MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota and women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen have agreed on a contract extension that will keep her with the Golden Gophers into 2024.

The university's Board of Regents approved the extension Friday. Whalen is one of the Golden Gophers' most decorated players. She returned to Minnesota as coach on April 13, 2018. The team is 36-21 overall during her tenure. Whalen led the Gophers to their only Final Four in program history in 2004.

After playing five seasons with the Connecticut Sun, Whalen returned to her home state with the Minnesota Lynx and won four WNBA championships.

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