Janice Evans and Nancy Fahey Earn DIII News Postseason Honors
St. Louis, Mo., March 22, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis head women’s basketball head coach Nancy Fahey and senior forward Janice Evans each earned DIII News postseason accolades, as announced Monday by the publication. Fahey was tabbed as the DIII News National Coach of the Year, while Evans garnered third-team All-America honors.
Fahey guided Washington University to a 29-2 overall record this season, and the Bears defeated Hope College, 65-59, on Saturday, March 20, at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill., to claim the program’s fifth national championship and the first since a run of four straight titles from 1998-01.
The 29 wins are the most for Washington University since it posted back-to-back 30-0 seasons during the 1998-99 and 1999-00 national championship runs. With a 571-100 overall record in 24 seasons on the Danforth Campus, Fahey ranks fourth in NCAA history with an .851 winning percentage.
Fahey was also named the DIII News Coach of the Decade earlier this season, and has earned DIII News Coach of the Year honors twice before. She led the Bears to two national championships with four Final Four appearances last decade, and since the 1999-00 season, the Bears have posted an overall record of 279-39 (.877).
Evans is Washington University’s first All-America since 2006, when Kelly Manning claimed All-America recognition from three different sources. Evans started in all 31 games for Washington University in 2009-10 and finished the season averaging 10.1 points and six rebounds per game.
She shot 44.7 percent from the field and a team-best 69 percent from the free-throw line. During the run to the 2010 national championship, Evans scored in double figures in four games, averaging 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, shooting 49 percent from the field.
The second-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and honorable mention Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America honoree finishes her career with 944 points, 564 rebounds, 122 steals and 56 blocked shots. She averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 114 career games played.