Stats are pretty similar to Citron's.
Gaps in their NCs:
1995, 2000 (5 years)
2000, 2002 (2 years)
2004, 2009 (5 years)
2010, 2013 (3 years)
2016-Present (6 years (not counting Covid in 2020)).
There have been some very good players there since then, but it helps to have either a great one (Ms. Stewart) or a superb cast of characters 1-5 (ND) working in sync.
arguably 3 of the 6 greatest women's NCAA tourney players of all time. The other 3 I would say are Parker, Holdsclaw, & Cheryl Miller, all of whom won at least 2 NCs. Geno was effective enough to have 3 like Pat Summitt had 2 players which helped her get her 8 championships.
None of those players were on the 1995 or 2000 teams. DT was a freshman on the 2001 team. FWIW, 2002 was probably more the other 4 starters (who were all 1st round choices in the WNBA).
next year. But the fear is subsiding. People now know they can be beaten (and it isn't just ND or a couple select others). You can probably go to one of 12-13 programs now and dream of a NC. Not just 4-5 for much of the past two decades. And 20-25 teams can maybe beat them on a given night mid-season if they play very well.
Because if one goes to the Boneyard some posters had deemed that only South Carolina, Stanford and UConn were worthy of being in the WB national championship conversation. Like Lucky Luciano forming the modern Mafia.