Dear Campus Community:
While many of you were away on spring break, the UVM women's basketball team
finished up one of its greatest seasons ever. Coach Keith Cieplicki's
Catamounts won the America East regular-season title and then received a bid
to the Women's NIT, where they defeated Holy Cross and St. Joseph's to make
it to the Elite Eight!
The wins, played in front of raucous sellout crowds at Patrick Gym, were the
first-ever post-season victories in the program's history, and capped off a
terrific season highlighted by Coach Cieplicki winning his 100th career game
and being named America East Coach of the Year and scrappy senior Libby
Smith being named first-team All-Conference.
In addition to their success on the court, these student-athletes also
performed in the classroom. The team posted an overall grade-point average
of 3.10, with nine players earning a 3.00 or higher for the fall semester.
Please join me in congratulating Coach Cieplicki, his staff and every member
of this remarkable team for their record-breaking season. Word is that next
year's team will be just as good, and we look forward to more exciting
nights at Patrick Gym, cheering on the Catamounts!
President Ed Colodny