Immaculata University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; the university is composed of 1,427 traditional undergraduate and adult undergraduate students, more than 1,000 graduate and doctoral students. The university is located on more than 300 acres. Immaculata was founded as Villa Maria College, a women's college in 1920, it was the first Catholic college for women in the Philadelphia area. The name was changed to Immaculata College in 1929. Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata is part of the greater IHM community, which includes the neighboring House of Studies and an academy for girls; the University became co-educational in the fall of 2005. The current location of Immaculata University is a tract of land in Chester County, near the "Main Line" in Malvern, purchased by the sisters in 1906.
The original 198-acre plot has grown to 373 acres since that time. In June 2002, Immaculata College received confirmation of university status from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Effective August 2002, the college is now known as Immaculata University. Barbara Lettiere assumed the office as the tenth president of Immaculata University on July 1, 2017, is the first lay president of Immaculata; the Immaculata Leadership Institute is a program. A number of clubs and activities in which Immaculata students have the opportunity to participate include: Campus Ministry- students engage in volunteer and fundraising work to help those less fortunate. English/Communications Club- Students engage in various activities and events to improve their personal understanding and the understanding of the general student body in regards to the fields of Communications and English. IU Gamers' Guild- Students interested in video games, anime and sci-fi get together for various events and to engage in various activities.
The Immaculatan is the student newspaper published with funds from the College of Undergraduate Studies. The university sports teams are known as the Mighty Macs, their colors are white. Immaculata is part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference through the 2017–18 school year, after which the school will become a charter member of the new Atlantic East Conference. Immaculata sponsors nine men's teams and ten women's teams. Immaculata Men's Basketball Team won the CSAC Championship in 2008. Immaculata women won the first three national championships under the banner of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, founded in 1971 and governed women's intercollegiate sports until the AIAW was supplanted by the NCAA in 1982; the school fields a number of sports teams. Varsity Teams: 21 Men's Teams Women's Teams Conference: Colonial States Athletic Conference through 2017–18; the women's basketball team played in six straight AIAW basketball tournament final fours from 1972-1977, five straight finals from 1972-1976.
They won three consecutive national championships from 1972 to 1974. The team was featured for its 1970s accomplishments on a SportsCenter special on March 23, 2008. On January 26, 1975, Immaculata played in the first nationally televised women's intercollegiate basketball game. Facing Maryland at Cole Field House, Immaculata won 80-48 in a game noted more for its turnovers than scoring. On February 22, 1975 they played in the first women's college basketball game played in Madison Square Garden. Immaculata won 65-61. On January 4, 2015, Immaculata and Queens College played in the Maggie Dixon Classic as a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the first game played between women's college basketball teams in Madison Square Garden; the story of the basketball team was adapted into a movie, The Mighty Macs, released in 2011. The head coach of the women's team from 1972-1977, Cathy Rush, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
The 1972–1974 teams were announced on April 7, 2014 as part of the 2014 induction class of the Naismith Hall, were formally inducted as a team on August 8. The following buildings are located on campus:Alumnae Hall was named in honor of Immaculata University alumnae; this building contains a gymnasium, weight rooms, a theater. The Mary A. Bruder Center focuses on Campus Health Services, Counseling Services and Career Development Offices; the DeChantal and Marian Halls are a residential complex containing 154 residential rooms with kitchenettes on most floors and study lounges, laundry facilities, as well as a chapel. The Faculty Center contains faculty and administrative offices of the College of Undergraduate Studies; the three-storied Gabriele Library is the newest building on campus. It contains computers and study rooms; the library contains a coffee shop on the first level, called the ImmacuLatte. Gillet Hall contains the faculty residences occupied by the IHM Sisters; the building is named after Father Louis Gillet.
