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Penn State Hosts Introductory Press Conference for Carolyn Kieger Friday

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Welcome celebration and introductory press conference open to public


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; April 8, 2019 – A public welcome celebration and introductory press conference for new Penn State women’s basketball head coach Carolyn Kieger is planned for Friday, April 12. The event will begin and noon and be held inside the Bryce Jordan Center Basketball practice facility.


The event will be open to season ticket holders, alumni, students and fans as Penn State formally introduces the sixth head coach in Lady Lion history.


Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the public. Attendees should park in either the Jordan East or Stadium West lots and enter the BJC through the Founders entrance. Handicap parking is available in the ADA lot located near Gate B across from the All-Sports Museum.


Penn State and Vice President of Athletics Sandy Barbour named Kieger head women’s basketball coach on April 3. Kieger (pronounced KEE-ger), a 2019 Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year Award semifinalist, guided Marquette University to the top of the Big East Conference and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances as the Golden Eagles’ head coach.


Kieger, a 2006 Marquette graduate, comes to Happy Valley after five years at the helm of her alma mater, posting a 99-64 overall record. During the past three seasons, Kieger led the Golden Eagles to sparkling 76-26 mark (43-11 in Big East), which included a pair of Big East regular-season championships and a Big East Tournament Championship. Marquette made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in 20 years, advancing to the round of 32 the past two seasons.

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