Sue Ramsey's name is emblazoned on the latest NCAA Division II women's basketball Coach of the Year award, but she insists many more names belong there with hers.

Sue Ramsey's name is emblazoned on the latest NCAA Division II women's basketball Coach of the Year award, but she insists many more names belong there with hers.

According to Ramsey, the award should have been given to her entire Ashland University program. The Eagles won 33 consecutive games before losing the national championship game to Shaw (N.C.) 88-82 in overtime March 23 in San Antonio.

"It was an individual recognition, but it was truly a team honor," said Ramsey, a 1974 Bexley High School graduate who has coached at Ashland for 17 years. "That is something that is totally a reflection of my assistant coaches and the wonderful 13 players that we had."

The award was one of several honors for Ramsey this year. The Women's Basketball Coaches Association also presented her with the Carol Eckman Award, which is presented each year to a coach who makes a significant contribution to basketball.

In addition, Ramsey was named Coach of the Year in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after guiding the Eagles to a 19-0 mark in league play. She also was The Columbus Dispatch Women's Ohio College Basketball Coach of the Year, an award voted on by her peers in the state.

On Sept. 22, Ramsey will be inducted into Miami University's Cradle of Coaches Association. She played for Miami's women's basketball team in 1977-78 after transferring from Indiana and was an assistant coach with the team from 1983-84.

Previous inductees into the Cradle of Coaches include football coaching greats such as Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian and Bo Schembechler.

This past season, Ashland's 33-game winning streak was the longest by any Division II men's or women's basketball team.

"I have coached for 33 years and I don't think I have experienced a group of young ladies who were as invested in the team concept," Ramsey said. "They had very special team chemistry and loved playing together.

"They were looking for ways to improve their game and get better. They were very humble and very hungry."

Daiva Gerbec, a 2009 Watterson graduate who plays for the Eagles, said Ashland's family environment led her there.

"Coach Ramsey is a really amazing woman," Gerbec said. "There seems to be more of a balance at Ashland than other schools I had looked at. You have someone to talk to about things. ... When you get on campus, you're completely welcomed by so many people."