Women played intercollegiate basketball at CU at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Teams continued as an intramural sport throughout the 1900s and varsity status was finally given to women’s basketball in 1974. The team joined the Big Eight in 1982 and received its first NCAA tournament bid in 1988. In 1992-93 they were in the NCAA Elite 8. Stars of women’s basketball (the team was known as the “Lady Buffs” until 1993) include: Lisa Van Goor, Bridget Turner, Jamillah Lang and Shelly Sheetz.