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Looking for our current Vanderbilt Commodores Womens Basketball page? Check out 2010-2011 Vanderbilt Commodores Womens Basketball.

Congrats to the Lady Commodores for winning the 2009 SEC Woman's Basketball Tournament Championship. The Lady Dores are headed to the NCAA Tournament now as a #4 seed. Get your 2009 March Madness Tickets.

The Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball team enjoyed yet another terrific season in 2007-2008. The Lady Dores finished last year with a 25-9 overall record. They were 11-3 in the SEC. So Vandy ended up in third place in the SEC and advanced to the NCAA "Sweet 16" for the 13th time in school history. Vanderbilt finished 21st in the final AP poll last year.

2008-2009 will be challenging for the Vandy ladies as they face a schedule which includes matches against 11 teams that made the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Vanderbilt will also have at least four national television appearances.

Vanderbilt will have a very experienced team as they return all five starters from the previous year's squad. Melanie Balcomb begins her seventh season with the team. She looks like a "keeper" as Vandy has already beaten UT once this year. Of course, UT lost 4 of its starters from last years team. We are picking Vandy to WIN the SEC this year.

If you want to see the Lady Commodores in person, during this potentially historic season, you'll need to get tickets. You can find them from links on 2008 March Madness Tickets.

Prior Discussion:

The Vanderbilt Commodores womens basketball team has enjoyed moderate success in college basketball since their induction to the program. The team has been under the direction of head coach Melanie Balcomb, who will start her sixth season coaching the Lady Dores, is currently the most winning coach in Vanderbilt history.

The Lady Dores had an impressive 200-2007 season scoring a 28-6 record. The ladies were third in the SEC-East and third in the SEC overall. They were able to play big in the SEC tournament and walk away with the championship title after beating out LSU 51-45.

They went to the NCAA tournament where they beat out Delaware State before losing to Bowling Green in the second round 59-56. The team also had the honor of being ranked 9th in the USA Today/ESPN coaches Top 25 women's college basketball poll last year.

The ladies of Vandy have been practicing and working hard to perfect their skills and plays for the upcoming season.

Amy Malo will start off her this season with the Dores after being redshirted due to an injury last season. Sophomore guard Merideth Marsh is expected to do well this season after a good showing in her freshman year. Amber Norton will also return for her second year with the Dores as forward and should see more time on the court.

After an impressive showing in the SEC last year, the Lady Dores should be on track to have a winning season once again. With the return of some injured players and a strong group of lowerclassmen, the ladies of Vandy should be able to place well in their SEC division and make it to some big post-season tournaments. They may find it difficult to win the SEC tournament for a second year because of powerhouse Tennessee, but they still have a good shot at the title.

The Lady Vols have gained a lot of recognition for their stellar playing last season and have already earned several honors in preseason rankings. The ladies of Vandy were ranked first in three-point field goal percentage by the NCAA Top 25 ranking. They also placed #7 on the AP National Poll and #17 on the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll. They were also ranked #14 on the CBSSportsline.com poll.

The Lady Dores were able to take their skills abroad as they enjoyed a nine-day basketball trip to Spain over the summer where they were able to compete against other teams from Europe and the USA. Former Lady Dore Carla Thomas, who was an All-SEC selection and All-American, has earned success during her post-college career after being one of the top 22 prospective draft picks for the WNBA. The ladies of Vandy will kick off their 2007-2008 season on November 9 when they play UAB at home.

Kick off the season with these fabulous Vanderbilt Commodores womens basketball Baseball Caps, Tickets and amazing Merchandise and Apparel

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Vanderbilt Commodores Womens Basketball 2007-2008 Schedule:

October 31 Cumberland - Exhibition 7:00 p.m. Home

November 5 Anderson - Exhibition 5:30 p.m. Home

November 9 UAB 7:00 p.m. Home

November 11 Furman 2:00 p.m. Home

November 14 Indiana State 6:00 p.m. Away

November 20 Clemson 6:00 p.m. Away

November 23 Belmont 4:00 p.m. Home

November 25 Consolation Game 12:00 p.m.
Championship Game 2:00 p.m. Home

November 28 Duke 7:00 p.m. Home

December 1 Saint Mary's 6:00 p.m. Home

December 2 Cal 4:00 p.m. Away

December 6 Western Kentucky 7:00 p.m. Home

December 9 Colorado 2:00 p.m. Home

December 22 Lipscomb 5:30 p.m. Home

December 30 Old Dominion 2:00 p.m. Home

January 2 USF 7:00 p.m. Home

January 5 Princeton 1:00 p.m. Away

January 10 Mississippi State 7:00 p.m. Home

January 13 LSU 4:00 p.m. Away

January 17 Georgia 7:00 p.m. Home

January 20 Tennessee 2:00 p.m. Away

January 27 Mississippi 2:00 p.m. Home

January 31 Florida 6:00 p.m. Away

February 3 Georgia 1:30 p.m. Away

February 7 South Carolina 7:00 p.m. Home

February 10 Alabama 2:00 p.m. Away

February 14 Kentucky 7:00 p.m. Home

February 17 Tennessee 3:30 p.m. Home

February 21 Arkansas 7:00 p.m. Away

February 28 Auburn 8:00 p.m. Away

March 2 vs. Alabama Nashville, Tenn. 2:00 p.m. CT

Vanderbilt Commodores Womens Basketball 2007-2008 Roster:

11 Ashlee Bridge G/F 5-11 SO Cincinnati, Ohio

3 Chanel Chisholm G 5-11 FR Long Island, N.Y.

5 Lauren Lueders G 5-8 SO Jackson, MO

43 Amy Malo F 6-3RS SO Fairmont, Minn.

23 Merideth Marsh G 5-9 SO Louisville, KY

20 Jessica Mooney G 5-8 SO Nashville, Tenn.

25 Amber Norton F 6-1 SO Louisville, KY

22 Jence Rhoads G 5-11 FR Slippery Rock, Pa

2 Jennifer Risper G 5-9 JR Moreno Valley, Calif.

32 Liz Sherwood C 6-4 SR Castle Rock, Colo.

33 Rebecca Silinski F 6-3 FR Birmingham, Ala.

15 Hannah Tuomi F 6-0 FR Thornton, Colo.

34 Christina Wirth G/F 6-1 JR Mesa, Ariz.



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