The Times West Virginian

WVU Sports

March 5, 2014

Seniors stand out for WVU women

MORGANTOWN — WVU’s 2013-14 women’s basketball senior class of Asya Bussie, Christal Caldwell, Jess Harlee, Ryan Palmer and Brooke Hampton at a glance:

• WVU’s Class of 2014 has recorded 16 wins over ranked opponents in its four years (2011-14) -- the most of any senior class in program history.

• It has defeated four opponents ranked in the top 15 this season, the most of any team in a single season in program history.

• Senior center Asya Bussie was out last season due to a redshirt, but in her four active roster years, she has helped the team record 103 victories—the most wins over four years in program history. With Bussie on the court, WVU has only lost 29 games in four seasons. WVU has recorded at least 24 wins in every season Bussie has been on the court.

• Tuesday’s victory gave this season’s senior class the most regular-season wins of any senior class in program history. The 2009-10 team recorded 26 regular-season wins, finishing with a 29-6 overall record. The 1991-92 team, which was the last WVU women’s basketball team to earn the regular-season conference title going 16-0 in league play, finished the year 26-4 overall, with 25 regular-season wins.

This senior class has been a part of:

• Three consecutive NCAA appearances, and look to have a fourth appearance this season, and are the second four-year group to do so.

• Defeating No. 6/5 Baylor on its home court on March 2, 2014 en route to a tie for first place in the league.

• Playing in two different conferences--the Big East and the Big 12—experiencing many different college arenas.

• Setting a WVU women’s basketball attendance record at the WVU Coliseum with 13,447 fans against No. 1 Baylor on March 2, 2013.

• Defeating the highest-ranked opponent, No. 2 Notre Dame, 65-63, on Feb. 21, 2012 at Purcell Pavilion.

• WVU’s highest-ever ranking (No. 6) on Dec. 20, 2010--remaining there for four consecutive weeks.

• WVU’s highest preseason ranking (No. 11) in their freshman season.

• Recording the best start to a season in school history, going 19-0 in 2010-11 and matching the longest win streak in program history.

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