University of Saint Francis Women's Basketball Day In Fort Wayne (VIDEO)

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive


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March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - The City of Fort Wayne formally honored on Monday the Saint Francis women's basketball team for their national championship.

Mayor Tom Henry, D-Fort Wayne, issued a proclamation that Mon., Mar. 24, 2014 was University of Saint Francis Women's Basketball Day in Fort Wayne.

"They really showed Fort Wayne and the rest of the country what young women in our community can do if they put their minds to it."

The proclamation recognizes the Lady Cougars for their NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship and celebrates their perfect season (38-0).

The team has taken all the notoriety in stride, and glad to be recognized for their hard work.

"We never thought about after we won nationals," Saint Francis forward Brooke Ridley says. "It's a great accomplishment for the mayor to come out, and give us a proclamation."

Henry, a Saint Francis alumnus, has also directed the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge to be lit in Saint Francis colors (blue and white) to celebrate the team, also.

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