Texas head coach Karen Aston is beginning her seventh season as head coach of the Texas women's basketball team. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Karen Aston selected for induction in Little Rock Hall of Fame

Texas coach Aston is a 1987 graduate of Arkansas-Little Rock

Posted November 5th, 2018

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  • Aston is 243-125 (.660) in 11 seasons as a collegiate head coach, including head coaching jobs at Charlotte and North Texas

Texas head women’s basketball coach Karen Aston has been selected for induction into the Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2019, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, it was announced Monday.

Aston, a 1987 UALR graduate, is one of five inductees. Little Rock will hold an induction ceremony for the five honorees on Friday, February 1.

A point guard in college, she played two seasons for Little Rock after transferring from Ouachita Baptist. She led her team in scoring and field-goals made in 1985-86.

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Aston, the 2017 Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year, is entering her seventh season as the head coach at the University of Texas. She began her coaching career at the high school level, as the head coach at Vilonia [Ark.] and Fort Smith Northside [Ark.]. Aston worked as an assistant coach at Baylor, North Texas and spent eight years as an assistant and associate head coach under legendary head coach Jody Conradt at the University of Texas.

Aston has an 142-62 (.696) in her six years leading the Longhorns. She is the school’s second winningest coach all-time, behind Conradt’s 783 victories.

 

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