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ATLANTA – Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan has been named a recipient of the 2010 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Wednesday (March 10).

The RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award is presented to each WBCA-member head coach who achieves career wins of 200, 300, 400, 500 or more, in 100 victory increments.

Ryan earned her 700th win in the Cavaliers’ season-opener on Nov. 13 at UMBC. Virginia defeated the Retrievers, 68-57. For her career, Ryan has compiled a 720-307 record.

In her 32 years at the helm of the Virginia women’s basketball program, Ryan has recorded 20 or more wins 23 times and 30 or more wins twice en route to 23 NCAA Tournament appearances and three Final Four berths.

In July of 2008, Ryan was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 10th anniversary class.

“RUSSELL ATHLETIC continues to be committed to women’s sports by innovating the newest women specific uniforms and apparel,” said Gary Barfield, Executive Vice President, RUSSELL ATHLETIC. “Through RUSSELL ATHLETIC’S dedication to women’s athletics, we are proud to honor the WBCA’s Victory Club award winners. These coaches’ accomplishments enable new vision for all student-athletes.”

2010 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award Recipients
Name School Victory #
Jill Prudden Oak Ridge High School 900
John Franklin Thames Manning High School 800
Geno Auriemma University of Connecticut 700
Jim Foster Ohio State University 700
Evan Massey Galesburg High School 700
Debbie Ryan University of Virginia 700
Tim Shea Salem State College 700
Sal Buscaglia Robert Morris University 600
Doug Johnson Petaluma High School 600
Muffet McGraw University of Notre Dame 600
Kim Muhl Kirkwood Community College 600
Van Chancellor Louisiana State University 500
Shirley Egner University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 500
Christopher Ellis Maryville University 500
Ferne Labati Seton Hill University 500
Sherri Retif Germantown Academy 500
Kristen Zawacki Saint Vincent College 500
Nan Carney-DeBord Ohio Wesleyan 400
Carol Halford Williams Baptist College 400
Cheri Harrer Baldwin-Wallace College 400
Cathy Inglese University of Rhode Island 400
Ron Jones Midland College 400
Deirdre Kane West Chester University 400
Mary Klinger Rutgers Prep High School 400
Tena Krause Taylor University 400
Dave Krauth Augustana College 400
Nyla Milleson Missouri State University 400
Dale Neal Freed-Hardeman University 400
Kathleen O’Neil University of Massachusetts, Lowell 400
Roonie Scovel Gulf Coast Community College 400
Darin Spence New Mexico State University 400
Susan Summons Miami Dade College-Kendall 400
Mark Thomas University of Wisconsin, Stout 400
Gary Van Atta Trevecca Nazarene University 400
Paul Webb Bulloch Academy 400
Denise Bierly Eastern Connecticut State Univ. 300
Beth Burns San Diego State University 300
Brad Clifford Yavapai 300
Sherri Coale University of Oklahoma 300
Paul Fessler Concordia University, St. Paul 300
Lea Henry Georgia State University 300
Jim Jabir University of Dayton 300
Karen Lafata Schoolcraft College 300
Erin Monahan William Paterson University 300
Keith Mondillo Gwynedd-Mercy College 300
Jeannette Mosher State Univ. of New York at Cortland 300
Brandon Schneider Emporia State University 300
Carla Taylor Weber State University 300
Charli Turner Thorne Arizona State University 300
Kim Barnes Arico St. John’s University 200
Matthew Bollant University of Wisconsin, Green Bay 200
Tricia Fabbri Quinnipiac University 200
Shann Hart Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis 200
Kiley Hill Valdosta State University 200
DeeDee Jarman Methodist University 200
Chris Kielsmeier Wayne State College 200
Curt Miller Bowling Green State University 200
Peg Mitchell Lewis & Clark Community College 200
Norman Rodriguez John Wood Community College 200
Mia Smith Illinois Wesleyan University 200
Karen Tessmer Worcester State College 200
Sharon Versyp Purdue University 200
Bill Watson Pikeville College 200
Anji Weissenfluh Eastern Oregon University 200

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