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Women's basketball team
completes best season ever
Guilford fans rush the floor of the Fieldhouse following the Quaker's 805/ victory over the Meredith Angels
in the first round of the NCAA Division 111 Basketball Tournament. Guilford recieved an automatic bid to the tournament
following their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title in school history.
Editor's Note: The Guilford
varsity women's basketball team
finished their best season in
school history over the break
when they traveled to Abilene,
Texas for a NCAA Division 111
Tournament second-round match
against the Hardin-Simmons
The Quakers lost to the Cow
girls 106-77 officially ending
their season, but played deter
minedly up to the very end, post
ing 51 second-half points.
Guilfordian reporter Angela
Rioux chronicles this record
breaking season that included
among other highlights the first
Old Dominion Athletic Confer
ence (ODAC) title and NCAA Di
vision 111 Tournament appear
ance in school history.
The journey began in early
September with lots of running,
hurting and—to sum it up—
hard work. A goal was set to win
the Old Dominion Athletic Con
ference (ODAC) title, a goal that
is set every year. But this year
would be different.
As the women's basketball
Greensboro, NC March 16, 2001
season opened, the women started
on their usual win streak: winning
games they were supposed to and
playing the way the women's bas
ketball team was expected to play.
The women won and that was that.
But there was something a
little different this year. The
crowd in the "Quaker Dome," as
junior guard Amy Evans refers to
it, was increasing. Along with the
increase in the crowd came the in
crease of noise and the frequency
of signs being displayed. It was not
unusual to arrive at the gym to see
a childhood picture of first-year
guard Dara Burke or senior for
ward/center Mario Biernacki wav
ing in the stands.
Before the women knew it
they were moving their way to the
top of the ODAC and not budging.
With the regular season ending the
Quakers were in second place and
ready to win the title.
A trip to Salem, Va, was re
quired to reach the Quaker's goal,
the title. The first game against
Lynchburg was a win, but one that
was a bit unusual for the Quakers.
It was a little closer than usual for
the women. "We were nervous and
they [Lynchburg] had no pressure
on them" said Amy Evans when
asked about the close game.
The game ended 72-68 and it
was on to the semifinals to play
conference rival Roanoke Col
lege. This game prompted the ar
rival of some female fans at Sa
lem to cheer on their classmates
to a big win and a chance at the
The game started slow for
the Quakers and many fans were
thinking, "I guess we will be go
ing home after this game." But
once the second half began, the
Quakers went on a scoring run
and won 65-48. With the help of
another team effort, the Quakers
were headed for a victory dinner
and a chance to bring home the
school's first women's basketball
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5800 W. Friendly Ave.
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Within only a few
years, there may be heavy
airplane traffic in the dead
of night while Guilford stu
dents try to sleep. Also
note, on the other hand,
that Greensboro could be
gin to grow into a thriving
metropolis of sorts, where
students never lack week
The installation of a
FedEx hub at the Piedmont
Triad International Airport
cld create either, bothg.
or none of these scenarios,
but the subject remains of
critical magnitude to resi
dents of Greensboro, espe
cially those in the airport's
The Guilfordian has
chosen to sponsor, host and
moderate a public forum
where it hopes "to present
an open dialogue of the dis
agreement so that people
can be more familiar with
the issues involved and the
sides represented," as
James Tatum, a
Guilfordian editor ex
The forum will be held on
Thursday, March 22, at 7:30
p.m., across the street at the
New Garden Friends Meeting.
There has been staunch
opposition to the proposed
hub from residents and
See FedEx, page 3.