, which has historically been the most dominant conference in the sport. [3][4] Within the conference, Tennessee's main rivals are LSU, Vanderbilt, and Georgia. Summitt has led Tennessee to over 900 victories, with an 83.8% win rate. The numbers at home are even stronger, as Tennessee has won 91% of home games and 93.1% of in-conference home games. [1] Pat Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is the coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... // Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an approximate enrollment of 12,000 students. ... Old Dominion University (ODU) is a university located in Norfolk, Virginia. ... The rivalry between the University of Tennessee Lady Vols and the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies is one of the fiercest rivalries in college basketball, and perhaps the only one to reach national consciousness out of the womens game. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I womens college basketball. ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


History

Early years

Lady Vols basketball began at the beginning of the 20th century. However, most "seasons" consisted of three or four games. The sport was dropped in 1926 and was not picked up again until 1969. Coach Joan Cronan went 8-10 over two season before being replaced by Margaret Hutson, who coached for four years with a 60-18 record. In 1974, Pat Summitt was named the new coach.[5]


Late 1970s

In the 1974-75 season, Pat Summitt took over a 25-2 Lady Vols team. In her opening season, the Lady Vols won the TCWSF Eastern District Championship for the third straight year. However, the team finished only 4th overall in the TCWSF (they had been 2nd the previous two years), and were not invited to the AIAW. After finish 16-11 her second season, Summitt directed two 20-win teams, winning back-to-back AIAW Region-II championships. 1976 also included the Lady Vols defeating 3-time AIAW champion Delta State by 20, and Tennessee's first number one ranking. 1978 saw the Lady Vols participate in their first AIAW Final Four, where they finished 3rd. Summitt also recorded her 100th win during this season, a 79-66 victory over NC State.[6] Tennessee finished up the 70's by winning the first ever SEC tournament, and returning to the Final Four, where they finished runner-up to Old Dominion, 68-53. [7] The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics and to administer national championships. ... Delta State University is a regional public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta; one of eight publicly funded universities in the state. ... The athletic teams of the North Carolina State University, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ...


1980s

During the 1980-81 season, the Lady Vols went 25-6, and avenged their championship game loss to Old Dominion by defeating them three times. The team made it to the AIAW Final Four for the third straight year, but finished runner-up for the second consecutive year, losing to Louisiana Tech, 79-59.


The 1981-82 season featured the first ever NCAA Women's basketball tournament. The Lady Vols were one of 32 teams invited and named a 2 seed in their region. In the region championship, the Lady Vols upset first seeded USC 91-90 in overtime to advance to the Final Four. They would lose their Final Four match-up with Louisiana Tech who ended up winning the tournament. The 1982 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament was won by Louisiana Tech. ... The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ...


The next season, the Lady Vols won the regular season SEC title, but fell in the SEC tournament to Georgia. Tennessee was invited to the now-36 team NCAA tournament and was given their first ever 1 seed. Tennessee made it to the regional championship, but fell to Georgia again, 67-63.[8] Summitt won her 200th game on December 3rd, a 69-56 victory over St. John's during the Coca-Cola Classic in Detroit. [6] The 1983 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament began on March 18 and concluded on April 3 with USC winning the title. ... St. ...


The 1983-84 season saw Tennessee start out poorly, 6-4. However, Summitt got her team together and finished 22-10, for her 8th straight twenty-win season, a streak that is still on-going. Tennessee not only made it to the NCAA Final Four for the second time out of the three tournaments, but also made it to the title game. However, Tennessee lost by 11 to USC, who had also won the title the previous year. Pat Summitt earned Coach of the Year honors. [1] This season was followed up by another twenty win year in which Tennessee earned both the regular season SEC title (despite only going 4-4) and the tournament title. However, the Lady Vols fell in the NCAA Tournament to Mississippi during the Round of 16. The next season was a similar story — the Lady Vols had a decent regular season, played a great tournament (reaching the Final Four for the second time in three years), but fell before winning the title. The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is a public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ...


