Style of Play

Nike Elite

The Lady Lions wear the latest apparel and test innovative equipment from Nike before the competition does.

Penn State is a Nike Elite Basketball program and one of Nike's Test Schools. This means the Lady Lions are outfitted with training shoes, basketball sneakers, t-shirts, shorts, travel sweats, sweatshirts, coats, and more each season.

Program History

Team Success

  • 4 NCAA Tournament Elite Eights
  • 12 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteens
  • 24 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 7 Big Ten Regular Season Titles
  • 2 Big Ten Tournament Titles

Individual Accolades

  • 59 All-American Selections
  • 10 National Player of the Year Finalists
  • 1 National Player of the Year
  • 3 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award Winners (Nation's top player under 5′ 8″)
  • 28 First Team All-Big Ten Selections
  • 14 WNBA Draft Picks
  • 28 USA Basketball team members
  • 1 member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

2000 Final Four

  • Final Four Appearance
  • First 30 Win Season (30-5)
  • Third Big Ten Championship
  • Three First Team All-Big Ten Selections (Helen Darling, Andrea Garner, Maren Walseth)
  • Two Second-Round WNBA Draft Selections (Helen Darling and Andrea Garner)