Fortune Magazine released its annual list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders on Thursday. Among the honorees were your typical names -- Apple CEO Tim Cook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Pope Francis, Taylor Swift (seriously) -- and an unlikely sports figure. No, not NBA Commissioner Adam Silver or four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, who not surprisingly made the list, but Courtney Banghart.
For those of you who have taken the women's college basketball season off and aren't familiar, Banghart is the head coach at Princeton and helped lead the team to an undefeated regular season. The Tigers were ultimately eliminated in the Round of 32 by Maryland earlier this week, but clearly not before Banghart made quite an impression on observers everywhere.
Praising Banghart for "taking charge of a mediocre team that had never made the NCAA Tournament," Fortune also lauded the coach for ensuring her players adhere to the school's tough academic standards.
While being eliminated early from the NCAA tournament was probably not what Banghart was hoping for this week, this honor has to make it slightly easier.
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