In 1986-87, after years of trying, the Lady Vols finally broke through and defeated perennial power Louisiana Tech for their first title, 67-44. The Lady Techsters had defeated the Lady Vols by 12 earlier in the season. Tennessee's Tonya Edwards earned the honor of Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four. During this season, Summitt also earned her 300th win, an 87-66 victory over North Carolina.[6] The next year, the Lady Vols were poised to repeat, as the third-ranked and top seeded Tennessee made it to the Final Four yet again. However, Louisiana Tech avenged their championship loss with a nine point win, and went on to win the title.[9] Tonya Edwards (born March 13, 1968) is a former professional basketball player. ... This refers to the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ...


In 1988-89, the Lady Vols made it to the Final Four for the fourth straight year, and as a one seed for the second straight year. After dispatching Maryland by 12, Tennessee faced SEC rival Auburn for the title. Auburn has lost by two to Louisiana Tech in the title game the previous year, and had been given its only loss in the SEC Championship. However, that loss was to Tennessee, who managed a fifteen point victory over the Tigers. The championship game was similar, and Tennessee took home its second title in three years with a 76-60 victory.[10] Record-wise, this was Tennessee's best season yet, as they won 35 games while dropping only 2, one to Auburn in the regular season and the other a two point loss to Texas. Additionally, the Lady Vols won every NCAA tournament game by at least twelve points.[7] Logo, featuring Testudo the Turtle. ... The Auburn Tigers is the name given to several sports teams of Auburn University. ...


In the final season of the decade, the Lady Vols started off the season well, winning the SEC title. However, the team fell by one to Auburn in the SEC Championship, and then lost in overtime to Virginia in the regional finals, one game shy of making a trip to the Final Four, which was being held in Knoxville. [11] Summitt did accomplish another milestone during this season, however — her 400th win, a 70-69 victory over South Carolina on January 25th.[6] Main article: Virginia Cavaliers John Paul Jones Arena University Hall The Virginia Cavaliers are NCAA Division I mens and womens college basketball programs and members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... The University of South Carolinas 18 varsity sports teams are known as the Gamecocks. ...


1990s

Despite winning neither the SEC regular season championship nor the tournament championship, Tennessee was given a 1 seed in the 1991 NCAA tournament. After a close win in the regional semifinals against Western Kentucky, Tennessee dispatched Auburn for the second time in three years. In the national semifinals, the Lady Vols beat Stanford, 68-60, to earn the opportunity to avenge last year's tournament loss against Virginia. Just as the previous year's game had gone into overtime, so did this one. Down one at the half, the Lady Vols managed to tie the game at sixty by the end of regulation. Tennessee escaped in overtime with a 70-67 win, and their third national title in five years.[12] However, the next year the Lady Vols did not even make it to the regional championship, falling to the same Western Kentucky team they had beaten in the same round the previous tournament, 75-70.[13] The 1992-93 season was better, as Tennessee defeated the defending champions Stanford twice, and swept the SEC season for the first time ever. However, the Lady Vols were unable to grab the tournament title, and also fell in the NCAA tournament to Iowa, a 72-56 loss in the regional finals. [14] Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The Iowa Hawkeyes is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Iowa. ...


Early in the 1993-94 season, Summitt grabbed her 500th win, an 80-45 beating of Ohio State on November 21st. Tennessee also won both the regular season and tournament conference titles. However, the streak of years without a Final Four appearance extended to three with a 71-68 loss in the regional semifinals to Louisiana Tech.[15] The next season would be Tennessee's return to the Final Four. Tennessee ran the table in the SEC regular season for the third straight year, but also failed to win the tournament title for the third straight year. The top-seed Lady Vols breezed their way to their fifth national championship game, with no game being closer than 21. However in the National Championship, the Lady Vols fell to the undefeated UConn Huskies, 70-64. [16] During the off-season, Pat Summitt acquired high school standout Chamique Holdsclaw. The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in... The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut. ... Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977 in Astoria, New York) is a basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...


In 1995-96, with freshman Holdsclaw and senior Michelle Marciniak, the Lady Vols won the SEC tournament and made a second straight Final Four. The other three teams: UConn, Stanford, and Georgia, had all defeated the Lady Vols in the regular season. In the semi-finals, facing the UConn Huskies who had knocked them off for the title the previous year, the Lady Vols shot out to an 11 point lead. However, UConn cut it to 4 by the half, and tied later on. With twelve seconds to go, Tennessee led by three, but the Huskies hit a three to send the game into overtime. This wasn't enough though, as UT prevailed by 5 in overtime. The championship game was not this close. Tennessee won their fourth title easily, an 83-65 win over Georgia. [17] Michelle Marciniak (born October 29, 1973 in Macungie, Pennsylvania) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player, playing point guard in the WNBA. She is now an assistant coach of the womens basketball team at the University of South Carolina. ...


