1988-89 Women's Basketball Team
1988-89 Women's Basketball Team
  • Year:
  • Sport:
    Women's Basketball
  • Year Inducted:


The 1988-89 women’s basketball team was the first Carnegie Mellon squad to win the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and made the Division III NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The team earned the first NCAA victory for a women’s team with a 73-67 overtime win against Franklin & Marshall College in the regional consolation game. The Tartans opened the tournament with a loss to Elizabethtown College, the eventual national champion. The Tartans ended the regular season with a then school-record 20 wins along with a mark of 11-1 in PAC play.

group of 12 women and two men huddled together with the women wearing medallions