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July 12, 2016
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 began formally recognizing its Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Tuesday, beginning with three national champion teams. The first team to be honored was the 2006-07 Southern Connecticut women’s basketball team.
The Owls cut down the nets in front of a nationally televised ESPN2 audience in March of 2007, as they defeated now-Division I Florida Gulf Coast in the title game, 61-45.
Under the direction of Joe Frager, and with current Southern Connecticut head coach Kate Lynch starring, the Owls finished 34-2 and won the NE-10 regular season and conference championship on the way to the national title.
The newest members of the NE-10 Hall of Fame were honored at the conference’s annual banquet, which was held on June 6.
- The 06-07 squad still owns the SCSU single-season record for wins with 34
- Lynch, the NE-10 Player of the Year in 06-07, was the team’s leading scorer (18 ppg) and was inducted into the NE-10 Hall of Fame back in 2014
- The Owls handed Florida Gulf Coast its first loss of the season in the title game after FGCU entered the contest with a perfect 34-0 mark
- Four Owls scored in double figures in the championship game led by LaShauna Jones’ 19 points and Lynch’s double-double
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.