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NC State Wolfpack Women's Basketball
2014–15 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team
NC State Wolfpack Women's Basketball athletic logo
UniversityNorth Carolina State University
ConferenceACC
LocationRaleigh, NC
Head coachWes Moore (1st year)
ArenaReynolds Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,500)
NicknameWolfpack Women
Colors

Red and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Away
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1998
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1978, 1998
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2007
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1980, 1985, 1987, 1991
Conference regular season champions
1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1990
 
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NC State Wolfpack Women's Basketball
2014–15 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team
NC State Wolfpack Women's Basketball athletic logo
UniversityNorth Carolina State University
ConferenceACC
LocationRaleigh, NC
Head coachWes Moore (1st year)
ArenaReynolds Coliseum
(Capacity: 9,500)
NicknameWolfpack Women
Colors

Red and White

            
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body thinwhitesides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts whitesides.png
Team colours
Away
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1998
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1978, 1998
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2007
NCAA/AIAW Tournament second round
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014
Conference tournament champions
1980, 1985, 1987, 1991
Conference regular season champions
1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1990

The NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team is one of the most storied programs in women's college basketball history.

History[edit]

The Early Days (1974-1981)[edit]

The women's basketball team at NC State had its beginnings in 1974. Under first head coach Robert "Peanut" Doak, North Carolina State won the first game it played 57-45 over the Virginia Cavaliers on December 7, 1974 en route to an 11-4 final record.

Kay Yow, the former head coach of the Elon Phoenix, was hired July 1, 1975 as coordinator of women's athletics and women's basketball coach. Coach Yow began her legendary coaching career on December 6, 1975 and recorded her first win with the Wolfpack, a 68-64 triumph over the College of Charleston Cougars, on January 10, 1976. On January 27, 1976, the Wolfpack beat the North Carolina Tar Heels 68-58 in the first televised women's basketball game in North Carolina history. In her first season as the head coach, Kay Yow led her squad to the quarterfinals of the 1976 National Women's Invitation Tournament.

The 1977-78 season was a breakout year for the women's basketball program. On January 12, 1978, the Wolfpack beat the #1 Wayland Baptist Flying Queens 98-86 for its first ever win over a number one ranked team. In addition, the team won the inaugural ACC regular season championship and advanced to the Elite Eight of the AIAW Tournament where Wayland Baptist avenged its earlier season loss to the Wolfpack. NC State was ranked third in the final AP Poll of the 1977-78 season, its highest final ranking in school history.

On February 10, 1980, the Wolfpack won its first ACC Tournament championship with an 85-75 victory over the Maryland Terrapins. NC State finished the season undefeated in conference play, capturing the ACC regular season title as well. The Wolfpack advanced to the second round, which was the Sweet 16, of the AIAW Tournament in both 1980 and 1981, foreshadowing the success NC State would later enjoy in the NCAA Tournament.[1]

A Legend Emerges (1981-2009)[edit]

The NCAA began sanctioning women's college basketball during the 1981-82 season, and on March 13, 1982, the Wolfpack defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 75-71 in its first NCAA Tournament game. The team won the regular season ACC title for the third time in school history in the 1982-83 season.

On November 26, 1983, Kay Yow won her 200th career game with a 60-54 triumph over the Miami Hurricanes.

The 1984-85 season was a very successful season, with the Wolfpack women winning their fourth regular season and second ACC tournament championships. The Wolfpack defeated North Carolina 81-80 on March 3, 1985 to claim the ACC tournament title. NC State won its third ACC tournament title on March 2, 1987 with a 57-56 win over Virginia.

On February 18, 1988, Coach Yow defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 62-61 to collect her 100th career ACC victory. During the offseason, Yow led the United States Olympic women's basketball team to a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics.

NC State won its fifth and final regular season ACC championship to date in the 1989-90 season.

The Wolfpack women set an ACC record for the most points scored in a game on December 8, 1990. NC State defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts 137-65 in a record that still stands today. On January 12, 1991, #3 NC State lost a triple-overtime game 123-120 to #2 Virginia. The 243 total points scored is an ACC record.

