Mary Baldwin Squirrels Basketball Team Captures Conference Championship

February 26, 2001

Mary Baldwin University’s Fighting Squirrels defeated Wilson College, 73-58, in the Atlantic Women’s College Conference championship game, Sunday, February 18.

Senior Kara Hughes led the team in scoring with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were freshman Latesha Armstead, with 16 points and 12 rebounds, freshman Maneisha Hardy, with 15 points, and senior Catherine Saunders with 11 points.

They made it to the finals with a 64-51 victory over Hood College in the semi-final contest.

Please visit for a complete roster and schedule, including scores and results, from this season.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.