Carlsen named 2013 IBCA NCAA Division II Coach of the Year

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Lewis' Carlsen named 2013 IBCA NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Coach of the Year

Published: April 29, 2013.

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association announced that Lewis University women's basketball head coach Lisa Carlsen has been named the 2013 NCAA Division II Coach of the Year, following the Flyers' run to the NCAA Tournament this past season.

Carlsen guided the Flyers to a 24-6 record, a Great Lakes Valley Conference title and was named the 2013 GLVC Coach of the Year.

“This year's team was able to accomplish something that was very special,” Carlsen said. “A GLVC championship with the caliber of basketball in this league is something to be proud of.

“The credit really goes to our student athletes, my great staff (Kerri James and Kierra McCleary), and the support of many people.”

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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