Stanford's Tara VanDerveer has been named the Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year.
VanDerveer previously captured the honor in 1990 and 2011.
The 67-year-old guided the Cardinal to a 29-2 record this season and is two wins from delivering the school its third national championship of her 35-year tenure.
"It is a tremendous honor to be named the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year," said VanDerveer said in a statement. "I'm very grateful and humbled. I want to thank Stanford University, my athletic director, my assistant coaches, and especially my players.
"Our team has had a great season, and this award is a reflection of those players, how hard they've worked, and how hard they've played."
VanDerveer surpassed the legendary Pat Summitt as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I women's basketball history earlier this season. The longtime Stanford bench boss holds a 1,123-255 career record.