Semrau Named United States Marine Corps/WBCA Division I Coach of the Year

Sue Semrau
Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-06 22:19:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – For the third time this year, Florida State Women’s Basketball Head Coach Sue Semrau has picked up a national coach of the year honor as she was named the United States Marine Corps/WBCA Division I Coach of the Year.

Semrau was presented the prestigious Pat Summitt Trophy late Monday night during the fifth annual WBCA Awards Show.

"The WBCA is proud to name Sue Semrau as the 2015 United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "Sue had a tremendous season teaching, mentoring, and inspiring her student-athletes on and off the court, as evidenced by the vote from her respective peers and is very deserving of the WBCA’s highest honor for the coaching profession."

Semrau is just the third ACC coach ever to win national coach of the year honors from both the Associated Press and the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association). She joins Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw (2001, 2013, 2014) and North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell (2006) on the esteemed list.

Semrau is also only the fourth ACC coach ever to win at least three national coach of the year awards in one season, also joining McGraw, Hatchell and former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors.

"Sue has not only had a fantastic year at FSU leading her team, she has also served the family of women’s basketball coaches as President of the WBCA,” added Donehew. “I can attest to Sue’s countless hours, leadership, commitment, and vision to lift the organization,” said Donehew. “We are extremely grateful to have such a passionate and talented individual as Sue serving the game in all facets.

“Our women’s basketball family applauds Sue on a remarkable year and shares our profound thanks for her investment into our game, for the betterment of the coaching profession and her impact on the Florida State campus through her service to her student-athletes.”

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