ATLANTA – Following the news of senior Anna Hackett of the No. 11 Salisbury University women's basketball team being named an All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association, the organization announced Thursday night the United States Marine Corp/WBCA Division III Regional Coaches of the Year and Head Coach Kelly Lewandowski earned one of the eight recognitions.
In just her fourth year at the helm of the program and as a head coach, Lewandowski led the Sea Gulls to a record-breaking season. Setting a program record in wins in a single season, concluding the year with an overall tally of 28-3, Salisbury tabbed its first Capital Athletic Conference title in 13 years and earned an automatic bid in the national tournament. Continuing their historic run, the Gulls advanced to the sectional finals, the furthest any team in the 90 years of the program has ever gone.
Through her four-year tenure, Lewandowski has accumulated a 76-35 record. This is her third accolade for the season, as she received CAC Coach of the Year and the Regional Coach of the Year award from D3hoops.com.
Lewandowski is joined by the other seven regional coaches that earned the award, along with Thomas More College's Jeff Hans and George Fox University's Michael Meek, as finalists for the Pat Summitt Trophy, awarded to the 2015 National Coach of the Year.
The Coach of the Year will be named during the Fifth Annual WBCA Awards Show on Monday, April 6, in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. This event is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four.