THE KAY YOW AWARD
April 15, 2013
KATIE ABRAHAMSON-HENDERSON WINS THE 2013 KAY YOW AWARD
BOSTON (MA) -- After leading her team to a 28-4 record, Albany's Katie Abrahamson-Henderson is the recipient of the 2013 Kay Yow award.
Abrahamson-Henderson was unanimous selection as America East Conference Coach of the Year after guiding UAlbany to just the seventh undefeated league slate (16-0) in America East history.
Her Lady Danes finished ranked in the top 20 in eight categories - with their lowest ranking being 17th (3-point percentage - 35.9). The Great Danes were third in scoring defense (49.0) and fifth in field goal % defense (33.2). UAlbany was also seventh in rebound margin (+10.4), tenth in scoring margin (+18.4), 11th in W-L percentage (90.0), 12th in field goal % (44.8), and 13th in steals (11.9).
The Kay Yow Award was established last year to honor the Division I women's head coach who embodies not only a winning spirit but who also displays great character both on and off the court.
Yow was a coaching legend who led NC State to 737 wins during her 34 seasons at the school. She was wildly successful in every forum in which she coached, leading gold medal winners at the 1981 World University Games, the 1986 Goodwill Games, 1986 World Championship Games and the 1988 Olympic Games.