Athletic Department spokesperson criticizes The Hoya‘s Basketball Preview for lack of women’s coverage
The Hoya‘s Basketball Preview is a nice piece of work–glossy, nice pictures–but, according to an Athletic Department spokesperson, it’s incomplete: it doesn’t mention the women’s basketball team.
Barbara Jonas, an Associate Director of Sports Information in the Athletic Department, complained on the Athletic Department’s Hoya Insider blog that calling The Hoya‘s basketball issue “Basketball Preview” neglects the women’s team:
It’s no secret that the men’s basketball squad is the crowning jewel of our athletic department. No coach or student-athlete would begrudge any publicity, success or accolades that it receives. What is frustrating is that the student press and much of campus continues to ignore that there are two basketball teams on the Hilltop.
Publishing a glossy magazine touted as the Basketball Preview is entirely untrue and a slap in the face to the 15 women that practice just as many hours as the men’s team and who wear the same Blue & Gray.