Baylor's Mulkey: AP women's college basketball coach of year
Baylor's Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year for the second time.
Mulkey has led the Lady Bears to a 35-1 record and a spot in the Final Four. Baylor finished the regular season ranked No. 1.
She was presented the award Thursday after receiving 17 of the votes from a 28-member national media panel that votes for the weekly rankings. Balloting was done before the NCAA Tournament
Wes Moore of North Carolina State and Vic Schaefer of Mississippi State each received five votes and Lisa Bluder of Iowa had one.
Mulkey also won the award in 2012, the last time the Lady Bears reached the Final Four and won the national championship.
Megan Gustafson of Iowa, meanwhile, is The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year.
She led the nation in scoring for the second consecutive year and is the first player from the school and the Big Ten to win the award.
The 6-foot-3 star received 15 votes Thursday from the 28-member national media panel that selects the weekly AP rankings. Balloting was done before the NCAA Tournament.
Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon received seven votes while Napheesa Collier of UConn three. Asia Durr of Louisville had two votes and Teaira McCowan of Mississippi State one.
Gustafson averaged 27.9 points and helped the Hawkeyes reach the Elite Eight for the first time since 1993.
She became only the fourth Division I player to score more than 1,000 points in a season.
She tied the NCAA record for double-doubles in a season.
Texas Tech's Chris Beard, who guided his team to its first Final Four appearance, was named The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year Thursday.
He earned 20 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters who submitted ballots before the start of the NCAA Tournament.
Beard's team won a share of the Big 12 regular season title for the first time, then pushed past No. 1 seed Gonzaga to win the West Region and earn a ticket to Minneapolis.
Houston's Kelvin Sampson was second with 13 votes after the Cougars finished with a program-record 33 wins before losing in the Sweet 16.
They were the only coaches to receive at least 10 votes.