Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball

The Ohio State women's basketball team represents Ohio State University and plays its home games in the Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, which they moved into in 1998. Prior to 1998, they played at St. John Arena. They have won 12 Big Ten titles, which is the most in the conference[2] and have twenty four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the most recent being in 2018. In 1993, they lost to Sheryl Swoopes and the Texas Tech Red Raiders 84–82 for the national title. They captured the NIT title in 2001, beating the New Mexico Lobos 62–61.[3] Notable alumni include former All-Americans Katie Smith and Jessica Davenport. They are currently coached by Kevin McGuff, who was most recently the head coach at the University of Washington.

Ohio State Buckeyes
2018–19 Ohio State Buckeyes women's basketball team
UniversityOhio State University
Head coachKevin McGuff (4th season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationColumbus, Ohio
ArenaValue City Arena
(Capacity: 19,500)
NicknameBuckeyes
ColorsScarlet and Gray[1]
         
Uniforms
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1993
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1993
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1985, 1987, 1993
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017
NCAA Tournament Second round
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1975
AIAW Tournament Appearances
1975, 1978
Conference Tournament Champions
2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2018
Conference Regular Season Champions
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018

Year by year results

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [4]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Phyllis J. Bailey (Independent) (1965–1970)
1965–66 Phyllis J. Bailey 3–4
1966–67 Phyllis J. Bailey 5–3
1967–68 Phyllis J. Bailey 5–1
1968–69 Phyllis J. Bailey 8–2CIAW First Round
1969–70 Phyllis J. Bailey 7–0
Phyllis J. Bailey: 28–10
Mary Combs (Independent) (1970–1972)
1970–71 Mary Combs 4–2
1971–72 Mary Combs 10–4MAIAW
Mary Combs: 14–6
Debbie Wilson (Independent) (1972–1980)
1972–73 Debbie Wilson 15–1MAIAW
1973–74 Debbie Wilson 18–2MAIAW
1974–75 Debbie Wilson 19–5AIAW First Round
1975–76 Debbie Wilson 26–6MAIAW
1976–77 Debbie Wilson 21–7MAIAW
1977–78 Debbie Wilson 23–8AIAW First Round16
1978–79 Debbie Wilson 19–11MAIAW
1979–80 Debbie Wilson 16–18MAIAW
Debbie Wilson: 157–58
Tara VanDerveer (Independent, Big Ten) (1980–1985)
1980–81 Tara VanDerveer 17–15MAIAW
Big Ten Conference
1981–82 Tara VanDerveer 20–73–01st#NCAA First Round
1982–83 Tara VanDerveer 23–515–3T-1st
1983–84 Tara VanDerveer 22–717–11stNCAA First Round19
1984–85 Tara VanDerveer 28–318–01stNCAA Elite Eight7
Tara VanDerveer: 110–3753–4
Nancy Darsch (Big Ten) (1985–1997)
1985–86 Nancy Darsch 23–716–21stNCAA Sweet Sixteen1712
1986–87 Nancy Darsch 26–517–1T-1stNCAA Elite Eight810
1987–88 Nancy Darsch 25–516–22ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen96
1988–89 Nancy Darsch 24–616–2T-1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen914
1989–90 Nancy Darsch 18–1211–7T-4thNCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1990–91 Nancy Darsch 11–178–10T-5th
1991–92 Nancy Darsch 15–139–95th
1992–93 Nancy Darsch 28–416–2T-1stNCAA Runner-up23
1993–94 Nancy Darsch 14–147–11T-7th
1994–95 Nancy Darsch 17–137–9T-7th
1995–96 Nancy Darsch 21–138–8T-6thNCAA Second Round
1996–97 Nancy Darsch 12–163–1310th
Nancy Darsch: 234–125134–76
Beth Burns (Big Ten) (1997–2002)
1997–98 Beth Burns 15–127–98th
1998–99 Beth Burns 17–129–74thNCAA First Round
1999–2000 Beth Burns 13–155–11T-8th
2000–01 Beth Burns 22–116–10T-8thWNIT Champions
2001–02 Beth Burns 14–158–8T-5th
Beth Burns: 81–6535–45
Jim Foster (Big Ten) (2002–present)
2002–03 Jim Foster 22–1010–6T-4thNCAA Second Round20
2003–04 Jim Foster 21–1011–53rdNCAA Second Round21
2004–05 Jim Foster 30–514–2T-1stNCAA Sweet Sixteen98
2005–06 Jim Foster 29–315–11st#NCAA Second Round102
2006–07 Jim Foster 28–415–11stNCAA First Round188
2007–08 Jim Foster 22–913–5T-1stNCAA First Round25
2008–09 Jim Foster 29–615–31st#NCAA Sweet Sixteen910
2009–10 Jim Foster 31–515–31st#NCAA Second Round158
2010–11 Jim Foster 24–1010–6T-3rd#NCAA Sweet Sixteen1718
2011–12 Jim Foster 25–711–5T-2ndNCAA First Round2216
2012–13 Jim Foster 18–137–9T-8th
Jim Foster: 279–82136–46
Kevin McGuff (Big Ten) (2013–present)
2013–14 Kevin McGuff 17–185–11T-8th
2014–15 Kevin McGuff 24–1113–53rdNCAA Second round2323
2015–16 Kevin McGuff 26–815–32ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen910
Kevin McGuff: 67–3733–19
Total:953–402

      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

Awards

Consensus All-American selections

Frani Washington (1979) Tracy Hall (1987–1988) Nikita Lowry (1989) Katie Smith (1993, 1996)
Jessica Davenport (2005–2007) Jantel Lavender (2010–2011) Samantha Prahalis (2012) Kelsey Mitchell (2015–2018)

First-Team All-Big Ten

Yvette Angel (1983, 1985) Carla Chapman (1984) Francine Lewis (1984–1985) Tracy Hall (1986–1988)
Nikita Lowry (1988–1989) Lisa Cline (1989) Averrill Roberts (1992–1993) Nikki Keyton (1993)
Katie Smith (1994–1996) Marrita Porter (1998–1999) Jessica Davenport (2005–2007) Jantel Lavender (2008–2011)
Samantha Prahalis (2010, 2012) Tayler Hill (2012–2013) Ameryst Alston (2015–2016) Kelsey Mitchell (2015–2018)
Stephanie Mavunga (2018)

Big Ten Player of the Year

Tracey Hall (1986–1987) Lisa Cline (1989) Katie Smith (1996) Jessica Davenport (2005–2007)
Jantel Lavender (2008–2011) Samantha Prahalis (2012) Kelsey Mitchell (2015, 2017–2018)

See also

2016–17 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

Notes

  1. "Ohio State Brand Guidelines". Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  2. "Big Ten Championship Teams" (PDF). History and Tradition. Ohio State Athletic Department. p. 172. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  3. "2001 Postseason WNIT". www.womensnit.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  4. "Media Guide" (PDF). Ohio State University. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013.
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