Immaculata University Magazine - Spring 2011 - page 7

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RUDY MEETS THE MIGHTY MACS
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The Mighty Macs
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Making the Movie
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IU Campus Screenings
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Rudy Meets the
Mighty Macs
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Gala Sponsors
Departments
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Tributes
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What a Rush!
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Sports Page
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Macs Online
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Forever Cinderellas
FOREVER CINDERELLAS
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Contents
Today, the NCAA/WBCA Coaches Trophy is awarded to the
NCAA Division I women’s basketball team that finishes first in
the USA TODAY ESPN Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll. The tro-
phy is made of handcrafted Waterford Crystal and is valued at
$30,000. Immaculata now has three of these trophies (above)
in recognition of the Mighty Macs winning the national women’s
college basketball championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974.
Immaculata University President Sister R. Patricia Fadden,
IHM, Ed.D., is pictured (top right) in front of "Touchdown
Jesus," a mural which graces an exterior wall of the University
of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library. The mosaic was installed in
1964 and is officially titled The Word of Life by Millard Sheets
and depicts the resurrected Jesus. It has been said that Jesus’
outstretched arms are reminiscent of a football referee’s arm
and hand gesture signifying a touchdown – thus the artwork’s
universally known nickname. “Touchdown Jesus” is visible from
Notre Dame’s football stadium.
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