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Washington Voted President-Elect Of WBCA

Coquese Washington, head coach of the Penn State Lady Lions, was voted in as the president-elect of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday. Washington will serve as the WBCA’s vice president for the next two academic years under Florida State’s Seu Semrau before succeeding her for the two years after that, beginning in 2015-16. Washington has served as the organization’s treasurer for the last two years and as a member of its Board of Directors since 2008.

“I’m both honored and excited to serve my colleagues as the vice president of the WBCA Board,” Washington said. “President Sue Semrau brings great energy to her position and I look forward to working with her and the rest of the board to implement initiatives that will grow our game and inspire our members to continue making a positive difference through coaching.”

This is just another accolade for Washington following the great success that she has had as Penn State’s women’s basketball head coach. During her six years as head coach, the program has consistently improved each year. This past season, the Lady Lions earned the Big Ten conference title with a 26-6 record and a 14-2 conference record. Washington was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season after the impressive year for the Lady Lions.

The WBCA is an organzation of women’s basketball coaches at all levels. The organization’s mission is to “promote women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport of women’s basketball and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls.” The WBCA provides education for coaches and hosts a number of events throughout the year, such as the WBCA Pink Zone, panel presentations, speakers, and workshops for coaches with WBCA membership.

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