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NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma sophomore Courtney Paris and Duke coach Gail Goestenkors (GES'-ten-kohrz) were honored today with the The Associated Press' women's player and basketball coach of the year awards.

Paris became the first sophomore to be voted player of the year, narrowly edging Tennessee's Candace Parker and Duke's Lindsey Harding.

Paris received 18 votes, while Parker and Harding got 16 each in the voting by the 50-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25.

Goestenkors was a runaway winner for coach of the year with 20 votes. She has won nearly 400 games in her career at Duke.

Paris will get a chance to play for Goestenkors when the national team travels to Italy next week.

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