Tara VanDerveer has surpassed yet another milestone in her legendary Hall of Fame career.
— Stanford Women’s Basketball (@StanfordWBB) January 20, 2019
In a 85-64 win over Washington State on Sunday, VanDerveer notched her 900th career win at Stanford. The win comes in her 33rd season with the Cardinals and is her 1,052nd total career win. Her overall record in her 40 years of coaching is 1,052-243.
Alanna Smith had herself quite a day finishing with 34 points on 13-17 from the field and 4-5 from the three-point line and 15 rebounds. The 30+ point performance marks the third of the season for Smith. Kiana Williams added 19 points as the Cardinals shot 50-percent from the field for the game.
VanDerveer joins the elite list of coaches who have 900 wins at one school in including Pat Summit (Tennessee), Geno Auriemma (Connecticut), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) and Jim Boeheim (Duke). On February 3rd, 2017 she broke 1,000 career wins in a win over USC.
VanDerveer has led the Stanford Cardinals to two National Championships in 1990 and 1992, 12 Final Four appearances, 22 Pac-12 regular season titles and 12 Pac-12 tournament championships. She holds 30 trips to the NCAA tournament in her career. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
The No. 6 Stanford Cardinals sit at 16-1 and 6-0 in the Pac-12. They are currently off to their program’s best start since the 2013-14 season when they finished 22-1. The home win marks their 20th straight for the Cardinals.
They will look to add to that streak when they head to Boulder this Friday to take on Colorado at 9:00pm ET.