Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer received her 1,099th recreation Tuesday to set an NCAA document for all-time teaching victories because the Cardinal defeated Pacific 104-61. VanDerveer handed the late Pat Summitt for probably the most all-time teaching victories in ladies’s faculty basketball.
“I actually hope Pat Summit is trying down and saying, ‘Nice job Tara, preserve it going,'” VanDerveer mentioned after the historic victory.
VanDerveer, who started her teaching profession at Idaho, earlier than taking up and spending 5 seasons at Ohio State, is at the moment in her thirty fifth season on the helm for Stanford. Throughout her time at Stanford VanDerveer has been nothing wanting exceptional. Following her first two seasons, by which she went 27-29, she has led Stanford to 32 consecutive successful seasons and 32 consecutive NCAA Event berths.
VanDerveer has received not less than 20 video games in 30 seasons, whereas reaching the 30-win mark 15 instances. She has led the Cardinal to 12 Closing 4 appearances and received the nationwide championship in 1990 and 1992.
Most all-time ladies’s faculty basketball victories victories
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Whereas she has executed lots of successful within the faculty ranks, VanDerveer additionally led the 1996 USA Girls’s Basketball group to the gold medal.
When speaking about among the nice faculty basketball coaches of all-time, VanDerveer needs to be one of many first to come back to thoughts. Not recognized for being overly energetic on the sidelines, she is understood for being the most effective academics of the sport there’s.
Phrases of assist and admiration poured in on Twitter following Stanford’s victory.
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over nearly each facet of our lives and has wreaked havoc on the early elements of the school basketball season, it mustn’t take away the chance to acknowledge, respect and admire certainly one of faculty basketball’s biggest achievements, for one of many recreation’s most revered and liked individuals.
No. 1 Stanford did simply that Tuesday bettering to 5-0 this season by beating Pacific.
This season’s Cardinal are a very deep, assured and proficient group and that stems from VanDerveer. With Stanford beginning the season off undefeated, and sitting at No. 1 within the AP High 25 ballot and No. 2 in our, Stanford is positioned to compete for a Pac 12 Championship and for one more deep NCAA Event run. The Cardinal are loaded with expertise and would be the deepest group within the nation.
The combo of skilled gamers like senior level guard Kiana Williams and junior sharp-shooter Lexie Hull, together with sophomore Haley Jones and freshman Cameron Brink, have this group taking part in with confidence. One other sophomore sensation is Fran Belibi, who had the social media world buzzing following her one-handed dunk in transition on Sunday night time.
Following their go to to Pacific, the Cardinal will return to Pac 12 play Saturday as they tackle USC earlier than a top-15 recreation towards UCLA on Monday.
Materials from The Related Press was used on this report