ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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Amaker Chosen NABC District Coach of the Year

Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker and the Crimson advanced to the Round of 32 at the 2013 NCAA Tournament (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After guiding Harvard to its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, head coach Tommy Amaker has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 13 Coach of the Year.

Amaker was also recently named a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award, which is presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men's basketball.

Amaker is coming off his his sixth year at the helm of the Crimson. Amaker led Harvard to a 20-10 overall record and an 11-3 mark in the Ivy League, as the Crimson claimed its third straight conference crown. The Crimson went 13-1 at home during the regular season, including a 7-0 mark at Lavietes Pavilion against Ivy League opponents. 

Following the regular season, Harvard advanced to its second consecutive NCAA tournament and made even more history. The No. 14 seed Crimson upset third-seed New Mexico, 68-62, in the second round, earning the program's first victory in the NCAA tournament. 

Under Amaker's leadership, sophomore Wesley Saunders and freshman Siyani Chambers were tabbed to the All-Ivy League first team, with Chambers also garnering Ivy Rookie of the Year honors. Chambers also became the first freshman in Ivy history to be named to the all-conference first team.