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Star of NCAAs, QU’s Fabbri signs contract extension

Quinnipiac University announced on Monday that head coach Tricia Fabbri has signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Stockton Regional-South Carolina vs. Quinnipiac John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Quinnipiac Bobcats had a historical 2016-17 season, making it all the way to the Sweet 16.

Now the woman who led them there, head coach Tricia Fabbri, has signed a five-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

"Basketball is a team sport, so I would be remiss to not publicly thank my coaching staff, players and support staff - all of whom made this past season so SWEET!" Fabbri said in a statement. "Each person is dedicated to making this program the best it can be - we are family, we are gritty!"

Fabbri currently has 379 career wins and is a five-time conference coach of the year in both the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (2014-15, 2015-16) and Northeast Conference (2012-13, 2005-06, 2000-01).

"Quinnipiac women's basketball's landmark 2016-17 season was a product of the vision and guidance of Tricia Fabbri and her staff," Director of Athletics and Recreation Greg Amodio said in a statement.

"Coach Fabbri has done a remarkable job in building a program that can compete on a national stage, as it did with last year's run to the Sweet 16. I'm sure I speak for the entire Quinnipiac community when I say that we are thrilled to have her at the helm of our women's basketball team as she continues to serve as an incredible role model for our student-athletes."

The Bobcats became just the fourth 12th seed in tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16, before falling to the eventual national champions, South Carolina.

The 2016-17 season marked Quinnipiac’s sixth straight 20-win season and its third-consecutive MAAC Championship.