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Women's Basketball Opens with WPI Win

By RogerCrosley
Director of Sports Information

The women's basketball team began its conference season last weekend by defeating WPI for the first time in 10 years. The Engineers' 8563 romp was led by 28 points from Vicky Best '99, including a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line. For her efforts in that game and in victories over Roger Williams University and Elms College, Best was named the New England Women's 8 Co-Player of the Week.

Also from the women's basketball team, co-captain Nitza Basoco '98 has been named the recipient of a GEM award. The award is a postgraduate fellowship in engineering granted by the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science. Basoco is one of only 180 students nationwide to be selected for the award.


The wrestling team dropped three matches in the University Athletic Association New England Conference Challenge Tournament last weekend, but two Engineer grapplers had big days. Ben Hellweg G won three matches at 190 lbs. by pinning his opponents. All three of Hellweg's falls came in the first period. Also racking up three wins on the day was Matt Ziskin '98 at 167 lbs.