April 18, 2014
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- University of Michigan women's basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico was inducted into the Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night (April 17). In addition, her 2001-02 Adelphi women's basketball team was given the Panther Legendary Team award.
Barnes Arico coached the Panthers from 1999-2002, putting together three of the most successful seasons in women's basketball history at Adelphi. She was named East Coast Conference Coach of the Year twice and led Adelphi to the program's first national ranking during the 2001-02 season. She went 65-24 overall as the Panthers' coach, earning NIT/Met Writers Association Division II Coach of the Year honors after the 2001-02 season.
In 2001-02, Barnes Arico's Panthers became the first and only team in program history to capture an East Coast Conference regular-season title and tournament crown in the same season. Adelphi went on to make the team's second appearance in the NCAA Tournament that season. The Panthers ended the year with a Sweet 16 appearance and a 28-3 overall record.
Following her tenure with the Panthers, Barnes Arico coached at St. John's for 10 seasons before being named the Michigan head coach on April 20, 2012. In her two seasons at U-M, Barnes Arico has put together back-to-back 20-win seasons and led the Wolverines to two straight postseason berths. She has 42 wins in Ann Arbor, the most ever by a second-year head coach in program history.
Barnes Arico recorded her 300th career win this past season in an 83-59 win over Southern on Dec. 20. She was recently named to the coaching staff of the USA Basketball U18 team and will spend a portion of the summer coaching the team during training camp and the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
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