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Culler tabbed winningest basketball coach in NAIA Division II

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Earlier this fall the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tabbed Huntington University Coach Lori Culler as the winningest active women’s basketball coach in NAIA Division II.

The HU veteran entered the 2017-18 season having accumulated 560 wins over the last 31 years for a win percentage of .607.

Culler’s teams have been distinctly successful on a number of levels. Her teams, which have won an average of 18 games during her tenure, have posted 23 winning seasons. Seven squads have brought home a conference regular season title, including five teams that that went undefeated through conference play.

Two teams were crowned NCCAA National Champions in 1991 and 1992. Under Culler’s leadership, the Foresters have made six trips to the NAIA National Tournament, finishing in the Sweet Sixteen three times.

Twenty-nine times her players have earned NAIA and/or NCCAA All-American honors, and on 70 occasions, players have received All-Conference honors, including two Conference Players of the Year honorees in Amy Bechtel (1999) and Miranda Palmer (2017).  

The Foresters are currently 2-1 on the year. Next up is a trip to Holy Cross tonight for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off with the Saints.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.