Now, though, it's Semrau's team that will try to slay Stanford, which has made the Women's Final Four 11 times, including five of the past six years.
In fact, the last time the Cardinal did not get at least as far as the Sweet 16 was 2007, when they were upset in the second round by ... Florida State. The Cardinal were a No. 2 seed and the Seminoles a No. 10 seed that year, too, and the game was at Stanford's Maples Pavilion.
"Our kids don't know about that," VanDerveer said of the 2007 loss. "I do, but they don't. It's all about this year's team."
Semrau said she may tell her team about the 2007 win at Stanford, but that it's not relevant other than as some inspiration.
Then again, they should have gotten plenty of that by knocking out the "home" team Saturday.