A Look Back at 40 Years of Women’s Basketball at Holy Cross

March 19th, 2014 by 

Women's basketball
The Holy Cross women’s basketball team upsets nationally ranked Maryland in their first NCAA victory ever in 1991. This photo ran in The Crusader, student newspaper, on March 22, 1991.

This year, the women’s basketball program at the College of the Holy Cross is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The March issue of Connections, an online publications of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, features key moments in the team’s history.

Head Coach Bill Gibbons’ said his favorite coaching moment was a 1991 game on that Hart Center floor, when the Crusaders upset nationally ranked University of Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

“We went undefeated: Maryland was the sixth seed, we were the 11th seed [and] we upset them in the Hart Center in front of a sold-out house. We beat them 81-74 [and] the fans rushed the court after the game,” said Gibbons. “That was the first time — and remains the only time in the League’s 24 year history — that a Patriot League women’s basketball team has won an NCAA tournament game.”

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News, News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
02/10/16 Photo Gallery: Hart Center Expansion and Renovation Progress Begins on the Top of Mount St. James
02/09/16 Opportunities to Reflect in the Season of Lent
02/09/16 Alumnus and Wife Named to 50 Most-Generous Philanthropist List for Record-Setting Gift to College
02/08/16 Two Members of the Holy Cross Baseball Team to Play for Worcester Bravehearts
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry and Peaceful Christmas

Watch Video >
See video
Video: The Splendor of Autumn on Mount St. James

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

02/23/2016

Roger Guenveur Smith Presents 'Rodney King' Odyssey

See More >
02/25/2016

Lecture: Choosing Love: Bearing the Weight of the Other

See More >
02/25/2016

Shark Tank Competition

See More >
03/15/2016

Lecture: Dorothy Day: A Saint for Today

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

02/09/16

Alumnus and Wife Named to 50 Most-Generous Philanthropist List for Record-Setting Gift to College

Chronicle of Philanthropy

When you read the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “Philanthropy 50,” a special issue, which ranks the country’s 50 most-generous philanthropists of the year, you will...

02/04/16

‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of the College of the Holy Cross, talks about his need for prayer as the College...

02/02/16

Holy Cross Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Top ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’

The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid –...