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Adia Barnes Named to Naismith Coach of the Year Watch List

Feb 16, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona women's basketball head coach Adia Barnes was named to the Werner Ladder Naismith Women's Coach of the Year Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Wednesday morning.
 
This season, Barnes has led the Wildcats to an 18-4 record including three top-25 wins and a top-10 win. Despite losing 44.8% of their scoring from last season, Barnes has guided the Wildcats to a streak of 13-straight weeks in the top-10, a program record.
 
Under Barnes' tutelage, Cate Reese was named to the Naismith Trophy Women's Player of the Year Midseason Team while Sam Thomas was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.
 
Last season, Barnes was named a WBCA Coach of the Year Finalist and a Naismith Coach of the Year Semifinalist. She was also named a Naismith Coach of the Year Finalist during the 2020 season.
 
-- ArizonaWildcats.com --