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TU Hall of Famer & CU Women’s Basketball Coach, Marilyn Stephens, to be Honored

Cheyney University Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Marilyn Stephens, was selected to be honored by the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture, Inc.

Cheyney, PA, September 02, 2010 --( Temple University Hall of Famer and Cheyney University Women’s Basketball Coach, Marilyn Stephens, is one of four who will be honored on September 26, 2010 from 12 noon to 4 pm by the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture, Inc. The event will be held at the Swan Ballroom, 2015 South Water Street, in Philadelphia, PA.

Coach Stephens is being recognized by the organization for her great achievements as an athlete; as well as for her achievements in the community. When asked about the award, Coach Stephens said, “I am honored to be recognized along with Wali Jones, Ann Koger and Fred Pickett, Jr. who all have been a positive influence in my life. I thank God for blessing me and providing me the passion for giving back to my community.”

Marilyn Stephens has made a definite impact on the game of basketball. Stephens is Temple University’s all-time leading scorer 2,196 points and rebounder 1,519, and she was a member of the 1981 US Women’s Junior Olympic team. In 1983 and 1984, Stephens was the Atlantic 10 and Big 5 Player of the year, and in 1984, she was named a Kodak All American. In 1998, she was the first female in the state of Florida to coach a boy’s 6A varsity basketball team at Coral Reef High School in Miami. Marilyn Stephens’ made national headlines in 2009 when she and her brother, Dominique Stephens, became the NCAA’s first brother/sister collegiate coaches of the same University. For five years, Dominique Stephens served as an assistant coach for the University’s men’s basketball team, served as Interim Head Coach in 2008 and was appointed as the full time head coach in 2009. Subsequently, that same year, Marilyn joined Cheyney University as the head women’s coach.

About Cheyney University
Cheyney University is the nation’s oldest historically Black institution of higher education. It is also the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Now celebrating its 26th year, PASSHE comprises Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities, with a combined enrollment of more than 112,500, making it the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. At its inception, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania successfully provided free classical education for qualified young people, and today the university offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 disciplines and six master’s degree programs. For more information, please visit the website at

About the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture, Inc. (PABSC, Inc.)
The PABSC, Inc. was formed in 2002. The mission or the organization is to provide information, advice and mentoring to the community at large. The aim is to develop a fund through financial contributions and grants to provide assistance for mentoring programs and prospective college students in the tri state area. This organization consists of former college and professional athletes' that strive on giving back their time and expertise for the betterment of the community. For more information on PABSC, Inc., contact the PABSC administration by writing to P.O. Box 25321, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Bernette Wright
(610) 399-2000

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