Selvig wins award for 15th time

Updated: March 16, 2005, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

OGDEN, Utah -- Montana head coach Robin Selvig was named the 2005 Big Sky Conference women's basketball coach of the year on Wednesday for leading the team to the second straight conference title and a berth in the NCAA championship tournament.

This is the 15th time Selvig has won the honor. He shared it last year with Idaho State's Jon Newlee.

Selvig has posted a 22-7 record so far this season. The Lady Griz's victory over Weber State in the title game marked the 16th conference championship overall.

Selvig has had 21 seasons with 20 or more victories, has seven undefeated Big Sky seasons and an overall record of 623-179. He has more victories than any other basketball coach in the Big Sky Conference -- men's or women's.

He also ranks fifth among Division I coaches in winning percentage at 77.7 percent and ranks 10th in career victories.

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