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Lindsay Whalen named the new head coach of the University of Minnesota women's basketball team

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One of the greatest players to ever wear the maroon and gold will now coach the team at Williams Arena.

The University of Minnesota announced that former All-American Lindsay Whalen has been named the new coach of the women's basketball team.

Whalen is a four-time WNBA champion with the Minnesota Lynx, who she will play with this summer and then begin her coaching duties.

Whalen was a three-time All-American with the Gophers and led them to the Final Four in 2004.

She's the school's all-time leading scorer and will formally be introduced tomorrow.