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20070313 Joan Bonvicini Earns WBCA Victory Club Award
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Release: 03/13/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Atlanta</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> ?</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> women&rsquo;s basketball head coach Joan Bonvicini has earned The Women&rsquo;s Basketball Coaches Association 2007 Russell Athletic/WBCA Victory Club Award, honoring her for winning her 600<SUP>th</SUP> career victory this season.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Russell Athletic/WBCA Victory Club Award is presented to each WBCA-member head coach who achieves career wins of 200, 300, 400, 500 or more, in 100 victory increments. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On Feb. 8, Bonvicini became the 18th coach in NCAA Division I women's basketball history to reach the 600 win milestone with a 65-61 victory over <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The winningest coach in <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> women's basketball history, Bonvicini owns a 277-203 (.577) mark in 16 seasons at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, and is 602-274 (.687) in 28 years as a head coach.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Bonvicini will be recognized during the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year Luncheon <I>presented by AstraZeneca</I> on Monday, April 2, at 12 p.m. (EST) in the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Crowne</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Plaza</st1:PlaceType>&rsquo;s Grand Ballroom in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Cleveland</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ohio</st1:State></st1:place>. This event is part of the 2007 WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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