Laurels for Hardy in women's basketball win

Laurels for Hardy in women's basketball win
December 17, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The Benedictine women's basketball team found itself in an awkward position on Monday evening: down at halftime to winless Clarke College. However, Eagles senior guard Tiffany Hardy had other ideas and decided to have her own "Iowa Caucus" in Dubuque. Hardy, a senior, tallied a game-leading 23 points and helped the Benedictine team erase a two-point halftime deficit (35-33), turning it instead into a 80-60 non-league win on the road. Hardy hit seven-of-13 from the field, including five-of-11 from beyond the three point arc. Hardy also had seven rebounds and a game-leading four steals. Senior teammate Tamika Curtis crept to the doorstep of BU women's basketball history with her 21 point effort versus the Crusaders. That total moved her to within four points of becoming the school's all-time scoring leader (currently 1,563 points by Jennifer Olson). Her next opportunity to break the scoring record will be on January 2 at Elmhurst College. Curtis also had a game-high 14 rebounds, for her fifth double-double of the season (and 45th of her career). Senior guard Megan Walczak added 13 points - along with seven rebounds - as the only other player in double-figure scoring for Benedictine.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.