Lady Vols Basketball Year-by-Year Archive

2015-16 Season

Bashaara Graves

Record: 22-14
SEC Finish:8-8/t-7th
Postseason: Elite 8
Coach: Holly Warlick (4th season)

Having lost three seniors to the WNBA Draft after the previous season, the 2015-16 Lady Vols took a while to identify leadership and find the right chemistry. When they finally did, the result was standard-issue Tennessee, meaning a 35th NCAA Tournament berth and the program’s third trip to the Elite Eight in the past four seasons. Senior Bashaara Graves was voted AP All-America Honorable Mention, while she and redshirt sophomore Diamond DeShields garnered AP All-SEC Second Team accolades. DeShields and Mercedes Russell also were named to the NCAA Sioux Falls Regional All-Tournament Team.

2014-15 Season

Izzy Harrison

Record: 30-6
SEC Finish:15-1/t-1st
Postseason: Elite 8
Coach: Holly Warlick (3rd season)

For the third straight season, UT hoisted a piece of SEC hardware, tying for the program's 18th regular season league crown. The Lady Vols also kept their NCAA postseason streak perfect at 34 straight seasons and advanced to the Elite 8. Isabelle Harrison and Cierra Burdick were Associated Press Honorable Mention All-Americans and All-SEC First Team selections, Harrison was a WBCA Honorable Mention choice, and Burdick and Ariel Massengale made the NCAA Spokane Regional All-Tournament Team. Massengale and Jordan Reynolds also were chosen to the SEC All-Tournament Team.

2013-14 Season


Record: 29-6
SEC Finish: 13-3/2nd
Postseason: Sweet 16
Coach: Holly Warlick (2nd season)

Another season, another net cut down, as Tennessee claimed an SEC Tournament title for the fourth time in five years and 17th time overall. UT also made a record 33rd NCAA appearance and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 32nd time.

Meighan Simmons was AP All-America honorable mention, NCAA Louisville All-Regional, AP SEC Player of the Year and All-SEC First Team by AP and the coaches. Isabelle Harrison was AP All-American honorable mention, AP and coaches All-SEC First Team and SEC Tournament MVP. Andraya Carter made the SEC All-Freshman Team, while Cierra Burdick was SEC All-Tournament.

2012-13 Season

Taber Spani

Record: 27-8
SEC Finish: 14-2/1st
Postseason: Elite 8
Coach: Holly Warlick (1st season)

Five starters departed and Pat Summitt turned the reins over to long-time assistant Holly Warlick. Despite preseason predictions for a rebuilding season, UT responded by winning its 17th SEC regular season title and advancing to its 26th NCAA Elite Eight.

Warlick was chosen Spalding Maggie Dixon National Rookie Coach of the Year and SEC Coach of the Year. Meighan Simmons was named an AP third-team All-American and SEC Co-Player of the Year, while Bashaara Graves was Full Court's National Freshman of the Year, a Full Court first-team freshman All-American and SEC Freshman of the Year. Both players were first-team All-SEC selections.

2011-12 Season

Glory Johnson

Record: 27-9
SEC Finish: 12-4/2nd
Postseason: Elite 8
Coach: Pat Summitt (38th season)

Tennessee won its third consecutive SEC Tournament title but advancing to an NCAA Final Four was thwarted by a loss to eventual 2012 NCAA Champion Baylor in the Elite Eight at the Des Moines Regional.

Senior Glory Johnson earned both Capital One Academic and WBCA All-America honors while rookie Ariel Massengale was named to the USBWA All-Freshman Team. Four Lady Vols were taken in the WNBA draft with a record three in the first round - Shekinna Stricklen (#2 overall by Seattle), Johnson (#4 by Tulsa) and Kelley Cain (#7 by New York) while Vicki Baugh was the 25th overall pick to Tulsa.

2010-11 Season


Record: 34-3
SEC Finish: 16-0/1st
Postseason: Elite 8
Coach: Pat Summitt (37th season)

The Lady Vols topped Kentucky to claim the SEC Tournament crown but their NCAA Championship hopes were halted with a loss in the Elite Eight at the NCAA Dayton Regional.

Shekinna Stricklen earned All-America laurels and Angie Bjorklund was selected with the 17th overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky.

2009-10 Season

Kelley Cain

Record: 32-3
SEC Finish: 15-1/1st
Postseason: Sweet 16
Coach: Pat Summitt (36th season)

The Lady Vols put together an impressive season in the Southeastern Conference, winning the SEC regular season title and taking the conference tournament crown but Tennessee's season ended early as the Big Orange fell in the Sweet Sixteen at the NCAA Memphis Regional.

Angie Bjorlund and Shekinna Stricklen garnered All-America honors from the Associated Press; three Lady Vols earned All-SEC recognition.

2008-09 Season

Alex Fuller

Record: 22-11
SEC Finish: 9-5/t-4th
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Pat Summitt (35th season)

The Lady Vols struggled to find consistency on the floor, dropping eight of the last 15 contests on the season. Tennessee was eliminated in the first round of NCAA tournament play in the NCAA Bowling Green Regional.

Despite the season's disappointing end, Shekinna Stricklen was honored as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Freshman of the Year.

2007-08 Season

Candace Parker

Record: 36-2
SEC Finish: 13-1/2nd
Postseason: NCAA National Champions
Coach: Pat Summitt (34th season)

The Lady Vols tallied their eighth national title on April 8, 2008, topping Stanford 64-48 in the NCAA Championship game. Tennessee also won the SEC Tournament title en route to the national championship.

Candace Parker nabbed her third-consecutive State Farm All-America distinction to cap the championship season.

2006-07 Season

Sidney Spencer

Record: 36-2
SEC Finish: 14-0/1st
Postseason: NCAA National Champions
Coach: Pat Summitt (33rd season)

Tennessee played solid basketball, capturing the SEC regular season crown. On April 3, 2007 the Lady Vols captured their seventh national title with a 59-46 win over Rutgers.

2005-06 Season

Shanna Zolman

Record: 31-5
SEC Finish: 11-3/2nd
Postseason: Elite 8
Coach: Pat Summitt (32nd season)

The Lady Vols opened the season on an 18-game win streak, not losing a game until January. Tennessee won the SEC Tournament, but lost in NCAA Cleveland Regional final.



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