On Saturday night at the Palestra, Penn women’s basketball celebrated the careers of its four seniors, and throughout the game that followed, the Quakers never needed to stop their celebration.
It was a mismatch from the opening tip. And the Red and Blue frontcourt of freshman Michelle Nwokedi, sophomore Sydney Stipanovich and senior Kara Bonenberger reaped the benefits all night as they powered the Quakers to a 75-58 victory.
Matt White played starting center on the 1979 NCAA Final Four team.
Varsity athletes make up about 10 percent of the enrolled undergraduate population, but many students aren’t aware of just how demanding the typical student-athlete schedule is.
Penn baseball will escape the cold with a trip to Florida to open up the 2015 season against Stetson this weekend.
The Quakers are coming off of a strong 2014 season.
Five consecutive losses. A combined scoring deficit of 98 points in this five-game losing skip. A dismal ranking of 303rd in the most recent Pomeroy rankings.
Most importantly, a league-worst 2-7 Ivy record thus far this season.
These are just a few of the most blatant indicators of the team’s recent misgivings that Penn basketball will need to ignore this weekend on the road against Brown and Yale.
Of course, leaving these sorts of statistics at the door and focusing solely on the game at hand is easier said than done, but they are hoping to do so by looking towards the future.
“This year in so many ways was about more than wins and losses,” assistant coach Nat Graham said.