News and Notes, 1/16-1/22


News & Notes for the week of 1/16-1/22 featuring Lauren Holden. (Holden Athletics)

By Dylan Balsamo

Holden Hits Huge Milestone

In Women’s Basketball’s 72-50 loss at Dayton on Sunday, senior and co-captain Lauren Holden hit a three-pointer during the first quarter that gave her a total of 1,001 points in her collegiate career. Holden hitting the mark makes her the 21st student-athlete in the program’s history to do so. The historic bucket was the 187th triple in Holden’s historic career, and she completed the night with seven points and two assists. Personal acheivements aside, the Rams’ loss puts them at 12-7 and 3-2 in conference play.

Mullens, Charles Immortalized

Bob Mullens and Kenny Charles, two former stars of Fordham Men’s Basketball, will have their numbers retired during halftime of the Rams’ home game on February 23. Mullens, who died in 1989 and was inducted into the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975, led the team to their first NIT in 1943, that same year becoming Fordham’s first All-American. He was later drafted by the New York Knicks in the opening season of the BAA. Charles’s Fordham career (1969-73) was also historic, as he currently ranks seventh in the program’s history in points (1,697) and second in points per game (20.0).

Swimming & Diving Honored

For the 15th year in a row, both Men’s and Women’s Fordham Swimming and Diving have been honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with their Scholar All-America Team Award for the fall semester of 2018. Both teams acheived the dignified honor, given to colleges with teams that maintain a 3.0 or better, and the men ranked tenth overall.

Squash Snowed Out

Men’s Squash was scheduled to play three games this weekend — one in the Bronx on Saturday and two in Poughkeepsie on Sunday — but all three were cancelled due to snow and will not be made up. The team will next play Bucknell at home on Saturday, Jan. 26.