With regard to record, the 1996-97 season was one of Summitt's worst seasons ever. In addition to losses to powerhouses such as Louisiana Tech (twice), Stanford, Old Dominion, and Connecticut, Tennessee also lost to teams such as Florida, whom they had been previously undefeated against. After their tenth loss of the season, in the SEC semi-finals to Auburn, the team pulled together in time for the NCAA Tournament. Avenging their loss to undefeated Connecticut, Tennessee continued on their way to the championship game, where they avenged another loss, defeating Old Dominion by 9 for their second straight national title.[18] Summitt also earned her 600th win during the season, a 15 point victory over Marquette on November 23, 1996.[6] Main Florida Gators Logo. ... The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors) is the name of the various sports teams of Marquette University. ...

Main article: 1997-98 Lady Vols Basketball Team

In many aspects, the 1997-98 team was Summitt's best. With the top-ranked recruiting class as well as Holdsclaw, the Lady Vols ran the table to a 39-0 season while playing one of the top-ranked schedules in the country. Only three teams came within 10 points of beating the team, and the Lady Vols won a 93-75 victory over Louisiana Tech for their third straight national championship.


Chamique Holdsclaw had declared that the 1998-99 team would be the greatest ever. However, this proved not to be the case. Injuries to several players decimated the team, and the Lady Vols ultimately fell to Duke in the regional finals.[19] With this, the Chamique Holdsclaw era ended. A landmark was set during this season however, as "The Meeks" — Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings, and Semeka Randall — became the first trio from one team to be named Kodak All-Americans.[7] Tamika Catchings (born on July 21, 1979) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Indiana Fever. ... Semeka Chantay Randall (born February 7, 1979, in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ...


The Lady Vols ended the decade with their third straight 30-win season, third straight SEC title, and third straight SEC Tournament title. Additionally, the Lady Vols defeated UConn in the regular season, 72-71, in what would ultimately be the Huskies only loss of the year. In the NCAA tournament, Tennessee breezed its way to the title game, winning all 5 games by at least ten points. However, in the championship the Lady Vols fell to the Huskies, by a 71-52 score.[20] During the season, Summitt earned her 700th win, 85-62 at Wisconsin.[7] The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


At the 2000 ESPY awards, the Lady Vols basketball team was named co-team of the decade, along with the Florida State Seminoles football team.[21] Additionally, Pat Summitt was named the Naismith Coach of the Century, and Chamique Holdsclaw earned recognition as player of the century.[7] The ESPY Awards are a set of annual sports awards given out by the ESPN sports television channel in the United States since 1993. ... Head Coach Bobby Bowden 31st Year, 293-81-4 Home Stadium Doak Campbell Stadium Capacity 82,300 - Grass Conference ACC - Atlantic First Year 1947 Athletic Director Dave Hart Website Seminoles. ...


2000s

In the 2000-01 season, the Lady Vols claimed another SEC title, winning all 14 SEC games. Additionally, they split the season series with the UConn Huskies and headed into the SEC tournament with a 28-1 record. However, the Lady Vols were upset by Vanderbilt in the semifinals, and then lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Xavier, their worst finish since 1993-94.[22] Despite this, Pat Summitt earned her 750th win, in the second game against UConn, a 92-88 victory.[6] Additionally, the team finished with their fourth straight thirty win season. Xavier University is a private, Jesuit, co-educational Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


