Thursday, March 06, 2008

Summitt Named a Finalist for Naismith Coach of Year

ATLANTA, Ga. – Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt has been named a finalist for the 2008 Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year honor, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Stringer is joined by Geno Auriemma of Connecticut, C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers and LSU's Van Chancellor.

The Naismith Award is the most prestigious national award presented annually to the men's and women's college basketball coaches of the year. The winner will be announced during the 2008 NCAA Women's Final Four in Tampa, Fla.

Finalists were chosen through a vote by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, who narrowed the mid-season list of 25 candidates down to the final four. The Board, which is comprised of leading basketball journalists, coaches and administrators from around the country, based its criteria on coaching performances this season.

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