Kim Barnes Arico Becomes All-Time Winningest Coach in Michigan Women’s Basketball History

The No. 22-ranked University of Michigan women’s basketball team used a 22-3 run spanning the third and fourth quarters en route to an 80-57 win over Wisconsin on Thursday night at the Kohl Center. With the win, sixth-year Michigan head coach Kim Barnes Arico picked up her 124th career win to become the all-time winningest coach in program history.

Barnes Arico is first all-time at Michigan in winning percentage (.638) and holds a 70-23 record at Crisler Center during her tenure. U-M has won at least 13 games at Crisler in four of her five seasons, including a record-setting 19 wins in 2016-17.

KBA has coached 10 players to 14 All-Big Ten citations, including two-time All-Big Ten first teamer Katelynn Flaherty. Flaherty has also earned back-to-back WBCA All-America honorable mentions (2016, 2017) as the only player in school history with multiple honors. Barnes Arico was named the 2017 Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches and media, becoming the first consensus winner in school history. Nicole Elmblad also earned back-to-back Academic All-America honors (2014, 2015) and was the recipient of the Medal of Honor in 2015.

Barnes Arico also completed a two-year stint with USA Basketball (2014-15), serving as an assistant coach alongside Dawn Staley (South Carolina) and Jeff Walz (Louisville) for the U18 (2014) and U19 (2015) teams. She won a pair of gold medals at the FIBA U19 World Championships in 2015 and at the FIBA U18 America’s Championship in 2014.

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