2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season

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The 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season began in November and ended with the Final Four in Indianapolis, April 3–5. Practices officially began on October 3.

This season of NCAA women's basketball games was the first to be played in 10-minute quarters, the standard for FIBA and WNBA play.[1]

Other NCAA changes[edit]

In addition to the change to quarter play, the NCAA also affords each team three 30-second timeouts and one 60-second timeout per game, and a media timeout will occur at the first dead ball after the 5:00 mark of each quarter. If a timeout is called before the 5:00 mark, that timeout replaces the media timeout. Teams will also be allowed to advance the ball to the front court following a timeout after a made basket, a rebound or change in possession in the last minute of the fourth quarter or any overtime periods.[1]

The bonus situation has also changed, with teams reaching the bonus on the fifth foul of each quarter, where they will be awarded two free throws. Previously, teams shot one-and-one on the seventh foul of the half and reached the two-shot double bonus on the 10th foul. Fouls will reset following each quarter, with all overtime periods counting as extensions of the fourth quarter.[1]

Team changes[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 25 from the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Connecticut (32)
2 South Carolina
3 Notre Dame
4 Tennessee
5 Baylor
6 Ohio State
7 Florida State
8 Louisville
9 Maryland
10 Oregon State
11 Mississippi State
12 Texas
13 Texas A&M
14 Duke
15 Arizona State
16 Stanford
17 Oklahoma
18 Kentucky
19 Northwestern
20 South Florida
21 George Washington
22 North Carolina
23 Syracuse
24 Michigan State
25 Chattanooga
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Connecticut (32)
2 South Carolina
3 Notre Dame
4 Tennessee
5 Baylor
6 Maryland
7 Florida State
8 Louisville
9 Oregon State
10 Ohio State
11 Texas
12 Duke
13 Mississippi State
14 Stanford
15 Arizona State
16 Texas A&M
17 Kentucky
18 Oklahoma
19 South Florida
20 North Carolina
21 George Washington
22 DePaul
23 Iowa
24 Northwestern
25 Princeton

Postseason[edit]

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

Thirty-one athletic conferences each ended their regular seasons with a single-elimination tournament. The team with the best regular-season record in each conference was given the number one seed in each tournament, with tiebreakers used as needed in the case of ties for the top seeding. All conferences also recognize regular-season champions, with co-championships being awarded in the case of ties. The winners of these tournaments receive automatic invitations to the 2016 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. For the final time, the Ivy League did not hold a conference tournament, instead giving its automatic invitation to its regular season champion; in case of a tie for the regular-season title (which did not happen this season), the automatic berth would have been decided by a one-game playoff (or series of one-game playoffs if more than two teams were tied).

