Charleston Cougars women's basketball

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Charleston Cougars
2023–24 Charleston Cougars women's basketball team
UniversityCollege of Charleston
Head coachRobin Harmony (5th season)
ConferenceCoastal Athletic Association
LocationCharleston, South Carolina
ArenaTD Arena
(Capacity: 5,100)
NicknameCougars
ColorsMaroon and white[1]
   
AIAW tournament runner-up
Division II: 1980, 1981, 1982
AIAW tournament Final Four
Division II: 1980, 1981, 1982
AIAW tournament Elite Eight
Division II: 1980, 1981, 1982
AIAW tournament Sweet Sixteen
Division II: 1980
AIAW tournament appearances
Division II: 1980, 1981, 1982

The Charleston Cougars women's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Coastal Athletic Association. Home games are played at TD Arena, located on College of Charleston's campus in Charleston, South Carolina.[2] The Cougars are coached by Robin Harmony, completing her second season.

History[edit]

The College of Charleston women Maroons were first formed in 1919.[3] Pierrine Smith Byrd, who would become the College's first female graduate in 1922, was the team's first captain. They joined the Trans America Athletic Conference (now known as the ASUN Conference) in 1991. They joined the Southern Conference in 1998. They joined the CAA in 2013. They have made the Women's Basketball Invitational in 2010, 2013, and 2014. they have made the Semifinals in the former and the latter year. As of the end of the 2015–16 season, the Cougars have an all-time record of 652–584.[4]

Postseason[edit]

AIAW College Division/Division II[edit]

The Cougars made three appearances in the AIAW National Division II Basketball Tournament, with a combined record of 9–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1980 Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Saint Peter's
Morgan State
William Penn
Dayton
W, 75–58
W, 64–56
W, 67–49
L, 53–83
1981 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Southwest Missouri State
Tuskegee
Cal Poly Pomona
William Penn
W, 70–55
W, 85–68
W, 102–84
L, 51–64
1982 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Florida International
Livington
North Dakota State
Francis Marion
W, 96–44
W, 65–48
W, 88–73
L, 83–92

References[edit]

  1. ^ College of Charleston Athletics Identity Standards (PDF). June 11, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Charleston Athletics". www.cofcsports.com.
  3. ^ Newspaper Clippings about College of Charleston basketball, Pierrine Smith Byrd Papers, 1919-1991, College of Charleston Libraries
  4. ^ "Charleston Athletics" (PDF). www.cofcsports.com.

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