2013 Pink Zone Basketball Game Recap

Did you miss the 2013 Lady Lions Pink Zone Basketball game? No problem… here’s what you missed.

Game Date: February 24, 2013
Total Raised in 2013: $260,000
Total Pink Zone Dollars Raised: $825,317.73
Beneficiaries affected:
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Mount Nittany MC
Kay Yow Cancer Fund*
JC Blair
Lewistown Hospital
Fans in attendance: 14,173—highest Pink Zone attendance ever
Survivors in Attendance: 619
Opponent: Michigan
Game score: Penn State 68 – Michigan 57
Game highlight: “With 14,173 fans, including a record 621 breast cancer survivors, filling the Bryce Jordan Center, the #7/9 Penn State Lady Lions (23-3, 13-1 Big Ten) clinched a share of their second-straight and seventh overall Big Ten regular season title with a 68-57 victory over the Michigan Wolverines.” Leading the Lady Lions was junior Maggie Lucas with 21 points.
Coppersmith Award Winner: Power of Pink (Taryn Noll) & Pink Zone Student Group (Eric Bodner)
(What is the Coppersmith award: The Mimi U. Barash Coppersmith Pink Zone Champion Award is an annual recognition of an individual, organization or group that has made outstanding contributions to breast cancer education, outreach, advocacy, treatment, survivorship, research or support in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An award will be made in association with the annual Pink Zone game. Nominations can be made by volunteers for Pink Zone, staff of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lady Lions staff and team members, and the community at large.)
Fun Fact: An important contributor in this year’s exceptional performance was the help of local businesses. Contributors include but aren’t limited to: Fullington Trailways, Bailey Coach, Beiber Bus Company, Susquehanna Trailways, Klein Transportation, Centre Daily Times, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Giant Foods, Chip Mock, Blue Banana Designs, Ricoh, Comcast, WTAJ, Forever Broadcasting, 93.5 3WZ, B94.5, the Bryce Jordan Center, and Best Event Rental.

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To access the 2/24/13 game box score click: here