Conference Regular
season winner
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Coach of the Year
Conference
tournament
Tournament
venue (city)
Tournament
winner
America East Albany[c 1]
Maine
Shereesha Richards, Albany[5] Linda Cimino, Binghamton[5] 2016 America East Women's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals and semifinals:
Binghamton University Events Center
(Vestal, New York)
Final at top remaining seed
Albany
American Connecticut Breanna Stewart, Connecticut[6] Geno Auriemma, Connecticut[6] 2016 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, Connecticut)
Connecticut
Atlantic 10 Duquesne
George Washington[c 1]
Saint Louis
Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis
April Robinson, Duquesne[7]
Lisa Stone, Saint Louis[7] 2016 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
George Washington
Atlantic Coast Notre Dame Myisha Hines-Allen, Louisville (media)[8]
Brianna Turner, Notre Dame (coaches)[9]
Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame[8][9] 2016 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament Greensboro Coliseum
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
Notre Dame
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast Whitney Knight, Florida Gulf Coast[10] Karl Smesko, Florida Gulf Coast[10] 2016 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Jacksonville
Big 12 Baylor Brittney Martin, Oklahoma State[11] Jim Littell, Oklahoma State[11] 2016 Big 12 Women's Basketball Tournament Chesapeake Energy Arena
(Oklahoma City)
Baylor
Big East DePaul Chanise Jenkins, DePaul[12] Doug Bruno, DePaul[12] 2016 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament McGrath–Phillips Arena
(Chicago)
St. John's
Big Sky Montana State Jasmine Hommes, Montana State[13] Tricia Binford, Montana State[14] 2016 Big Sky Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Reno Events Center
(Reno, Nevada)
Idaho
Big South UNC Asheville Chatori Major, UNC Asheville[15] Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, UNC Asheville[15] 2016 Big South Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Kimmel Arena
(Asheville, North Carolina)
UNC Asheville
Big Ten Maryland Rachel Banham, Minnesota[16] Teri Moren, Indiana[16] 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(Indianapolis)
Maryland
Big West UC Riverside Brittany Crain, UC Riverside[17] John Margaritis, UC Riverside[17] 2016 Big West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament First round and quarterfinals:
Bren Events Center
(Irvine, California)
Semifinals and final:
Honda Center
(Anaheim, California)
Hawaii
Colonial James Madison Jazmon Gwathmey, James Madison[18] Kenny Brooks, James Madison[18] 2016 CAA Women's Basketball Tournament The Show Place Arena
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
James Madison
CUSA UTEP Kendall Noble, Western Kentucky[19] Keitha Adams, UTEP[19] 2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament First two rounds and quarterfinals:
Bartow Arena
(Birmingham, Alabama)
Semifinals and final:
Legacy Arena
(Birmingham, Alabama)
Middle Tennessee
Horizon Green Bay Kim Demmings, Wright State[20] Kyle Rechlicz, Milwaukee[19] 2016 Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament Kress Events Center
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Green Bay
Ivy Penn Sydney Stipanovich, Penn[21] Mike McLaughlin, Penn[21] No tournament
Metro Atlantic Quinnipiac Tori Jarosz, Marist[22] Tricia Fabbri, Quinnipiac[23] 2016 MAAC Women's Basketball Tournament Times Union Center
(Albany, New York)
Iona
Mid-American Ohio (East and overall #1)
Central Michigan (West)
Nathalie Fontaine, Ball State[24] Sue Guevara, Central Michigan[24] 2016 Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament First round at campus sites
Remainder at Quicken Loans Arena, (Cleveland, Ohio)
Buffalo
Mid-Eastern Bethune–Cookman[c 1]
North Carolina A&T
Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Hampton[25] Vanessa Blair-Lewis, Bethune-Cookman[25] 2016 MEAC Women's Basketball Tournament Norfolk Scope
(Norfolk, Virginia)
North Carolina A&T
Missouri Valley Northern Iowa Tyonna Snow, Missouri State[26] Tanya Warren, Northern Iowa[26] 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament iWireless Center
(Moline, Illinois)
Missouri State
Mountain West Colorado State Ellen Nystrom, Colorado State[27] Ryun Williams, Colorado State[27] 2016 Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, Nevada)
Colorado State
Northeast Sacred Heart Hannah Kimmel, Sacred Heart[28] Jessica Mannetti, Sacred Heart[28] 2016 Northeast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Robert Morris
Ohio Valley UT Martin Shronda Butts, SIU Edwardsville[29] Kevin McMillan, UT Martin[29] 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Nashville Municipal Auditorium
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Belmont
Pac-12 Arizona State
Oregon State[c 1]
Jamie Weisner, Oregon State (coaches & media)[30][31]
Jillian Alleyne, Oregon (media)[31]
Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State[30][31] 2016 Pac-12 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament KeyArena
(Seattle)
Oregon State
Patriot Army[c 1]
Bucknell
Kelsey Minato, Army[32] Aaron Roussell, Bucknell[32] 2016 Patriot League Women's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Army
Southeastern South Carolina A'ja Wilson, South Carolina[33] Dawn Staley, South Carolina[33] 2016 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
(Jacksonville, Florida)
South Carolina
Southern Chattanooga
Mercer[c 1]
Kahlia Lawrence, Mercer[34][35] Susie Gardner, Mercer[34][35] 2016 Southern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center
(Asheville, North Carolina)
Chattanooga
Southland Abilene Christian[c 2] Alexis Mason, Abilene Christian[36] Julie Goodenough, Abilene Christian[36] 2016 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, Texas)
Central Arkansas
Southwestern Alabama State[c 1]
Southern
Texas Southern
Norianna Haynes, Alcorn State[37] Nadine Domond, Grambling State[37] 2016 SWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Toyota Center
(Houston, Texas)
Alabama State
Summit South Dakota Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota[38] Amy Williams, South Dakota[38] 2016 Summit League Women's Basketball Tournament Denny Sanford Premier Center
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
South Dakota State
Sun Belt Arkansas State Aundrea Gamble, Arkansas State[39] Bryan Boyer, Arkansas State[39] 2016 Sun Belt Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Lakefront Arena
(New Orleans)
Troy
West Coast BYU Lexi Rydalch, BYU[40] Jeff Judkins, BYU[40] 2016 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, Nevada)
San Francisco
Western New Mexico State Shawnte' Goff, UTRGV[41] Mark Trakh, New Mexico State[41] 2016 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament Orléans Arena
(Paradise, Nevada)
New Mexico State
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Won tiebreaker for top tournament seed.
  2. ^ Under Southland Conference bylaws, transitional Division I member Abilene Christian was ineligible for the conference tournament. The top tournament seed went to second-place Central Arkansas.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Points per game
Rebounds per game
Assists per game
Steals per game
Player School PPG Player School RPG Player School APG Player School SPG
Jasmine Nwajei Wagner 29 Anna Stickland Houston Baptist 14.2 Niya Johnson Baylor 8.7 Ashley Deary Northwestern 4.03
Rachel Banham Minnesota 28.6 Jillian Alleyne Oregon 13.6 Rachel Theriot Nebraska 7.3 Chastadie Barrs Lamar 3.97
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State 26.1 Lexi Martins Lehigh 13.6 Jackie Kemph St. Louis 7 Adella Randle-El Sacramento State 3.77
Kelsey Plum Washington 25.9 Ruvanna Campbell Ill-Chicago 13.5 Caitlin Ingle Drake 6.939 Aliyah Kilpatrick Winthrop 3.59
Lexi Rydalch BYU 24.2 Kalani Purcell BYU 12.6 Roddricka Patton Oklahoma State 6.935 Amani Tatum Manhattan 3.26
Blocked shots per game
Field goal percentage
Three-point field goal percentage
Free throw percentage
Player School BPG Player School FG% Player School 3FG% Player School FT%
Bego Faz Davalos Fresno State 4 Brionna Jones Maryland 66.5 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Maryland 54.5 Kim Albrecht Binghamton 91.4
Jasmine Joyner Chattanooga 3.94 Hallie Thome Michigan 63.1 Kelsey Minato Army 47.8 Cartaesha Macklin Southern Illinois 90.5
Jodie Cornelie-Sigmundova Dayton 3.55 Sara Rhine Drake 62.9 Karlie Samuelson Stanford 47.3 Janelle Perez Northwestern State 90.2
Ruth Hamblin Oregon State 3.51 Sarah Cash Youngstown State 60 Jacquie Klotz Bucknall 47.3 Daniele Ewert Alabama State 90.1
Josie Stockill Colgate 3.5 Brianna Turner Notre Dame 59.3 Madison Cable Notre Dame 46 Kelsey Plum Washington 88.96

