#MountTop20 : Mount Athletics Celebrates Women in Sports in Number 18 Moment

#MountTop20 :  Mount Athletics Celebrates Women in Sports in Number 18 Moment

Emmitsburg, Md. (June 28, 2013) -- From the time the institution was founded in 1808 until 1972, Mount St. Mary's was an all-men's school.  Women began enrolling at the Mount in 1972 and during the 2012-13 academic year the athletic department celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first women at the Mount. The school's recognition of Women in Sports checks in at No. 18 on the 2012-13 Top 20 Moments.

In conjunction with the 40 year anniversary of Title IX, Mount St. Mary's held a ceremony to cap the Women In Sports celebration following home wins for the men's and women's basketball teams over Central Connecticut State on Feb. 16.

In the five weeks leading up to Feb. 16, the athletic department honored the careers of 40 former Mount student-athletes to reflect how they left their mark on the institution.

The 40 athletes profiled by the Mount represented 10 different sports and who played as early as 1975 and as recently as 2011. The group included 30 members of the Mount St. Mary's Hall of Fame as well as one Northeast Conference Hall of Famer.

The 40 athletes were released in five installments:

1. January 17, 2013
2. January 25, 2013
3. February 1, 2013
4. February 7, 2013
5. February 15, 2013

To get fans ready for the Women In Sports celebration, the Mount created a special Facebook page that can be viewed HERE  


Women In Sports Celebration 

Below is the list of the 40 women student-athletes whose careers were recapped leading up to the celebration. 

Name (Years) 

Sport(s)

Lynne (Phelan) Robinson (1977-79)    Basketball, Field Hockey, Tennis   
Agnus (McGlade) Berenato (1977-80)   Basketball 
Crystal Woodard (1979-83) Basketball
Karla Green (1980-84) Basketball
Bernadine Bocus (1982-86) Basketball
Lisa Green (1983-87) Basketball
Shaun Jackson (1983-87)  Basketball
Kim Rhock (1986-90) Basketball
Mary Matheson (1975-79)

Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball

Virginia O'Donnell Cole (1976-80) Tennis 
Susan Janowiak (1977-81) Basketball, Track and Field
Thea Ackerman Carey (1979-83) Track and Field, Field Hockey
Michelle Dixon (1983-87) Track and Field
Christine Larsen (1983-87) Track and Field 
Tracey Bradson (1985-89)  Basketball
Vanessa Blair (1988-92) Basketball
Teresa Hortsmann Otterbein (1985-89)   Tennis
Laurie Smith Ernest (1988-92) Track and Field
Bronwyn Williams (1988-92) Tennis
Susie Rowlyk (1991-95) Basketball
Heather Moul Kitching (1994-98) Track and Field
Jen Stocker Buckles (1994-98) Lacrosse
Megan Gardiner (1995-00) Basketball
Kia Williams (1997-01) Basketball
Rebecca Lovett (1977-82) Basketball
Jennifer Dougherty (1979-83) Field Hockey 
Chris Anderson Thomas (1979-83) Track and Field
Zena Edwards (1985-89) Softball, Basketball
Amy Langville (1993-97) Basketball
Nicole Schroyer Gehret (1993-97) Basketball
Rebecca Wassner (1993-97)  Track and Field
Christy Wicks Casler (1993-97)  Soccer 
Katie Holahan (1999-02) Soccer
Naomi Campano Radio (2001-04) Lacrosse, Soccer
Kelly Nangle (2002-06) Lacrosse, Soccer 
Shannon Prettyman (2002-06) Golf
Mandy Jenkins (2003-07) Track and Field
Dita Krumberga (2004-07) Basketball
Maggie O'Connell Dubois (2006-10)  Swimming
 Aly Jost (2007-11) Lacrosse 

 

Throughout the summer, the athletic department will recap the top 20 moments of the 2012-13 season. Fans can follow along on MountAthletics.com and through social media (Facebook / Twitter). Use the hashtag #MountTop20 to give us your thoughts on the top 20.

2012-13 Top 20 Moments Release Schedule

20. Alicia Mirando Scores Twice to Beat FDU, Continues Mount's Strong Season 
19. Emmit S. Burg Arrives on Campus
18. Mount Athletics Celebrates Women in Sports 
17. July 1, 2013
16. July 3, 2013
15. July 5, 2013
14. July 8, 2013
13. July 10, 2013
12. July 12, 2013
11. July 15, 2013
10. July 17, 2013
9.   July 19, 2013
8.   July 22, 2013
7.   July 24, 2013
6.   July 26, 2013
5.   July 29, 2013
4.   July 31, 2013
3.   August 2, 2013
2.   August 5, 2013
1.   August 7, 2013