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Record at Tufts: 242-78 (12 seasons through 2013-14)
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With last year's "Final Four" appearance giving the program NCAA berths in five of the last six years, the Tufts University women's basketball team is highly regarded on a national level under head coach Carla Berube.
The Jumbos won their first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title last season and then hosted and won NCAA Regional and Section play. They advanced to the NCAA "Final Four" in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and finished the season at 30-3, a program record for wins in a season.
Tufts is 13-7 overall in NCAA action, including advancing to the "Elite Eight" in 2008 and the "Sweet Sixteen" in 2012 and 2013. In addition to their NCAA success, Berube's Jumbos have played in four recent conference championship games. The team has been a dominant presence in NESCAC under Coach Berube with a 51-14 record against conference opponents since 2007 including last year's perfect 10-0 mark.
The team's final records of 30-3 last year, 26-4 in 2007-08, 25-3 in 2012-13, 23-7 in 2011-2012, 22-5 in 2008-09 and 21-6 in 2009-10 are the best win totals in team history, all achieved under Coach Berube. The Jumbos have earned program-record winning streaks of 22 games in 2012-13 and 21 games in 2013-14.
Berube has been awarded as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division III Regional Coach of the Year in each of the last two seasons. She was also selected by the WBCA as the New England Coach of the Year for the 2007-08 season. D3hoops.com named her the 2014 Northeast Coach of the Year. Berube is a four-time NESCAC Coach of the Year, including this past season. In 12 seasons at Tufts overall, she has coached the Jumbos to a 242-78 record for an outstanding .756 winning percentage.
Berube's recruits have been among the nation's best athletically and academically. Center Hayley Kanner was named to the D3hoops All-American team and as its Northeast Region Player of the Year last season. Six of the last seven NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year awards have been presented to Jumbos, including Bre Dufault in 2012-13. Current assistant coach Colleen Hart was a four-time All-NESCAC selection, including three seasons on the first team. She is also the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,422 points. Guard Hannah Foley is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District ® Team member and six Jumbos were on NESCAC All-Academic team for 2014.
A 1997 UConn graduate, Coach Berube was a member of the 1995 NCAA Division I national championship team. She played professionally in the American Basketball League before getting into coaching as an assistant at Providence College. She was hired at Tufts in 2002.