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University of Houston. Women's Basketball - Page 1. 1981 - 1982. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 2, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1441/show/1436.

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University of Houston. (1981 - 1982). Women's Basketball - Page 1. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1441/show/1436

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University of Houston, Women's Basketball - Page 1, 1981 - 1982, University of Houston Sports Championship Publications, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed March 2, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1441/show/1436.

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Title Women's Basketball
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  • University of Houston
Publisher University of Houston
Date 1981 - 1982
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  • College sports
  • Basketball
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  • University of Houston
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 18
Original Collection Athletics Department Records
Digital Collection University of Houston Sports Championship Publications
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Transcript UH Women's Basketball Location: Houston, TX 77004...Enrollment: 30,000...Founded: 1928...Affiliation: NCAA...Nickname: Cougars...Colors: Cougar Red and White...Arena: Hofheinz Pavilion (10,060)...President: Dr. Charles Bishop...Chancellor: Dr. Barry Munitz...Athletic Director: Dr. CedricDempsey...Women's Athletic Director: Dr. Dolores Copeland...Starters Returning: 4...Lettermen Returning: 5. Lettermen Lost: 5. The Lady Coogs got their full-fledged start in 1975-76. They ended the season with an 11-18 record under the direction of part-time coach Connie Payne. They had only 14 opponents, sometimes competing against teams like San Jacinto Junior College and Baylor four times during the season. Before the initial season of UH women's basketball, former UH women's Athletic Director, Dr. Sue Garrison, can remember getting a team together whenever there was a tournament available. "It was the spring of Nineteen-Sixty-Five. Martha Hawthorne (now the women's AD at Rice) got a team together to compete in the Blinn Junior College Tournament. The teams were Stephen F. Austin, Temple, Blinn and us. We won the tournament and that was the first team we ever had at UH as far as I remember," she said. The Cougars made an appearance in the Texas Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (TAIAW) tournament in 1975-76 despite their record and they have been present at TAIAW and regional AIAW tournaments since then with Dot Woodfin as head coach—with 104 wins in five straight winning seasons. The 1981 -82 season will mark the first year of competition under the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for Houston and Woodfin couldn't be more pleased. "The NCAA is where the future is for women's basketball. I think our administration showed a lot of strength and maturity by deciding to go with the NCAA," she said. With Houston and Baylor the only ones in the Southwest Conference to commit their programs to the NCAA, things can be a little confusing as far as playing a top SWC school like Texas which still belongs to the AIAW. "I don't think it will be any more confusing than it has been in the past," Woodfin said. "When we were in the AIAW you played whoever you wanted, whenever you could and then if a committee felt you had a good season you might get an invitation to the state and regional tournaments." Last year the Coogs finished fourth in the TAIAW tournament, but were still invited to play in the regional tournament as was Baylor which UH eliminated in the first round of the state tournament. Woodfin looks forward to the day when the Coogs can officially say they belong to the SWC—maybe as early as next year. Nineteen out of the Top 20 teams in the nation last season (excluding Texas) have joined the NCAA—teams like AIAW champion Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, Old Dominion, Southern California, UCLA, Kentucky and state rival S. F. Austin. UH has its leading 1980-81 scorer and rebounder returning, Vickey Finch. The 6-foot junior averaged 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds a game. Six-foot-two sophomore post Toni Mooney was the Cougar leader in blocked shots last year with 38. As a freshman last season, 5-foot-5 Betty Darthard played in all 31 games and had the second highest number of assists (79) behind senior Kip Anderson. Regina Gray transferred to UH last season from Miami Dade. The 5-foot-10 Gray averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds a game. Houston ended the season with a 21-10 record taking a second place in the first SWC tournament and second in the Alaskan Northern Lights Invitational. Head Coach Dot Woodfin (I), Assistant Coach Kay Metcalf (r). Past Season Record—1979-80 (17-13)...1978-79 (17-13)...1977-78 (26-15)...1976-77 (23-10)...1975-76 (11-18)...UH Career Leaders—Highest Scoring Average: 14.0, Sharion Higgins (1976-81)...Highest Field Goal Percentage: 45.4, Kip Anderson (1977-81)...Highest Free Throw Percentage: 75.0, Kip Anderson (1977-81)...Highest Rebounding Average: 4 5, Jan Hilliard (1978-81)...Most Assists: 361, Kip Anderson (1979-81).