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Katie Meier Tapped into 2011 Spring Class of Iron Arrow

March 25, 2011

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head women’s basketball coach Katie Meier was tapped into UM’s prestigious Iron Arrow Society – known as the highest honor attained at the university.

Meier, who just completed her sixth season at Miami, was named the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and led the Hurricanes to an impressive 28-5 record this season – claiming their first-ever ACC Regular Season Championship an earning a Top 10 ranking in the polls for the first time since 1992.

The Wheaton, Ill. native and Duke Hall of Champions honoree earned her 100th Miami victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament just last week. It was the first appearance in the tourney since 2004 and the program’s first victory in the championship since 1993.

Founded by UM’s first president, Bowman Foster Ashe, in 1926 only a month after the University opened, the Iron Arrow Society is steeped in the rituals of the Seminole Indian tribe and honors individuals who best exemplify the five qualities of Iron Arrow: love of alma mater, character, leadership, scholarship, and humility. Members are easily identified by their brightly colored Seminole jackets that are worn at official functions.