2007
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
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.