The NCAA released its final home attendance figures for the 2011-12 women’s basketball season last week, and Toledo finished 28th in the country, averaging 3,748 fans per contest for the second-highest total in school history.The Rockets also led the Mid-American Conference in attendance for an unprecedented 22nd consecutive season.
UT totaled a season high 5,131 fans vs. Bowling Green Feb. 11, signifying the 10th-largest crowd in school history.
BGSU (1,615) and Central Michigan (1,002) were the only other MAC schools topping the 1,000-mark.
The Toledo single-season school record for attendance is 4,614 set during the 1993-94 campaign.
Toledo, which advanced to the Elite Eight of the 2012 WNIT and led the state of Ohio in attendance, outdrew a majority of the NCAA Tournaments teams, including Ohio State (3,666), South Carolina (3,139), DePaul (2,944), Green Bay (2,712), Kansas (2,552), Rutgers (2,476), Florida State (2,428), Dayton (2,382), West Virginia (2,223), Arkansas (2,127), Michigan (1,773), Miami (Fla.) (1,407), St. John’s (1,260), Florida (1,245) and Georgia Tech (1,042), to name a few.
In four years under Head Coach Tricia Cullop, the Rockets are an impressive 57-8 (.877) on their home court, including 30-2 (.938) against conference opponents.