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Former University of Wyoming women's basketball coach and current radio color analyst for the team Margie McDonald received a prestigious honor Friday.

McDonald was part of the Wayland Baptist University women's basketball program that was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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McDonald, a 1964 graduate of Wayland Baptist, was the Cowgirls' coach for nine years (1975-83). During that time Wyoming was 123-114, including a 25-7 mark in the 1978-79 season that earned McDonald conference coach of the year honors.

Prior to NCAA women's basketball, Wayland Baptist put together a 131-game winning streak from 1953-58 and won 10 AAU national championships.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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