Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Alumnae Game - February 8

Mark your calendars - the 2014 Alumnae Game is quickly approaching - Saturday, February 8.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Season's Greetings

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More Snow!

The fall semester is quickly coming to a close with the start of exams tomorrow.  With two snow storms in 3 days, our students have had beautiful distraction out their windows!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Congratulations F&M Men's Soccer!

A big congratulations to our men's soccer team on their first ever Centennial Championship!  Best of luck to the team as they move into NCAA play!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Leadership in Action

Thanks to a partnership between the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC), our team recently had the opportunity to take part in the USMC's Leadership in Action Workshop.  We spent some time learning about and discussing the Marine Corps' Leadership Traits and their Leadership Principles.  Our players did a great job relating the discussion to what we do together as a team on the basketball court.  After an insightful conversation, we headed outside for a team workout led by the Marines that put the leadership traits and principles to the test.  Each group was given a set of tasks to complete within certain parameters, only to have the situation change once they were in it.  Team members had to communicate clearly with each other in a pressure filled situation.   All in all, it was a great evening.  A big thank you to the Marine Corps officers who led our workshop and shared their experiences with us.  Check out our Facebook page for more pictures.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

#tbt - First F&M Teams

For our last #tbt post of the Fall, we have a few pictures from some of the first women's basketball teams at F&M.  Email me ( if you can identify any of the Diplomat players!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The best kind of pride . . .

Thursday, September 19, 2013

#tbt - February 19, 2006

The Dips won a hard fought road victory at Johns Hopkins on February 19, 2006.  F&M outscored the Blue Jays by 4 in the second half to eek out an exciting
1 point win - 65-64.

From top left going clockwise: #20 Christy Strunk '06, #33 Dana Johns '06, #24 Sarah Meisenberg '09, and #22 Brittany Braxton '08

Monday, September 16, 2013

5 Ways To Think Like A Champion by Jon Gordon

1.  Champions Expect to Win - When they walk on the court . . . or in a classroom, they expect to win.  In fact, they are surprised when they don't win.  They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to positive actions and outcomes.  They win in their mind first.

2.  Champions Celebrate the Small Wins - By celebrating the small wins champions gain the confidence to go after big wins.  Big wins and big success happen through the accumulation of many small victories.  This doesn't mean champions become complacent.  Rather, with the right kind of celebration and reinforcement, champions work harder, practice more and believe they can do greater things.

3.  Champions Don't Make Excuses When They Don't Win - They don't focus on the faults of others.  They focus on what they can do better.  They see their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result they become stronger, wiser and better.

4.  Champions Focus on What They Get to Do, Not What They Have to Do - They see their life and work as a gift not an obligation.  They know that if they want to achieve a certain outcome they must commit to and appreciate the process.  They may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps them develop their skill.

5.  Champions Believe They Will Experience More Wins in the Future - Their faith is greater than their fear.  Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of negativity.  Their certainty is greater than all the doubt.  Their passion and purpose are greater than their challenges.  In spite of their situation champions believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.

Taken from Jon Gordon's weekly newsletter. Check out the full post on Jon Gordon's website.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

#tbt - 1982-1983 Team

The 1982-1983 team was part of the foundation of the women's basketball program here at F&M. The college admitted women in 1969 and many women's sports programs began throughout the 70s.  Our current team thanks all those Dips who have come before us.   We will continue working to always make you proud!

1982-1983 Franklin & Marshall Women's Basketball 

#43 Karen Steidle wins the jump ball