Mighty Macs Honored in Harrisburg, PA
The record-breaking achievements of the Mighty Macs 1972, 1973, and 1974 championship women’s basketball teams were celebrated at Immaculata University Day in the Pennsylvania Capitol on March 12, 2012. This event commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Mighty Macs’ first championship game.
State Senator Andrew E. Dinniman and State Representative Duane D. Milne, Ph.D., recognized the teams’ achievement in personal remarks from the Senate and House Chambers. A private luncheon at the Capitol followed, which included members of the championship teams and Immaculata’s executive administration.
“I am truly thankful for Senator Dinniman and Representative Milne’s recognition of the Mighty Macs,” said Theresa Grentz ’74, co-captain of the 1974 basketball team. While the event centered on the Mighty Macs, members of Immaculata’s administration also were given the opportunity to speak with lawmakers about the value of Immaculata University to the Commonwealth.
“The day was a wonderful success,” said Immaculata University President Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D. “The Mighty Macs and Immaculata were the center of attention at the Capitol. University programs and achievements were showcased. While this event was a first for Immaculata University, it is my sincere hope that Immaculata Day will become an annual event.”
Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.