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Cyclones have six 20-win seasons in 10 years

AMES, Iowa -- Bill Fennelly, who coached Iowa State to its
sixth 20-win season in 10 years, had his contract extended until
2011 on Wednesday.

Fennelly is 215-97 at Iowa State with seven NCAA tournament
appearances. The Cyclones finished 23-7 this season and were
unbeaten at home.

"Under Coach Fennelly's leadership, the Iowa State women's
basketball program continues to excel both on and off the court,"
athletic director Bruce Van De Velde said.

Fennelly's contract had last been extended in 2002, taking him
through the 2008-09 season. He has a total salary package of more
than $300,000.

Iowa State had never played in the NCAA tournament before
Fennelly arrived in 1995.

He guided Iowa State to the program's only conference
championships, winning the Big 12 tournament in 2000 and 2001. The
Cyclones reached the regional finals of the 1999 NCAA tournament
and twice advanced to the round of 16.