MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota has relieved women’s basketball coach Pam Borton of her duties.

Assistant coach Kelly Roysland was named interim women’s head basketball coach, according to WCCO sports reporter David McCoy.

“I am grateful for my 12 seasons at the University of Minnesota,” Borton said. “I want to thank my players and staff over the years. We’ve accomplished a lot together and they have made the experience truly special. I want to give a special thanks to our current players and staff. They are a great group and I have enjoyed coaching and working with them every day.”

Borton began coaching with the team during the 2002-2003 season, and was 236-152 in her dozen years with the Gophers. That run included 6 NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Final Four run in 2004.

But the Gophers have missed the NCAA for the last 5 years.

University officials said the search for Borton’s successor with the team will begin immediately.


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