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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, Miami’s Katie Meier and Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer are co-recipients of The Associated Press’ coach of the year.
It’s the first time that an AP award has been shared in any college sport.
Auriemma has now won the award seven times, including three of the past four seasons. It’s the first AP honor for VanDerveer and Meier.
The three coaches each received 10 votes from the 39-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.
Auriemma has the Huskies back in the Final Four for the fourth straight season with a chance to win a third consecutive national championship.
Maya Moore is The Associated Press player of the year for the second time in three seasons after leading Connecticut to another spectacular year.
The senior averaged 22.5 points and guided the Huskies to the Big East regular season and tournament championships. She has them back in the Final Four for the fourth straight year and is trying to lead them to a third straight national title.
The four-time All-American is the third player to win the award twice, joining Seimone Augustus of LSU and Chamique Holdsclaw of Tennessee. Moore won as a sophomore and finished second in the voting her freshman and junior years.
Moore received the award Saturday. She got 37 of the votes from the 39-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Baylor's Brittney Griner received the other two votes.