Jan. 24, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
After splitting its road contests last week, the JU
women's basketball team will return to the friendly
confines of Swisher Gymnasium for "Think Pink" week
as the Dolphins host Stetson on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Hoops for Hope
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
has encouraged its membership, all coaching staff
and game day support staff to help unify the
women's basketball world in a show of support for all
coaches who are battling cancer throughout the
weekend of January 26-28.
To show its support, the JU athletic staff will wear
pink "Hoops for Hope" T-shirts for both contests at
Swisher Gymnasium. Fans are encouraged to wear
pink to each game to help educate, create
awareness and motivate everyone to learn about
The "Think Pink" campaign is in support of North
Carolina State head coach Kay Yow, who will return
to the bench on Jan. 28 after taking a leave of
absence to battle breast cancer.
Dunn close to first milestone
Head coach Jill Dunn has five years of head coaching
experience under her belt (3 - JU , 2 - Western
Carolina) and is reaching her first coaching milestone.
With one more win, Dunn will reach 50 career
victories. She is also on pace to win the most games
in one season, with her highest win total being 12
with the Lady Catamounts in 1999-00. Along those
same lines, she is also on pace to set the JU program
record for wins in a season (13), which was set by
the 2000-01 squad.
The Dolphins are 7-1 at home to start the year,
which is also the best start in program history. The
most home wins in a season is seven, which was
compiled last year when JU went 7-6.
After defeating Kennesaw State on Jan. 18, the
Dolphins tallied a season-high five-game winning
streak, the second longest in program history. The
longest overall winning streak all time is six games
With the Dolphins' win against UNF on Jan. 13, JU
recorded two four-game winning streaks in the same
season for the first time in program history. JU
started the season off on a good note by winning its
first four games of the season. The hot start was the
best by the Dolphins in program history and marked
the first four-game winning streak since 2001.