The 2001-02 marked the first time season the beginning of the rivalry that Tennessee and Connecticut played each other only once in the regular season. UConn won this match-up by a point in overtime. However the times would see each other later in the tournament. Tennessee suffered other losses during the season, losing to Texas by a point and getting badly beaten by the Duke Blue Devils. Additionally, despite winning their fifth straight SEC championship, the Lady Vols fell once again in the tournament, this time to LSU. In the NCAA tournament, Tennessee was able to reach the Final Four yet again, with a 5 point win over Vanderbilt. This trip to the Final Four marked Summitt's 13th appearance, which broke Coach John Wooden's record of 12, as well as her 788th win, which tied her with Jody Conradt for winningest coach in women's basketball history.[6] However, the Lady Vols fell in the national semifinals to Connecticut.[23] This loss ended the season at 29-5, one win shy of extending Summitt's streak of 30-win seasons. Summitt did achieve more milestones during this season. A 106-66 win over USC marked her 200th win at home, a victory against Louisiana Tech was her 300th win against a rank opponent and her 93-65 win over Arkansas was her 1,000th game as a coach, including international conrests.[6] The womens golf team has won four (1999, 2002, 2005 and 2006), the mens basketball team has won three (1991, 1992, and 2001), and the mens soccer team has won one (1986). ... John Robert Wooden, born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana, is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (Class of 1961) and a coach (Class of 1973). ... Jody Conradt Jody Conradt (born May 13, 1941 in Goldthwaite, Texas) is a college womens basketball coach. ... The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ... (The) LadyBacks refers to any of the womens sports teams that competes officially for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. ...


During the 2002-03 season, the Lady Vols compiled their 6th perfect SEC season, and additionally beat powerhouses Duke and Louisiana Tech among others. However, the Lady Vols dropped their second straight to Texas and lost yet another game in the series against UConn. This streak would continue as the Lady Vols made it to the title game only to lose to the Huskies again, 73-68.[24] During the season, Summitt earned her 800th win, 76-57 over DePaul, and was the fastest coach to reach this milestone.[6] DePaul University is a university in Chicago that was founded by the Vincentians in 1898. ...


The 2003-04 season was quite similar to the previous year. The Lady Vols defeated most of their opponents, including Duke and Louisiana Tech, but dropped games to UConn and Texas. The Lady Vols again went 14-0 in the regular season against SEC competition and again fell in the tournament. And once against, the Lady Vols won five games in the NCAA tournament only to lose in the championship game to Connecticut.[25]


By 2004-05, Connecticut's Diana Taurasi had finally graduated and Tennessee was able to break their losing streak against Connecticut with a 68-67 victory. As Taurasi left, Tennessee received Candace Parker, a highly regarded and nationally known player. However, due to injuries, she would be redshirted and didn't play this year. Tennessee suffered losses during the season to Duke, Rutgers, and LSU, while beating teams which included Stanford and Louisiana Tech. LSU's win over Tennessee gave the Tigers the SEC title, breaking Tennessee's streak of 7 straight. However Tennessee was able to break their streak of four years without a tournament title, by avenging their loss with a 67-65 victory over LSU in the SEC Championship. In the NCAA tournament, Tennessee defeated the Rutgers team which had beaten them earlier in the year to advance to their fourth Final Four in a row. In the Final Four, the Lady Vols fell to Michigan State by a mark of 68-64.[26] Tennessee had led by 16 at one point, but the Spartans made a record-tying come back to advance to the title game.[27] In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Vols defeated Purdue. This victory gave Pat Summitt her 880th win, breaking North Carolina coach Dean Smith's record of 879 wins, making her the all-time winningest coach in basketball history. Diana Lurena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982 in Chino, California) is a professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986 in St. ... In college sports, a player may redshirt one athletic season. ... The impact of Athletics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (also known as Rutgers University) is associated chiefly to its heritage as the Birthplace of College Football—hosting the first ever intercollegiate football game on 6 November 1869 in which Rutgers defeated a team from the College of... Michigan State Athletic Logo Spartan Stadium hosts varsity football games and other events. ... Boilermakers is the official moniker for the intercollegiate athletic teams of Purdue University. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ...


2005-06 was Candace Parker's first year as a college athlete. After being redshirted the previous year she was recovered from her injuries and became a starter. During the season, the Lady Vols dropped three games to SEC foes LSU, Florida, and Kentucky, their worst SEC season since the 1996-97 season. The Lady Vols also suffered a bad loss to Duke. However they won their second straight game against Connecticut and rebounded from the poor SEC season to win the tournament for the second year in a row. In the tournament, Tennessee controversially received a two seed instead of the one seed Summitt believed her team deserved, and in the regional finals played North Carolina. Parker tied Ivory Latta for leading scorer with 20 points, but it wasn't enough. Tennessee trailed from the beginning, falling behind by as many as 16. Late in the second half, the Lady Vols were able to cut the lead down to five, but ultimately fell, 75-63.[28] This loss meant that for the first time in five years Summitt would not be appearing in the Final Four. The Kentucky cheerleaders at Rupp Arena during a basketball game The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ...