The Good Counsel Hall was the university's first main classroo
Myisha Hines-Allen is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association. In college she played for the University of Louisville. Growing up in Montclair, New Jersey, Hines-Allen was a fan of the WNBA the New York Liberty, she attended Montclair High School. Her brother, Josh Allen is a linebacker for the Kentucky Wildcats football team. WNBA Player Profile
LaToya Antoinette Pringle, a.k.a. LaToya Antoinette Sanders or Lara Sanders, is an American–Turkish professional basketball for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, she plays for Kayseri Kaski S. K. in Turkey. Sanders was born in Nuremberg, where her parents were stationed in the Army; the family moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has a younger sister named Shanice. Sanders is married to former UNC men's basketball player Byron Sanders. LaToya attended Seventy-First High School in North Carolina. Sanders was named North Carolina's Miss Basketball for Class 4-A in senior years, she was named first-team all-state both years. Sanders led Seventy-First to state titles in 2003 and 2004, winning tournament MVP honors on both occasions; as a senior, she totalled 18 rebounds and seven blocks in the title game. Sanders set, she averaged 21.5 points, 14.2 rebounds and nine blocks in her senior season. Sanders attended the University of North Carolina; as a freshman at UNC she averaged 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.
She ranked fifth in the ACC with 1.5 blocks per game. In her junior year she had a breakout season in her first year as a starter, she started all 38 games for the Tar Heels, establishing a school record for games started and games played in a season. She was fourth in the ACC in field goal percentage and second in blocks, her 3.18 blocks per game were good for fifth in the NCAA. She registered a block in five or more on eight occasions. Source Sanders was drafted in the first round of the 2008 WNBA Draft with the 13th overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury. While in Phoenix she played in 29 games and started 7 of those games, she averaged 4.4 points per game. She suffered an injury and was traded to the Minnesota Lynx. During the off season the Los Angeles Sparks signed Sanders, she plays for Kayseri Kaski S. K. in Turkey since the 2010–11 season. After obtaining Turkish citizenship during the 2012–13 season, she adopted the name Lara Sanders. For the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, she was selected for the Turkish women's national basketball team.
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Old Dominion Lady Monarchs basketball
The Old Dominion Lady Monarchs basketball team represents Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The team competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of Conference USA; the ODU Monarchs women's basketball team contributed to the initial rise in popularity of women's intercollegiate basketball in the United States in the 1970s. Women's college basketball was organized under the auspices of the AIAW in the early 1970s, at a time when competitive power was distributed among small colleges that had established a niche. ODU won two AIAW national championships in 1979 and 1980 in dominating fashion with star players, Nancy Lieberman and Anne Donovan. Led by Medina Dixon and Tracy Claxton, ODU won the NCAA Division 1 championship in 1985, defeating the University of Georgia 70-65. ODU along with UCLA and Tennessee, among others, led the rise to prominence of large schools with national reputations to the top intercollegiate level, before the NCAA began sponsoring sports for women. Lucienne Berthieu Medina Dixon Anne Donovan,coach and player at 6'8" Adrienne Goodson T. J. Jordan Nancy Lieberman, WNBA Hall of Fame basketball player, general manager, coach, Olympic silver medal Clarisse Machanguana Hamchétou Maïga Inge Nissen Ticha Penicheiro Nyree Roberts Rhonda Rompola Mary Jackson Debbie Wilson Pam Parsons Marianne Stanley Wendy Larry Karen Barefoot Nikki McCray NCAA Women's Division I Tournament bids by school NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship 1985 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Tournament Sun Belt Women's Basketball Tournament Official website
Women's National Basketball Association
The Women's National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in the United States. It is composed of twelve teams; the league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association, league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals at the end of September until the beginning of October. Five WNBA teams have direct NBA counterparts and play in the same arena: the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Washington Mystics; the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, Las Vegas Aces, New York Liberty, Seattle Storm do not share an arena with a direct NBA counterpart, although four of the seven share a market with an NBA counterpart, the Storm shared an arena and market with an NBA team at the time of its founding. The Dream, the Sky, the Sun, the Wings, the Aces, the Sparks, the Storm are all independently owned.
The creation of the WNBA was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on April 24, 1996, announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. The new WNBA had to compete with the formed American Basketball League, another professional women's basketball league that began play in 1996; the WNBA began with eight teams: the Charlotte Sting, Cleveland Rockers, Houston Comets and New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference. While not the first major women's professional basketball league in the United States, the WNBA is the only league to receive full backing of the NBA; the WNBA logo, "Logo Woman", was selected out of 50 different designs. On the heels of a much-publicized gold medal run by the 1996 USA Basketball Women's National Team at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the WNBA began its first season on June 21, 1997 to little fanfare; the first WNBA game featured the New York Liberty facing the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. The game was televised nationally in the United States on the NBC television network.
