EKU Title IX Celebration: Women’s Basketball

EKU Title IX Celebration: Women’s Basketball

EKU began its women’s basketball program in the 1971-72 season. Since then, the Colonels have won five regular-season titles, two conference tournament championships, and two NCAA tournament appearances.

EKU began its women’s basketball program in the 1971-72 season. Since then, the Colonels have won five regular-season titles, two conference tournament championships, and two NCAA tournament appearances.

Lisa Goodin set the program record with 1,920 points from 1980–84, and the Colonels claimed at least a share of three conference titles over a four-year period from 1994–1998.


1971-72 First Season
EKU earned the program’s first win with a 53-34 win over Cincinnati
1978-79 First appearance at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament
EKU beats Middle Tennessee 85-84 in the first OVC tournament game in program history
Peggy Gay becomes EKU’s first All-OVC selection
1980-81 Dianne Murphy becomes EKU’s first OVC Coach of the Year
1983-84 Lisa Goodin becomes EKU’s all-time leading scorer with 1,920 points and is All-OVC for the fourth time in four seasons
1990-91 Angie Cox receives the program’s first all-American award
1993-94 Kim Mays becomes EKU’s first OVC Player of the Year while Kim Cunningham becomes EKU’s first OVC Freshman of the Year
1994-95 EKU wins a portion of its first regular-season OVC championship
Kim Mays sets program records for points in a game (44) and points in a season (719).
1996-97 Colonels win the first straight OVC title in the program’s regular season
EKU beats Tennessee Tech 69-65 in the OVC Tournament championship, making it the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance
2000-01 EKU leads the NCAA with 88.4 points per game
2003-04 EKU leads the NCAA in steals per game
2004-05 EKU beats Southeast Missouri 84-73 in double overtime to win the OVC tournament and advance to the NCAA tournament
2021-22 EKU wins its first ASUN tournament game against Kennesaw State 71-57

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