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WBB: Gerlich featured in Star-Telegram Final Four preview

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With the 2017 Final Four taking center stage at American Airlines Center this weekend, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter John Henry took a look back at the West Texas dominance of the sport in the year's past. Included, is UTA coach Krista Gerlich's triumph in the 1993 National Championship game at Texas Tech.

"What they do today on the court is even more different than how Gerlich, the starting point guard on Texas Tech's national-title team, did things. The coaching is even better, the talent even deeper.

She thinks she knows why.

"I do think when we won the national title, Sheryl Swoopes opened the door for women and young girls. On a national scene, people became more aware of it.

"I think young girls, were like, 'Oh, wow.' "

And there's room for more growth simply because of the foundation set so many years ago.

Read the full feature at the Star-Telegram

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/womens-basketball/article141541279.html#storylink=cpy

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