Early in the 2006-07 season, Tennessee defeated three ranked teams in a row, Stanford, Arizona State, and Middle Tennessee. After Tennessee lost to the North Carolina Tar Heels again, by 13, the Lady Vols defeated a strong Notre Dame team and defeated UConn for the third time in a row. In Knoxville, Summitt's team fell to top-ranked Duke, 74-70, in a game which Duke scored the first nineteen points, with Tennessee not scoring for nearly the first six minutes.[29]. Later, in Baton Rouge, the Lady Vols clinched the SEC title against LSU in a game where Candace Parker scored 27.[30]. However in the tournament semifinals, Tennessee fell to the Tigers. In that second game, Parker only scored 4.[31] In the NCAA tournament, Summitt's team easily made it to the Final Four, dispatching teams that included SEC foe Mississippi and 13-seeded Cinderella, Marist, winning each game by at least 14. In the Final Four, Tennessee again faced North Carolina. Despite shooting just 27%[32], the team came back from a 12 point deficit with 8:18 remaining to win, 56-50.[33]. In the championship game against Rutgers, Tennessee finally won its seventh title. Down by 11 at the half, Rutgers mounted a small comeback, taking the lead down to 7 with 13:33, only to have Shannon Bobbitt hit three three-pointers. Rutgers responded with a 7-0 run, cutting the lead down to 8, but Parker hit 6 free throws to ice the win for Tennessee.[34] Arizona State University (ASU) is (as of 2004) the third-largest university in the United States with a student body of 57,543. ... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ... The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the varsity sports teams of the University of Notre Dame. ... Pete Maravich Assembly Center is a 14,164-seat multi-purpose arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... The University of Mississippi (also known as Ole Miss) is a public, coeducational research university located near Oxford, Mississippi. ... This article is about Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. For other facilities with similar names, see List of Marist Brothers schools. ...


Head coaches

Prior to 1971, records are incomplete.[35]

  • Katherine Williams, Captain, 1903 (0-2)
  • Jenny Morrill, Captain, 1904, (0-2)
  • Leo Thedore Bellmonts, 1905 (0-4)
  • Essie Polk, captain, 1906 (0-3)
  • Thomas Snoddy Myers, 1907 (1-1)
  • Willard C. Burnley, 1908 (1-2)
  • Andrew Weisenburg, 1909 (1-1-1)
  • Howard Sandburg, 1910 (0-2)
  • Mary Douglas Ayres, 1920 (2-3)
  • Mabel Miller, 1922-23 (4-2)
  • Fay Morgan, 1924 (4-3)
  • Ann Huddle, 1925-26 (12-4-1)
  • Nancy Lay, 1960-68 (No results available)
  • Joan Cronan, 1969-70 (8-10)
  • Margaret Hutson, 1971-74 (60-18) - 2 TCWSF Eastern District Championships
  • Pat Summitt, 1974-Present (947-180) - 7 NCAA Championships, 14 SEC Championships, 12 SEC Tournament Championships

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Prominent players

Following the Lady Vols' 7th championship during the 2006-07 season, Sports Illustrated compiled a list of the 10 greatest Lady Vols basketball players of all time. In the order they were listed, they are:[36] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


First team

  • Chamique Holdsclaw, Forward, 1995-1999 (20.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 51.0 FG%) - Led the Lady Vols to three national titles, while being named the national player of the year twice as well as the Naismith Player of the Century. Holds Lady Vols records for points and rebounds, and is in the top ten for assists, steals, and blocks.
  • Dena Head, Guard, 1988-1992 (11.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.4 apg) - Helped Tennessee to two championships and was named an All-American in 1992. Ranks fourth all-time in assists with 457.
  • Kara Lawson, Guard, 1999-2003 (13.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 41.4 3FT%) - Second all-time at Tennessee in three-pointers (256), fourth in scoring (1,950), and fifth in assists (456). Led Tennessee to four Final Fours and was an All-American in 2003.
  • Candace Parker, Center, 2005-* (18.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.6 bpg) - 2007 Wade Trophy winner and fastest player to 1,000 points.
  • Tamika Catchings, Forward, 1997-2001 (16.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 50.5 FP%) - Only player besides Holdsclaw with more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Four-time All-American and Player of the Year in 2000. Holds Lady Vols record for most points as a freshman with 711.

