Dear Students and Colleagues,

The Drexel Women's Basketball team is dancing, too — having shown true grit with a comeback victory against the top-seeded University of Delaware team in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game on Saturday. This is a fantastic win and another huge moment for the Drexel community to celebrate and share our pride.

Congratulations to the team, Coach Amy Mallon and her assistant coaches! What an amazing first season for Amy as head coach, leading the women’s team through an incredibly difficult year amid the pandemic.

The women’s championship victory means Coach Mallon’s squad will go to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 and only the second time in program history. Coming on top of the Drexel Men’s Basketball CAA championship win against Elon University earlier in the week under Coach Zach Spiker, both teams also will make Drexel history by playing in the tournament at the same time. And this is yet another great milestone for Director of Athletics Eric Zillmer, as he wraps up his exceptional tenure.

Now, we have the added excitement of Selection Monday, following tonight’s Selection Sunday event. Then, the teams will hit the court — the women in San Antonio, the men in Indianapolis — to play in their respective tournaments later this week.

We are so proud of our student-athletes and we will continue to celebrate the teams. We have twice the fun ahead of us, so let’s all enjoy this moment.

Our thanks, and congratulations to the women’s basketball team. Go Dragons!


John Fry

Subir Sahu, PhD
Senior Vice President for Student Success





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