Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw to receive Wooden coaching honor

FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert says it's up to the Atlantic Coast Conference and its members whether to follow the association's lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects to take a financial hit for moving seven championship events and tournament games out of the state on short notice, but how much is unknown. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor.

The annual award is given to college basketball coaches who exemplify the late UCLA legend's standard of coaching success and personal integrity.

McGraw will receive the award on April 7 at the College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles. She is the third female coach to be honored, joining Tara VanDerveer of Stanford and the late Pat Summitt of Tennessee.

McGraw has spent 29 years at Notre Dame, where she guided the Irish to the 2001 national championship. She was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.

Other previous winners of the award include Roy Williams of Kansas, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and the late Dean Smith of North Carolina.