Women's Basketball hosts Mercer at 2 p.m. for "Hoops for Hope"

Jan. 26, 2007


After setting a program record for home wins, the JU women's basketball team will return to action at Swisher Gymnasium to support "Think Pink" week as the Dolphins host Mercer on Saturday at 2 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 Saturday's game at Swisher Gymnasium. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to help educate, create awareness and motivate everyone to learn about cancer prevention.
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 wins her 50th career game
JU head coach Jill Dunn earned her 50th career win with the Dolphins' 60-55 decision over Stetson on Thursday at Swisher Gymnasium. Dunn, who won 23 games in her first head coaching stint at Western Carolina, is six games shy of setting the program record for most wins by a Dolphin coach (32).

New standards at home
The Dolphins have raised the bar when it comes to playing at home by setting a new program record with eight home wins, with a 60-55 decision over Stetson on Thursday. JU surpassed the previous mark of seven games, which was set by the squad last season.

Dolphin notables
Junior forward Ashley Williams tallied her 10th career double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds against the Lady Hatters. She also tied her career high with six steals. The Dolphins, who currently sit in third place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, lead the conference in field-goal percentage (.394), three-point field-goal percentage (.340) and turnover margin (+2.83).