Monday, January 29, 2018

Huskies Women's Basketball To Celebrate 1992 PSAC Championship Team On February 10

(Photo courtesy of Bloomsburg University Sports Information)
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Bloomsburg University will be celebrating the 1991-92 women's basketball team that claimed the program's first-ever Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship on Saturday, February 10, during a basketball doubleheader against Millersville University at the Nelson Field House.

The women's game against the Marauders will tip-off at 1:00 p.m. while the men's game will follow at 3:00 p.m. The 1992 championship team will be honored at halftime of the men's game with a pot luck to follow the conclusion of the doubleheader. It will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the program's former, and current, players and coaches.

The 1991-92 squad, under head coach Joe Bressi, posted a record of 22-8 during the season, knocking off Clarion University, 79-75, in the semifinals, before taking care of Edinboro University, 70-40, to win the program's first conference title. The Huskies advanced to the first round of the NCAA playoffs where they saw their season come to an end with a 79-50 loss to North Dakota.

Two future Bloomsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame members were part of the title-winning squad - Michelle Simons and Kathy Maguire. Simons earned the PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Year honors by leading the Huskies in scoring at 20.0 points per game. She also still holds the school-record by recording 111 steals during the campaign and she led the team in three-pointers (50) and blocked shots (32). Maguire joined Simons on the All-PSAC East First Team by averaging 13.3 points and 8.4 rebounds - second on the team in both categories.

Vicki Bell earned Second Team All-PSAC East honors after averaging 12.8 points and a team-high 8.7 rebounds.

Also on the roster that season were Brenda Ryan, Lesley Seitzinger, Careen Bulka, Lori Thebes, Melissa Butterworth, Marilee Spear, Sharon Wilkerson, Casey Melvin, Nina Alston, Cindy Hooper, and Erin Cunningham.

For additional information, or to register for the event, please contact head coach Alison Tagliaferri at atagliafer@bloomu.edu.

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