YORK, Pa. - Three former Bison were named to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Silver Anniversary women's basketball team. The CAC is celebrating its 25th year of varsity competition and is honoring 25 former and current student-athletes from one of the 19 championship sports. Selection to these teams are primarily based on season-ending conference awards as voted by the conference coaches.
Gallaudet University was a founding member of the CAC in 1989 and was a proud member until it left in 2010 to join the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
The GU trio is led by All-American Ronda Jo Miller '01 along with Touria Ouahid Boren '01 and Corina Gutierrez '93.
Miller, who had her No. 23 women's basketball jersey retired on Feb. 8, 2014, was a three-time Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American first team selection, three-time CAC Player of the Year (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99) and holds numerous school records. She led Division III in scoring average (26.3 points per game) during the 1998-99 season when the Bison (24-6) reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. She still holds the Division III all-time career mark for rebounds (1,545) in 106 games played. Gallaudet made two appearances in the NCAA tournament (1996-97, 1998-99) with Miller leading the way. She was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 for women's basketball and in 2014 for her women's volleyball accomplishments. This is Miller's second appearance on a CAC Silver Anniversary Team this year as she also landed on the women's volleyball team.
Ouahid played four seasons for the Gallaudet University women's basketball program from 1996-2001. Ouahid was the 2000-01 CAC Player of the Year and was a three-time All-CAC first team selection and a second team pick one time. She ranks first in GU history in steals with 348 and second in assists with 560. She was nominated to the 2000 NCAA Division III All-American team during her junior season. She was inducted into the Gallaudet Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
Gutierrez was named to three consecutive All-CAC first teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93). In four sesons (1989-93) with the Bison, Gutierrez scored 1,430 points, 846 rebounds and 294 assists in 95 games played.
The CAC was organized as a six-team affiliation in 1989 and began championship competition with the winter sports during the 1990-91 season. Membership changes in the last decade ultimately created a 10-team conference that has become one of the strongest in NCAA Division III.
CAC teams have won 18 national team championships, and dozens of other teams have finished in among the top four in NCAA Division III competition. To learn more about the CAC Silver Anniversary Team please visit: www.cacsports.com.