Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier a semifinalist for Naismith Coach of the Year award

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SPOKANE, Wash. —  Gonzaga women’s basketball head coach Lisa Fortier has been named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year award.

Fortier is one of 10 coaches across the country to be named a semifinalist for the award.

This season, Fortier has led the Bulldogs to their best start in program history at 28-2, as well as a program- and conference-best Associated Press Top 25 Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll ranking at No. 11 and No. 10.

The finalists for the award will be revealed on March 19 and the winner will be selected on April 4.

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