This Week in History: Fifty Candidates Report for First Basketball Drill

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Aliyah Williams


The following story was published by the Stroud Courier on Friday, Dec. 17, 1943. 

Only critical style issues have been changed. 

The first women’s basketball practice of the season conducted on December 6 proved promising. Approximately fifty candidates went through the rigid conditioning exercises which are characteristic of the first few practices. Miss Genevieve Zimbar and Dean Eugene Martin are collaborating on techniques for both guards and forwards. 

The following have reported as candidates: Elizabeth Breeden, Arlene Crause, Lucille Evans, Marjorie Fairchild, Ruth Gingrich, Phyllis Godshalk, Tess Hammes, Doris Henning, Sara Hoffman, Pearl Hunsberger, Virginia Illuzzi, Neva Johnson, Geraldine Kettell, Henrietta Klein, Mary Lou Kline, Audrey Kyler, Virginia Loop, June Miller, Virginia Miller, Ruth Mooney, Amelia Morgan, Rita O’Reilly, Hope Perry, Joan Pressler, Mary J. Pfromm, Lois Remaley, Naomi Reed, Inez Roberts, Adelle Slocum, Georgene Stoudt, Helen Strieby, Helen Suitch, Josephine Urban, Gerda Ullrich, Ruth Williams, Dorothea Witherick, Betty Wood, Kay Yocum, Margaret Zimmerman, Kathryn Watts and Petronella Karaveckas. 

Management Candidates 

Candidates for managership are: Ollie Smith, Jacqueliee Feeley, Peggy Kauffman, Miriam Ritter, Phyllis Angelone, Mary J. Marhafka, Dawn Peters, Marie Zimmerman and Lorraine Toews. 

Basketball Schedule

January 7 – 4:00 – Rider College – Away

January 15 – 2:30 – Alumnae – Home

January 27 – 7:30 – Hunter College – Away

February 5 – 2:00 – Panzer College – Home

February 8 – 4:00 – Elizabethtown – Away

February 12 – 8:00 – Temple University – Home

February 18 – 4:00 – N.Y. University – Away 

March 3 – 8:00 – Rider College – Home

The current ESU women’s and men’s basketball teams are busy preparing for their 2023-2024 season. On Dec. 10, the men’s and women’s teams will be hosting a double header at Koehler Fieldhouse against Holy Family. The women will start at 1:00 and the men at 3:00. 

To learn more about the current ESU basketball teams, click here to view their schedules.