Top 10 Tuesday: Women's Basketball Embarks on Historic Campaign
HAVERFORD, Pa. – It's Top 10 Tuesday! Every Tuesday from now through the end of August, we will take a look back at the Top 10 moments from the 2013-14 academic year. This list was compiled as a way to highlight one of the most successful athletic campaigns in the history of Haverford Athletics, both on the playing field and in the classroom.
Although there were many memorable moments throughout the 2013-14 seasons, we only have 10 summer Tuesdays. For a full list of all the highlights from this past year, be sure to check out the complete list of varsity highlights here. The Tuesday Top 10 will be revealed in chronological order.
Women's basketball saw several firsts in program history during the 2013-14 season. The Fords broke through and won 20 games for the first time in school history, finishing with an overall record of 24-4. Nina Voith was named honorable mention All-America, becoming the first player to garner that honor in program history. The Fords also earned the right to host the Centennial Conference Tournament for the first time in program history with a 67-59 victory in overtime on the road against rival Swarthmore on the final day of the regular season.
Following the late heroics in the regular season finale, the Fords continued to make history in the postseason. Starting the postseason march with a convincing 61-49 win in the Centennial Conference semifinals against Gettysburg, Haverford notched its first appearance in the conference championship game. The very next day, Haverford won its first conference title in program history with a 66-56 victory over Johns Hopkins inside the Calvin Gooding '84 Arena.
With the conference championship in hand, the Fords kept pushing forward and went on to win their first game in the NCAA Tournament, 53-48 over Rhode Island College, before a hard-fought 54-43 loss in the second round to site host Ithaca College.
Be sure to check back with HaverfordAthletics.com each Tuesday for more top moments from the 2013-14 academic year. These moments will run up until the opening weekend of fall sports at Haverford College.