27-7 Overall, 11-3 in SEC (2nd)
Final Rankings: No. 14 (AP), No. 13 (ESPN/USA Today)
Landers, Lady Bulldogs enjoy milestone-filled 2006-07 season
The 2006-07 edition of Lady Bulldogs supplied a season filled with achievements both on the individual and team levels.
Team-wise, Georgia secured its 23rd 20-win season and 16th 25-victory campaign during head coach Andy Landers' stellar 28-year tenure with the Lady Bulldogs. UGA once again spent the entire season ranked among the nation's top-25 teams. In fact, Georgia has now been included in the Associated Press' poll during 90 percent of the weekly rankings released since women's basketball became under the auspices of the NCAA prior to the 1981-82 season.
Landers notched four significant achievements within the 2006-07 season.
During the opener against Rutgers on Nov. 12 it was announced that he has been elected to be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this June;
With a Dec. 3 win over Georgia Tech, he became the winningest college basketball coach in the state of Georgia's history;
With a Dec. 21 victory at Richmond, he became just the fourth major college women's basketball coach to record 750 career victories; and
Georgia's NCAA Tournament first-round date with Belmont represented his 1,000th game coached.
A March Madness mainstay
Georgia earned its 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and advanced to the "Sweet 16" for the 17th time during Andy Landers' tenure in Athens. Overall, the Lady Dogs have reached 24 of 26 NCAA Tourneys.
What would be landmark achievements for any athletic program have become virtual commonplace for the Lady Dogs. Since the 1994-95 season when the NCAA streak began, the Lady Dogs have accomplished more than most women's basketball teams have to their credit as a whole, including:
10 "Sweet 16s" (1995-96-97-99-2000-03-04-05-06-07);
Six "Elite Eights" (1995-96-97-99-2000-04);
Three Final Fours (1995-96-99);
Finishing as 1996 NCAA runner-up;
Compiling a 31-13 (.705) record in NCAA Tournament games.
Humphrey tops balanced attack
Junior Tasha Humphrey was the Lady Bulldogs' leading scorer and rebounder for the third consecutive season, headlining a deep and talented squad. All told, seven Lady Bulldogs averaged 7.4 points per game or better in 2006-07.
Freshman class makes history
Ashley Houts, Christy Marshall and Angel Robinson became the 58th, 59th and 60th freshmen to earn a starting spot for the Lady Bulldogs during Andy Landers' 28 seasons in Athens. Houts also became the 20th first-year phenom among the aforementioned list to get the nod for their collegiate debut. That trio made the most of the opportunities presented to them.
Houts earned Freshman All-America and SEC Freshman of the Year accolades. Houts, Marshall and Robinson earned Freshman All-SEC status, the first trio of teammates to accomplish that feat. They also combined to secure SEC Freshman of the Week honors eight of the 16 times that accolade was awarded during the season.
Chambers' record-setting finale
Cori Chambers wrapped up her career as UGA's most prolific three-point threat. Chambers broke the Lady Bulldog season records with 85 threes made on 228 shots from behind the arc. In the process, she set Georgia career records of 282 three-pointers on 742 attempts, tallies which also rank No. 3 and No. 7, respectively, in SEC history.
All-America: Tasha Humphrey (2nd - Full Court Press; 3rd - AP, Basketball Times; HM - Kodak)
Freshman All-America: Ashley Houts (Basketball Times, gballmag.com
SEC Freshman of the Year: Ashley Houts (Coaches, AP)
All-SEC: Tasha Humphrey (Coaches, AP), Cori Chambers (2nd - AP; HM - AP)
Freshman All-SEC: Ashley Houts, Christy Marshall, Angel Robinson
SEC Academic Honor Roll: Tasha Humphrey, Rebecca Rowsey, Maria Taylor
SEC Good Works Team: Rebecca Rowsey