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Women’s basketball coach named WBCA interim vice president

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Tricia Cullop has been named interim vice president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for the 2017-18 membership year.

Cullop replaces former Emory University Head Coach Christy Thomaskutty, who resigned from the school for personal reasons.

Cullop

Her appointment is effective immediately.

“Going forward, I’m very excited to have Tricia at my side as interim vice president for the remainder of this membership year,” said WBCA President Jennifer Rizzotti. “Tricia has served on the WBCA board for the past five years and has worked tirelessly to advance WBCA initiatives as both the NCAA Division I at-large director and most recently the NCAA Division I Mideast Region director. Tricia also co-chairs the board’s youth basketball working group. No person is more deserving of this opportunity.”

The vice president position will be permanently filled through the WBCA’s annual elections in the spring.

Cullop and the Rockets return to the hardwood Thursday, Nov. 30, when they entertain Maine at 7 p.m. in Savage Arena.