Did you miss the 2016 Lady Lions Pink Zone Basketball game? No problem… here’s what you missed.
Game Date: January 17, 2016
Total Raised in 2013: $220,000
Total Pink Zone Dollars Raised: $1,595,318
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Penn State Cancer Institute
Mount Nittany MC
Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Geisinger – Lewistown
Fans in attendance: 9,124
Survivors in Attendance: 640
Game Opponent: Michigan
Game score: Penn State 87 – Michigan 91
Game highlight: Penn State shot a season-best 48.5 percent from the floor, going 33-for-68, and freshman Teniya Page (Chicago, Ill.) became just the fifth freshman to eclipse the 30-point mark in a game, scoring a career-high 31 vs. the Wolverines.
Coppersmith Award Winner: Mimi U Barash Coppersmith
(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.)
Quote of the year: “It’s probably our favorite game of the year just because of what it means to this community. I mean when you look at everybody that’s here, it’s not just about Lady Lion basketball, but about what it means to Centre County and what it means to the Penn State community. Having us all gather the community and galvanizing around for a cause. I just think you see the Penn State spirit on this day, feel the Penn State spirit of giving back to the community. I think you feel that every Pink Zone game and as it continues to grow, it really I think speaks volumes about Penn State University and really who we are as a university and who we are as an athletic departmen,” said Coach Washington.
Fun Fact: The 2016 Basketball game marked the 10 year anniversary of Pink Zone.