Women’s Tournament highlights: For the third year, will have a full set presence at the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, hosted by Maria Taylor.
Analysts Nell Fortner and Andy Landers will provide pre-game, halftimes and post-game insights on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from Greenville, S. Analyst Tamika Catchings and play-by-play Courtney Lyle will both make their tournament commentating debut, after joining the SEC Network earlier this year and calling games throughout the regular-season television schedule.
She received recognition as the ACC Coach of the Year a record seven times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007).
Graves becomes just the third Division III head coach to be honored with the Carol Eckman award, dating back to 1986.
Along with Graves, the former head coach of Gallaudet University, Kevin Cook, was honored in 2010, while Laura Mapp of Bridgewater College was honored with the inaugural award in 1986.
SEC Network will televise more than 25 hours of live television from Greenville over three days.
Women’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule: Men’s Basketball Tournament Highlights: SEC Network returns to Nashville, Tenn.
- March 2, 2017 - Head Springfield College women's basketball coach, Naomi Graves G'85, has been honored with the 2017 Carol Eckman Award, announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday evening.
The Carol Eckman Award is named in honor of the late Carol Eckman, the former West Chester State College coach, who is considered the "Mother of the Women's Collegiate Basketball Championship." Eckman organized the first women's basketball championship at West Chester in 1969, and continued to garner recognition and support for the women's game until her death from cancer in 1985."Naomi is a talented coach and teacher who has used basketball as a classroom to prepare her student-athletes for success in life.Her unwavering investment over her 31 years as head coach has bettered our game and reminds us of the late Carol Eckman." This season marks Graves' 26th with the Pride.Knoxville, TN – Former Duke women’s basketball head coach Gail Goestenkors was officially inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday evening at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn.Joining Goestenkors in the hall’s latest class were four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.During her final 10 seasons at Duke, Goestenkors led the Blue Devils to NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearances every year, seven Elite Eight appearances, four Final Four appearances, and two appearances in the NCAA Championship game.