The Wolfpack captured its fourth and final ACC tournament title to date on March 4, 1991 by beating Clemson 84-61.

NC State made its deepest NCAA tournament run in 1998. On March 23, the Wolfpack defeated the Connecticut Huskies 60-52 to earn a birth in the Final Four. On March 27, North Carolina State took the floor in Kansas City to take on the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters, but the team ultimately fell 84-65.

On January 24, 1999, Coach Yow became the second coach to achieve 200 career ACC wins with NC State's 85-60 victory at Wake Forest. NC State retired the first set of women's basketball jerseys in school history on February 13, 2000. Genia Beasley, Trudi Lacey, Chasity Melvin, Linda Page, Andrea Stinson, Trena Trice, and Susan Yow each had her jersey retired.

On June 10, 2000, Coach Yow was one of 24 players and coaches inducted into the second class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, and on September 27, 2002, Yow was enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Nine Wolfpack players, including Genia Beasley, Summer Erb, Trudi Lacey, Rhonda Mapp, Chasity Melvin, Linda Page, Andrea Stinson, Trena Trice and Susan Yow, were named to the ACC's 50th anniversary women's basketball team on September 25, 2002. The nine players were the second most of all ACC schools.

Coach Yow recorded her 600th win at NC State on December 2, 2004 with a 65-36 win over the Seton Hall Pirates. On January 22, 2006, Coach Yow coached her 1,000th career game when NC State beat the Dartmouth Big Green 78-43. She was one of only four NCAA Division I basketball coaches to coach 1,000 games. On February 5, 2007, she became just the sixth coach in Division I women's basketball history to win 700 games with a 68-51 victory over the Florida State Seminoles. The Reynolds Coliseum floor was renamed "Kay Yow Court" on February 16, 2007. That night, the Wolfpack upset #2 North Carolina 72-65. On March 18, 2007, Yow recorded her 650th win at NC State with an 84-52 defeat of the Robert Morris Colonials.[2]

Kay Yow died on January 24, 2009 after a 21-year battle with breast cancer.[3] In her legendary career at NC State, she won almost 700 games, guided her teams to 20 NCAA tournaments, advanced to the Sweet 16 eleven times, and recorded 29 winning seasons.[4]

Kellie Harper Era (2009-2013)[edit]

On April 16, 2009, former Tennessee Lady Volunteers player and Western Carolina Catamounts head coach Kellie Harper was named the third head coach in NC State women's basketball history. Lady Volunteers head coach Pat Summitt said, "North Carolina State is getting a young and rising star in the game in Coach Kellie Jolly Harper. I am proud for Kellie. I expect she will do a great job in a very competitive conference -- she has what it takes to be successful."[5]

Coach Harper picked up her first win as the Wolfpack head coach on November 13, 2009 with an 87-71 win over the Florida International Golden Panthers.[6]

Kellie Harper was fired from North Carolina State on March 25, 2013, after a 4-year record of 70-64. Wes Moore, head coach at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, was named as the fourth head coach in program history on April 4, 2013.

2014–15 Roster[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightYearHigh School/Junior CollegeHome town
G2Brown-Hoskin, Len'NiqueLen'Nique Brown-Hoskin5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)RS SrKaren WagnerSan Antonio, TX
G3Spencer, MiahMiah Spencer5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)SoColumbiaDecatur, GA
G4Williams, AshleyAshley Williams5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)RS SoGreen HopeCary, NC
F5Nelson, ChelseaChelsea Nelson6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)FrJohn OvertonAntioch, TN
G/F10Eli, AshleyAshley Eli5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)JrSummitMansfield, TX
F11Mathurin, JenniferJennifer Mathurin6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)SoChamplain College State LambertMontreal, Quebec
F12Barrett, KrystalKrystal Barrett5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)SrSkylineDallas, TX
C15Boric, SaraSara Boric6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)FrTehnicka SkolaBanja Luka, Bosnia
G22Wilson, DominiqueDominique Wilson5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)JrMcEachernPowder Springs, GA
G23Jackson, ChloeChloe Jackson5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)FrRiverdale BaptistUpper Marlboro, MD
F/C25Schuhmacher, CarleeCarlee Schuhmacher6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)JrDes Moines Area CCWatertown, WI
G30Moser, KaleyKaley Moser5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)JrWilliamsBurlington, NC
C32Maize, AkelaAkela Maize6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)FrNew Hope Christian AcademyGreensboro, NC
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2014-07-04

