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Michigan hires Barnes Arico to lead women's program

Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - St. John's women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico has been hired as Kevin Borseth's successor at Michigan, announced director of athletics Dave Brandon on Friday.

Barnes Arico, who spent the last 10 years with the Red Storm, guided them to the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history this past season.

"I am excited and honored to represent the University of Michigan as its new head women's basketball coach," said Barnes Arico. "The University of Michigan is world renowned for its academic and athletic excellence and our program will continue to stress the Universities foundational values of being a true student-athlete - excellence in the classroom, excellence on the court and involvement in the community," Barnes Arico said.

Barnes Arico takes over for Borseth, who left the institution to go back to Wisconsin-Green Bay this past month. The Wolverines went 20-12 this season, which ended in an NCAA tournament loss -- Michigan's first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2001 -- to Oklahoma.

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