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Immaculata teams will join Basketball Hall
Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014, 3:01 AM
NASHVILLE - Six years after former Immaculata coach Cathy Rush was inducted in 2008 into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the three Mighty Macs squads she guided to AIAW national titles from 1972-74 will be joining her.
The Mighty Macs will be inducted with the other Class of 2014 honorees on the weekend of Aug. 7-9 in Springfield, Mass., according to several sources.
The official announcement of this years class will be made Monday at the NCAA mens championship game in Arlington, Texas.
Former Immaculata player Judy Marra Martelli will represent the team at a news conference in Arlington, where her husband, St. Josephs mens coach Phil Martelli, is also in town for the mens final. More coverageWATCH: Jerardi: Beware of the Kentucky WildcatsFull 2014 NCAA Bracket POLL: Which freshman should the 76ers target?Buy local college sports tickets Latest college sports videos
They deserve to get inducted, Hall of Fame Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said of the Mighty Macs.
Immaculata went 60-2 in the three-year championship era. Among the other Philadelphia women who have joined the Hall of Fame are Dawn Staley, inducted last year, and Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer.
Collingswood native Gary Williams, who coached Marylands men, also will be inducted into the Hall this summer, according to the Washington Post.
The Mighty Macs
Players from Immaculatas championship teams:
Denise Conway Crawford - 1972-74
Betty Ann Hoffman Quinn - 1972-73
Marianne Crawford Stanley - 1973-74
Barbara Deuble Kelly - 1974
Sue Forsyth OGrady - 1972
Nancy Johnston - 1973
Tina Krah - 1974
Marie Ligouri Williams - 1974
Judy Marra Martelli - 1972-74
Maureen Mooney (deceased) - 1972-73
Patricia Mulhern Loughran - 1974
Rene Muth Portland - 1972-74
Patricia Opila Penatar (deceased) - 1972
Janet Ruch Boltz - 1972-73
Mary Scharf - 1974
Theresa Shank Grentz - 1972-74
Maureen Stuhlman - 1972-73
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