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BVU Alumni Game Day Celebration Set for late January

January 19, 2022 5:27am

Buena Vista University celebrates its history of women’s basketball, former Head Coach Janet Berry, and several conference champions in men’s and women’s basketball during the Beaver Basketball Alumni Game Day on Saturday, January 29th.

This season marks the 50th anniversary of the Beavers beginning play in the Io-Kota Conference, a time in which women’s athletic pursuits in a variety of sports came to the forefront.

BVU Athletics will also share a special recognition of Janet Berry on this date. Berry’s teams won 393 games in her 26-year career as Head Coach of the women’s basketball program. Berry, who retired in May, was named the conference coach of the year on five occasions.

Additionally, the Beavers will salute members of the 1997 men’s and women’s Iowa Conference basketball champions on the 25th anniversary of their titles. The 2002 men’s basketball team will be honored on the 20th anniversary of its conference crown, while members of the 1962 team will convene on the 60th anniversary of their league title.

Recognitions and celebrations will take place during the Beaver basketball games against Luther College. The women’s contest occurs at 2 p.m.; the men’s game follows at 4 p.m.

Prior to these festivities, BVU basketball alumni are invited to participate in a basketball scrimmage while meeting members of the current Beaver programs and reconnecting with teammates and friends. Alumni from the women’s program will scrimmage one another, while alumni from the men’s program will take on the BVU varsity reserve team.

For more information, contact University Advancement at 712-749-2101 or email spottsk@bvu.edu.