January 30, 2007

Santa Clara Women's Basketball Team Awarded the Comcast Community All-Star Award

Jan. 30, 2007

Santa Clara, Calif. - The Santa Clara women's basketball team was named Comcast Community All-Star award winner for the month of November. Jodie Garner and Mat Jachim of Comcast presented the award to the women at halftime of the men's basketball game against Colgate on December 28, 2006.

The women were recognized for their work with the non-profit organization Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, BAWSI. BAWSI is a comprehensive program working with girls in the local community to promote participation in athletics, as well as working with legislation to offer females of all ages equal opportunity in sports.

The team worked an eight-week session with young girls to teach them about the positives of being active and enjoying physical activity. They have a strong connection to the organization through co-founder and former professional soccer player Brandi Chastain, who is a Santa Clara alumna.

Currently the women's basketball team is attempting to move up the pack in the West Coast Conference. The team takes on Saint Mary's on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Leavey Center at 7:00 p.m. PT. Junior guard Chandice Cronk leads the nation in three-pointers made, hitting 3.5 per game.

Michelle Bento-Jackson with Mat Jachim and Jodie Garner of Comcast.


The Comcast Community All-Star Award is presented to Santa Clara student-athletes, who are active in benefiting their local community. The award was developed two years ago and is presented monthly to a different student-athlete who is positively contributing their time and energy to help others.