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Tournament upsets[edit]

For this list, a "major upset" is defined as a win by a team seeded 7 or more spots below its defeated opponent.

Date Winner Score Loser Region Round
March 18 Albany (12) 61-59 Florida (5) Sioux Falls Round of 64
March 19 South Dakota State (12) 74-71 Miami (FL) (5) Lexington Round of 64

Women's NIT[edit]

Women's Basketball Invitational[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2015–16 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 UConn 18 0   1.000     38 0   1.000
#21 South Florida 14 4   .778     24 10   .706
Temple 13 5   .722     23 12   .657
Memphis 12 6   .667     18 13   .581
Tulane 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Tulsa 8 10   .444     12 19   .387
SMU 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
East Carolina 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Cincinnati 4 14   .222     8 22   .267
UCF 4 14   .222     7 23   .233
Houston 2 16   .111     6 24   .200
American Tournament winner
As of April 5, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 America East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Albany 15 1   .938     28 5   .848
Maine 15 1   .938     26 9   .743
UMBC 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
Stony Brook 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Binghamton 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Hartford 7 9   .438     11 19   .367
New Hampshire 6 10   .375     12 18   .400
Vermont 4 12   .250     9 21   .300
UMass Lowell* 1 15   .063     4 24   .143
2016 America East Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2016
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transitions; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Atlantic 10 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Duquesne 13 3   .813     28 6   .824
George Washington 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
Saint Louis 13 3   .813     26 8   .765
St. Bonaventure 12 4   .750     24 8   .750
VCU 10 6   .625     23 10   .697
Saint Joseph's 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Fordham 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Dayton 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
George Mason 6 10   .375     12 19   .387
Richmond 5 11   .313     13 18   .419
Rhode Island 5 11   .313     12 18   .400
UMass 5 11   .313     12 18   .400
Davidson 5 11   .313     11 19   .367
La Salle 2 14   .125     5 25   .167
2016 A10 Tournament winner
As of March 25, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Atlantic Sun women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Florida Gulf Coast 14 0   1.000     33 5   .868
Jacksonville 11 3   .786     22 11   .667
USC Upstate 10 4   .714     22 12   .647
Stetson 9 5   .643     20 12   .625
Kennesaw State 6 8   .429     11 19   .367
North Florida 3 11   .214     7 23   .233
Lipscomb 2 12   .143     5 25   .167
NJIT 1 13   .071     4 26   .133
2016 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 ACC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Notre Dame 16 0   1.000     33 2   .943
#8 Louisville 15 1   .938     26 8   .765
#14 Syracuse 13 3   .813     30 8   .789
#17 Florida State 13 3   .813     25 8   .758
#19 Miami (FL) 10 6   .625     24 9   .727
NC State 10 6   .625     20 11   .645
Duke 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Georgia Tech 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Virginia 6 10   .375     18 16   .529
Wake Forest 6 10   .375     17 16   .515
Virginia Tech 5 11   .313     18 14   .563
North Carolina 4 12   .250     14 18   .438
Pittsburgh 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Boston College 2 14   .125     15 16   .484
Clemson 0 16   .000     4 26   .133
2016 ACC Tournament winner
As of April 5, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 DePaul* 16 2   .889     27 9   .750
Seton Hall 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Villanova 12 6   .667     20 12   .625
St. John's 11 7   .611     23 10   .697
Georgetown 9 9   .500     16 14   .533
Marquette 9 9   .500     14 16   .467
Xavier 8 10   .444     17 13   .567
Creighton 8 10   .444     17 18   .486
Butler 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
Providence 1 17   .056     5 24   .172
2016 Big East Basketball Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
As of March 26, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Big Sky women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana State 14 4   .778     21 10   .677
Idaho 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Eastern Washington 13 5   .722     20 12   .625
North Dakota 13 5   .722     19 14   .576
Montana 12 6   .667     20 11   .645
Weber State 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Sacramento State 10 8   .556     14 17   .452
Idaho State 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Northern Colorado 8 10   .444     13 16   .448
Northern Arizona 2 16   .111     6 24   .200
Southern Utah 2 16   .111     5 25   .167
Portland State 2 16   .111     4 26   .133
2016 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of March 26, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Big South women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UNC Asheville 16 4   .800     26 7   .788
Liberty 15 5   .750     20 13   .606
Gardner-Webb 13 7   .650     19 12   .613
Presbyterian 13 7   .650     18 13   .581
Radford 13 7   .650     18 13   .581
High Point 10 10   .500     12 19   .387
Charleston Southern 8 12   .400     14 17   .452
Campbell 7 13   .350     13 18   .419
Coastal Carolina 7 13   .350     12 18   .400
Longwood 5 15   .250     8 22   .267
Winthrop 3 17   .150     4 26   .133
2016 Big South Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Maryland 16 2   .889     31 4   .886
#9 Ohio State 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
#16 Michigan State 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Indiana 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Minnesota 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Purdue 10 8   .556     20 12   .625
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Nebraska 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Iowa 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Rutgers 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Penn State 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Northwestern 4 14   .222     18 17   .514
Wisconsin 3 15   .167     7 22   .241
Illinois 2 16   .111     9 21   .300
2016 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Big West women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Riverside 16 0   1.000     23 9   .719
Long Beach State 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
Hawaii 12 4   .750     21 11   .656
