Mighty Macs Have Always Been Hall of Famers
Aug06

Mighty Macs Have Always Been Hall of Famers

The story of the Mighty Macs of Immaculata University, the tiny Catholic college with no gym, no scholarships, and an enrollment of less than 800 – nestled in the rolling hills of Chester County, PA, became a Hollywood movie.  BUT, do you really know the story of these Hall of Famers? With or without induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA, these players have always been Hall of Famers in...

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Women’s Basketball HOF Name Mighty Macs “Trailblazers”
Jul24

Women’s Basketball HOF Name Mighty Macs “Trailblazers”

Within one year, the Immaculata University championship Mighty Macs’ teams will have been recognized by three prestigious organizations for their contributions to the game of basketball.  Most recently, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (WBHOF) in Knoxville, TN announced its 2015 Hall of Fame inductees.  In addition to the Class of 2015, the WBHOF will recognize the 1972-74 Immaculata College Mighty Macs for their contributions to...

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Championship Mighty Macs to be inducted to Philadelphia Hall of Fame
Jun10

Championship Mighty Macs to be inducted to Philadelphia Hall of Fame

The Immaculata University Mighty Macs’ basketball teams of the early 1970s will be enshrined into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on November 13, 2014, at the Sheraton, Society Hill at 7:00 p.m. Several of the Mighty Macs have been enshrined into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame based on their individual achievements.  Coach Cathy Rush was inducted with the Class of 2005; Theresa Shank Grentz is a 2007 inductee, and Marianne...

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Leaders from IU Nominated to Basketball Hall of Fame
Mar17

Leaders from IU Nominated to Basketball Hall of Fame

With the influence of many Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Sisters, members of the championship Immaculata University Mighty Macs of the early 1970s went on to become leaders both on and off the court.  As a testament to their leadership, the Mighty Macs have been nominated to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.  The Mighty Macs won the first three women’s college basketball championships...

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Athletics Hall of Fame induction

Showcasing its rich history of sports excellence, Immaculata University will host its second Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, October 19, in the Great Hall on the University’s campus beginning at 5:30 p.m. Among the inductees are Molly Lackman ’94 and Letitia Huntzman Santarelli ’86, two of Immaculata’s outstanding athletes; Thomas J. Ford, Ed.D., and Sister Marian William Hoben, IHM, Ph.D., former members of...

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