Archive: June, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Former Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball standout and current Notre Dame head coach, Muffet McGraw, was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this past Saturday night at the Bijou Theatre. McGraw was one of six inductees in the Class of 2011 and is the first Saint Joseph’s alum to earn the distinction.
One of the founding members of Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball program, McGraw (nee O’Brien) guided the Hawks’ offense from 1973-77 as they began play as a Division I team. Serving as team captain as a junior and a senior, McGraw averaged 7.9 points, 3.5 assists and 3.1 steals per game over her four-year career. During her four years on Hawk Hill, Saint Joseph’s posted an astounding 60-11 record, finished third in Eastern Region of the AIAW Tournament in 1976, while placing second in Eastern Region in 1977 and eventually finishing sixth place at the national tournament.
PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s University will host a pair of Atlantic 10 championships during the 2011-12 season, conference officials announced on Thursday. The Hawks will host the A-10 Field Hockey Championship the first week of November and the A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship the first week of March.
Hosting the A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship for the eighth time, the Hawks will welcome the top 12 teams in the conference to Hagan Arena on March 2-5, with the league championship game televised live on ESPN at 5 p.m. on March 5. Saint Joseph’s has previously hosted the A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship in 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2006 and 2008, with the Hawks advancing to the semifinals in 1985, 1995 and 2006; and the championship game in 1991 and 2004.
Saint Joseph's junior pitchers Ryan Kemp and A.J. Holland were selected in the 14th and 16th rounds, respectively, of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon. The Cincinnati Reds tabbed Kemp with the 445th overall selection, while Holland was taken by the Atlanta Braves with the 506th pick.
It is the second time in Saint Joseph's history that the Hawks have had two players chosen in the June draft in the same year; John DelMonte (fourth round, St. Louis Cardinals) and David Thornton (24th round, San Francisco Giants) were both selected in 1979,