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"Pittsburgh is just a bigger version of the town I grew up in, Gloucester City, New Jersey," Berenato said. "And the people here share the same values, the blue-collar work ethic, the loyalty, the pride in who they are and where they are from, that I grew up with. So this has felt like home from the first day I moved here."

Berenato's energy and enthusiasm have been infectious, and she has been called a miracle worker because she has been able to turn the Panthers from one of the nation's worst women's programs to one that is knocking on the door to becoming one of the nation's elite.

Photo Agnus McGlade Berenato, Souce PITT University

Thus if winning -- this is the third consecutive season the Panthers have won 20 or more games, the first time they've ever accomplished that feat -- was the only criteria to judge a coach, Berenato would have to be considered an overwhelming success.

It is for that reason that Berenato has been named the 2008 Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the year. This is the second consecutive season she has won the award, and like last year, much of it has to do with the fact that she has led the Panthers to the NCAA tournament and taken them to heights they had never achieved.

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