Kim Barnes Arico

How Kim Barnes Arico has taken Michigan basketball to new heights

WICHITA, Kan. – It took Nicole Munger one recruiting visit to buy into Kim Barnes Arico’s vision for Michigan’s women’s basketball program. In October 2013, when Munger was a junior at Central Bucks West High School near Philadelphia, she, her brother and her father traveled to Ann Arbor to meet with Barnes Arico, who was coming off a 22-11 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance in her first season with the Wolverines.
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Michigan's Kim Barnes Arico: 'Surreal' in making back-to-back Sweet 16s, previews veteran South Dakota team

Michigan’s women’s basketball continues to climb to new heights. On Monday, No. 3-seed Michigan defeated No. 11-seed Villanova 64-49 to advance to back-to-back Sweet 16s for the first time in program history. It’s a feat, that Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico had to put in perspective to her players moments after their historic victory.

Retire Naz Hillmon’s number at Michigan, says coach Kim Barnes Arico

ANN ARBOR — Naz Hillmon, the first All-American in Michigan women’s basketball history, has led the Wolverines into the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row. Her latest performance — 27 points, 11 rebounds and a stellar showing defensively against the Big East Player of the Year — propelled Michigan over Villanova, 64-49, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night. It represented her 50th career double-double.

Michigan's Kim Barnes Arico wins B1G coach of the year; Hillmon, Clouden All-B1G first team

Michigan State and Michigan women's basketball players were unanimous selections to the 2022 All-Big Ten first team. Naz Hillmon, who leads U-M with 21.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, and Nia Clouden, who leads MSU with 20.4 points per game, were named to the first team. Each was a unanimous selection by the coaches, and Hillmon was one of two unanimous selections by the media.

Kim Barnes Arico Named Big Ten Coach of the Year

After leading the No. 10-ranked University of Michigan women’s basketball team to a 13-4 conference record and 22 regular-season wins, head coach Kim Barnes Arico was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year by the coaches and media, with Naz Hillmon becoming Michigan’s first-ever four-time All-Big Ten first-teamer as announced by the conference Tuesday (March 1). Hillmon also grabbed a spot on the all-defensive team, with Leigha Brown being named to the second team and Laila Phelia to the all-freshman team.
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Kim Barnes Arico named to Coach of the Year late season watch list

Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico has been named to the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year Late Season Watch List, the team announced Wednesday. Barnes Arico has led the Wolverines to one of their best seasons in program history, sitting currently at...