Saturday, March 31, 2012
Kim Mulkey named top coach
DENVER -- Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Coach of the Year.
Voepel: Mulkey Keeps It Light
Kim Mulkey, diagnosed with Bell's palsy last week, downplayed her health and stayed focused on Baylor at the Final Four on Saturday, Mechelle Voepel writes. Story
Mulkey has guided her team to an undefeated season, and the Lady Bears stand two wins away from becoming the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season.
She was presented the award Saturday after receiving 19 votes from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly top 25. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament.
Baylor has won its first 38 games in dominant fashion and has topped the AP poll for the entire season.
Tina Martin of Delaware was second with 14 votes.