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Second team

  • Daedra Charles, Center, 1988-1991 (14.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg) - Won national title and Wade Trophy in 1991. 2-time All-American.
  • Holly Warlick, Guard, 1976-1980 (6.4 ppg, 4.8 apg) - 3-time All-American. Second all-time in assists.
  • Nikki McCray, Forward, 1991-1995 (12.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg) - 2-time All-American who led Tennessee to 4 SEC titles and 122 wins.
  • Semeka Randall, Guard, 1997-2001 (13.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg) - Fifth in points with 1,915 as well as 286 steals.
  • Bridgette Gordon, Forward, 1985-1989 (18.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg) - Two-time Kodak All-American; Led Tennessee to two titles. 2nd all-time at Tennessee in scoring with 2,460 points.

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Year-by-year results

Season Coach Record Notes[37]
1903 Katherine Williams 0-2
1904 Jenny Morrill 0-2
1905 Leo Theodore Bellmont 0-4
1906 Essie Polk 0-3
1907 Thomas Snoddy Myers 1-1
1908 Willard C. Burnley 1-2
1909 Andrew Weisenburg 1-1-1
1909-10 Howard Sandburg 0-2
1920 Mary Douglas Ayres 2-3
1922 Mabel Miller 1-1
1923 Mabel Miller 3-1
1924 Fay Morgan 4-3
1925 Ann Huddle 5-3-1
1926 Ann Huddle 7-1
1960-1968 - Coach: Nancy Lay - No results available
1969 Joan Cronan 8-4
1970 Joan Cronan 0-6
1971 Margaret Hutson 6-6 2nd Place TCWSF Eastern District, 5th Place TCWSF
1972 Margaret Hutson 13-5 2nd Place TCWSF Eastern District, 5th Place TCWSF
1973 Margaret Hutson 16-5 TCWSF Eastern District Champions, 2nd Place TCWSF, 4th Place AIAW Region II
1974 Margaret Hutson 25-2 TCWSF Eastern District Champions, 2nd Place TCWSF, 3rd Place AIAW Region II
1974-75 Pat Summitt 16-8 TCWSF Eastern District Champions, 4th Place TCWSF
1975-76 Pat Summitt 16-11 4th Place TCWSF, 6th Place AIAW Region II
1976-77 Pat Summitt 28-5 2nd Place TCWSF, AIAW Region II Champions, 3rd Place AIAW
1977-78 Pat Summitt 27-4 2nd Place TCWSF, AIAW Region II Champions, 4th Place AIAW South Satellite
1978-79 Pat Summitt 30-9 TCWSF Champions, 2nd Place AIAW Region II, AIAW East Satellite Champions, 3rd Place AIAW
1979-80 Pat Summitt 33-5 SEC Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, TCWSF Champions, 2nd Place AIAW Region II, AIAW South Satellite Champions, 2nd Place AIAW
1980-81 Pat Summitt 25-6 5th Place SEC, TCWSF Champions, AIAW Region II Champions, 2nd Place AIAW
1981-82 Pat Summitt 22-10 NCAA Final Four
1982-83 Pat Summitt 25-8, (7-1 SEC) NCAA Elite Eight
1983-84 Pat Summitt 23-10, (7-1 SEC) NCAA Runner-up
1984-85 Pat Summitt 22-10, (4-4 SEC) SEC Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Second Round
1985-86 Pat Summitt 24-10, (5-4 SEC) NCAA Final Four
1986-87 Pat Summitt 28-6, (6-3 SEC) National Champions
1987-88 Pat Summitt 31-3, (8-1 SEC) SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Final Four
1988-89 Pat Summitt 35-2, (8-1 SEC) SEC Tournament Champions, National Champions
1989-90 Pat Summitt 27-6, (8-1 SEC) SEC Champions, Elite Eight
1990-91 Pat Summitt 30-5, (6-3 SEC) National Champions
1991-92 Pat Summitt 28-3, (10-1 SEC) SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1992-93 Pat Summitt 29-3, (11-0 SEC) SEC Champions, NCAA Elite Eight
1993-94 Pat Summitt 31-2, (11-0 SEC) SEC Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Sweet 16
1994-95 Pat Summitt 34-3, (11-0 SEC) SEC Champions, NCAA Runner-up
1995-96 Pat Summitt 32-4, (9-2 SEC) SEC Tournament Champions, National Champions
1996-97 Pat Summitt 29-10, (8-4 SEC) National Champions
1997-98 Pat Summitt 39-0, (14-0 SEC) SEC Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, National Champions
1998-99 Pat Summitt 31-3, (13-1 SEC) SEC Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Elite Eight
1999-00 Pat Summitt 33-4, (13-1 SEC) SEC Champions, SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Runner-up
2000-01 Pat Summitt 31-3, (14-0 SEC) SEC Champions, NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2001-02 Pat Summitt 29-5, (13-1 SEC) SEC Champions, NCAA Final Four
2002-03 Pat Summitt 33-5, (14-0 SEC) SEC Champions, NCAA Runner-up
2003-04 Pat Summitt 31-4, (14-0 SEC) SEC Champions, NCAA Runner-up
2004-05 Pat Summitt 30-5, (13-1 SEC) SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Final Four
2005-06 Pat Summitt 31-5, (11-3 SEC) SEC Tournament Champions, NCAA Elite Eight
2006-07 Pat Summitt 34-3, (14-0 SEC) SEC Champions, National Champions

