The Musketeers are looking to get back to their early-2000’s status when they recurrently appeared in the NCAA Tournament. In recent years, Xavier had two lottery picks in the 2011 WNBA draft, Amber Harris and Ta’Shia Phillips.
University of California – Berkeley
The Golden Bears have the bad luck of playing in the PAC-12 Conference, a league repeatedly dominated by their archrival, Stanford. Though, Cal has had some success in recent years. In 2007, they defeated Stanford, putting an end to the Cardinal’s 50-game conference win streak.
University of Georgia
The Lady Bulldogs had a 20-year run of success under former coach Andy Landers, who won 862 games in his 36 seasons in Athens. They didn’t go to the NCAA Tournament in 2015, his last season, and he retired. Georgia’s top finish was in 1996, when they played in the title game, losing to Tennessee.
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
The Scarlet Knights had their best season in 2006-07, defeating UConn in the Big East Tournament Championship game and getting to the national championship, which they lost to Tennessee. The Scarlet Knights are coached by one of the best, C. Vivian Stringer, who has earned a combined 952-351 record at three schools.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
The Spartans are led by Head Coach Suzy Merchant, under whom they have gotten to the NCAA Tournament ten times. Their best season came in 2004-5 when they played in the national championship game, losing to Baylor.
University of Texas – Austin
The Longhorns are another historically excellent program, boasting a 957–356 record since Texas started offering the sport. They have not been in only five NCAA Tournaments, having their greatest successes under coach Jody Conradt, who won 25 games 14 seasons in a row. Texas won the 1986 National Championship, beating USC to have an undefeated 34-0 season.