UC Davis 10 6   .625     19 12   .613
UC Santa Barbara 8 8   .500     12 20   .375
Cal Poly 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
Cal State Northridge 5 11   .313     7 24   .226
UC Irvine 1 15   .063     4 27   .129
Cal State Fullerton 1 15   .063     3 27   .100
2016 Big West Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Baylor 17 1   .944     36 2   .947
#7 Texas 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
#23 West Virginia 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
Oklahoma State 11 7   .611     21 10   .677
#24 Oklahoma 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Kansas State 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
TCU 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Iowa State 5 13   .278     13 17   .433
Texas Tech 3 15   .167     13 18   .419
Kansas 0 18   .000     6 25   .194
2016 Big 12 Conference Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 CAA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
James Madison 17 1   .944     27 6   .818
Hofstra 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Drexel 13 5   .722     19 14   .576
Elon 11 7   .611     18 13   .581
Delaware 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
Northeastern 9 9   .500     15 16   .484
William & Mary 6 12   .333     15 15   .500
College of Charleston 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
UNC Wilmington 3 15   .167     7 23   .233
Towson 3 15   .167     7 24   .226
2016 CAA Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Conference USA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 16 2   .889     29 5   .853
WKU 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
Middle Tennessee 15 3   .833     24 9   .727
Charlotte 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
Old Dominion 10 8   .556     17 17   .500
Marshall 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Louisiana Tech 9 9   .500     14 16   .467
UAB 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Southern Miss 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Rice 7 11   .389     9 22   .290
Florida Atlantic 6 12   .333     14 16   .467
UTSA 6 12   .333     10 19   .345
North Texas 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
FIU 2 16   .111     5 26   .161
2016 C-USA Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Horizon League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Green Bay 16 2   .889     28 5   .848
Wright State 12 6   .667     24 11   .686
Milwaukee 12 6   .667     19 13   .594
Detroit 11 7   .611     15 15   .500
Youngstown State 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Northern Kentucky* 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Oakland 7 11   .389     15 15   .500
Cleveland State 6 12   .333     9 20   .310
Valparaiso 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
Illinois-Chicago 3 15   .167     12 18   .400
* Ineligible for NCAA postseason during transition to Division I.
2016 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Ivy League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 13 1   .929     24 5   .828
Princeton 12 2   .857     23 6   .793
Harvard 9 5   .643     14 14   .500
Dartmouth 7 7   .500     12 18   .400
Cornell 6 8   .429     14 14   .500
Yale 5 9   .357     14 17   .452
Brown 3 11   .214     15 13   .536
Columbia 1 13   .071     12 17   .414
† Ivy League winner
As of March 19, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Mid-American Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Ohio 16 2   .889     26 7   .788
Akron 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
Buffalo 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Bowling Green 6 12   .333     10 18   .357
Miami (OH) 3 15   .167     9 21   .300
Kent State 3 15   .167     6 23   .207
West
Central Michigan 14 4   .778     22 11   .667
Ball State 13 5   .722     22 10   .688
Toledo 12 6   .667     17 13   .567
Eastern Michigan 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Western Michigan 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Northern Illinois 4 14   .222     11 19   .367
2016 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 MAAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Quinnipiac 17 3   .850     25 9   .735
Iona 16 4   .800     23 12   .657
Marist 14 6   .700     16 16   .500
Fairfield 11 9   .550     16 14   .533
Manhattan 11 9   .550     14 16   .467
Monmouth 11 9   .550     14 17   .452
Siena 10 10   .500     14 18   .438
Canisius 8 12   .400     13 17   .433
Niagara 5 15   .250     8 22   .267
Rider 5 15   .250     8 22   .267
St. Peter's 2 18   .100     4 26   .133
2016 MAAC Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 MEAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina A&T 12 4   .750     19 11   .633
Bethune-Cookman 12 4   .750     18 12   .600
Hampton 11 5   .688     14 17   .452
Coppin State 10 6   .625     16 16   .500
Morgan State 10 6   .625     13 17   .433
Maryland-Eastern Shore 10 6   .625     12 17   .414
Florida A&M 9 7   .563     16 15   .516
South Carolina State 7 9   .438     13 16   .448
Savannah State 7 9   .438     10 18   .357
Delaware State 6 10   .375     9 21   .300
Howard 4 12   .250     7 24   .226
North Carolina Central 3 13   .188     5 23   .179
Norfolk State 3 13   .188     3 24   .111
2016 MEAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Iowa 15 3   .833     24 11   .686
Missouri State 14 4   .778     24 10   .706
Drake 14 4   .778     23 10   .697
Southern Illinois 12 6   .667     20 13   .606
Loyola-Chicago 10 8   .556     14 16   .467
Indiana State 9 9   .500     13 17   .433
Illinois State 6 12   .333     8 22   .267
Wichita State 5 13   .278     8 22   .267
Bradley 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
Evansville 1 17   .056     3 28   .097
2016 MVC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Mountain West Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#22 Colorado State 18 0   1.000     31 2   .939
Fresno State 15 3   .833     22 12   .647
Boise State 12 6   .667     19 11   .633
San Jose State 11 7   .611     13 17   .433
UNLV 9 9   .500     18 14   .563
New Mexico 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Utah State 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Wyoming 6 12   .333     13 16   .448
San Diego State 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Nevada 4 14   .222     5 25   .167
Air Force 1 17   .056     1 29   .033
2016 MWC Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Northeast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sacred Heart 16 2   .889     20 13   .606
Bryant 14 4   .778     18 13   .581
Robert Morris 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Saint Francis (PA) 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Central Connecticut 9 9   .500     12 18   .400
