Professors of @AU_WBasketball Student-Athletes Show Their Support

American University Women's Basketball with Very Important Professors.

WASHINGTON - The American University Women’s Basketball team is celebrating a victory in their home opener against La Salle. The team secured the 66-48 win in front of a crowd of fellow students, community members, and their professors.

In the latest installment of Very Important Professor (VIP) games, members of the women’s basketball team invited their most influential professors to cheer them on in their home opener. 

AU School of Education professor Cathy Crocker was invited to the game by two of her former students, Katie Marenyi and Kaitlyn Lewis. Marenyi is a sophomore guard and Lewis is a junior guard.

“Both of them are excellent, excellent students and will be tremendous future teachers,” said Crocker.“What it means to be chosen is … you just can’t find the words to say how appreciative you are of them noticing how hard you work to be a teacher and for them to say that they enjoyed your class and that they learned a tremendous amount.”

The Eagles provided a great show on opening night for their professors, improving to a 2-0 record to start the season.  

“Here at American University, I think students are always very supportive of other students… very much teamwork was shown on the court tonight,” said Crocker.

In partnership with American University Athletics marketing department, the Student-Athlete Support Program (SASP) has been hosting Very Important Professors (VIP) games all semester long to increase the student/professor bond outside of the classroom.

The next VIP event will feature the Men’s Basketball team on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7pm as they verse Holy Cross.

AU Women's Basketball will be back in Bender Arena on Dec. 2 at 2PM against Youngstown State, which is also a Military Appreciation game. Follow the women’s basketball team all season long by clicking here