Women’s Basketball

  • Overall: 17-16
  • Conference: 6-10

Wake Forest finished above the .500 plateau for the first time since the 2011-12 season in 2015-16 and reached the second round of both the ACC Tournament and the WNIT. After starting the ACC campaign 0-5, Wake Forest turned it around in style by winning six of eight games throughout the middle of the conference schedule, which included four-straight wins from Feb. 4 to Feb. 14. The four-game streak marks the most consecutive wins in ACC play since the Deacs won a program-record five in a row in 1987-88. Along the way throughout the ACC season, Wake Forest topped Duke, North Carolina and NC State (all at home) for just the second time in program history with the first coming during the 1987-88 season. The first-round win over Clemson in the ACC Tournament also marked the eighth-straight season the Deacs have won at least one game in the conference tournament. Picking up the win in the WNIT over Charlotte, the Demon Deacons’ season ended in the second round against WNIT semifinalist and NCAA Tournament snub Florida Gulf Coast. During the season, Amber Campbell was named USBWA National Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 27 points in the win over Duke. The USBWA award marks the Deacs’ first honor from the organization. At season’s end, Ariel Stephenson was named to the ACC’s All-Freshman Team by both the Coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel, becoming the first player from the Deacons to be named to the team since Sandra Garcia in 2010.