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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From Mel: St. Joseph's to honor 1984-85 squad
St. Joseph's is going down memory lane on Senior Day with a reception Sunday to honor the 25th anniversary of the 1984-85 team, the first from Hawk Hill to make the NCAA women's tournament.

A bye weekend for Ohio State in the Big Ten Conference is enabling Buckeyes coach Jim Foster and assistant coach Debbie Black to headline the reunion before St. Joseph's hosts Duquesne at Hagan Arena.

Foster coached the nationally ranked team that season, while Black was a freshman who became a feisty all-star point guard in the WNBA.

Suzie McConnell-Serio, a former Penn State all-American who was a rival of Black's in the Atlantic Ten, will also be in the house.

McConnell-Serio coaches Duquesne, and the game could determine which of the teams will receive one of the four byes in the conference tournament the following weekend in Upper Marlboro, Md.