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IU women’s basketball coach Teri Moren wins AP national coach of the year

It was a season full of historic accomplishments for IU women’s basketball.

And the program’s leader was recognized for it all by the national media on Thursday afternoon.

IU head coach Teri Moren has been named the Associated Press National Coach of the Year, Indiana announced.  Moren received the award in a ceremony at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Thursday.  She is the first IU women’s coach to earn that honor.

In her ninth season at the helm, Moren led the IU women’s squad to numerous program firsts and record setting numbers during the 2022-23 campaign.

The Seymour, Ind. native guided the Hoosiers to a school record 28 wins with a 28-4 overall record and a first-place finish in the Big Ten. They claimed their first regular season conference title in 40 years, with a mark of 16-2 in league play.  Indiana posted wins over nine top 25 foes this season, five of which came against top 5 opponents.

Indiana women’s basketball also earned the program’s first-ever No. 1 seed as it was selected as one of the top teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Under Moren’s direction, IU ranked in the top-10 nationally in five team categories, highlighted by a 49.7 field goal percentage, which is second amongst all Division I teams. Indiana is also fourth in scoring margin (+18.8), sixth in scoring offense (80.9) and assist-to-turnover ratio (+1.45) and seventh in assists per game (18.2).

The Hoosiers have been ranked in both national polls consecutively for the last three seasons, reaching as high as No. 2 in both.

Moren was also named the 2023 Big Ten Coach of the Year, the second time she has been honored by the league.

On Jan. 18 in a win at Illinois, Moren became the program’s all-time winningest coach with 189 career victories. She holds a current record of 200-93 (.683) in her nine seasons leading the program and eclipsed the 200 win mark at IU in the victory over Tennessee Tech in the NCAA First Round.

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