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The Commodores totaled 24 wins at the conclusion of
the regular season. That total matched a season high set by
the 1993 team that finished 30-3 advancing to the NCAA Final
Four. Vanderbilt ended the regular season with a 10-4 SEC
record and #3 seed in the tournament (finished tied for 2nd
with South Carolina). VUs 10 wins are the most ever
by a Commodore team. The Commodores have won nine SEC contests
three times - all under Jim Foster.
Head Coach Jim Foster earned his 500th career victory
with an 81-78 win over Arkansas in the SEC Tournament semifinals.
He now owns a record of 501-224 in 24 years of coaching. His
record at Vanderbilt is 253-98 in 11 years.
VU captured the SEC Tournament Title with wins over
Auburn, Arkansas and LSU.
The Commodores won at least 20 games for the 16th season,
including three consecutive years. VU has won at least 20
games in all but one season under head coach Jim Foster (1998-99,
VU is 8-2 in its last 10 games, including an Southeastern
Conference Tournament title.
VU has allowed opponents a meager 27.0 rebounds per
game which is a team record low.
The Commodores have been ranked in the AP and USA Today/ESPN
Polls throughout the season and ranging from #3 to #8. Currently,
VU is #4 in the AP Poll and #5 in the USA Today/ESPN/Coaches
VU is 6-5 vs. ranked teams this season and 21-1 vs.
unranked teams (Arkansas is the lone loss).
The Commodores are 12-3 in television games this season.
The Commodores have three starters in the VU 1,000-point
club. Chantelle Anderson is fourth on the list with 1,924
points, followed by Zuzi Klimesova in fifth with 1,824 points
and Jillian Danker in 18th place with 1,101 points.
Chantelle Anderson is the third Commodore to score
at least 1900 points in a career. She totals 1,924 points.
Wendy Scholtens totaled 2,602, followed by Harriet Brumfield
with 1,956. She also set a career single season high with
49 assists. Anderson totals 666 points this season which is
the fourth highest single-season total. She and Wendy Scholtens
are the only two players with more than one of the Top 10
highest single season point totals. She is in seventh place
on the Career Blocked Shots List with 121. She entered the
season with 79 career blocked shots and totals 42 this season.
She has averaged 1.2 blocks in her 101 game career which currently
ranks fifth all-time.
Jillian Danker became the sixth Commodore with at least
150 3-pointers in a career (156). Ashley McElhiney needs one
3-pointer to total 100 in her career.
Danker is three rebounds shy of 500 career rebounds
(497). Anderson totals 614 rebounds, while Zuzi numbers 938
rebounds. Currently, only 13 Vanderbilt players all-time have
scored at least 1000 points and grabbed at least 500 rebounds.
With seven rebounds at Tennessee, Zuzi Klimesova numbers
at least 200 for the third consecutive season. The last VU
player to do so was Sheri Sam (1994, 1995, 1996). She currently
totals 242 rebounds this season.
The Commodores lead the nation in field goal percentage
- men or women - with a 52.6 percentage (897-1705). On the
mens side, Kansas leads the nation with a 51.1 percentage
(1104-2162). Junior center Chantelle Anderson is second in
the nation with a 65.9 percentage (263-399), while Zuzi Klimesova
is 18th with a 57.8 mark. Iowa State senior center Angie Welle
leads the nation with a 67.3 mark (208-309). Last season,
VU led the nation in field goal percentage - men or women
- with a 54.5 mark with Anderson leading the nation with a
Junior point guard Ashley McElhiney is in sixth place
on the VU Career Assists List with 440.
In the lastest WBCA/Summerville RPI, Vanderbilt is
ranked fifth with the sixth toughest schedule in the nation.
Zuzi Klimesova and Jillian Danker have played 128 career
games which moves them into third place on the all-time games
played list at Vanderbilt. Ginger Jared and Rhonda Blades
lead the list at 132 each.
Jim Foster is two home victories shy of 150.
In the season finale win over Auburn, the Commodores
tied their highest home victory total with 16.
Vanderbilt is closing in on 500 all-time wins - the
Commodores are currently 498-263 with more than half of those
victories coming under Foster.
VU has made more free throws (470) than its opponents
have attempted (373).