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SU Women's Season Ends But Not Before Some Records Shattered

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Shame on me for not paying more attention the SU women's run though the WNIT.  That run ended in the quarterfinals this weekend in a 78-52 loss to Michigan.   Before it ended, the ladies put together what might just have been the best season in the history of the program. To wit:

  • SU's 25 wins were the most in a season since it began competing in the NCAA in 1981-82.
  • Syracuse's 12-0 start was the best start in school history.  That also matched the program’s longest winning streak.
  • The Orange won more than one postseason game for the first time in a single season.  Three to be exact.
  • Senior Nicole Michael became the only SU player to reach 500- points in a single season twice.  She passed the mark during the Michigan game to garner 501 on this season. She also became SU’s all-time leading scorer (1787) and rebounder (996).
  • SU made it's third consecutive winning season, the first time since it posted six straight from 1984-85 to 1989-90.

Compared to the men's program, it might not seem like much but you gotta applaud the job Coach Q has done with the women's team.  He's taken a Big East doormat and turned them into a perennial post-season team.  Another quality season, tons of lessons learned and you can expect the program to keep growing in 2011.