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Cathy Rush established herself as a leader in women's sports while coaching basketball at Immaculata College in Pennsylvania. Under her guidance, Immaculata College won three consecutive National AIAW Championships (1972, 1973 & 1974), five Eastern AIAW Championships, and two National AIAW Championship Runner-Ups. All of this in only six years as coach!
Some of Cathy's accomplishments are as follows:
Brought tiny Immaculata College (under 500 students) into the National spotlight with five trips to the NAIAW Championship Game in six years, winning three back to back Titles.
Compiled an amazing career record of 149 wins and 15 losses - a 91% winning percentage.
Coached and directed the 1975 U.S. Women's basketball team at the Pan American games, leading the team to a gold medal finish.
2008 Hall of Fame Inductee - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
One of the few woman inducted into the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.
One of only six "outsiders" inducted into the prestigious Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame. Having neither played nor coached at a member institution, Cathy was recognized by the Big 5 for her contributions and continuos dedication to the game of women's basketball.
Member of the U.S. Olympic Committee of Women's basketball.
Written up in Newsweek as the "Al Maguire of Women's Basketball".
Received Special Achievement Awards from both the New Jersey and Philadelphia Sports Writers' Association.
Recipient of Special Achievement Award from the Delaware County Atheletes Hall of Fame.
Presently, Cathy Rush is actively involved in the following:
Future Stars Camps - Cathy is president of Future Stars. For over 35 years, Future Stars has been conducting basketball, field hockey, soccer, all sport, and sports and arts camps for girls and boys.
Cathy is a gifted public speaker offering a variety of topics to encourage and motivate young women and men alike. Cathy's profile at CathyRush.com gives more information on speaking events.
Color Commentating - Cathy has been the color commentator for all of the major networks, including NBC, CBS, CBN, ESPN, PRISM and the Sport Channel.
Cathy, a breast cancer survivor, is a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.
The Mighty Macs , the major motion picture released in October 2011 about the Might Macs starring Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush with David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton & Ellen Burstyn. Cathy contributed to the screenplay and served as Executive Producer on the movie.
Obtained a Masters in Education from West Chester University in 1972.
Received a Bachelor of Science from West Chester University, 1968.
Graduate of Oakcrest High School, 1964.
Cathy Rush is the mother of 2 sons Ed Rush Jr. & Michael Rush.
Cathy has 6 grandchildren Faith, Jack, Thomas, Dean, Caroline & Julianna.