Bronx Women Successfully Avenge Finals Loss, Defeat Queensborough 69-58
It is with enormous pride and pleasure that I join the people of Bronx Community College in congratulating the Lady Broncos women’s basketball team for winning their first ever City University of New York Athletic Conference championship this weekend with a 69-58 victory over Queensborough Community College. What makes this achievement especially remarkable is that the team was able to take the conference's top honor in only its fourth year of existence in the CUNYAC era.
Credit for this spectacular victory goes to the talent, perseverance and teamwork of the Lady Broncos players, coaches and staff. The ranks of the Lady Broncos include 2015 CUNYAC Player of the Year Hivelize Escobar and freshman All-Star Trisha Toussaint, who was injured in the championship-winning game and accepted the trophy from a wheelchair. I especially congratulate BCC’s Athletics Director Michael A. Belfiore, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Pete Cepeda and Assistant Coach Lakenya Bryant. I think it worth noting that under Coach Cepeda, no athlete has ever been dropped from the team for not making the grade in their studies as well.
The spirit of this year’s Lady Broncos is captured in the efforts of single mom Natasha Arzuaga, who never missed practice. Her young daughter became something of an unofficial team mascot.
By the way, our men’s basketball team had an amazing season as well, coming within a game of also snagging a CUNY championship. Good going!!!
Again, my congratulations to every member of this remarkable team and all those who helped make this triumph possible.
Eduardo J. Martí, Ph.D.