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2022 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament

March 2-6 | Las Vegas, NV
Michelob ULTRA Arena

Stanford's Tara VanDerveer named 2022 John R. Wooden Pac-12 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year

Women's Basketball
Feb 28, 2022
Stanford's Tara VanDerveer was named the 2022 John R. Wooden Pac-12 Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. The winningest coach in women's college basketball history, VanDerveer was chosen by her peers as the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year for the 17th time in 36 seasons of Pac-12 women's basketball and second year in a row. Ranked No. 2 nationally and owners of the nation's longest active winning streak (17), VanDerveer guided the Cardinal to its second consecutive and 25th overall Pac-12 regular-season title in 2022. Stanford went unbeaten in Pac-12 play for the eighth time (16-0, 1.000) and first since 2012 to secure the top seed in the Pac-12 Tournament for the 15th time. The defending national champions have won 31 consecutive games against Pac-12 opponents, including the postseason, which is the third-longest active streak in the country (Princeton, Ivy - 37; Jackson State, SWAC - 31).