Duke alum, former player and former assistant coach Joanne Boyle, now the head coach at Cal, has been awarded one of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's most prestigious awards, the Carol Eckman Award.


WBCA's description of the award:

"The Carol Eckman Award is presented annually to an active WBCA coach who exemplifies Eckman's spirit, integrity and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose. The award is named in honor of the late Carol Eckman, the former West Chester State College coach who is considered the "Mother of the Women's Collegiate Basketball Championship." Eckman organized the first women's basketball championship at West Chester in 1969 and continued to garner recognition and support for the women's game until her death from cancer in 1985."