See also

Pat Summitt
University of Tennessee Pat Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is the coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ a b c Player Bio - Pat Summitt. Retrieved on 2007 March 26.
  2. ^ Circle of Influence. Retrieved on 2007 March 27.
  3. ^ SEC tops women's hoops. Retrieved on 2007 March 27.
  4. ^ As strong as ever. Retrieved on 2007 March 27.
  5. ^ Lady Vols All-Time Basketball Coaches. Retrieved on 2007 March 26.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Standing Pat: Summitt's Milestone Wins. Retrieved on 2007 March 28.
  7. ^ a b c d e Summitt's year-by-year résumé. Retrieved on 2007 March 27.
  8. ^ 1983 Tournament. Retrieved on 2007 March 29.
  9. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1988 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 4.
  10. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1989 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 4.
  11. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1989 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  12. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1991 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  13. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1992 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  14. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1993 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  15. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1994 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  16. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1995 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  17. ^ 1995-96 Lady Vols. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  18. ^ 1996-97 Lady Vols. Retrieved on 2007 April 5.
  19. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 1999 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 9.
  20. ^ NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament - 2000 Bracket. Retrieved on 2007 April 11.
  21. ^ The 2005 ESPY Awards - Past ESPY Award Winners. Retrieved on 2007 March 10.
  22. ^ 2001 Tournament. Retrieved on 2007 April 12.
  23. ^ 2002 Tournament. Retrieved on 2007 April 12.
  24. ^ 2002-03 Lady Vols. Retrieved on 2007 April 12.
  25. ^ 2003-04 Lady Vols. Retrieved on 2007 April 12.
  26. ^ 2004-05 Lady Vols. Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  27. ^ Michigan State 68, Tennessee 64. Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  28. ^ NCAA Women's Basketball - Tennessee Lady Volunteers / North Carolina Tar Heels Recap. Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  29. ^ "Strong Start Powers No. 1 Duke Past No. 4 Tennessee, 74-70". Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  30. ^ "Box Score: Tennessee at LSU. Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  31. ^ "Box Score: SEC Tournament Semifinals: LSU at Tennessee. Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  32. ^ "NCAA Women's Basketball - North Carolina Tar Heels / Tennessee Lady Volunteers Box Score". Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  33. ^ "NCAA Women's Basketball - North Carolina Tar Heels / Tennessee Lady Volunteers Recap". Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  34. ^ "NCAA Women's Basketball - Rutgers Scarlet Knights / Tennessee Lady Volunteers Recap". Retrieved on 2007 April 13.
  35. ^ Lady Vols Basketball Scores Year-by-year. Retrieved on 2007 March 26.
  36. ^ Emrich, Robert: "The Greatest Lady Vols of All Time", Sports Illustrated, 60-67.
  37. ^ Lady Vols Basketball Scores Year-by-year. Retrieved on 2007 March 26.

 
 

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