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Team: Virginia Cavaliers
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Arena: John Paul Jones Arena
Location: Charlottesville, Va.
Coach: Tina Thompson
Virginia Cavaliers Women's Basketball TicketsThe Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team competes in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference. The program began in 1973 when Barbara Kelly was hired to start an athletic department for the women attending college at the University of Virginia. Basketball was one of the three sports Kelly initiated for women at the school. The Virginia Cavaliers can now boast of a first-class women's basketball program that has appeared in 25 NCAA tournaments. The high-water mark for the program took place from 1990-1992 when the team made it to the Final Four round of the playoffs for three consecutive years. The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team has a 3-3 record in the ACC Championship Game. The team earned its first ACC Championship in 1990. The Cavaliers won back-to-back ACC Championships in 1992 and 1993. The UVA women's team has an accumulated record of 35-35 in the ACC Tournament since 1990. You can purchase Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball tickets at StubHub.
Where do the Virginia Cavaliers play?The women's basketball team at Virginia University plays its home games at John Paul Jones Arena. The arena was built specifically with Virginia Cavalier basketball fans and players in mind. The seating capacity for the arena is 14,593, and the list of other features that make the arena a special place include state-of-the-art locker rooms and strength and conditioning facilities.
What is the Virginia Cavaliers' schedule?The 2019-2020 NCAA basketball season began for the Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team on Nov. 5 with a home game against the Bucknell Bison. The 31-game regular season ends for the Cavaliers women's basketball team when they host the North Carolina State Wolfpack at John Paul Jones Arena on March 1. The ACC Tournament starts three days later on March 4.
Who are some of the Virginia Cavaliers' noteworthy players ?Jocelyn Willoughby entered the 2019-2020 season on the watchlist for two national awards named in honor of Ann Meyers. She led the 2019 Cavalier's women's basketball team in both points and rebounds with 14.8 and 8.3, respectively. Willoughby is 12th on the all-time scoring list for women 's basketball at UVA with over 1500 points scored. Dominique Toussaint became the 36th player to reach the 1000-point mark for the Virginia Cavaliers during a first-round game in last year's ACC Tournament. The 11.1 scoring average posted by Toussaint was second-best on the Cavaliers women's basketball team, and she tallied a team-best 104 assists. Lisa Jablonowski played all 31 games for the Virginia Cavaliers a season ago. Jablonowski averaged 7.2 points per game and registered the second-highest rebound totals per game with 6.2.
Who is the coach of the Virginia Cavaliers?Tina Thompson became the fifth head coach of the Virginia Cavalier's women basketball team on April 16, 2018. Thompson was a part of the Texas Longhorn coaching staff for three years before she accepted the Cavaliers job. Thompson brings a Hall of Fame pedigree to the Cavaliers and was an integral part of the Houston Comets team that won four consecutive WNBA Championships.
What Virginia Cavaliers players have been honored?The list of honors and recognitions accumulated by Dawn Staley while a member of the University of Virginia women's basketball team is both long and impressive. Staley was recognized as a Kodak All-American three times. Staley was named both the Naismith and USBWA Player of the Year in both 1991 and 1992. She was also the Sports Illustrated Player of the Year in 1991. Wendy Palmer was the first women's basketball player at UVA to record 1,000 or more points and rebounds in her collegiate career. Palmer has been recognized as an All-American by both the Associated Press and the USBWA in 1995 and 1996. She was a Kodak District All-American for three consecutive years from 1994 to 1996.
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