Women's College Basketball

 
                === Montana gives Tinkle, Selvig extensions ===
 
 Missoula, MT (Sports Network) - The University of Montana gave head basketball
 coaches  Robin  Selvig and  Wayne  Tinkle  three-year contract  extensions  on
 Friday.
 
 Tinkle  has guided  the  men's team  to  a  116-71 record  over  the past  six
 seasons,  including  a 66-30 mark in  Big Sky Conference games. His 116 career
 victories are the fourth most in school history.
 
 The  Grizzlies went 25-6 last season and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
 Montana ended up losing to Wisconsin in the second round.
 
 "I  have so much  respect for Wayne, not only for his teams' excellence on the
 court,  but  most  importantly  for  their  successes  in  the  classroom  and
 community,"  Montana interim  director of athletics Jean Gee said. "He and his
 staff recruit quality young men who are so well-rounded, and they are simply a
 joy  to be around. The future of Grizzly basketball looks very bright with the
 signing of Wayne to a three-year contract extension."
 
 Tinkle  played  for the  Grizzlies from  1985-89 and was  a three-time Big Sky
 all-conference selection from his sophomore through his senior seasons.
 
 Selvig  will  enter his 35th year  as the women's  head coach of the Lady Griz
 and his 40th year as either a coach or player at his alma mater.
 
 Selvig has an impressive 774-247 record as Montana's head coach.
 
 The  19-time conference coach  of the year, Selvig has guided the Lady Griz to
 32 winning seasons, 27 20-win seasons and 19 NCAA Tournaments.
 
 One  of  the top  coaches in  NCAA Division I  women's basketball, Selvig will
 enter  the 2012-13  season 26 wins shy  of 800 for his career. The only active
 NCAA  Division  I women's  basketball  coaches  currently  with 800  wins  are
 Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer, North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell, Stanford's Tara
 VanDerveer and Connecticut's Geno Auriemma.
 
 Selvig  was a  four-year member of the Grizzly basketball team from 1970-71 to
 1973-74. He was an All-Big Sky selection as a senior.
 
 
 
 05/25 17:34:20 ET

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