Tomorrow the No. 7 ranked women’s basketball team opens their regular season at home against UC Davis. This will also mark the start of Coach Tara VanDerveer’s 40th season as a collegiate head coach. After throttling Vanguard 87-36 last Thursday at home in an exhibition game, with 12 players scoring, the Cardinal is ready to begin their season.
Before her 33rd year as the head coach of the Stanford women’s basketball team, the legendary Tara VanDerveer (TVD) sat down in Maples Pavilion with sports writer Daniel Martinez-Krams (DMK) to answer some questions about the upcoming season.
The Stanford women’s basketball team begins pre-season training with momentum after a strong season under coach Tara VanDerveer. Last season, the Cardinal finished second in the Pac-12 tournament, losing to Oregon in the title game. In the NCAA tournament, the team defeated Gonzaga and Florida Gulf Coast, reached the Sweet Sixteen for the eleventh consecutive time, but ultimately lost to Louisville in the round of 16.