Michigan’s Kim Barnes Arico named Big Ten coach of the year
Michigan’s Kim Barnes Arico, who has directed the Wolverines to a 22-8 record and No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament, was named conference coach of the year on Monday.
Barnes Arico has led the Wolverines to 20-win seasons in each of her five years with the Wolverines – 22-11 in 2012-13, 20-14 in 2013-14, 20-15 in 2014-15 and 21-14 in 2015-16.
Barnes Arico is the first from Michigan to be named Big Ten coach of the year since Sue Guevara was picked by the media in 2000.
Michigan and Michigan State players also earned All-Big Ten honors in voting by coaches and media.
Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty and Hallie Thome, and Michigan State’s Tori Jankoska, were named first team by the coaches. Michigan’s Kysre Gondrezick earned second-team honors and she also made the all-freshman team.
In voting by media, Flaherty and Jankoska made the first team, while Thome was joined on the second team by Kysre Gondrezick.
Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell was named Big Ten player of the year by coaches and media.