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Lady Kats win state title, 1980

Posted on March 13, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The University of Kentucky’s women’s basketball team, then known as the Lady Kats, celebrated their second Kentucky Women’s Intercollegiate Conference championship on March 1, 1980, in Memorial Coliseum by beating Morehead 80-61. From left, UK coach Debbie Yow-Nance, Liz Lukschu, Lea Wise, Maria Donhoff and Valerie Still. The victory earned UK, ranked 13th in the nation, a berth in the AIAW Region II tournament. The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was a national organization for women’s collegiate athletics for 11 years, starting in 1971. It folded after the NCAA began offering championships in women’s sports. This season’s women’s team will gather Monday night to watch the NCAA selection show and find out who and where they will play in the post-season. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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