Providence College To Honor Kathy Finn Hill & The Late Helen Bert On January 23 At Friar Women's Basketball Game

Dec. 11, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It was announced today, that on January 23, 2010, the Providence College Department of Athletics will hold a jersey retirement ceremony for the late Helen Bert and Kathy Finn Hill ‘84. Bert was a former coordinator of women’s athletics and an associate athletic director at Providence College from 1971 to 1988. Hill played for the Friar women’s basketball team from 1980-84 and is the only player in program history to be named BIG EAST Player of the Year. Bert and Hill are the first females to have their jerseys retired by the College.

The day’s events will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the annual Women’s Basketball Alumni Game, to be held at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium. The game is expected to last until 11:00 a.m. A jersey retirement luncheon is scheduled from Noon to 1:45 p.m. at ‘64 Hall on the second floor of the Slavin Center.

The Providence College women’s basketball team will take on nationally-ranked Pittsburgh at 2:00 p.m. The game will be televised live as part of the BIG EAST Game of the Week package on BETV (check local listings). The jerseys of Bert and Hill will be retired at halftime of the Providence vs. Pittsburgh game. Additionally, the College also will honor the 20th Anniversary of the 1990 BIG EAST Championship Team.

Later that evening, the Providence men’s basketball team will host USF in BIG EAST Conference action at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Hill and Bert will be recognized at halftime.

“It is going to be a wonderful day of events here at Providence College,” Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. “It will be a proud day for our women’s basketball team and fans, as we honor two individuals who have provided a solid foundation for our storied program."

Tickets to the jersey retirement celebration are $20 per person and children 12-and-under are $10. This price includes a ticket to the women’s basketball game. All Providence College women’s basketball alumnae will receive a complimentary ticket to the luncheon, women’s game and men’s game. Additional tickets to the game can be purchased by alumnae at a discounted rate.



To register for the event and/or receive information on discount hotel accommodations please visit For questions regarding the event, please contact Daryl Cioffi at (401) 865-2529 or


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