- Associated Press - Saturday, March 31, 2012

DENVER (AP) - Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball Coach of the Year.

Mulkey has guided her team to an undefeated season so far and the Lady Bears stand two wins away from becoming the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season.

She was presented the award Saturday after receiving 19 votes from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament.

Baylor has won its first 38 games in dominant fashion and has topped the AP poll for the entire season.


Tina Martin of Delaware was second with 14 votes.