2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
NCAA Elite Eight:
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
NCAA Sweet Sixteen:
NCAA Second Round:
2008 SUMMER CAMP BROCHURE [.pdf]
About the Program
Over the past eight seasons, few programs in the nation have been as successful as Bowdoin. The Polar Bears have reached the "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Tournament in six of the last seven seasons, and have qualified for the NCAA Tournament every year since 2000. Since the NESCAC instituted a postseason tournament in the 2000-01 campaign, Bowdoin has won seven of eight conference crowns and set the New England record with 76 consecutive home victories in the process.
In addition to the program's recent success, the 1995 squad won the ECAC New England championship, while the 1989, 1996 and 1997 teams were ECAC finalists. Individual players have been awarded numerous national and regional honors including five Regional All-Americans (Amy Harper '85, Laura Schultz '96, Kristi Royer '03, Lora Trenkle '04 and Eileen Flaherty '07) and three First-Team All-Americans (Amy Harper '85, Lora Trenkle '04 and Eileen Flaherty '07). In 2007, Flaherty received the most prestigous award in Division III Women's Basketball when she was named the WBCA National Player of the Year.
The Polar Bears, hampered by several injuries, persevered to reach the NCAA Tournament for the eighth straight season with a 19-9 campaign. Bowdoin won their NCAA first round game at Bridgewater State, 64-49, to extend their consecutive seasons with an NCAA Tournament victory to eight. Jill Anelauskas was named as a Second-Team All-NESCAC choice.
One of the most difficult places to play in Division III, Morrell Gymnasium boasts some of the largest crowds in collegiate women's basketball. Among the top five in Division III attendance annually, averaging over 1,200 spectators per game as recently as the 2006-07 season. Bowdoin also set the New England record (all divisions) with a 76-game home-court winning streak in the gymnasium from 2001-07.