Williams named Big Ten Coach of the Year, Whitish, Cain honored

    Nebraska women's basketball head coach Amy Williams surveys the court during a Jan. 16, 2018 game versus Iowa (KHGI)

    Amy Williams is the Big Ten women's basketball coach of the year and it only took her two tries to win it.

    Already recording 13 wins more than her inaugural season in Lincoln, the Huskers finished third in the Big Ten by going 11–5, an increase of eight games in conference action, 20–9 overall.

    This is the third time a Husker coach has been regarded as the Big Ten's best, as Connie Yori brought it home after the 2013 and 2014 seasons (coaches).

    Hannah Whitish was a second-team all-conference selection. Whitish led Nebraska with 12.7 points per game, 5.0 assists per game, and was the only Husker to endure all 29 starts.

    Freshman Kate Cain brought home two honors. The first, an all-defensive selection with 91 blocks, a Nebraska record for a freshman. Cain was also on the all-freshman team behind five double-doubles and a 57.5 field goal percentage.

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