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Pittsburgh Panthers

University University of Pittsburgh
Conference Big East
Location Pittsburgh, PA|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|PA
Head coach Agnus Berenato (8th year)
Arena Petersen Events Center
(Capacity: 12,508)
Nickname Panthers
Student section Oakland Zoo
Colors Blue and Gold

             

Uniforms
Template:Basketball kit home and away
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2008, 2009
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
2007, 2008, 2009
Conference regular season champions
1984

Pittsburgh Panthers women's basketball is the NCAA Division I intercollegiate women's basketball program of the University of Pittsburgh, often referred to as "Pitt", located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pitt women's basketball team competes in the Big East Conference and plays their home games in the Petersen Events Center. The university first sponsored women's basketball on the varsity level in 1914 and have appeared in five straight national post-season tournaments. The head coach of the Panthers since 2003 is Agnus Berenato.

History[]

Women's intercollegiate varsity basketball at the University of Pittsburgh began during the 1914-1915 [1] season and found early success until 1926-1927 after which it was disbanded in favor of intermural sports programs. Varsity basketball for women was reinstated during the 1970-1971 season. Although participants were awarded varsity letters and competed intercollegiately, the program wasn't taken over by the Athletic Department until the 1974-1975 season. During the 1970s, the team earned several EAIAW regional tournament appearances. Pitt began competing in the Big East Conference in 1982, and the Panthers won the Big East regular season championship in 1984. Pitt appeared in women's national invitational tournaments in 1981, 1994, 2000 and 2006 before earning its first ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2007, where they advanced to the second round before losing to eventual national champion Tennessee. The Panthers then advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 2008 and 2009,[2] and made their fifth straight post-season tournament appearance in the WNIT in 2010.

Postseason[]

NCAA (3): 2007, 2008, 2009
Pitt reached the "Sweet Sixteen" in 2008 and 2009.

WNIT (5): 1981, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2010
Pitt was the NWIT Consolation Winner in 1981 (5th Place), won the NWIT Third Place game in 1994, and reached the WNIT "Final Four" in 2006.

EAIAW regional championship tournaments (6): 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

Honors[]

All Americans[]

  • Jennifer Bruce, 1984-85 WBCA All-District All-American
  • Lorri Johnson, 1990-91 WBCA All-District All-American
  • Jonna Huemrich, 1993-94 Honorable Mention All-American
  • Marcedes Walker, 2006-07 WBCA District I All-American
  • Marcedes Walker, 2007-08 WBCA District I All-American
  • Shavonte Zellous, 2008-09 AP Third Team All-American and WBCA Region I All-American

Conference Honors[]

  • Jennifer Bruce won Big East Player of the Year in 1984
  • Judy Saurer won Big East Coach of the Year in 1984
  • Jonna Huemrich won Big East Rookie of the Year in 1991
  • Traci Waites won Big East Coach of the Year in 2000
  • Shavonte Zellous won Big East Most Improved Player in 2007

Points club[]

17 total Panther players have achieved the 1,000 points club with two scoring over 2,000 points.

  • Lorri Johnson, 1987–91; 2,312 points, 20.5 PPG
  • Jennifer Bruce, 1981–85; 2,295 points, 20.5 PPG
  • Shavonte Zellous, 2005–09; 2,251 points, 16.9 PPG
  • Debbie Lewis, 1977–82; 1,941 points, 15.4 PPG
  • Mercedes Walker, 2004–08; 1,870 points, 15.0 PPG
  • Jonna Huemrich, 1990–94; 1,807 points, 15.6 PPG
  • Pam Miklasevich, 1979–93; 1,637 points, 16.0 PPG
  • Wanda Randolph, 1976–79; 1,479 points, 19.0 PPG
  • Taneisha Harrison, 2007-2011; 1,372 points, 10.6 PPG
  • Laine Selwyn, 1999–2003; 1,344 points, 12.1 PPG
  • Xenia Stewart, 2005–2009; 1,330 points, 10.1 PPG
  • Latia Howard, 1994–97; 1,155 points, 13.1 PPG
  • Mandy Wittenmyer, 1999–2003; 1,152 points, 12.0 PPG
  • Brooke Stewart, 1999–2003; 1,114 points, 10.0 PPG
  • Connie Hurt, 1987–91; 1,103 points, 10.5 PPG
  • Jania Sims, 2006-2011; 1,097, 10.1 PPG
  • Jennifer Shingler, 1986–90; 1,081 points, 10.0 PPG
  • Mallorie Winn*, 2002–2008; 1,028 points, 9.9 PPG

*Winn played at Georgia Tech from 2002-04 prior to transferring to Pitt. She scored 812 of her 1,028 career points at Pitt.
PPG = points per game

WNBA[]

The following former Pitt basketball players have or are currently playing in the WNBA.

Draft[]

The following players were selected in the WNBA draft.

