Women's Basketball Season Set To Tip Off
Oct. 25, 2000
PAC-10 COACHES PICK STANFORD
With four returning starters from last year's NCAA Tournament team, STANFORD has been tabbed by the Pac-10 women's basketball coaches as the team to beat in the 2000-01 season. The Cardinal tied with ARIZONA for second place in the Conference with a 13-5 league record last season, while OREGON captured its second straight Pac-10 title.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000
12 noon - 3 p.m.
RETURNING ALL PAC-10 PLAYERS (3)
Three of the 10 All Pac-10 team honorees return in 2000-01, as well as 11 honorablemention selections:
Megan Franza, Sr., G, WASH
Felicia Ragland, Jr., G, OSU
Angelina Wolvert, Sr., F, ORE
Reshea Bristol, Sr., G, ARIZ
Jamie Carey, So., G, STAN
Lindsey Dion, Sr., G/F, ORE
Tiffany Elmore, Jr., G, USC
Michelle Greco, Jr., G, UCLA
Courtney Johnson, Sr., G, CAL
Brianne Meharry, Sr., F, ORE
Carolyn Moos, Sr., C, STAN
Loree Payne, So., G/F, WASH
Lauren St. Clair,So., G/F, STAN
Yvonne Volkman, Sr., F, WSU
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
The Pac-10 welcomes one new head coach for the 2000-01 season, as the California Golden Bears hired Caren Horstmeyer from Santa Clara. Horstmeyer posted a 221-124 record in 12 seasons at Santa Clara, and led her teams to six West Coast Conference titles and four NCAA Tournament berths.
PAC-10 IS ON THE AIR
The 2000-01 Pac-10 Conference women's basketball television package features 19 regular-season contests telecast to national and regional audiences on Fox Sports Net. Additional regional and local women's telecasts will be arranged by the institutions.
TOUGH SCHEDULES, TOP OPPONENTS
This season's Pac-10 non-conference schedule features at least 18 games against teams that were ranked in the final AP Top 25 last season. Those opponents include Connecticut, Tennessee, Georgia, Notre Dame, Rutgers, UC Santa Barbara, Duke, Texas Tech, Old Dominion, Auburn, Oklahoma and Michigan.
PAC-10 GETS NATIONAL ATTENTION
Four different Pac-10 teams are ranked among the top 25 in the preseason national polls this year. Stanford is rated from 10th (Lindy's) to 19th (Athlon), while Oregon is ranked as high as 17th (Lindy's). USC (Women's Basketball Journal) and UCLA (Basketball News) made the lists as well.
PAC-10 COACHES BY THE NUMBERS
The Pac-10 boasts an outstanding group of head coaches at the helm of its women's basketball teams. Here's a look at the combined success of these 10 coaches across the board:
127-Years of Head Coaching Experience
66-NCAA Tournament Victories
61-Trips to the NCAA Tournament
10-Trips to the NCAA Final Four
7-National Coach of the Year honors
3-Coaches With 20+ Years Experience
The Washington Huskies prepare to christen the 2000-01 season in Bank of America Arena, a renovation of venerable old Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Meanwhile, the USC Women of Troy will once again play most of their home games in the Los Angeles Sports Arena as they await the opening of the new on-campus USC Events Center in January 2002.