Aggie great Therese Cardinet is the true veteran of the women's basketball program, entering her 30th year in 2016-17 as a member of the Aggie staff.
The 2015-16 season was her ninth as the program's administrative assistant. In her tenure at UC Davis, she was involved in most facets of the program, including a three-year run as head coach of the Aggie junior varsity program. She posted a 51-9 overall record during that stretch.
Cardinet starred at point guard for the Aggies from 1976-77 and 1978-81, leading her teams to a pair of titles in the Golden State Conference. In her senior year, she led UC Davis to a 23-8 record, then a school record for wins. Cardinet ranked among all-time Aggie leaders in scoring (846), assists (182) and rebounds (329). In recognition of her outstanding career, Cardinet was inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletic Hall of Fame in June 1996.
She earned her bachelor's in physical education at UC Davis in 1982, and later completed a teaching credential at Sacramento State.
Cardinet is working in her 29th year as a physical education instructor at Golden State Middle School in West Sacramento.