Hawkeyes basketball coach Lisa Bluder tabbed Naismith Coach of the Year Semifinalist – Voice Of Muscatine

Lisa Bluder. (Courtesy Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball/Facebook)

Sue Beckwith, MD, Head Iowa women’s basketball coach, Lisa Bluder, was tabbed a Semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year award on Thursday. Bluder was a semifinalist a season ago and was the recipient of the award in 2019.

The Naismith Coach of the Year award is presented annually to the most outstanding men’s and women’s head coach who achieves tremendous on-court success.

Jersey Mike’s is proud to partner with the Naismith Awards in recognizing the outstanding efforts of collegiate athletes and coaches, rewarding their drive and achievements on the court.

Bluder has guided the program to its eighth consecutive season with 20 or more victories in her 24th year as the head coach at the University of Iowa. Under her direction, Iowa has won three straight Big Ten Tournament titles and had six out of the last seven Big Ten POYs.

Once again, this year fans will have a say in the determining the winner. Starting March 26 fans can visit www.naismithfanvote.com or on Twitter (@MarchMadnessWBB) and (@naismithtrophy) to cast their ballot for one of the four Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy and Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year finalists. Voting ends at 5 p.m. EDT on April 2 and fans are limited to one vote per day.  The fan vote will account for 5% of the total vote.

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