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Women of the Year Awards
This Year's Keynote Speaker: Lisa Bluder
Head coach Lisa Bluder – Iowa’s all-time winningest coach – enters her 19th season at the helm of the Hawkeyes and her 35th season overall this year.
The three-time Big Ten and WBCA Regional Coach of the Year has guided Iowa to a winning record in 17 of her 18 seasons at the helm, including 12 upper-division finishes in the Big Ten Conference.
Coach Bluder has guided Iowa to 18 postseason appearances (14 NCAA and four WNIT), including NCAA Tournament berths in nine of the last 11 seasons.
The Dean of the Big Ten coaches is one-of-10 Division I head coaches with 700 or more victories and one-of-29 women’s coaches to ever accomplish the feat. She is one of 80 coaches (men or women) to win 700 or more contests.
Coach Bluder has mentored 21 players to 51 All-Big Ten honors. Six players during Bluder’s tenure have earned a total of eight WBCA all-region team accolades and seven players have earned a total of 12 honorable mention All-America honors.