What do you get when you have back-to-back Ivy League Titles, a trip to the NCAA tournament, an Ivy League Player of the Year, a Defensive Player of the Year, and three first team All-Ivy selections? The answer consists of merely three simple words, but within those three words lies one identity, twelve players, four coaches, a lot of heart and an unwavering commitment to the task at hand. The answer: Princeton Women’s Basketball.
Just recently, the Princeton WBB Team concluded the 2010-11 campaign with a 4-4 overall record, and the Tigers are now in the midst of planning to embark on their journey to the NCAA tournament. It’s a program that has made a dramatic turnaround in the short time span of four years, when Courtney Banghart (Dartmouth ’00) inherited the team in her first-ever head coaching position as the youngest Division 1 Head Coach at the time. This program is in the middle of something special, and it wants the community to be a part of it.
A few weeks back, the Tigers played their last home game at Jadwin Gymnasium in front of a crowd of 2,105 — which Banghart speculated might have been the largest crowd for a women’s game in Princeton history. Senior co-captain Krystal Hill commented, “Freshman year when we were 7-23, there were not too many fans who came out to Jadwin Gymnasium for a women’s basketball game. It says a lot about where we were and where we are right now.”
So if you want to be a part of something special right in your backyard, stroll down Washington Avenue and make your way to Jadwin Gym to support the Orange & Black. You can even become an honorary Tiger this summer by attending one of the camps held right on campus. Learn more about the summer camps here: www.princetonsportscamps.com