Year by year results[edit]

Conference tournament winners noted with # Source [7][7]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Robert R. "Peanut" Doak (Independent) (1974–1975)
1974-75Robert R. "Peanut" Doak11–4State Class B Tournament
Robert R. "Peanut" Doak:11–4
Kay Yow (Independent, ACC) (1975–2009)
1975-76Kay Yow19–7NWIT Sixth Place
1976-77Kay Yow21–3AIAW Region II Tournament10
Atlantic Coast Conference
1977-78Kay Yow29–59–01stAIAW Quarterfinals3
1978-79Kay Yow27–77–22ndAIAW Region II Tournament11
1979-80Kay Yow28–89–01st#AIAW Sixteen10
1980-81Kay Yow21–107–2T-1stAIAW Sixteen13
1981-82Kay Yow24–712–42ndNCAA Sixteen12
1982-83Kay Yow22–812–11stNCAA First Round16
1983-84Kay Yow23–99–5T-3rdNCAA Sixteen16
1984-85Kay Yow25–613–11st#NCAA Sixteen12
1985-86Kay Yow18–119–5T-3rdNCAA Second Round (Bye)
1986-87Kay Yow24–711–32nd#NCAA Sixteen1213
1987-88Kay Yow10–173–11T-7th
1988-89Kay Yow24–712–22ndNCAA Sixteen1013
1989-90Kay Yow25–612–21stNCAA Sixteen1011
1990-91Kay Yow27–69–5T-2nd#NCAA Sixteen107
1991-92Kay Yow16–127–96th
1992-93Kay Yow14–138–8T-4th
1993-94Kay Yow13–146–106th
1994-95Kay Yow21–1011–53rdNCAA Sixteen1924
1995-96Kay Yow20–1010–63rdNCAA Second Round23
1996-97Kay Yow19–129–7T-3rdNCAA First Round
1997-98Kay Yow25–712–4T-2ndNCAA Semifinals410
1998-99Kay Yow17–129–75thNCAA Second Round
1999-2000Kay Yow20–911–53rdNCAA First Round2323
2000-01Kay Yow22–119–7T-3rdNCAA Sixteen1619
2001-02Kay Yow14–157–9T-5th
2002-03Kay Yow11–176–106th
2003-04Kay Yow17–158–8T-3rdNCAA First Round
2004-05Kay Yow21–810–43rdNCAA First Round21
2005-06Kay Yow19–127–75thNCAA First Round
2006-07Kay Yow25–1010–4T-3rdNCAA Sixteen1218
2007-08Kay Yow21–136–88thWNIT Semifinals
2008-09Kay Yow8–70–0
Kay Yow:680–325280–161
Stephanie Glance (ACC) (2006–2008)
2006-07Stephanie Glance10–61218
2008-09Stephanie Glance5–105–9T-8th
Stephanie Glance:15–165–9
Kellie Harper (ACC) (2010–2014)
2009-10Kellie Harper20–147–7T-6thNCAA First Round
2010-11Kellie Harper14–174–1010th
2011-12Kellie Harper19–165–119thWNIT Second Round
2012-13Kellie Harper17–177–11T-7thWNIT Second Round
Kellie Harper:70–6423–39
Wes Moore (ACC) (2013–present)
Total:776–409

      National 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, MaryEllen (2012). Triumph: Inspired by the true life story of legendary Coach Kay Yow. Raleigh, NC: MaryEllen Williams. p. 272. ISBN 978-0578114477. 
  2. ^ [1] Women's Basketball History of Success
  3. ^ [2] Coach Yow Peacefully Passes Saturday Morning
  4. ^ [3] Kay Yow Bio
  5. ^ [4] NC State Names Kellie Harper Head Women's Basketball Coach
  6. ^ [5] Harper Chalks Up First Win At NC State
  7. ^ a b "Media Guide". NC State. Retrieved 9 Aug 2013. 

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