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UCLA Bruins

University University of California, Los Angeles
Conference Pac-10
Location Los Angeles, CA|Los Angeles, California|CA
Head coach Nikki Caldwell (3rd year)
Arena Pauley Pavilion
(Capacity: 12,829)
Nickname Bruins
Student section The Den
Colors True Blue and Gold

             

Uniforms
Template:Basketball kit home and away
NCAA/AIAW Tournament champions
1978 (AIAW)
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1978 (AIAW), 1979 (AIAW)
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010
Conference tournament champions
2010
Conference regular season champions
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1999

The UCLA Bruins women's basketball program was established in 1974. The Current coach is Nikki Caldwell[1][2] The team was a member of the AIAW until joining the NCAA in 1984. The UCLA Bruins women's basketball team won the AIAW championship in 1978, and a banner commomorating the championship hangs in Pauley Pavilion, the current home of the Bruins basketball teams.

Current players (2010-11 season)[]

No. Name Ht. Position Yr Hometown Last School
1 Nina Earl 6-1 Forward JR Pomona, CA Diamond Ranch HS
2 Jackie Shepard 5-10 Guard FR Palo Alto, CA Menlo School
3 Darxia Morris 5-8 Guard JR Pasadena, CA Muir HS
4 Christina Nzekwe 6-4 Forward JR Seattle, WA Chief Sealth HS
5 Mariah Williams 5-3 Guard FR Aurora, CO Regis Jesuit HS
11 Atonye Nyingifa 5-11 Guard/Forward SO Torrance, CA Redondo Union HS
13 Erica Tukiainen 6-0 Guard SR Los Angeles, CA Windward HS
21 Doreena Campbell 5-10 Guard JR Alexandria, VA Thomas A. Edison HS
23 Markel Walker 6-1 Forward FR Philadelphia, PA Schenley HS
33 Jasmine Dixon 5-11 Forward SO Long Beach, CA Rutgers
35 Rebekah Gardner 6-0 Guard SO Upland, CA Ayala HS

2010–11 season[]

  • November 12, 2010 – The No. 16 Bruins opened the season with a win over San Diego State 55–48.
  • November 18, 2010 – UCLA upset No. 12 Notre Dame in double overtime, 86–83 at Notre Dame to begin the season with a 3-0 record.
  • February 6, 2011 – UCLA defeated USC for the second time this season at Galen Center.
  • March 12, 2011 – The Bruins were defeated by Stanford in the 2011 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament Final in the Staples Center.
  • March 25, 2011 – Mariah Williams, Rebekah Gardner and Markel Walker were named to the 2011 Pac-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic Team.

1978 season[]

The 1978 team led by Ann Meyers, Denise Curry and Anita Ortega won the AIAW National Championship under head coach Billie Moore.

Head coaches[]

  • Nikki Caldwell
  • Kathy Olivier
  • Billie Moore
  • Ellen Mosher
  • Kenny Washington

Notable players[]

References[]

  1. Corina Knoll, UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell is a chip off the old Vols, Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2009
  2. UCLA women's Basketball Team
  3. Nikki Blue Playerfile, WNBA.com,
  4. "Hall of Famers". Basketball Hall of Fame. http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/tag/denise-m-curry. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  5. Mercury's Drysdale adds title of president, Miami Herald, June 30, 2010
  6. Beth Harris, Quinn gets career high, but Sparks fall to Liberty, The Associated Press via Daily Breeze, June 30, 2010
  7. UCLA Player Bio:Noelle Quinn, UCLABruins.com, 2006
  8. WNBA Player Profile, WNBA.com
  9. WNBA Players - Lisa Willis, NBCSports.msnbc.com
  10. UCLA Player Bio:Lisa Willis, UCLABruins.com, 2006

External links[]

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