CUA celebrates 100 years of basketball with memorable day

CUA celebrates 100 years of basketball with memorable day

WASHINGTON – On Saturday, January 29, the CUA men’s basketball program celebrated its 100-year anniversary, centered around the Cardinals game vs. Juniata.  At halftime of the game, CUA honored many of its 1,000-point scorers, basketball Hall of Famers and the only team national championship in school history, the 2001 team, with an on-court ceremony.

Following the game, which CUA won 68-32, a group of more than 225 basketball alumni and supporters attended a reception inside the Pryzbyla Center to look back on the people and events that make up the 100 years of CUA Basketball.

Among the speakers were CUA President John H. Garvey, as well as Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Allen, current Head Basketball Coach Steve Howes, and a video message from the coach of the national championship team, Mike Lonergan.

The night concluded with the viewing of a video celebrating the 100 years of CUA Basketball.

“We were thrilled with the turnout that we had for our 100 years of CUA basketball celebration this past weekend,” Allen explained.  “The DuFour Center gym was filled with some of the all-time great basketball players in our history, including most of the members of the 2001 National Championship team.  It was especially rewarding to see our alumni connect with old friends and teammates and to hear first-hand about the rich history of our basketball program.”