Fairleigh Dickinson 8 10   .444     11 21   .344
LIU Brooklyn 7 11   .389     9 21   .300
Mount St. Mary's 7 11   .389     9 21   .300
St. Francis Brooklyn 4 14   .222     7 22   .241
Wagner 3 15   .167     5 24   .172
2016 NEC Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UT Martin 14 2   .875     22 9   .710
Belmont 13 3   .813     24 9   .727
SIU Edwardsville 12 4   .750     18 12   .600
Eastern Kentucky 10 6   .625     18 12   .600
Southeast Missouri State 8 8   .500     15 16   .484
Austin Peay 8 8   .500     10 20   .333
Murray State 7 9   .438     12 17   .414
Tennessee State 7 9   .438     12 18   .400
Tennessee Tech 6 10   .375     10 19   .345
Jacksonville State 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Morehead State 4 12   .250     10 20   .333
Eastern Illinois 2 14   .125     3 25   .107
2016 OVC tournament winner
As of March 21, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Pac-12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Oregon State 16 2   .889     32 5   .865
No. 11 Arizona State 16 2   .889     26 7   .788
No. 13 Stanford 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
No. 10 UCLA 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
Washington 11 7   .611     26 11   .703
Oregon 9 9   .500     24 11   .686
Utah 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
USC 6 12   .333     19 13   .594
Washington State 5 13   .278     14 16   .467
California 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Arizona 3 15   .167     13 19   .406
Colorado 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
2016 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Patriot League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Army 17 1   .944     29 3   .906
Bucknell 17 1   .944     25 8   .758
Loyola (MD) 11 7   .611     16 16   .500
Lehigh 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Holy Cross 10 8   .556     13 17   .433
Navy 9 9   .500     15 15   .500
American 5 13   .278     8 23   .258
Colgate 4 14   .222     7 23   .233
Lafayette 4 14   .222     6 23   .207
Boston University 3 15   .167     3 27   .100
2016 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 South Carolina 16 0   1.000     33 2   .943
#15 Mississippi State 11 5   .688     28 8   .778
#18 Texas A&M 11 5   .688     22 10   .688
#12 Kentucky 10 6   .625     25 8   .758
#25 Florida 10 6   .625     22 9   .710
Georgia 9 7   .563     21 10   .677
Missouri 8 8   .500     22 10   .688
Tennessee 8 8   .500     22 14   .611
Auburn 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Arkansas 7 9   .438     12 18   .400
Vanderbilt 5 11   .313     18 14   .563
Alabama 4 12   .250     15 16   .484
LSU 3 13   .188     10 21   .323
Ole Miss 2 14   .125     10 20   .333
2016 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Southern Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Chattanooga 12 2   .857     24 8   .750
Mercer* 12 2   .857     24 9   .727
Samford 11 3   .786     20 11   .645
East Tennessee State 8 6   .571     16 14   .533
Furman 7 7   .500     15 16   .484
Wofford 3 11   .214     9 20   .310
Western Carolina 3 11   .214     6 22   .214
UNC Greensboro 0 14   .000     8 22   .267
2016 SoCon Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Abilene Christian* 17 1   .944     26 4   .867
Central Arkansas 16 2   .889     28 4   .875
Northwestern State 13 5   .722     19 12   .613
Stephen F. Austin 12 6   .667     18 12   .600
McNeese State 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Houston Baptist 9 9   .500     14 15   .483
Nicholls State 8 10   .444     10 19   .345
Sam Houston State 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Lamar 7 11   .389     12 19   .387
Texas A&M-CC 6 12   .333     9 20   .310
New Orleans 5 13   .278     8 19   .296
Incarnate Word* 3 15   .167     6 23   .207
SE Louisiana 3 15   .167     4 25   .138
2016 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2016
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 SWAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Jackson State 0 0       2 1   .667
Prairie View A&M 0 0       2 1   .667
Southern 0 0       2 2   .500
Alcorn State 0 0       1 2   .333
Alabama State 0 0       1 3   .250
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0 0       1 3   .250
Grambling State 0 0       1 3   .250
Texas Southern 0 0       0 2   .000
Alabama A&M 0 0       0 4   .000
Mississippi Valley State 0 0       0 4   .000
2016 SWAC Tournament winner
As of November 27, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arkansas State 19 1   .950     26 5   .839
Little Rock 16 4   .800     20 12   .625
Louisiana–Lafayette 13 7   .650     21 10   .677
Troy 12 8   .600     20 13   .606
South Alabama 11 9   .550     15 15   .500
Texas–Arlington 10 10   .500     15 16   .484
Texas State 7 13   .350     12 19   .387
Appalachian State 7 13   .350     10 20   .333
Louisiana–Monroe 6 14   .300     12 17   .414
Georgia State 5 15   .250     10 19   .345
Georgia Southern 4 16   .200     7 22   .241
2016 Sun Belt Tournament winner
As of March 26, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 Summit League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota 15 1   .938     32 6   .842
South Dakota State 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
IUPUI 11 5   .688     21 11   .656
Oral Roberts 10 6   .625     14 16   .467
Western Illinois 8 8   .500     16 16   .500
Omaha 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
IPFW 3 13   .188     7 23   .233
Denver 3 13   .188     5 25   .167
North Dakota State 2 14   .125     7 22   .241
2016 Summit League Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 West Coast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
BYU 16 2   .889     26 7   .788
Saint Mary's 14 4   .778     24 8   .750
San Diego 13 5   .722     24 8   .750
Santa Clara 13 5   .722     23 9   .719
Gonzaga 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
San Francisco 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Pacific 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
Loyola Marymount 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
Pepperdine 2 16   .111     7 24   .226
Portland 1 17   .056     3 27   .100
Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
2015–16 WAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 13 1   .929     26 5   .839
UTRGV 9 5   .643     19 14   .576
Grand Canyon* 8 6   .571     16 15   .516
Utah Valley 8 6   .571     16 15   .516
Cal State Bakersfield 8 6   .571     12 19   .387
UMKC 5 9   .357     10 18   .357
Seattle 3 11   .214     9 21   .300
Chicago State 2 12   .143     4 25   .138
2016 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2016
* Grand Canyon ineligible for WAC Basketball Tournament as part of reclassification from Division II; Rankings from AP Poll

