Athletics: Women's Basketball
Basketball was one of three original women's sports at Muhlenberg, beginning in 1960 shortly after the College went coeducational, but the
In the seven-year period from 2006 to 2012, the Mules compiled an extraordinary record of 159-39 (.803) and won five Centennial Conference championships. The 93 wins from 2009 to 2012 are the second most by a team in a four-year span in the College's athletic history.
With a mark of 239-77 (.756), Muhlenberg has the second-best record in CC games in the league's 19 years of existence.
The Mules have qualified for postseason play in 19 of the last 20 seasons, winning a record seven Centennial Conference championships (1997, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012). They received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament each of those years and added an at-large NCAA berth in 2010. The 2002 squad earned the highest national ranking in program history (eighth), and the 2006 team, which won a school- and Centennial Conference-record 26 games, was voted the top women's team in Muhlenberg history. The 2009 squad reached the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
The program has produced its first five All-Americans the last six years, and a member of the Class of 2012 graduated as the first 2,000-point scorer in Centennial Conference history.
In 2005, Muhlenberg set the Division III records for points in a half (78) and three-pointers made in a game (21). In 2004, the Mules led all divisions of the NCAA in scoring and, at 90.8 points per game, became the fifth Division III team to average 90. The team rewrote its record book and set several conference and NCAA records, including the mark for most three-pointers in a season (265).
The Mules have averaged more than 19 wins over the last 17 seasons and have only one losing season in the past 20 years.