Sarah Cashman Gersky

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Sarah Cashman Gersky distinguished herself in three sports – basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey – at Colgate University and Tower Hill School. At each
institution, she ranks among the best basketball players ever. At Colgate, she was the leading scorer for three of her four years in basketball, averaging 16.5 points per game over her career, and
graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,666 points. The first player in Colgate history to reach 1,000 points, she also set school records for most points in a game (36) and in a
season (473), most field goals in a season (191), consecutive free throws (17), and most steals in a game (10), season (86) and career (260). A co-captain her junior and senior years, she finished
second in Player of the Year voting in the Upstate New York Women’s Basketball Conference. At Tower Hill, she was a first team All-State selection in 1979 when she averaged 20.2 ppg and led the
Hillers to the state championship game after three straight Independent Conference titles. She also was a mainstay of Tower Hill’s powerful field hockey and lacrosse teams, earning 11 varsity letters
on three outstanding teams. In lacrosse, she led Colgate to fourth place finishes in the AIAW Division II nationals in her sophomore and junior seasons and was named to the national championship
all-tournament team in 1981. She set a school record for most goals in a season (49) and became only the second Colgate woman to score more than 100 career goals. In field hockey, she paced the
Raiders to second and fifth place finishes at the AIAW Division II nationals during her two varsity seasons. She started varsity on all three sports as a freshman. She was inducted into the Colgate
Hall of Honor in 1994 and the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Colgate retired her basketball number (24) in 1983.



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