Exclusive Interview with Cathy Rush to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network
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WATERTOWN, MA (October 26, 2011) - Exclusive Interview with Cathy Rush, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Immaculata, 1972-1977, to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network.
On October 27, 2011, Cathy Rush, Head Women's Basketball Coach of Immaculata from 1972 to 1977 will discuss The Mighty Macs, a new film based on the true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team on the CatholicTV® Network's Weekly News Magazine Show, ClearVoice™.
A pioneer in women's sports, Cathy Rush was the basketball coach at Immaculata College for seven years, winning the first three Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) championships from 1972-74. At a time when women's basketball used archaic rules, Cathy taught her teams more aggressive tactics, similar to those used by men's teams, leading to excellent results.
Cathy's overall accomplishments, including a record of 149-15 (a .909 winning percentage), earned her induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. She was also a 2000 inductee into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
During her time at Immaculata, Cathy led players such as Theresa Shank Grentz, Rene Muth Portland, and Marianne Crawford Stanley, who became successful basketball coaches as well. In 1975, she coached the U.S. women's basketball to the Pan American Games gold medal. After retiring as a coach, Cathy became the first female commentator for women's basketball on national television in 1978. She has worked with NBC, CBS, ESPN, CBN, and PRISM.
Cathy will discuss The Mighty Macs, a new film based on the true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women's basketball. This team of pioneers went from barely making that inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in their game.
The Mighty Macs stars Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush; David Boreanaz as her husband, NBA referee Ed Rush; Marley Shelton as Sister Sunday; and Academy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn as Mother St. John. The film was written, directed, and produced by Tim Chambers. The film's executive producers are Pat Croce, the former president of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, and Vince Curran, a successful businessman and former basketball star at Penn. Curran and Chambers are founders and partners of Quaker Media.
Also appearing on the October 27, 2011 episode of ClearVoice™, is Amanda Lopez, winner of the Voice of an Angel Season 2 competition. Voice of an Angel is a singing competition with a higher purpose, premiering in 2007 as a competition for high schools in the South Florida community.
To learn more about the Voice of an Angel competition visit: www.encounterwithgod.com/angel.
The Mighty Macs is now in theaters nationwide. To find a local theater listings near you, and to purchase tickets visit: www.themightymacs.com.
The CatholicTV Network's weekly news magazine show, ClearVoice™, premieres a new episode Thursdays at 8p.m. with rebroadcasts throughout the week.
About the CatholicTV® Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
ClearVoice is hosted by John Monahan and Christine Caswell, both of whom have years of experience working as news reporters at secular news companies. ClearVoice is a magazine-style news show with interviews of notable Catholics exploring current issues of particular interest to Catholics.
John Monahan won an Emmy Award for his work as a news reporter. He is a communication consultant and coach to business professionals. Monahan has 17 years of experience in the news business. Monahan most recently reported for Fox25 News in Boston. During that time, he covered the presidential debates in 2000, the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, and was on assignment the night 'Shoe Bomber' Richard Reid attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight.
Christine Caswell has more than 20 years experience as a television and radio news journalist. She spent more than a decade in the major market of Boston. She has reported extensively on major criminal trials, including the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles. Christine is currently Director of Media Workshop/Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at Boston College.
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