The 2011-12 Princeton women's basketball team elevated the
status of the up-and-coming program to new heights this season. Not only did
they win the Ivy League Championship for the third consecutive season, a
program first, but the Tigers made their mark on the national stage. Princeton
was the first-ever Ivy women's team to earn a national ranking, finishing the
year at No. 24 in the AP Poll. They also were the highest seeded Ivy team at
No. 9 in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, Lauren Edwards was named a Lowe's
Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American and junior Niveen Rasheed earned
First Team All-American honors from Full Court.
While one goal still eludes the program - a win in the NCAA
Tournament - the 2011-12 campaign was one chalk full of milestones and
24-5 overall, 14-0 Ivy League record
Was perfect in league play for the second time
in three years
Remained in the top-50 in RPI all season
Defeated six teams in the top-100 in RPI
22 of 24 wins were by double figures
Only Division I men's or women's team to defeat
all conference opponents by 10 points or more.
Won Ivy League title for third consecutive time
and earned third bid in program history into NCAA Tournament.
Niveen Rasheed was the unanimous Ivy League
Player of the Year and All-Ivy First Team selection; Full Court Mid-Major First
Team All-American; ECAC All-Star First Team selection; Net Scouts All-America
Lauren Edwards was a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Second Team All-American and unanimous All-Ivy First Team selection.
Lauren Polansky earned consecutive Ivy League
Defensive Player of the Year accolades.
Devona Allgood was named to the All-Ivy Second