Teammates at commencement
Graduating seniors Lydia Bauer, Adrian Ritchie, Stephanie Sension and Sarah Eichler are used to earning ovations at the Kress Events Center. The Phoenix basketball standouts (posing above with friend, team manager and ceremony volunteer Nellie Schafer just prior to commencement on May 18) earned individual applause when they crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. Bauer and Ritchie earned their bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, and Sension and Eichler earned theirs in Elementary Education.
On the basketball floor, the seniors combined to post records of 29-3, 33-2, 34-2 and 28-5 over their four seasons, with four NCAA tournament appearances, one trip to the Sweet 16 and a Top 10 appearance in the polls.