It’s been a record-setting season for
Head Coach Kim Barnes Arico and the Women’s Basketball
Now in her 10th year at St. John’s University, Barnes Arico
recently became the all-time winningest coach in the history of the
Women’s Basketball Program. In addition, she led the Johnnies to
the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship for the first time
since 1988, catapulting the Red Storm to a No. 13 Associated Press
ranking, the highest in program history. For her outstanding effort
on the sideline, Barnes Arico received BIG EAST Coach of the Year
honors for the second time.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Da’Shena Stevens ’12TCB was named American Eagle Outfitters BIG
EAST Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and also earned
the BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award. Four players were named to
All-BIG EAST teams.
Additionally, the Red Storm posted one of the most impressive
college upsets in recent memory: a last-second 57-56 road win
against the then-No. 2 University of Connecticut Huskies, snapping
UConn’s unbelievable 99-game home win streak.
With the squad now playing at an incredibly high level – and with
only two seniors on its roster (Stevens and Tesia Harris ’12C) –
the team looks poised to remain strong for years down the