October 28, 2017

Tara honored by Women's Sports Foundation

Last week, the Women's Sports Foundation held its 38th annual salute to women in sports.

Tara was honored with this special tribute:

With tremendous admiration, tonight the Women’s Sports Foundation recognized Stanford Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tara VanDerveer for her storied career and milestone achievement of her 1,000th career coaching win, reached in the spring of 2017. VanDerveer is now the third Division I coach in NCAA basketball history to reach 1,000 wins, joining the late Pat Summitt and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.

As head women’s basketball coach at Stanford since 1985, VanDerveer has led the Cardinals to two NCAA championships (1990, 1992) and 11 Final Four appearances, while also helping Stanford win 22 Pac-12 regular-season titles and 12 Pac-12 tournament trophies. In 1996, VanDerveer took a year-long sabbatical to coach the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team, leading the team to a 60–0 record, including eight wins and a gold medal in the Games. VanDerveer was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Chiney introduced Tara at the event:

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