1982-83 North Central College Women’s Team

Year Inducted: 2016

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: North Central College

Biography: In 1983, a four-year-old sports cable station was trying to win over viewers and that company, ESPN chose college sports as its first main source of programming.  North Central College was part of that history as the Cardinals defeated Elizabethtown College in Worcester, Mass., on ESPN to win the 1983 NCAA Division III women’s basketball crown.  The Cardinals (26-6) won the Chicago Metro Conference Tournament to earn an automatic bid to postseason, then hosted both the Central Regional and West Quarter final at Gregory Arena.    The team’s 44.5% shooting percentage still stands as the program’s single season record.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back row (L to R):  Student Manager Lynne Siesser, Kathy Phelps, Sharon Kennedy, Luvina Beckly, Tammy Binder, Cheryl Juris, Lorie Lawry, Kim Wallner and Margie White.

Front Row (L to R):  Dawn Schabacker, Brenda Sanders, Assistant Coach karl Schleich, Head Coach R. Wayne Morgan, Bonnie Hanson, and Camie Loudenbeck.