Loyola Women’s Hoops Prepares for Jesuit Match-Up

Fri, 01/18/2013

New Orleans, La. - The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team (7-9, 4-4 SSAC) will host Spring Hill College (8-10, 5-4 SSAC) Saturday afternoon in The Den. Tipoff is set for 2pm.

Saturday’s game will be the 37th time the teams have faced each other in the series which began in 1995. The Wolf Pack leads the series 22-15.

In the last matchup, junior Jasmine Brewer led four Wolf Pack players in double figures by tallying 19 points. The Wolf Pack also got 23 of their 29 bench points from the duo of Katie Youngblood and Callie McNally. Berner led all rebounders with 10.

For the Badgers, senior center April Bradford leads offensively with 8.0 points per game average.

Saturday Wolf Pack Athletics and the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association will welcome three new members into the Wolf Pack Hall of Fame. The Induction ceremony will take place following the game at 7:00 p.m. in the Danna Student Center, with a reception preceding at 5:45 p.m.

The 2013 inductees are Peter Finney, Sr. ‘49 (Basketball 1948–1949, Freshman Basketball Coach 1949, Sports Information Director 1950–1960), Kelly Fridge ‘06 (Volleyball 2002-2006), and Michael Gulotta ’04 (Cross Country 2000-2004). Erwin Caswell, Jr. ’56, J.D. ‘70 will also be honored with the St. Sebastian Award for his outstanding efforts on behalf of Loyola athletes off the field of play. WDSU reporter Travers Mackel ‘98 will emcee the induction ceremony.

Saturday’s matchup between Loyola University New Orleans and Spring Hill College is also a part of a nationwide Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project, using Jesuit basketball to raise awareness of Jesuit education.

The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project highlights more than 90 games this season between men’s and women’s teams from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States. Each of the 28 is dedicated to strong academics and teaching women and men to serve others and live a faith that does justice.

The spotlight project includes awareness announcements during these designated games and during game casts on radio and television. Jesuit, Catholic colleges and universities in the United States have more than 200,000 students currently and more than 1.7 million living alumni. The Jesuit educational mission began in Europe approximately 500 years ago.

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