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June Daugherty gets extended, Yale Rosen wins Player of the Week

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It was a busy Monday off the court/field for WSU with one coach getting expended and a player taking home some conference accolades.

A then beardless Yale Rosen
A then beardless Yale Rosen
WSU Athletic Communications

For a Monday in April, yesterday was a fairly busy day for Washington State. The big news of the day came in women's basketball where WSU extended Jun Daugherty's contract through the 2018-19 season.

The women's basketball team is coming off its most successful season in two decades, finishing the year with a trip to the WNIT. Bill Moos rewarded the success with an extension.

"June, her staff and the entire team are to be commended for a truly fine season,"Bill Moos said, via a release. "Reaching the postseason for the first time in 23 years is a notable achievement. I'm looking forward to watching this program continue to improve in the years to come."

On the baseball side, Donnie Marbut didn't receive an extension, but one of his players did receive some recognition. Following a 7-for-10 series against California, Yale Rosen was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. He finished the week with two doubles, two RBI and two stolen bases. Rosen continues to mash this season and is arguably the best hitter in the Pac-12. He's batting .396 on the season, good for third in the Pac-12. He's fourth in the conference with a .483 on base percentage and leads the Pac-12 in slugging at .624.

Rosen is first Cougar to win Pac-12 POTW since 2012 and the 66th overall.

Baseball:

Yale Rosen Named Pac-12 Player of the Week - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University junior Yale Rosen was named the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week for March 31-April 6, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced, Monday.

Ernie Kent and Donnie Marbut Guests on Cougar Calls With Bill Moos - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
New men's basketball coach Ernie Kent and baseball coach Donnie Marbut were special guests on Monday's Cougar Calls with Bill Moos.

Women's basketball:

Washington State Extends June Daugherty’s Contract - Washington State University Official Athletic Site

Washington State Director of Athletics Bill Moos has extended head women’s basketball coach June Daugherty’s contract through the 2018-19 season, Moos announced Monday.

Football:

#8 Mike Riley vs. #9 Mike Leach: Vote for the better Pac-12 football coach! - Pacific Takes
#9 Mike Leach, Washington St. Cougars head coach: Leach has become an iconic figure in college football for his awesome quotes and just all-around idiosyncracies. He is slowly bringing Washington State back from years of painful rebuilding, and they made a bowl game for the first time in a decade last season.

CAF to Host Martin Stadium Open House Saturday - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Cougar Athletic Fund will hold an open house in The Club at Martin Stadium Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.