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Techsters made history in ’82

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Win over Cheyney State was NCAA’s first-ever women’s title game
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Photo courtesy of Louisiana Tech University Members of the Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters’ team that captured the NCAA’s first-ever national title were (front row, from left) Kim Mulkey,, Debbie Primeaux, Pam Gant, head coach Sonja Hogg, Angela Turner, Julie Wilkerson, Sandra Felton (back row, from left), associate head coach Leon Barmore, Rita Rust, Jennifer White, Lori Scott, Tia Sossamon, Janice Lawrence, Debra Rodman, Pam Kelly, Ann Pendergrass, graduate assistant Sue Donohoe and assistant coach Gary Blair.

(Editor’s note: Louisiana Tech University will honor its three national championship teams in women’s basketball on Saturday. A luncheon is set for that day at 11:30 a.m., at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club to recognize members of the team and tickets are available at $25 each by calling Barbara Swart at the Marbury Alumni House at 255-7950. This is the second in a series of three game stories written by O.K. Davis of the Daily Leader on the Techsters’ national title victories, with the following story having appeared in the March 28, 1982 edition of the Daily Leader. Today: the NCAA’s first-ever national championship game in 1982).

NORFOLK, Va. — If Louisiana Tech were a stockbroker, they’d be making a lot of money for their clients these days. Talk about a blue (and red) chip stock, but this could be the best ever.

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