Legendary Immaculata Mighty Macs Women’s Basketball Team Subject of New Commemorative Website

In celebration of Immaculata University´s national championship women´s basketball teams, a comprehensive website has been launched at http://www.immaculata.edu/mightymacsthemovie/. This technological 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 championship 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 basketball, 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 basketball game.

Mighty Macs Head Coach Cathy Rush was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. Her record at Immaculata 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 Robert Cole, Director of Web Design and Analytic Marketing Seth Kovanic and Director of Graphic Design Michael Nunez.

For more information, contact Lydia Szyjka at 610-647-4400, ext. 3143 or email at lszyjka@immaculata.edu.

Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersections of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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