Award winners[edit]

All-America teams[edit]

The NCAA has never recognized a consensus All-America team in women's basketball. This differs from the practice in men's basketball, in which the NCAA uses a combination of selections by the Associated Press (AP), the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Sporting News, and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) to determine a consensus All-America team. The selection of a consensus team is possible because all four organizations select at least a first and second team, with only the USBWA not selecting a third team.

However, of the major selectors in women's basketball, only the AP divides its selections into separate teams. The women's counterpart to the NABC, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), selects a single 10-member (plus ties) team, as does the USBWA. The NCAA does not recognize Sporting News as an All-America selector in women's basketball.

"Consensus" All-Americans
Player Position Class School AP[42] USBWA[43] WBCA[44]
Nina Davis F Junior Baylor 2nd Yes Yes
Moriah Jefferson G Senior Connecticut 1st Yes Yes
Kelsey Mitchell G Sophomore Ohio State 1st Yes Yes
Kelsey Plum G Junior Washington 2nd Yes Yes
Breanna Stewart PF/SF Senior Connecticut 1st Yes Yes
Morgan Tuck F Senior Connecticut 2nd No Yes
Brianna Turner F Sophomore Notre Dame 2nd Yes Yes
Jamie Weisner G Senior Oregon State 2nd No Yes
A'ja Wilson F Sophomore South Carolina 1st Yes Yes
Courtney Williams G Senior South Florida No No Yes
Rachel Banham G Senior Minnesota 1st Yes No

AP 3rd Team
Third Team All-Americans
Jillian Alleyne, Oregon, F, 6-3, sr.
Myisha Hines-Allen, Louisville, F, 6-2, so.
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina, G, 5-9, sr. (USBWA All-American Team)
Aerial Powers, Michigan State, G, 6-4, redshirt jr.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland, G, 5-11, jr. (USBWA All-American Team)

Major player of the year awards[edit]

Major freshman of the year awards[edit]

Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Alabama A&M Semeka Randall Margaret Richards Semeka Randall decided on leaving head coaching job at Alabama A&M.[58]
Margaret Richards will take over the reins as Alabama A&M, after spending the last 7 as assistant coach in 4 schools, before that being the head coach at St. Augustine College.[59]
Albany Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Joanna Bernabei-McNamee Abrahamson-Henderson left for the UCF coaching job.[60] She was succeeded by Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, hired from NAIA school Pikeville.[61]
Arizona Niya Butts Adia Barnes Butts was fired at the end of the season.[62] The Wildcats remained within the Pac-12 and the Arizona family for their new hire, tabbing former Wildcats player and current Washington assistant Barnes.[63]
Bradley Michael Brooks Andrea Gorski Brooks was fired at the end of the season.[64] Gorski, a former Braves player, was hired from Southern Illinois, where she had been an assistant.[65]
Campbell Wanda Watkins Ronny Fisher Watkins chose to retire from coaching after a 35-year tenure at Campbell, but remained with the Lady Camels in an administrative position.[66]
Fisher was hired from Presbyterian.[67]
Colgate Nicci Hays Fort Bill Cleary Hays Fort resigned at the end of the season,[68] and was replaced by Cleary, previously head coach at Division II Bloomsburg.[69]
Colorado Linda Lappe JR Payne Lappe resigned under pressure at the end of the season,[70] and was replaced by Santa Clara head coach Payne.[71]
Columbia Stephanie Glance Sheila Roux Megan Griffith Glance stepped down to be the new executive director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.[72]
Roux replaced Glance for the season as interim head coach,[72] and in turn was replaced by Princeton assistant Griffith.[73]
Coppin State Derek Brown DeWayne Burroughs Derek Brown has retired from the Coppin State Eagles.[74]
Eastern Michigan Tory Verdi Fred Castro Verdi left for the UMass job.[75] Former Washington Huskies Assistant Coach Fred Castro is named the 8th head coach in Eastern Michigan Eagles history.[76]
Evansville Oties Epps Matt Ruffing TBA Epps left the program on Feb 29.[77]
Ruffing was named interim head coach.[77]
FIU Marlin Chinn
Tiara Malcolm
Chinn was fired at the end of the season.[78] Top assistant Malcolm was first named as interim coach and then permanent head coach.[79]
George Washington Jonathan Tsipis Jennifer Rizzotti Tsipis left for the Wisconsin vacancy.[80] Rizzotti was hired from Hartford.[81]
Hartford Jennifer Rizzotti Kim McNeill Rizzotti left for the George Washington opening.[82]
After spending last 6 years at Virginia as either assistant or associate coach, Kim McNeill will be the new head coach of Hartford.[83]
Incarnate Word Kate Henderson Christy Smith Henderson was fired at the end of the season.[84] Former Arkansas assistant Smith was hired as her replacement.[85]
IPFW Chris Paul Niecee Nelson Paul (not to be confused with the NBA superstar) was fired at the end of the season.[86] San Diego assistant Nelson was hired.[87]
James Madison Kenny Brooks Sean O’Regan Brooks left to take over at Virginia Tech.[88] Top assistant O'Regan was promoted.[89]
Kennesaw State Nitra Perry Agnus Berenato Perry was relieved of her post as HC.[90]
Berenato, a former Pittsburgh head coach who had been out of head coaching for three seasons, was named as her replacement.[91]
Kent State Danielle O'Banion Todd Starkey O'Banion was fired at the end of the season[92] and replaced by Indiana assistant Starkey.[93]
Louisiana Tech Tyler Summitt Mickie DeMoss Brooke Stoehr Summitt resigned after the season, admitting to being involved in an "inappropriate relationship", which multiple media reports indicated was an extramarital affair with a player.[94] Top assistant DeMoss was named as interim head coach,[95] and several days later former Lady Techsters player and assistant Brooke Stoehr was hired from Northwestern State.[96]
Loyola (Chicago) Sheryl Swoopes Kate Achter Swoopes was fired during the offseason after three seasons with the Ramblers, and a 31–62 overall record, following a university investigation into allegations of mistreatment of players. A total of six players transferred out after her first two seasons, and Loyola granted transfer requests from 10 of the 12 returning players from the 2015–16 team.[97] Swoopes was replaced by Xavier assistant Achter.[98]
Manhattan John Olenowski Sonia Burke Heather Vulin Olenowski was relieved of his post as the HC.[99]
Burke was appointed to be the Interim HC after Olenwski was let go.[100] Heather Vulin was named the next coach of the Lady Jaspers of Manhattan.[101]
Massachusetts Sharon Dawley Tory Verdi Dawley was fired at the end of the season,[102] and replaced by Eastern Michigan head coach Verdi.[103]
McNeese State Brooks Donald Williams Kacie Cryer Donald Williams left to take an assistant's position at Alabama,[104] and was replaced by top assistant Cryer.[105]
Mississippi Valley State Elvis Robinson Jessica Kern Robinson was fired at the end of the season,[106] with Furman assistant Kern named as his replacement.[107]
Montana Robin Selvig Shannon Schweyen Selvig announced his retirement during the 2016 offseason after 38 seasons and 865 wins with the Lady Griz.[108] Schweyen, who had been involved with the Montana program since 1988—first as arguably the greatest player in Lady Griz history, and then as an assistant for 24 seasons—was elevated to the top spot.[109]
Morgan State Donald Beasley Ed Davis Beasley has accepted another position at Morgan State,[110] Ed Davis has succeeded Donald as the Interim Coach.[110]
