Auburn Tigers women's basketball

The Auburn Tigers women's basketball team represents Auburn University in women's basketball. The school competes in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the NCAA Division I. The Tigers play home basketball games at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama.[2]

Auburn Tigers
2018–19 Auburn Tigers women's basketball team
UniversityAuburn University
Head coachTerri Williams-Flournoy (4th season)
LocationAuburn, Alabama
ArenaAuburn Arena
(Capacity: 9,600)
ColorsBurnt Orange and Navy Blue[1]
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1988, 1989, 1990
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1988, 1989, 1990
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1996
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
1981, 1987, 1990, 1997
Conference Regular Season Champions
1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2009


The Auburn women's basketball team has been consistently competitive both nationally and within the SEC. Despite playing in the same conference as perennial powerhouse Tennessee and other competitive programs such as LSU, Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, Auburn has won five regular season SEC championships and four SEC Tournament championships. AU has made nineteen appearances in the NCAA women's basketball tournament and only twice, in the Tigers first appearance in 1982 and in 2008, have the Tigers lost in the first round. Auburn played in three consecutive National Championship games in 1988, 1989 and 1990, and won the Women's NIT in 2003.[3] When Coach Joe Ciampi announced his retirement after twenty-five years at the end of the 2003–2004 season, the resulting search snared the highly experienced, former Purdue and US National and Olympic team head coach, Nell Fortner. Fortner coached the team through the 2011–2012 season. She was replaced by Terri Williams-Flournoy who had been the head coach at Georgetown University.[4][5]

Standout former Auburn players include: Mae Ola Bolton, Ruthie Bolton, Vickie Orr, Carolyn Jones, Chantel Tremitiere, Lauretta Freeman, Le'coe Willingham, DeWanna Bonner, and Monique Morehouse.

2018–19 roster

2018–19 Auburn Tigers women's basketball team
Pos.#NameHeightYearPrevious schoolHometown
G 0 Daisa Alexander 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) JrSouthwest DeKalb HS Decatur, GA
G 1 Robyn Benton 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) FrGreater Atlanta Christian Conyers, GA
G 2 Brooke Moore 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) FrEpiscopal HS Baton Rouge, LA
G 3 Erica Sanders 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) SrJohnson HS San Antonio, TX
F 4 Abigayle Jackson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) SoLittle Rock Central HS Little Rock, AR
G 5 Emari Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) SrWheaton North
Shawnee CC
Chicago, IL
F 10 Kiyae' White 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) RS FrEmmaus HS Macungie, PA
F 20 Unique Thompson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) SoFaith Academy Theodore, AL
G 23 Crystal Primm 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) RS JrOxbridge Academy
West Palm Beach, FL
G/F 24 Erin Howard 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) RS FrHouston County HS Warner Robins, GA
G 33 Janiah McKay 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) JrGainesville HS Gainesville, FL
F 35 Natalie Kelly 5 ft 3 in (1.6 m) FrAlbany HS Albany, LA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Last update: September 19, 2018

Season-by-season record

Season Coach Record Conference record Postseason finish
1971–72Aletha Bond10–2n/an/a
1972–73Aletha Bond14–3n/an/a
1973–74Susan Nunnelly13–5n/an/a
1974–75Susan Nunnelly13–8n/an/a
1975–76Susan Nunnelly19–8n/an/a
1976–77Jan Pylant12–8n/an/a
1977–78Jan Pylant8–18n/an/a
1978–79Jan Pylant9–18n/an/a
1979–80Joe Ciampi17–13n/an/a
1980–81Joe Ciampi26–7n/an/a
1981–82Joe Ciampi24–5n/aNCAA Tournament
1982–83Joe Ciampi24–86–2 (T-2nd)NCAA Tournament
1983–84Joe Ciampi19–104–4 (6th)n/a
1984–85Joe Ciampi25–65–3 (3rd)NCAA Tournament
1985–86Joe Ciampi24–66–3 (T-2nd)NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1986–87Joe Ciampi31–28–1 (1st)NCAA Elite Eight
1987–88Joe Ciampi32–39–0 (1st)NCAA Runner-Up
1988–89Joe Ciampi32–29–0 (1st)NCAA Runner-Up
1989–90Joe Ciampi28–77–2 (2nd)NCAA Runner-Up
1990–91Joe Ciampi26–67–2 (2nd)NCAA Elite Eight
1991–92Joe Ciampi17–124–7 (T-7th)n/a
1992–93Joe Ciampi25–49–2 (T-2nd)NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1993–94Joe Ciampi20–106–5 (6th)NCAA Second Round
1994–95Joe Ciampi17–105–6 (8th)n/a
1995–96Joe Ciampi23–96–5 (T-5th)NCAA Elite Eight
1996–97Joe Ciampi22–105–7 (T-8th)NCAA Second Round
1997–98Joe Ciampi16–114–10 (T-9th)n/a
1998–99Joe Ciampi20–98–6 (4th)NCAA Second Round
1999-00Joe Ciampi22–89–5 (4th)NCAA Second Round
2000–01Joe Ciampi17–125–9 (T-8th)n/a
2001–02Joe Ciampi16–133–11 (T-10th)n/a
2002–03Joe Ciampi23–115–9 (8th)WNIT Champions
2003–04Joe Ciampi22–99–5 (3rd)NCAA Second Round
2004–05Nell Fortner16–136–8 (T-6th)n/a
2005–06Nell Fortner14–154–10 (10th)n/a
2006–07Nell Fortner21–136–8 (9th)WNIT Semifinals
2007–08Nell Fortner20–127–7 (6th)NCAA First Round
2008–09Nell Fortner30–412–2 (1st)NCAA Second Round
2009–10Nell Fortner15–165–11 (10th)n/a
2010–11Nell Fortner16–168–8 (T-5th)WNIT Second Round
2011–12Nell Fortner13–175–11 (9th)n/a
2012–13Terri Williams-Flournoy19–155–11 (10th)WNIT Quarterfinals
2013–14Terri Williams-Flournoy19–157–9 (T-6th)WNIT Third Round
2014–15Terri Williams-Flournoy13–183–13 (13th)n/a
2015–16Terri Williams-Flournoy20–138–8 (T-7th)NCAA Second Round
2016–17 Terri Williams-Flournoy 17–15 7–9 (T-8th) NCAA First Round
2017–18 Terri Williams-Flournoy 14–15 5–11 (10th) n/a
2018-19 Terry Williams-Flournoy 20-7 8-6

Player awards

SEC awards

Vickie Orr – 1988
Carolyn Jones – 1990, 1991
Lauretta Freeman – 1993
DeWanna Bonner – 2009


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