One Woman, One Thousand
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) – Tara VanDerveer became the second NCAA women's coach to reach 1,000 career victories On Feb. 3,2017, when No. 8 Stanford beat USC 58-42 to give the Hall of Famer a major milestone to share with the home crowd at Maples Pavilion.
VanDerveer joined the late Pat Summitt, with 1,098 wins to her name, as the only other women's coach in the elite club. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski is the only Division I men's coach with 1,000.
"Our team won't believe this but I am really speechless," an emotional VanDerveer said, greeted by chants of "Tara! Tara!"
Tara just completed her 38th season as a head coach and 31st on The Farm after previous stops at Idaho and Ohio State. VanDerveer almost didn't accept the Stanford job all those years ago, unsure she could turn the Cardinal program into a perennial powerhouse. Instead, she has groomed so many future WNBA stars while doing so with class and humility. She has adapted by changing offenses multiple times to best fit her roster.
More than anything, she loves her players -- and you bet she still loves winning and all the work and preparation it takes to do so.
With a pair of NCAA titles in 1990 and `92, an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games and 13 Final Four berths -- including five straight from 2008-2012 -- VanDerveer has meant so much to women's basketball on the court and far beyond it as a positive influence and mentor to so many.
And, she certainly plans for many more wins -- in fact, some of her former players believe she could take a crack at 2,000.
Tara VanDerveer ,the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,is looking forward to seeing you at camp this summer! We have added new components to our daily camp schedule and look forward to seeing you on the FARM this summer.
The Stanford Women's Basketball Staff is committed to instructing girls of all ages how to develop and master the skills of this wonderful game of basketball.
The staff is outstanding, knowledgeable and eager to help expand young players' basketball skills combined with having Fun with the Fundamentals!
41 CURRENT and FORMER STANFORD BASKETBALL PLAYERS ATTENDED
STANFORD UNIVERSITY'S GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Brianna Roberson, Amber Orrange, Kayla Pedersen, Candice Wiggins, Kate Paye,
Vanessa Nygaard,Heather Owen, Kristin Folkl, Susan King Borchardt,
Chelsea Trotter, Charmin Smith and Katie Denny... to name a few!
Join us this summer for a fun filled - fundamental
girls basketball camp experience!
Day Camp: Ages 8-13 (8th grade and under)
Focuses on teaching the fundamental skills and introducing basic game strategy. This is an outstanding camp for those just learning the game and for those already playing on a team in 8th grade or under. Day Camp is packed with fun and energy! Campers bring their own lunch.
Elite Camp: Ages 10 to 18 years. Two options:
Overnight Campers - stay in the dorms, meals in dorms.
Commuter Campers - dropped off and picked up daily, meals in dorms included.
Provides a positive learning environment to help each camper improve her overall fundamental skills as well as focus on position breakdown work and individual skill development.
- Daily instruction and stations focused on dribbling, ball-handling, shooting, rebounding and defensive techniques.
- Campers compete on teams (no score kept) in order to transfer their individual skills to team concepts.
- Campers are divided into leagues by both age and ability. All skills levels are accommodated.
- Fun with Fundamentals!