Daemen Women's Basketball USCAA Championship Team Honored by Town of Amherst
Town of Amherst Honors Daemen Women's Basketball USCAA Championship Team with Proclamation
April 10, 2013
Contacts: Mike Andrei
Athletics Communications Director
The Daemen College women's basketball team was honored with a proclamation at the Town of Amherst Board Meeting for winning the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championship last month.
Coach David Skolen's squad completed a historic 26-7 season by defeating third-seeded Lindenwood University-Belleville 73-62 on March 2 to capture the program's first national title.
Skolen and several of his players were on hand as the proclamation was read, declaring Monday, April 8, 2013 as Wildcat Day in the Town of Amherst.
“This national championship won by the Daemen women’s basketball team reflects the drive within the College athletics program,” said Daemen President Dr. Gary Olson. “Daemen College is committed to success in NCAA Division II play next season.”
Town of Amherst representatives in attendance included council members Steven D. Sanders, Barbara S. Nuchereno, Mark A. Manna, and Richard "Jay" Anderson as well as Deputy Supervisor Guy R. Marlette and Town Supervisor Dr. Barry A. Weinstein.
The Wildcats made their first-ever appearance in the USCAA national championship tournament, closed out the year with a 26-7 record.
“I am so proud of the focus and intensity our team had throughout the tournament,” said Daemen head coach David Skolen. “You want to be playing your best basketball at the end of the season and we definitely did that. What a great way for one of the best senior classes in Daemen history to go out.”
Daemen, transitioning to NCAA Division II, is in its first year as a member of the USCAA.