Nebraska Connie Yori Amy Williams Yori resigned amid a university investigation into alleged mistreatment of players,[111] and was replaced by Nebraska alum and South Dakota head coach Williams, fresh off the Coyotes' WNIT victory.[112]
New Mexico Yvonne Sanchez Mike Bradbury Sanchez was fired at the end of the season,[113] and replaced by Wright State head coach Bradbury.[114]
Norfolk State Debra Clark
Larry Vickers
Clark was fired in midseason on January 20.[115]
Vickers was named interim head coach, and the Spartans removed the Interim tag on March 9.[116]
Northern Kentucky Dawn Plitzuweit Camryn Whitaker Plitzuweit left for the South Dakota opening.[117] Whitaker, a former assistant at Kentucky and Dayton, was named as her replacement.[118]
Northwestern State Brooke & Scott Stoehr Jordan Dupuy The husband-and-wife coaching team left when Brooke took the Louisiana Tech opening.[119] Southern Miss assistant Dupuy was named as their replacement.[120]
Prairie View A&M Dawn Brown Ravon Justice Brown was fired after the season[121] and replaced by Houston recruiting coordinator Justice.[122]
Presbyterian Ronny Fisher Todd Steelman Fisher left for the Campbell job.[123]
Former Associate Head Coach of Maine, Todd Steelman will take the reins at Presbyterian.[124]
Providence Susan Robinson Fruchtl Jim Crowley Robinson Fruchtl left to become athletic director at Saint Francis of Pennsylvania.[125] Jim Crowley was hired from St. Bonaventure.[126]
Robert Morris Sal Buscaglia Charlie Buscaglia Sal Buscaglia retired after 38 seasons and 712 wins.[127] His son and top assistant Charlie took over.[127]
St. Bonaventure Jim Crowley Jesse Fleming Jim Crowley left for the Providence opening.[128] Bonnies alum Jesse Fleming returned as Crowley's replacement after spending the last four seasons as an assistant at Bowling Green.[129]
San Francisco Jennifer Azzi Molly Goodenbour After leading the Dons to their first NCAA Tournament bid in nearly two decades, Azzi unexpectedly resigned in September after six seasons.[130] USF hired former Stanford star Goodenbour from Division II Cal State East Bay, which had hired her from fellow D-II school Cal State Dominguez Hills in June.[131]
Santa Clara JR Payne Bill Carr Payne left for the Colorado job.[132]
Carr, a former assistant at San Francisco, was hired from Division II Point Loma Nazarene.[133]
Seattle Joan Bonvicini Kristen O'Neill Phillips Suzy Barcomb Bonvicini decided to leave Redhawks after the season.[134] O'Neill Phillips was named interim coach.[134] After winning her 300th game at Division II Cal State East Bay, Barcomb left to take over the Redhawks HC job.[135]
South Dakota Amy Williams Dawn Plitzuweit Williams left for the Nebraska job.[136] Plitzuweit was hired from Northern Kentucky.[137]
Southeastern Louisiana Yolanda Moore Aja Gibson Errol Gauff Moore was fired after the season.[138] Top assistant Gibson was named interim head coach.[138] The school went to its men's program for Moore's permanent replacement, with Gauff moving from men's assistant to women's head coach.[139]
SMU Rhonda Rompola Travis Mays Rompola announced her retirement in February, effective at season's end.[140] The Mustangs hired top Texas assistant Mays.[141]
Tennessee Tech Jim Davis Kim Rosamond Davis retired at the end of the season[142] and was replaced by Vanderbilt assistant Rosamond.[143]
UC Irvine Doug Oliver Tamara Inoue Oliver announced in January that he would retire, effective at season's end.[144] New Mexico State assistant Inoue was named as his replacement.[145]
UCF Joi Williams Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Williams was fired at the end of the season,[146] and replaced by Albany's Abrahamson-Henderson.[147]
UNC Greensboro Wendy Palmer Trina Patterson Palmer was fired at the end of the season.[148] She was replaced by Old Dominion assistant Patterson, also a former head coach at Albany and Maryland–Eastern Shore.[149]
Vanderbilt Melanie Balcomb Stephanie White Balcomb resigned after the season, citing family reasons, leaving as Vanderbilt's winningest women's coach with 310 wins in 14 seasons.[150] Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White was named as Balcomb's replacement, officially taking over the Commodores once the Fever's 2016 season ends.[151]
Vermont Lori Gear McBride Courtnay Pilypaitis Chris Day McBride was fired during the season.[152] Former UVM player and current assistant Pilypaitis was named interim head coach. Former Penn assistant Chris Day was later named as the permanent replacement.[153]
Virginia Tech Dennis Wolff Britney Anderson Kenny Brooks Wolff was fired at the end of the season.[154] Anderson was assigned as interim head coach, but the permanent job was filled less than a week later by James Madison's Brooks.[155]
Wagner Lisa Cermignano Heather Jacobs Cermignano was fired after the season.[156]
Wagner also went to Division II for its new hire, luring Jacobs from Adelphi.[157]
Wisconsin Bobbie Kelsey Jonathan Tsipis Kelsey was fired at the end of the season[158] and replaced by George Washington head coach Tsipis.[159]
Wofford Edgar I. Farmer, Jr. Jimmy Garrity Farmer, Jr. was relieved of his duties at season's end.[160]
Former Anderson University (NCAA D2) HC, Jimmy Garrity moving up to take the reins of the Terriers.[161]
Wright State Mike Bradbury Katrina Merriweather Bradbury left for the New Mexico opening.[162]
Katrina Merriweather, former assistant WSU Raiders Coach, was hired as the head coach.[163]

See also[edit]

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