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SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 28, 2011: Head Coach Tara VanDerveer, Stanford Womens Basketball vs Gonzaga, NCAA West Regional Finals at the Spokane Arena on March 28, 2011. Courtesy Don Feria,

Tara VanDerveer returns to the Palouse as the winningest coach in college basketball history

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor February 8, 2024

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer, the winningest coach in college basketball history, has lost to WSU just once in her nearly 40-year Pacific Conference dominance. WSU head coach Kamie Ethridge,...

Bella Murekatete at the free-throw line, Nov. 9, in Pullman, Wash.

Cougars beat Bengals

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor November 16, 2023

WSU women’s basketball (3-0) beat the Idaho State Bengals (1-1) 64-47, Sunday at Beasley Coliseum to start the season 3-0 for the fifth straight year. The Cougs started about as hot as you might expect...

WSU guard Tara Wallack goes to shoot a 3-pointer during an NCAA womens basketball game against Oregon State, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Not afraid: WSU women’s basketball to have just eight healthy players by opening day

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor October 25, 2023

Coug fans have a lot to be confident in regarding the 2023–24 WSU women’s basketball team. WSU won its first Conference title last season, which means they enter the new season as defending conference...

WSU head coach Kamie Ethrige hoists the Pac-12 Championship trophy as her WSU womens basketball team celebrates after beating UCLA 65-61 in the Pac-12 Championship, March 5, 2023 in the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

Kamie Ethridge guides Wazzu to glory

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor May 31, 2023

Kamie Ethridge proved that WSU can win championships in today’s college sports landscape. In 2023, WSU women’s basketball won the program’s first Pac-12 Conference Championship (and WSU’s first...

WSU women’s basketball head coach Kamie Ethridge talks to the WSU bench during an NCAA basketball game against Cal, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Kamie Ethridge named coach of the year by The Athletic

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor March 11, 2023

In five years, WSU head coach Kamie Ethridge has transformed a historically underachieving power five program into a Conference champion. When Ethridge arrived in Pullman in 2018, WSU women’s basketball...

WSU guard Astera Tuhina dribbles toward the hoop during an NCAA womens basketball game against Montana, Dec. 2.

Cougs beat Portland in biggest comeback in program history

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor December 8, 2022

WSU walked into the Rose City having only beaten the Portland Pilots once, in 1985. With 5:40 left in the first half, it appeared that fact would remain true as the Cougars faced a 19-point deficit. The...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State in Beasley Coliseum, Feb. 18.

High hopes for WSU women’s hoops at Pac-12 media day

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor October 26, 2022

The best in Pac-12 women’s basketball descended upon San Francisco on Tuesday for the 2022 Pac-12 Media Day. Head coach Kamie Ethridge was joined by her two stars Charlisse Leger-Walker and Bella...

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020.

Kamie Ethridge signs contract extension

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor October 19, 2022

WSU is keeping its most successful women’s basketball coach on the Palouse. On Tuesday, Kamie Ethridge, WSU women’s basketball head coach, signed a contract extension that keeps her in Pullman through...

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020.

Cougar hoops ready for potential history

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2021

This past season, women’s basketball on the Palouse got the attention of the national media after making it to their first NCAA tournament since 1991. The Cougars competed their hearts out last year...

Guard Krystal Leger-Walker dribbles in front of a defender.

Women’s basketball pounces into Pac-12 Media Day

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

Head coach Kamie Ethridge along with fifth-year senior Krystal Leger-Walker and sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker represented the Cougars on Pac-12 Media Day in San Francisco on Tuesday. The Cougars...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker dribbles around an Oregon State defender during the game Dec. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

A true leader

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

Before their 2020-21 season started, the WSU women’s basketball team was speculated to finish in last place in the Pac-12 standings. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the team because the Cougars’...

Sophomore guard Johanna Teder scores three-point shot against Washington on Feb. 28 in Beasley.

A season to never forget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2021

This year’s women’s basketball team’s performance was among the most historic we have ever seen for any WSU program. Coming into the season, the Pac-12 coaches and media members both resoundingly...

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