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  April 8, 2002

Perfect Ending to a Perfect Season
Fans Celebrate Women's National Championship Victory

Women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma and his undefeated team returned home to a tumultuous welcome, after their 82-70 victory over Oklahoma in the NCAA National Championship March 31. The team finished the season 39-0.

Photos by Larry Nagler

Women's Basketball
[ABOVE] The five starting players, (left to right) Diana Taurasi, Tamika Williams, Ajsha Jones, Swin Cash and Sue Bird, listen to speeches in their honor at the Gampel Pavilion rally.

[BELOW] Coach Auriemma holds the NCAA trophy aloft before a crowd of 7,000 fans in Gampel.
Geno Auriemma and NCAA trophy
Sue Bird
[ABOVE] Sue Bird greets fans.

[BELOW} Husky fans come in a range of ages.
Husky fans.

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