Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball

Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota Golden Gophers athletic logo

University University of Minnesota
Conference Big Ten
Location Minneapolis, MN
Head coach Pam Borton (9th year)
Arena Williams Arena
(Capacity: 14,625)
Nickname Golden Gophers
Colors Maroon and Gold

             

Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
2004
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1977, 2003, 2004, 2005

The Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball team represents the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers have played in the Big Ten since the conference began sponsoring basketball in 1982. The team plays its home games in Williams Arena and is currently coached by Pam Borton.

The Golden Gophers have made eight appearances in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship, highlighted by a Final Four appearance in 2004. The Golden Gophers also have three appearances in the AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament.

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History

The Golden Gophers have had five players play professional basketball, as well as eight players named All-Americans. Two players, Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville, were selected in the top four of WNBA draft. The Golden have ranked in the top twenty nationally in attendance for seven seasons, starting with the 2001-2002 season.

Head coaches

  • Joan Stevenson, 1971–1972 (5-3)
  • Deb Wilson, 1972-1973 (8-8)
  • Linda Wells, 1973-1974 (3-10)
  • Jenny Johnson, 1974–1977 (36-37)
  • Ellen Mosher-Hanson, 1977-1987 (172-125)
  • LaRue Fields, 1987-1990 (24-60)
  • Linda Hill-MacDonald, 1990-1997 (66-126)
  • Cheryl Littlejohn, 1997-2001 (29-81)
  • Brenda Oldfield, 2001-2002 (22-8)
  • Pam Borton, 2002–Present (132-61)

Year-by-year results

Season Coach Record Notes[1]
1971-1972 Joan Stevenson 5–3
1972-1973 Deb Wilson 8-8
1973-1974 Linda Wells 3-10
1974–1975 Jenny Johnson 16–8
1975–1976 Jenny Johnson 14–11
1976–1977 Jenny Johnson 15-14 AIAW National Tournament
1977–1978 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 24-10 National Women's Invitational Tournament
1978–1979 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 17-15 National Women's Invitational Tournament
1979–1980 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 18-11
1980–1981 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 28-7 AIAW National Tournament
1981–1982 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 18-11 AIAW National Tournament
1982–1983 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 20-7, (13-5 Big Ten)
1983–1984 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 12-15, (9-9 Big Ten)
1984–1985 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 18-10, (13-5 Big Ten)
1985–1986 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 8-20, (4-14 Big Ten)
1986–1987 Ellen Mosher-Hanson 9-19, (4-14 Big Ten)
1987–1988 LaRue Fields 9-18, (5-13 Big Ten)
1988–1989 LaRue Fields 7–21, (4–14 Big Ten)
1989–1990 LaRue Fields 8-21, (3–15 Big Ten)
1990–1991 Linda Hill-MacDonald 6-22, (2-16 Big Ten)
1991–1992 Linda Hill-MacDonald 8-19, (3-15 Big Ten)
1992–1993 Linda Hill-MacDonald 14-12, (9–9 Big Ten)
1993–1994 Linda Hill-MacDonald 18-11, (10-8 Big Ten) NCAA Second Round
1994–1995 Linda Hill-MacDonald 12-15, (7-9 Big Ten)
1995–1996 Linda Hill-MacDonald 4-23, (0-16 Big Ten)
1996–1997 Linda Hill-MacDonald 4-24, (1-15 Big Ten)
1997–1998 Cheryl Littlejohn 4-23, (1-15 Big Ten)
1998–1999 Cheryl Littlejohn 7-20, (2-14 Big Ten)
1999–2000 Cheryl Littlejohn 10–18, (3-13 Big Ten)
2000–2001 Cheryl Littlejohn 8-20, (1-15 Big Ten)
2001–2002 Brenda Oldfield 22-8, (11-5 Big Ten) NCAA Second Round
2002–2003 Pam Borton 25-6, (12-4 Big Ten) NCAA Sweet 16
2003–2004 Pam Borton 25-9, (9-7 Big Ten) NCAA Final Four
2004–2005 Pam Borton 26-8, (12-4 Big Ten) NCAA Sweet 16
2005–2006 Pam Borton 19-10, (11–5 Big Ten) NCAA First Round
2006–2007 Pam Borton 17-16, (7-9 Big Ten) WNIT Second Round
2007-2008 Pam Borton 20-12, (11-7 Big Ten) NCAA First Round
2008-2009 Pam Borton 20-12, (11-7 Big Ten) NCAA Second Round
2009-2010 Pam Borton 13-17, (6-12 Big Ten)
2010-2011 Pam Borton 12-18, (4-12 Big Ten)

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