Head Coach Carla Berube
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-5491
Fax: (617) 627-3614
Record at Tufts: 212-75 (11 seasons through 2012-13)
Kristin Karat - Kristin.Karat@tufts.edu
With NCAA Tournament appearances in four of the last five years, the Tufts University women's basketball team is well established on a national level under head coach Carla Berube.
Tufts is 7-4 overall in NCAA action, including advancing to the "Sweet Sixteen" this past 2011-12 season, and an exciting run to the "Elite Eight" in 2008. In addition to their NCAA success, Berube's Jumbos have played in three recent conference championship games, including making an appearance in this past 2011-12 championship game. The team has also established itself as a dominant presence in the NESCAC with a 41-14 record against conference opponents since 2007.
The team's final records of 26-4 in 2007-08, 23-7 in 2011-2012, 22-5 in 2008-09 and 21-6 in 2009-10 are the four best win totals in team history. The Jumbos opened the 2007-08 season with a school record 12-game winning streak, and then matched that stretch of success during the 2009-10 campaign.
Berube was selected by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as the New England Coach of the Year for the 2007-08 season. She was named NESCAC Coach of the Year for this past 2011-12 season, an accolade she also received in back-to-back seasons in 2007-08 and 2006-07. In 10 seasons at Tufts overall, Berube has coached the Jumbos to a 187-72 record for an outstanding .722 winning percentage.
A 1997 UConn graduate, she 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 and her tenure has been marked by the team's emergence regionally and now nationally.
Berube's recruits have been among the league's best in recent seasons. The last five NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year awards have been presented to Jumbos – Tiffany Kornegay in 2011-12, Vanessa Miller in 2010-11, Kim Moynihan in 2009, and Khalilah Ummah in 2008. Ummah and Colleen Hart were the NESCAC Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively, in 2008. 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 finishing with 1,422 points. Within the past five seasons, the team has made the final D3hoops.com national Top-25 poll three times, finishing as the #12 team in 2008, #19 in 2009, and most recently #23 in 2012.