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Former coach named outstanding contributor to women’s basketball

The Atlanta Tipoff Club named Andy Landers, former head coach of UGA’s women’s basketball team, its 2016 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball. He joins University of Louisville coach Denny Crum, who was named the 2016 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s Basketball.

Landers built the women’s basketball program at UGA into one of the top programs in the nation.

During his 36 seasons as head coach, he led his teams to 31 NCAA tournaments, five Final Four appearances, 17 top-10 finishes, seven SEC titles and four SEC tournament championships. What’s more, every four-year letter winner who played for Landers graduated with a degree from UGA. Thirty-nine of his former players went on to play professionally, with 25 of those playing in the WNBA.

Voted on by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s board of directors, Landers and Crum will be honored this fall.