Immaculata Magazine - Winter 2015 - page 42

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The Mighty Macs of the championship teams of 1972, 1973, and 1974
are still enjoying the moment from August when they were inducted into the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, November 15, 2014,
the Mighty Macs were honored again, but this time, by family, friends, and
alumni of Immaculata.
Sister Patricia Fadden, IHM, hosted a brunch in the Faculty Center prior
to the opening home game for the 2014-15 IU Women’s Basketball team.
Attending the celebration in addition to the Mighty Macs were family, friends,
faculty, staff, and alumni, many of whom played on prior basketball teams at
The game featured a competition against Rowan University who, along with
Immaculata, kept the pace neck and neck throughout the game. Although the
Mighty Macs lost the game, a great effort was made by the host team.
Before the beginning of the game, a beautiful commemorative Hall of Fame
banner was unveiled in the gym. Two of our current basketball players, Sara
Smith ’15 and Brittany Merkle ’15, pulled the cord that unfurled the bright blue
and white banner. Serving as master of ceremonies for the presentation was Mike
Ventola ’10, the voice of the Reading Fightin Phils, the Double-A affiliate of the
Philadelphia Phillies.
At halftime, Sister Pat formally presented a championship ring to each
Mighty Mac, a gift from the University.
The Hall of Fame ring presented to the three
national championship teams.
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