Temi Alao becomes third Owl to join 2017-18 class
Hawkins named WBI MVP, Goodwine named to All-Tournament Team
Rice to host UNC-Greensboro in WBI final on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Rice defeats UTRGV 73-63 for 20th win of the season
Goodwine propels Rice to 73-72 victory over Lamar
Owls fall to Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championships.
The Rice Owls advanced to the C-USA quarterfinals with a 72-67 overtime win over Louisiana Tech.
Shani Rainey and Maya Hawkins combined for 51 points in the Owls' 84-77 win over the Lady Techsters.
In only her second season (2016-17) at Rice, Tina Langley helped guide the Owls to a WBI Championship (the school's first postseason title) and 22 victories, the second-most in a single season on South Main. The Owls improved by 13 wins from her first to second season, one of the top increments in the nation.
Rice led all of Conference USA in total assists (558) and total rebounds (1,308) while setting a Rice single-season record in made three-pointers (242). In addition the Owls ranked second in C-USA in assists per game (15.9), field goal percentage (.444), made three-pointers (242) and free throw attempts (626).
The Owls set a school record with 13 home victories in the 2016-17 season and the team's 9-2 start was the best by a Rice squad since the 1988-89 season.
Langley, who helped develop Maryland into a Final Four program, was named the fifth head coach in Rice University women's basketball history on April 15, 2015. In her first season at Rice (2015-16) the Alabama native guided the Owls to the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament for the first time since 2012.
In 19 years on the sidelines, Langley has coached 35 All-Conference players, led her teams to 12 postseason appearances (11 conference championships in Big Ten, ACC and MAC), and has developed 14 professional players, including six WNBA draft picks. She's helped to bring in nine ranked recruiting classes among her stops and three have been ranked as top-10 classes.
Langley spent seven seasons serving as Maryland's associate head coach, compiling a 195-49 record during that time. The Terrapins were coming off a 2014-15 campaign in which Langley helped guide the team to their second consecutive Final Four appearance and a 34-3 record, climbing as high No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Maryland went 18-0 in league play in their first year in the Big Ten to win the regular season title and followed with a conference tournament title. The Terrapins set a school record by winning 28-straight games and the 34 overall victories tied for the most in school history.
As head coach Brenda Frese's top assistant, Langley's responsibilities included coordinating the Terps' recruiting efforts, assisting in player development, scouting, and on-court coaching.
Prior to arriving in College Park in 2008, Langley served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at both Georgia (2005) and Clemson (2003-05). While at Clemson, Langley worked under legendary head coach Jim Davis. In her two years with the Tigers, the team advanced to the 2004 Women's Basketball Invitational (WNIT) while also orchestrating a Clemson-record six-signee class, which was ranked in the top 30 nationally in her first season.
Langley spent five seasons at the University of Toledo (1998-03). She began her coaching career with the Rockets as a graduate assistant coach in 1998-99, before moving up to recruiting coordinator and then associate head coach during the 2002-03 campaign. She helped the Rockets reach the postseason three times, including two NCAA Tournament appearances. During her tenure, Toledo also won three Mid-American Conference regular season titles (1999, 2001 and 2003) and two conference tournament crowns (1999 and 2001).
Langley played basketball and volleyball collegiately for two seasons at Belvill State Junior College before transferring to the University of West Alabama, where she lettered twice in basketball. She graduated from UWA with a degree in special education in 1996, and earned her first master's degree in Recreation and Leisure with an emphasis in recreation administration from the University of Toledo. Langley would later earn a master of arts in community counseling at the University of Alabama in 2008.
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