Pat Dobratz
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 05/01/2007
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The move from AIAW to NCAA Division I might have seemed like a daunting task for the Idaho women’s basketball team, but with coach Pat Dobratz at the helm, the Vandals took it all in stride, reaching the NCAA tournament for the first and only time in school history in just three years. Dobratz’s Vandals took it a step further in 1985-86, qualifying for the Women’s NIT tournament and beating Fresno State, Notre Dame, the tournament’s top seed, and Northwest Louisiana to claim the title. The Vandals never compiled a losing record while Dobratz was coach, going 142-39 in her six years. The Idaho women broke 20 team and 33 of 37 individual school records during her time with the team. Of those original totals, 18 team and 12 individual records still stand today.