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38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Basketball

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 07/17/2013
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
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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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