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Lin L. Laursen

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Lin L. Laursen

Class of 2008

  • Head coach of Central Arizona College, where she has tallied an overall record of 971-145 (.870) in 34 seasons
  • Has won three NJCAA National Championships (1989, 1998 and 2005) and appeared in eleven Final Fours
  • Holds record for NJCAA wins
  • Has seen 140 of her players go on to major universities, including Bridget Pettis and Amanda Lassiter, who both went on to play in the WNBA
  • Named Converse Coach of the Year in 1982-83, Russell Athletic WBCA Coach of the Year in 2004-05 and 2007-08, and NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 1988-89, 1997-98 and 2004-05
  • Has led Central Arizona to 29 ACCAC Titles, including 21 consecutive and tallied 185 consecutive conference wins over a nine-year span
  • Appeared in 27 National Tournaments with 20 or more wins in 31 years and 30 or more wins in 20 years
  • The basketball court at Central Arizona College is named after Laursen, who has been with the college since 1971 and also coached volleyball and softball for eight years.
  • Was inducted into NJCAA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in April 2008