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Texas A&M Aggies

University Texas A&M University
Conference Big 12
Location College Station, Texas|College Station, Texas|Texas
Head coach Gary Blair (8th year)
Arena Reed Arena
(Capacity: 12,500)
Nickname Aggies
Colors Maroon and White

             

Uniforms
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NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
2011
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1994, 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference tournament champions
Southwest Conference: 1996
Big 12 Conference: 2008, 2010
Conference regular season champions
Big 12 Conference: 2007

The Texas A&M Aggies women's basketball team represents Texas A&M University in NCAA Division I women's basketball. The team is coached by Gary Blair. The Aggies play home games at Reed Arena, a 12,500-capacity arena in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M.

The Aggies have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 7 times, and garnered a conference title 4 times in their entire history.

History[]

Women's basketball at Texas A&M debuted in the 1974–75 season. In 1994, they went to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. In 1995, they won the WNIT championship. In 1996, they were the SWC Champions and went to the First Round of the NCAA tournament. Since then, the team had not achieved much notable postseason success until the hiring of Gary Blair before the 2003–04 season. In the 2004–05 season, Blair took his team to the WNIT quarterfinals. In the 2005–06 season, the team advanced to the NCAA First Round. In the 2006–07 season, the team won the Big 12 regular season championship, and advanced to the NCAA Second Round.[1] The 2007–08 team finished 8th in the AP Poll, the highest in team history. It also received the highest seed in the NCAA tournament out of all five appearances, and finished in the Elite Eight, the longest NCAA tournament run in history. On March 29, 2011, Texas A&M defeated Baylor to advance to the program's first ever Final Four appearance.[2][3]

Notable former players[]

Name Career at Texas A&M Notability Year drafted by WNBA Reference
Morenike Atunrase 2004–08 WNBA player for the San Antonio Silver Stars 2008 [4]
A'Quonesia Franklin 2004–08 WNBA player for the Sacramento Monarchs 2008 [5]
Danielle Gant 2005–09 Ranks in the top 10 of many categories TBD [6]
Kelly Krauskopf 1980–83 Chief Operation Officer and General Manager for the Indiana Fever N/A [7]
Jaynetta Saunders 1999–01 Former WNBA player for Phoenix Mercury 2001 [8][9]
Takia Starks 2005–09 All-time leading scorer in A&M history TBD [10]
Toccara Williams 2000–04 Former WNBA player for San Antonio Silver Stars 2004 [11]

Season-by-season results[]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Kay Don (1974–1977)
1974–1975 Kay Don 24–9
1975–1976 Kay Don 18–11
1976–1977 Kay Don 14–17
Kay Don: 56–37
Wanda Bender (1977–1979)
1977–1978 Wanda Bender 19–18
1978–1979 Wanda Bender 26–18
Wanda Bender: 45–36
Cherri Rap (1979–1984)
1979–1980 Cherri Rap 19–12
1980–1981 Cherri Rap 7–22
1981–1982 Cherri Rap 9–20
1982–1983† Cherri Rap 11–16 2–6 7th
1983–1984 Cherri Rap 13–15 6–10 6th
Cherri Rap: 59–85 8–16

† A&M starts SWC play after the
AIAW's dissolution

Lynn Hickey (1984–1994)
1984–1985 Lynn Hickey 14–14 7–9 T–5th
1985–1986 Lynn Hickey 16–13 9–7 T–4th
1986–1987 Lynn Hickey 9–17 5–11 T–6th
1987–1988 Lynn Hickey 16–13 9–7 T–4th
1988–1989 Lynn Hickey 17–12 8–8 5th
1989–1990 Lynn Hickey 16–12 8–8 T–5th
1990–1991 Lynn Hickey 14–14 8–8 5th
1991–1992 Lynn Hickey 15–13 7–7 T–4th
1992–1993 Lynn Hickey 15–12 7–7 4th
1993–1994 Lynn Hickey 23–8 11–3 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Lynn Hickey: 155–128 79–75
Candi Harvey (1994–1998)
1994–1995 Candi Harvey 21–9 9–5 T–2nd NWIT Champions
1995–1996 Candi Harvey 20–12 8–5 4th NCAA First Round
1996–1997‡ Candi Harvey 9–18 3–13 T–10th
1997–1998 Candi Harvey 9–19 4–12 T–9th
Candi Harvey: 59–58 24–35

‡ A&M starts Big 12 play.

Peggie Gillom (1998–2003)
1998–1999 Peggie Gillom 7–20 2–14 12th
1999–2000 Peggie Gillom 11–16 3–13 11th
2000–2001 Peggie Gillom 12–16 2–14 12th
2001–2002 Peggie Gillom 13–16 5–11 9th
2002–2003 Peggie Gillom 10–18 3–13 T–9th
Peggie Gillom: 53–86 15–65
Gary Blair (2003–present)
2003–2004 Gary Blair 9–19 2–14 T–11th
2004–2005 Gary Blair 16–15 4–12 T–9th WNIT Quarterfinals
2005–2006 Gary Blair 23–9 11–5 3rd NCAA First Round
2006–2007 Gary Blair 25–7 13–3 T–1st NCAA Second Round
2007–2008 Gary Blair 29–8 11–5 T–3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2008–2009 Gary Blair 27–8 11–5 T–3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2009–2010 Gary Blair 26–8 10–6 T–4th NCAA Second Round
Gary Blair: 155–74 62–50
Total: 582–504

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

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See also[]

  • Texas A&M Aggies men's basketball

References[]

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