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For Immediate Release 

Shaw's Curtis Named 2012 Women’s Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year


 Coach Curtis 

First CIAA Coach to Win Award 

RALEIGH, NC (March 27, 2012) – Shaw University head coach Jacques Curtis has been named the 2012 Schelde North America/Women’s Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year, the publication announced Monday in its April issue. 

Curtis led his Lady Bears to a 29-6 overall record, the 2012 Division II national championship, the CIAA title and a 15-game win streak to close out the season. 

“Jacques did a great job with his team this season and had his players playing at the highest level. He is most deserving of this honor,” said Women’s Division II Bulletin editor and publisher Gary Rubin. “Along with Schelde North America, we are pleased to recognize him for his achievement and hard work.” 

Women’s Division II Bulletin has named a Coach of the Year every season since 1993-94. Curtis is the first CIAA coach to win the award. 

“Winning a national title takes an outstanding effort from the first day of practice to the final buzzer in March,” said Jim Peterson, president of Schelde North America, a leading basketball goal and equipment manufacturer. “Schelde North America is honored to partner with Women’s Division II Bulletin to recognize Jacques Curtis and all the coaches in Division II college basketball." 


 Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the first historically black university in the South. Shaw is a private, co-educational liberal arts university that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.