At the start of the 1997 season, the WNBA had television deals in place with NBC, the Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation joint venture channels, ESPN and Lifetime Television Network, respectively. Penny Toler scored the league's first point; the WNBA centered its marketing campaign, dubbed "We Got Next", around stars Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes. In the league's first season, Leslie's Los Angeles Sparks underperformed and Swoopes sat out much of the season due to her pregnancy; the WNBA's true star in 1997 was Swoopes' teammate on the Houston Comets. The Comets defeated Lobo's New York Liberty in the first WNBA Championship game; the initial "We Got Next" advertisement ran before each WNBA season until it was replaced with the "We Got Game" campaign. Two teams were added in 1998 and two more in 1999, bringing the number of teams in the league up to twelve; the 1999 season began with a collective bargaining agreement between players and the league, marking the first collective bargaining agreement to be signed in the history of women's professional sports.
The WNBA announced in 1999 that it would add four more team for the 2000 season, bringing the league up to 16 teams, with WNBA President Val Ackerman discussing expansion: "This won't be the end of it. We expect to keep growing the league."In 1999, the league's chief competition, the American Basketball League, folded. Many of the ABL's star players, including several Olympic gold medalists and a number of standout college performers joined the rosters of WNBA teams and, in so doing, enhanced the overall quality of play in the league; when a lockout resulted in an abbreviated NBA season, the WNBA saw faltering TV viewership. On May 23, 2000, the Houston Comets became the first WNBA team to be invited to the White House Rose Garden. Before this invitation, only men's sports teams had traveled to the White House. At the end of the 2000 season, the Houston Comets won their fourth championship, capturing every title since the league's inception. Led by the "Big Three" of Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson, four-time Finals MVP Cynthia Cooper, the Comets dominated every team in the league.
Under head coach Van Chancellor, the team posted a 98–24 record through their first four seasons. After 2000, Cooper retired from the league and the Comets dynasty came to an end; the top contender in the 2001 season was the Los Angeles Sparks. Led by Lisa Leslie, the Sparks posted a regular-season record of 28–4, they advanced to their first WNBA Finals and swept the Charlotte Sting. Looking to repeat in 2002, the Sparks again made a strong run toward the postseason, going 25–7 in the regular season under head coach Michael Cooper of the Los Angeles Lakers. Again, Leslie dominated opponents throughout the Playoffs, leading the Sparks to a perfect 6–0 record through all three rounds, beating the New York Liberty in the 2002 Finals. Teams and the league were collectively owned by the NBA until the end of 2002, when the NBA sold WNBA teams either to their NBA counterparts in the same city or to a third party, as a result of the dot-com bubble; this led to two teams moving: Utah moved to San Antonio, Orlando moved to Connecticut and became the first WNBA team to be
The Penn Quakers are the athletic teams of the University of Pennsylvania. The school sponsors 33 varsity sports; the school has won three NCAA national championships in one in women's fencing. Mark DeRosa played varsity baseball for the Penn Quakers from 1994 to 1996; the football team has competed since 1876. It has won eighteen national championships when the school competed in what is now known as the FBS. Since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, Penn has won 17 Ivy League Football Championships.. Penn has been undefeated 8 times. Eighteen former players have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. In addition to the varsity squad, the Penn Quakers are a charter member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League, having played the sport since 1934. Before the NCAA began its tournament in 1959, the annual national champion was declared by the Intercollegiate Association Football League — from 1911 to 1926 — and the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association, from 1927 to 1958.
From 1911 to 1958, Penn won ten national championships. The Penn men's swimming team was founded in 1894, they have won the Ivy League championships five times: in 1940. Penn's competes at Sheerr Pool in the Pottruck fitness facility. Penn Quaker Wrestling dates back to 1905, where the first intercollegiate wrestling championship was held in Weightman Hall Gym located on University of Penn campus. Princeton and Columbia joined Penn in founding the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, which the team competes in. Coached by Hall of Fame coach and Penn alumnus Roger Reina C'84; the Penn Quaker Wrestling team competes in the historic Palestra Arena. Penn has won the Ivy League title in 2001, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2017. Penn has 4 NCAA team national championships. Men's Fencing: 1953, 1969, 1981 Women's Fencing: 1986 See also: Ivy League NCAA team championships List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships Olympic Boycott Games – held at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Relays The Red and the Blue Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Sports in Philadelphia#Collegiate sports National Collegiate Athletic Association#Football television controversy