Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball
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.
|University||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Head coach||Jonathan Tsipis (4th season)|
|Arena||Kohl Center |
|Student section||Grateful Red|
|Colors||Cardinal and White|
|NCAA Tournament Second round|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010|
Marilyn Harris era (1974–1976)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
On April 11, 2011 Bobbie Kelsey became the new head coach for the Badgers, signing a five-year contract. 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.
- Head coach Jonathan Tsipis
- Assistant coach Craig Carter
- Assistant coach Kayla Karius
- Assistant coach Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton
- Director of basketball operations Michelle Nason
- Video Coordinator and Director of Scouting Erica Yost
- Strength and condition coach Abby Busch
- Graduate Assistant Kelly Hughes
- Program Assistant Emili Leyden
|2019–20 Wisconsin Badgers women's basketball team|
Year by year results
|Season||Team||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Coaches' poll||AP poll|
|Marilyn Harris (Independent) (1974–1976)|
|Edwina Qualls (Independent, Big Ten) (1976–1986)|
|Big Ten Conference|
|1981-82||Edwina Qualls||21–13||1–1||T-4th||AIAW Quarterfinals|
|Mary Murphy (Big Ten) (1986–1994)|
|1991-92||Mary Murphy||20–9||13–5||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|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|
|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|
|Lisa Stone (Big Ten) (2003–2011)|
|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|
|Bobbie Kelsey (Big Ten) (2011–2016)|
|Jonathan Tsipis (Big Ten) (2016–present)|
Postseason invitational champion
NCAA tournament appearances
|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
Career points leaders (1,000 points or more)
|Total points||Name||Career games||Position||Years played||Scored 1,500th point||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||1,121||Marsha Howard||109 games||F||2015-2019||N/A||N/A|
|22||1,120||Faith Johnson||118 games||G||1980–1985||N/A||N/A|
|23||1,074||Cayla McMorris||115 games||G||2014-2018||N/A||N/A|
|24||1,053||Lin Zastrow||122 games||F||2007–2011||N/A||N/|
|25||1,037||Linda Gough||104 games||F||1977–1981||N/A||N/A|
|26||1,008||Mynette Clark||95 games||G||1988–1992||N/A||N/A|
Career rebounding leaders
Career assists leaders
|2||Rae Lin D'Alie||483||2006–2010|
|T-9||Kendra Van Leeuwen||367||2016-Present|
Career steals leaders
|9||Rae Lin D'Alie||213||2006–2010|
Career blocks leaders
Badgers in the pros
|Name||UW years||Country (team)||Years played|
|Jolene Anderson||2004–2008||WNBA Connecticut Sun||2008|
|Rae Lin D'Alie||2006–2010||Italy||2011-present|
|Michala Johnson||2014-2016||New York Liberty (WNBA) & Belgium||2016-Present|
|Cayla McMorris||2014-2018||Turkey, Sweden||2018-Present|
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- Potrykus, Jeff (April 25, 2014). "Six UW coaches earn extensions, including Bobbie Kelsey". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- "Jonathan Tsipis named Wisconsin women's basketball coach". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
- "Record book" (PDF). University of Wisconsin. Retrieved 10 Aug 2013.