Bentley Historical Library

University of Michigan
Women's Athletics Rosters

2001 Women's Basketball Team

Information About the Women's Athletics Roster Website

This website attempts to compile as complete a roster as possible of all individuals who have been part of the women's varsity athletics program at the University of Michigan from 1973 through the present. It includes varsity letterwinners as well as non-letterwinners.

The databases contains over 2,000 player/year records, i.e., one record for each year an individual was a member of the team. For example, Debbie Posner who played only on the 1978 golf team, has one record. Andrea Ratigan, who was a member of four teams from 2007-2010, has four records.

The roster information is derived from a number of sources:

Notes on Database Fields

Names are entered in separate database fields for last name and first name-middle name/initial. The results are displayed in last name, first name order. Variant spellings of last names have been standardized. Shortened versions of first names and nicknames have been standardized based on the most commonly used form. Middle names/initials are included when available or necessary to distinguish between individuals with the same first and last names. For some years, rosters gave only last names. In most cases it was possible to determine the first name from other sources. Last names followed by question marks indicate either that the name did not appear in any of the other sources or could not be definitively identified among several possibilities. Question marks following a first name indicate it is probably correct, but not certain.
Player's uniform number, primarily from media guide rosters. Some numbers have been derived from photos or other sources. .
Season in which competition was completed, e.g. Field Hockey 1982 completed competition in Fall of 1982/83 academic year. Golf 1996 completed competition in Spring of 1995/96 academic year.
Indicates the letter the individual was awarded. The field is blank for non-letterwinners. During the women's varsity era, the varsity "M" and for a few years a "JV" letter were the only letters awarded.

The player's position/event as listed in the Media Guides, game programs or other sources.
  • Basketball
  • G = Guard
  • F = Forward
  • C = Center

  • Softball
  • 1B = First Base
  • 2b = Second Base
  • 3b = Third Base
  • SS = Shortstop
  • IF = Infielder
  • C = Catcher
  • P = Pitcher
  • LHP = Left handed Pitcher
  • RHP = Right-handed Pitcher
  • LF = Left Fielder
  • CF = Center Fielder
  • RF = Right Fielder
  • OF = Outfielder
  • UT = Utility Player
  • Field Hockey
  • A = Attack
  • B = Back
  • D = Defender
  • F = Forward
  • G = Goalie
  • H =
  • L =
  • M = Midfielder
  • SW = Sweeper

  • Lacrosse
  • A = Attack
  • D = Defense
  • G = Goalie
  • M = Midfielder

  • Soccer
  • D = Defender
  • F = Forward
  • GK = Goalkeeper
  • M = Midfielder
  • Gymnastics
  • AA = All-Around
  • BB = Balance Beam
  • FX = Floor Exercise
  • UB = Uneven Bars
  • V = Vault

  • Swimming
  • BA = Backstroke
  • BR, Breast - Breaststroke
  • Fly = Butterfly
  • Free = Freestyle
  • IM = Individual Medley
  • MR = Medley Relay
  • Rowing
  • C = Coxswain
  • P = Portside
  • S = Starboard
The class field usually gives the player's current class status as Freshman (FR), Sophomore (SO), Junior (JR), Senior (SR), 5th year seniors (SR 5th) or graduate student (GS). For some years class standing and eligibility are indicated, e.g., JR/SO (junior class standing/sophomore eligibility. Fos some years track and field rosters indicate class standing and eligibility for both indoor and outdoor seasons (JR-JR/SO)
Hometown, State
Player's hometown as listed in Media Guides or Game Programs or in the student directories. US states use standard postal abbreviations. Canadian provinces are abbreviated as: ONT = Ontario, QUE = Quebec, SASK-SASK= Saskatchewan, ALB=Alberta. Other foreign countries use a three or four letter abbreviation.  Occasionally Media Guides and Game Programs listed different hometowns for a player in different years.  The student directories and other sources were used to determine the correct hometown, though in a few cases players (or their families) did change "hometowns" during their college careers.
High School
Player's high school is listed when the information was present in media guides, game programs or other sources. For most smaller towns, the presumption is that the name of the high school is the hometown name. Many records, particularly for earlier years, do not include high school information.


Some Known Deficiencies

While every effort has been made to make the database as complete as possible, the rosters are known to be incomplete in several respects.

For some of the original varsity sports complete rosters are not available for the early years. The official listing of letterwinners is the main source of information and all non-lettewinners may not be listed.

Walk-ons and other non-roster players who were with the team for all or parts of seasons, but did not make it into a game program, media guide roster or a team photo are likely not included.

Efforts to fill the deficiencies and update the database continue as time permits. If you find an error in an entry or know of a player who is not included in the database, please contact me with the information and any supporting evidence at