Feb. 21, 2008
WASHINGTON - The American University women's basketball team will host its "Think Pink" game on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bender Arena when the Eagles welcome Holy Cross for a crucial Patriot League contest. Both teams are tied with identical 8-3 conference records along with Lehigh to rank at the top of the standings.
Last time out, AU won its first ever contest at Holy Cross' Hart Center, claiming a 62-46 win on Jan. 26. Three Eagles tallied in double digits in the victory. Stephanie N'Garsanet and Liz Hayes each scored 12 points, while Michelle Kirk scored a team-high 13 points off the bench. American is currently riding a seven game winning streak, its longest since the 1997-98 season.
The "Think Pink" initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
The WBCA began "Think Pink" in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year of the "Think Pink" a success. All fans are encouraged to show their support and wear pink.