Speaking of badasses, Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer was named the Russell Athletic/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division I Head Coach of the Year today. She has been at Stanford for 25 years with a career that includes coaching the 1996 US Olympic team to gold. An inductee to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, VanDerveer holds numerous accolades. Earlier this year, she was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the 11th time. Our women’s team holds an amazing 32-2 record for the season (VanDerveer boasts a career record of 825-197).
Be sure to follow #1 Stanford tonight as they play against #11 Gonzaga, a game that will decide if the Cardinal women will make their 10th appearance in the Final Four. In addition to proving their often unparalleled talent on the court, the Cardinal women are better lyricists and dancers than some actual recording artists: