For the first time since 2005, Millikin’s Big Blue women are celebrating their College Conference of Illinois-Wisconsin basketball championship.
And as head coach Olivia Lett said during the celebration of the championship they’ll try not to think too much about what might have been since there is no NCAA Division III tournament to advance to as there was in 2005 when retired coach Lori Kerans and her Big Blue won their national championship.
She also commented about how her players left the floor with a win which only champions get to enjoy.
Millikin won the CCIW championship by beating its rival to the north, Illinois Wesleyan, 72-59. And that’s Lett’s alma mater.
Congratulations to Coach Lett and her champions Big Blue. I’ll have more on this in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.