RENO, Nev. (March 6, 2018) – In her fourth season at the helm of Northern Colorado women’s basketball, Kamie Ethridge was named the 2018 Big Sky Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year in a vote by the league coaches.
The Ethridge-led Bears currently boast a 23-6 overall record after finishing the conference schedule with a 15-3 mark to clinch Northern Colorado’s first outright Big Sky regular season title. Ethridge guided Northern Colorado to the Big Sky’s first top-25 win since 2007 when UNC defeated No. 20 DePaul (94-88) on the road in the first game of the season. Northern Colorado’s 8-3 non-conference mark against quality opponents as well as its stellar record against Big Sky foes ranks the Bears 38th in the latest RPI ratings.
Ethridge recently had three athletes earn all-conference honors, including a first-team selection and Big Sky MVP Savannah Smith. senior guard Savannah Scott received second team honors while senior Kianna Williams was named the Big Sky’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Northern Colorado has the first seed in the Big Sky Championship and will face No. 8 Montana on Wednesday (March 7).