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Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama Crimson Tide athletic logo

University University of Alabama
Conference SEC
Location Tuscaloosa, AL
Head coach Wendell Hudson (2nd year)
Arena Foster Auditorium
(Capacity: 5,400)
Nickname Crimson Tide
Colors Crimson and White

             

Uniforms
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NCAA/AIAW Tournament Final Four
1994
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Elite Eight
1994
NCAA/AIAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1984, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
NCAA/AIAW Tournament appearances
1984, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

The Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball program represents the University of Alabama in the sport of women's basketball. The team competes in the Southeastern Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. They are coached by Wendell Hudson, the first African-American student-athlete ever to play a sport at Alabama (1969–1973). He was also an SEC Player of the Year during his time as a player for the Crimson Tide.

The Crimson Tide has appeared in 10 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournaments, including an eight-year streak of consecutive appearances in the tournament stretching from 1992 to 1999. In 10 NCAA tournament appearances, Alabama has advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" six times and the "Elite Eight" and the "Final Four" once, in 1994.

Notable seasons include 1977-78 (21-10 record, coached by Ed Nixon), 1980-81 (21-12 record, 2nd-place finish in the SEC, a 77-71 victory over Tennessee, coached by Ann Cronic), 1983-84 (21-9 record, a 2nd-place finish in the SEC, a 85-66 victory over Tennessee, and a final AP National Ranking of #12, coached by Ken Weeks), 1985-86 (20-9 record, coached by 1986 SEC Coach of the Year recipient, Lois Myers), 1991-92 (a 23-7 record, SEC 3rd place, final AP National Ranking of #18, coached by Rick Moody), 1992-93 (a 22-9 record, coached by Rick Moody), 1993-94 (a 26-7 record, 4th place SEC, Midwest Regional Tournament Champion, Final Four Participant, coached by Rick Moody), 1994-95 (a 22-9 record, final AP national ranking of #13, coached by Rick Moody), 1995-96 (a 24-8 record, 3rd place SEC, final national AP ranking of #10, coached by Rick Moody), 1996-97 (a 25-7 record, midseason #2 national ranking, 2nd place SEC (10-2), final AP national ranking of #8, coached by Rick Moody), 1997-98 (a 24-10 record, 2nd place SEC, final AP national ranking of #11, coached by Rick Moody), and 1998-99 (a 20-11 record, coached by Rick Moody).[1]

The University of Alabama also has a Women's Wheelchair Basketball Program that began in 2003. The University of Alabama was the 2008 National Runner-up, and won the 2009 National Championship (34-2 record, with both losses to men's teams).[2]

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Players

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Current Crimson Tide Players (2009-2010)

Number Name Position Year Hometown
2 Dedrea Magee Guard Senior Picayune, Mississippi
3 Alyson Butler Guard Junior Cleveland, Tennessee
14 Candiss Willingham Guard Sophomore York, Alabama
20 Varisia Raffington Guard Junior Tallahassee, Florida
21 Tierney Jenkins Forward Junior Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
22 Courtney Strauthers Forward/Center Senior Snellville, Georgia
23 Ericka Russell Guard Sophomore Tuscaloosa, Alabama
25 Kayla Robinson Forward Sophomore Edwards, Mississippi
30 Carmen McCoy Center Sophomore Leeds, Alabama
31 Katie Hancock Guard/Forward Junior Tupelo, Mississippi
32 Tamara Williams Guard Senior Alabaster, Alabama
44 Danielle Hicks Forward Sophomore Birmingham, Alabama

Former Tide Players

CURRENT WNBA
Dominique Canty (1995–1999) two-time All-American (1998, 1999) and four-time All-SEC selection. Currently in the WNBA (11 seasons) Teams: Detroit Shock, Chicago Sky.

PAST WNBA
Linda Burgess (1990–1992). All-SEC selection. Veteran of the WNBA, Teams: Los Angeles Sparks, Sacramento Monarchs.
Shalonda Enis (1996–1997) All-SEC selection. First-team All-American (1996, 1997). Veteran of the WNBA, Teams: Washington Mystics, Charlotte Sting.
Neisa Johnson (1992–1996). First-team All-American (1994, 1995), All-SEC selection. 1993 Alabama Amateur Athlete of the Year Award. Veteran of the WNBA, Teams: Charlotte Sting.
Tausha Mills (1997–1998) Veteran of the WNBA, Teams: Washington Mystics, San Antonio Stars.
Navonda Moore (2004–2007) All-SEC selection. Veteran of the WNBA, Teams: Minnesota Lynx.
Cassandra Crompton "CC" Moorer (1982–1984). All-SEC selection. Veteran of the WNBA, Teams: New York Liberty.

COACHES WHO ARE FORMER PLAYERS FOR THE CRIMSON TIDE
Joni Crenshaw (1998–2001) Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at the University of Alabama.
Cara Crosslin (1994–1997) Head Coach for Girls's Basketball at Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL
Nicole Carruth-Taylor (1997–2001) Former Head Coach for Women's Basketball at Bevill State Community College, Fayette, AL
Brittney Ezell (1995–1998) Head Coach for Women's Basketball at the University of Montevallo (AL).
Dorothy Franco-Reed (1977–1978) Former Head Coach for Women's Volleyball at the University of Alabama. Currently Athletic Director for Newington High School (CT).
Stacy Franklin (1989–1992) Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at the University of Alabama.
Leah Monteith Goss (1994–1998) Head Coach for Girl's Volleyball at Saks High School, Anniston, AL
Betsy Harris (1990–1994). Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at the University of West Alabama
Kidada Holtzclaw (1994–1998) Head Coach for Girls's Basketball at Alcovy High School, Rockmart, GA
Dottie Kelso (1982–1984) Former Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at the University of Alabama. Died September 1993.
Tonya Tice Peoples (1994–1995) Head Coach for Girls's Basketball at Florence High School, Florence, AL
Sharrona Alexander Reaves (1993–1995). Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at Mississippi State University, former Head Coach of Long Island University, C.W.Post
Madonna Thompson (1992–1996). Head Coach for Women's Basketball at Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL
Leslie Claybrook Robinson (1990–1993) Former Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at Mercer University, Troy University, and currently Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Rice University
Amy Lannom Wilhite (1989–1992). Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball at Trevecca Nazarine University

Coaches

Name Year
Stephanie Schleuder 1974–1977
Ed Nixon 1977–1980
Ann Cronic 1980–1981
Ken Weeks 1981–1985
Lois Myers 1985–1989
Rick Moody 1989–2005
Stephany Smith 2005–2008
Wendell Hudson 2008–Present

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