Immaculata University Magazine - Spring 2011 - page 27

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Legendary Immaculata Mighty Macs
Women’s Basketball Team Subject of
New Commemorative Website
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n celebration of Immaculata University’s national champion-
ship women’s basketball teams, a comprehensive website has
been launched at
. This techno-
logical tribute includes rarely seen photographs from the University’s
archives, videos, audio recordings as well as an interactive scrapbook
and historic program books.
As part of the 40th anniversary year celebration of the first cham-
pionship season (1971-72), the dynamic website is a tribute to the
women credited as heroes of American intercollegiate athletics. The
Mighty Macs website is a valuable resource for sports scholars and
researchers interested in the history of women’s athletics.
Considered to be the birthplace of modern college women’s bas-
ketball, Immaculata’s Mighty Macs won three consecutive national
college women’s basketball championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974.
Another milestone includes Immaculata playing the University
of Maryland in the first nationally televised women’s college bas-
ketball game.
Mighty Macs Head Coach Cathy Rush was inducted into the Nai-
smith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. Her record at Im-
maculata University (then College) was 149-15. In total, Rush had six
Final Four appearances during her coaching tenure from 1970-1977
with the Mighty Macs.
The website was designed and constructed by Immaculata’s Vice
President for University Communications Bob Cole, Director of Web
Design and Analytic Marketing Seth Kovanic and Director of Graphic
Design Michael Nuñez.
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