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38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Basketball

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 07/17/2013
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.

 Princeton Women's Basketball: Five Numbers to Know
1972 First season 24

2012 AP National Ranking

11 Ivy League Championships 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 1 AP All-America

 Head Coach

Courtney Banghart
6th season as head coach in 2013-14
• consecutive Ivy League championships and NCAA tournament appearances
• Guided Princeton to 1st NCAA tournament appearance in 2010
unanimous Ivy League Players of the Year
• AP All-America Honorable Mention selection
117 career victories
• Two-time All-Ivy League First Teamer at Dartmouth


Two to Watch

Kristen Helmstetter
2013 All-Ivy League Second Team selection
• Three-time Ivy League champion and NCAA tournament participant
• Tallied 8.8 points (second-leading scorer), 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 2012
• 2013 team co-captain


Blake Dietrick
Two-time Ivy League champion and NCAA tournament participant
• Averaged 8.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in 2012.
• Made 1st career start on Dec. 9, 2012 versus Delaware. Had 6 starts on the year.


 Five Princeton Women's Basketball Facts

• Women's basketball was one of the original women's varsity sports introduced at Princeton in the 1971-72 academic year.

• Princeton was the first-ever Ivy League women's team to receive a national ranking. The Tigers were ranked No. 24 in the final AP Top 25 Poll of 2012.

The program made its first postseason appearance in the 1996 National Women's Invitational (WNIT). From 2010-13 Princeton won four consecutive Ivy League championships and advanced to the NCAA tournament, with 2010 marking the program's first NCAA tournament appearance.

In 2011-12, Princeton was the only men's or women's NCAA Division I to defeat all conference opponents by 10 points or more.

• The Class of 2013 ranks as the winningest class in Ivy League history at 54-2, tied with Penn's men's basketball's Class of 1996.


July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Heavyweight Rowing
July 17 - Women's Basketball

  

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December
29
Monday
W. Basketball
vs. Hartford (Fordham Holiday Classic)
- 3:00 PM
December
30
Tuesday
W. Basketball
vs. Fordham/Savannah State (Fordham Holiday Classic)
- TBA
January
05
Monday
W. Basketball
at Hampton
- 7:00 PM
January
10
Saturday
W. Basketball
vs. Penn
- 2:00 PM
January
30
Friday
W. Basketball
at Harvard
- 7:00 PM
January
31
Saturday
W. Basketball
at Dartmouth
- 7:00 PM
February
06
Friday
W. Basketball
vs. Columbia
- 7:00 PM
February
07
Saturday
W. Basketball
vs. Cornell
- 6:00 PM
February
13
Friday
W. Basketball
at Brown
- 7:00 PM
February
14
Saturday
W. Basketball
at Yale
- 7:00 PM
February
20
Friday
W. Basketball
vs. Dartmouth
- 7:00 PM
February
21
Saturday
W. Basketball
vs. Harvard
- 6:00 PM
February
27
Friday
W. Basketball
vs. Yale
- 7:00 PM
February
28
Saturday
W. Basketball
vs. Brown
- 6:00 PM
March
06
Friday
W. Basketball
at Cornell
- 7:00 PM
March
07
Saturday
W. Basketball
at Columbia
- 7:00 PM
March
10
Tuesday
W. Basketball
at Penn
- 5:00 PM
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