Today: Apr 12, 2024

Looking back: Spring of 2003

Compiled from the Southern News archives by Michael Riccio, Managing Editor

Women’s basketball won the Division II championship 61-45 over undefeated Florida Gulf Coast. LaShauna Jones scored a career-high 19 points in the win. Kate Lynch, a junior forward, scored 14 points and was named MVP of the tournament. “I can’t describe the feeling,” Lynch said. “It’s a dream come true.”

For the season, Lynch set a program record for most points scored with 647, while she and Shamika Jackson were named AllAmericans. The team finished with a record of 34-2.

January

•Theatre mjaor Heidi Voight, a senior, competed in the Miss America pageant. Voight won the Miss Connecticut pageant in 2006.

• Women’s basketball began the season 20-0, their longest win streak in program history.

February

• The swim team’s trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. was cancelled because of a hazing incident involving team members. At a party the team hosted, recruits got drunk, passed out and had drawings on their faces when they woke up.

• Men’s and women’s indoor track and field won the NE10 Championship. It was the men’s fifth championship in a row.

• A pizza delivery man from More Than Pizza was assaulted in the North Campus parking lot. For the second time in two weeks. March

• Five inches of rain caused flooding in Lot 10. Five cars were towed or totaled because of the flood.

• Kate Lynch was named MVP of the NE10 Tournament after scoring a career-high 32 points in the championship game.

April

• The brothers of Beta Mu Sigma partnered with the Southern Police to organize the first ever “Jail ‘N’ Bail” fundraiser to help raise money for the Special Olympics. The event raised over $14,000.

• Women’s head basketball coach Joe Frager was hired to become the next head coach for the women’s team at Fairfield University

. • Sam Diaz III was elected as 2008 Senior Class President, while Mark Parrott was elected as the new Student Trustee on the CSU Board of Trustees.

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