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PITTSBURGH ó La Roche College will host a menís basketball alumni reunion on Saturday, Jan. 26 to honor the men who pioneered the institutionís first-ever collegiate conference-level team.

The reunion will include an alumni luncheon for all former menís basketball players at 1 p.m. in the Zappala College Center and admission to the 3 p.m. La Roche vs. Medaille College menís basketball game in the Kerr Fitness Center.

Prior to the start of the 3 p.m. game, selected alumni athletes will be inducted into the La Roche College Athletic Hall of Fame. At halftime, the College also will honor the 1974-75 menís basketball players, the team who laid the groundwork for La Roche Collegeís collegiate conference-level sports.

Before 1974, menís basketball existed only as a club sport sponsored by the La Roche College Student Government Association. Since then, La Roche has launched 11 additional varsity sports, and 20 percent of the Collegeís incoming freshmen are athletes.

Gina Miller, director of alumni relations, said the reunion is the schoolís first attempt to reunite alumni athletes. ďThere has never been a comprehensive effort to bring together all of the alumni who played menís basketball for the College,Ē she explained. ďWe hope this is the beginning of many alumni athlete reunions. Our alumni athletes have helped to build the traditions we have today. We take pride in their success and celebrate their efforts.Ē

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among todayís college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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