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Vols' Parker, UConn's Auriemma win AP player, coach of the year honors

Updated: April 5, 2008, 4:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- Candace Parker has been selected The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year while Connecticut's Geno Auriemma earned the women's coach of the year honor for the fifth time Saturday.

Parker led Tennessee to its second straight Final Four appearance this season.

"I don't know of another player -- I haven't coached one -- who was 6-foot-5 with the skill set she has," Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said.

Parker received 40 votes from the 50-member ...

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