Season by Season[]

YearWinsLossesCoachHighest
Ranking
Conference
Tournament
National
Tournament
2010-11 14 17 Agnus Berenato NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Lost to Marquette 61-65
2009-10 16 15 Agnus Berenato #15 BIG EAST First Round
Lost to Louisville 71-79
WNIT First Round
Lost to Toledo 58-70
2008-09 25 8 Agnus Berenato #14 BIG EAST SEMIFINAL
Beat DePaul 62-59
Lost to Louisville 63-69
NCAA #4 seed
Beat Montana 64-35
Beat Gonzaga 65-60
Lost to Oklahoma 70-59
2007-08 24 10 Agnus Berenato #21 BIG EAST SEMIFINAL
Beat Villanova 69-63
Beat Notre Dame 64-53
Lost to UConn 47-74
NCAA SWEET SIXTEEN
Beat Wyoming 63-58
Beat Baylor 67-59
Lost to Stanford 72-53
2006-07 24 9 Agnus Berenato #21 BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Cincinnati 76-71
Lost to Marquette 51-61
NCAA SECOND ROUND
Beat James Madison 71-61
Lost to Tennessee 54-68
2005-06 22 11 Agnus Berenato NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Cincinnati 77-62
Lost to DePaul 46-69
WNIT SEMIFINALS
Beat Delaware 64-57
Beat Mississippi 85-67
Beat Virginia 68-58
Lost at Marquette 64-77
2004-05 13 15 Agnus Berenato NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to West Virginia 68-77
2003-04 6 20 Agnus Berenato NR
2002-03 12 16 Traci Waites NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Notre Dame 65-73
2001-02 8 19 Traci Waites NR
2000-01 9 18 Traci Waites NR
1999-00 16 13 Traci Waites NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to St. John's 62-75
WNIT
Lost to Cincinnati 60-76
1998-99 8 19 Traci Waites NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Georgetown 52-70
1997-98 6 21 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Villanova 51-56
1996-97 8 22 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Miami 50-64
1995-96 6 24 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SEMIFINALS
Beat Miami 52-49
Beat Villanova 59-57
Lost to Connecticut 51-83
1994-95 17 11 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat St. John's 73-67
Lost to Connecticut 63-95
1993-94 21 10 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Miami 70-60
Lost to Seton Hall 54-66
NWIT THIRD PLACE
Beat Gonzaga 89-77(OT)
Lost to Oklahoma 77-86
Beat Tulane 71-66
1992-93 15 12 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Villanova 59-74
1991-92 11 18 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Boston College 70-59
Lost to Connecticut 50-86
1990-91 16 13 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Boston College 82-78
Lost to Providence 92-107
1989-90 15 14 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Seton Hall 84-77
Lost to Providence 88-89
1988-89 11 17 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Georgetown 57-61
1987-88 14 15 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat Villanova 54-51
Lost to St. John's 93-73
1986-87 7 21 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Seton Hall 77-64
1985-86 11 16 Kirk Bruce NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Syracuse 57-58
1984-85 16 12 Judy Saurer NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Syracuse 55-56
1983-84 16 12 Judy Saurer
BIG EAST REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS
NR BIG EAST SECOND ROUND
Beat UConn 60-57
Lost to Seton Hall 80-68
1982-83 17 11 Judy Saurer NR BIG EAST FIRST ROUND
Lost to Georgetown 61-60
1981-82 14 14 Judy Saurer NR
1980-81 22 7 Judy Saurer NR Regional Tournament
Lost to Rutgers 80-91
NWIT CONSOLATION WINNER (5th Place)
Lost to Georgia 69-100
Beat Baylor 101-81
Beat Tennessee Tech 93-91
1979-80 21 11 Jean Balthaser #19 EAIAW Regional Championships
Lost to Penn State 61-89
1978-79 12 17 Jean Balthaser NR EAIAW Regional Championships
Lost to Cheney State 46-62
1977-78 14 14 Jean Balthaser NR EAIAW Regional Championships
Lost to Immaculata 71-93
Beat Penn State 80-79
1976-77 19 8 Pat Wallace NR EAIAW Regional Championships
Beat Lock Haven 77-55
Lost to St. Joseph's (PA) 64-101
1975-76 16 8 Pat Wallace EAIAW Regional Championships
Lost to Cheney State 50-62
Beat Kean 109-72
Beat East Strousburg 64-55
Beat Penn State 68-60
1974-75 10 6 Jean Condo NR
1973-74  ? ? Sandra Bullman  ? unknown results
1972-73  ? ? Sandra Bullman  ? unknown results
1971-72 4 2 Sandra Bullman
1970-71 9 2 Sandra Bullman individual game results unknown
1926-27 4 2 Margaret A. McClenahan not including win over Alumnae
1925-26 2 ? Margaret A. McClenahan 7 game season, incomplete records
1924-25 9 0 Margaret A. McClenahan not including win over Alumnae
1923-24 8 1 Margaret A. McClenahan not including win over Alumnae
2 wins over Temple found
only in Temple's media guide
1922-23 6 3-1 Margaret A. McClenahan one tie, not including win over Freshman
1921-22 6 1 Margaret A. McClenahan incomplete records
1920-21 9 0 A. Lemon Arnold 3 game results unknown
1919-20 8 0 H. H. Provin one win by forfeit
1918-19 8 0 H. H. Provin not including win over Alumnae
1917-18 9 1 H. H. Provin
1916-17 6 0 H. H. Provin
1915-16 7 0 H. H. Provin
1914-15  ? 1 H. H. Provin incomplete records, reported all wins but 1 loss

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