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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Suzie McConnell-Serio Named Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year



Suzie McConnell-Serio

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne head basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio has been named the 2010 Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year as announced by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

McConnell-Serio was recently featured in the Atlantic 10 Conference's 35th Anniversary Celebration for her incredible career as an A-10 Women's Basketball student-athlete.  Click here for the article or here for complete coverage of the 35th Anniversary.

The Sportswoman of the Year award has been given annually since 1999 and is presented by the Dapper Dan Charities, which benefits the youth sports and education programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.

McConnell-Serio, who was the first-ever winner of the award following her first season with the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers, has led the Dukes to back-to-back 20 win season and appearances in the WNIT.

"It is a honor to be recognized by the Dapper Dan," said McConnell-Serio. "As a coach, my success depends on our team. It is privilege to be acknowledged by the City of Pittsburgh for our accomplishments."

The 75th annual event will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. A cocktail reception and silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner and awards program to follow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by calling 412-263-3850.

For more information on the event, click here.


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