Nov. 18, 2012
The Gopher's victory over Maine Sunday afternoon meant more than a Subway Classic Title. For Minnesota's head coach Pam Borton, the 77-60 victory notched her 200th win with the Gophers.
Coach Borton's record of 200-125 at the `U' gives her the honor of the winningest coach in program history.
"I've had a lot of great players and if you don't have great players, you don't win games," Borton said about her accomplishment. "I've had a lot of great players who've shared in those 200 wins, a lot of great assistant coaches who've all shared in those 200 wins, and obviously the fans. It's a great place to coach, the University of Minnesota. It's a great place to go to school and a lot of people have been a part of those wins."
In her 11th season at Minnesota, Coach Borton has proved to have an immense impact on the program. She has guided the Gophers to a Final Four, three Sweet Sixteens, six NCAA Tournament appearances and three seasons of 25 or more wins.
Not only has Coach Borton achieved success on the court, but also in the classroom. Since her arrival, the Gophers have accomplished over a 3.0 grade point average every year along with boasting a league-best 69 Academic All-Big Ten honorees over the last 10 years.
Congratulations to Head Coach Pam Borton!
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