CUA Basketball celebrates Alumni Day

WASHINGTON - On Saturday, February 2, over 80 alumni, family, and friends gathered to participate in the CUA Basketball Alumni Day at the Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Over 20 former women’s basketball players, spanning the last 35 years of CUA women’s basketball, broke into two teams and played a spirited game.

The men’s alumni game followed with a group of 20 former men’s basketball players gathering at midcourt of Franny Murray Court for tip-off. The group represented the last 30 years of Catholic men’s basketball and included a number of members of the 2001 Division III National Championship team. The camaraderie felt across the generations of CUA basketball alumni was profound and friendly chatter went back and forth between teams as lines were being drawn for next year’s games.

Following the games, the entire group moved upstairs to the Cardinal Room and enjoyed a reception for all basketball alumni and their families. Those in attendance were able to spend some time with current players prior to their games that evening against the University of Scranton, as well as having the chance to hear from current CUA women’s head basketball coach, Matt Donohue, and men’s head basketball coach, Steve Howes (class of 1996).

A special thanks goes out to all of those in attendance for their continued support of Catholic University Athletics. The support of generous alumni, family, and friends enables our coaches and teams to continue to represent the University both on and off the court and hopefully you will consider a gift this year. Go Cardinals!

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