throughout those few weeks
what a Bonnie was.
ends to support both the men's
and women's basketball teams
in the NCAA Tournament.
through five states to get to Nashville,
Tenn., to watch the men's basketball
team play in its sixth NCAA tournament.
11 hours through four states to Raleigh,
N.C., to cheer on the women in their first
because deep down we all know having
a strong support system means so much
more than a trophy.
Northeast this semester while covering
the basketball teams for one of the on-
dren's children and so on about what we
did the year the Bonnies went to the
A story of one of the smallest Division
tournament during the same season.
miles just to show their pride in a team
and dedication to a small, private
al media who we were and letting them
know we weren't going anywhere.
on the clock as the women lost to Notre
Dame in the Sweet 16.
downtown Nashville, starting the Bona
clap and greeting one another through-
out the night.
Standing behind our players who we call
friends. And knowing no matter how far
away we travel from Olean, N.Y., another
Bonnie will be close by.
and every SBU alumnus and student for
me to understand that I've been a
Bonnie since the moment I stepped onto
campus three years ago. It might have
taken me three years, but I'm so glad I
finally figured it out.
And so are you.
pursuing a J/MC major and political sci-
ence minor. She will begin the integrated
marketing communications program next
year while finishing up her undergradu-
ate degree. She is co-editor in chief of
The Intrepid, an online campus newspa-
per; an intern for the Sports Information
Office; and the secretary of the American
Orientation at St.
shirt with "What's a Bonnie?"
written across the front. For
weeks before leaving for Bona's,
I wore that shirt to let others
know about my decision on
where I would be going to col-
where the next part of my journey would
be taking me.
far beyond the `sixth man' this season as they
Rocked the Reilly for home games and hit the
road with books in tow for the playoffs.
As student Maddie Gionet, '13, rode the waves
of Bona pride, she considered ...