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Women's BasketballThe Tufts women's basketball team has already made history, but as they head toward the postseason, they're not resting on their laurels.


With equal parts perspiration and inspiration, the Tufts women's basketball team has found tremendous success this season. But as the regular season nears its end, the team has their eyes on the postseason prize.

The Jumbos are off to an unprecedented start, logging a record of 19-2 (5-2 NESCAC) to date. By beginning the season 9-0, the women recorded the best start to a season in the history of the women's basketball program at Tufts, breaking the record from the 1990-91 season.

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But that's not enough for the Jumbos. Led by senior co-captains Jenna Gomez and Khalilah Ummah, the women are looking to avenge last year's loss to Bowdoin in the NESCAC Championship and advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

The last two games of the regular season are home matches against NESCAC rivals. The Jumbos host Bowdoin on Fri., Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. and Colby on Sat., Feb. 16 at 3 p.m., with both games at Cousens Gym.

In this video feature, members of the team and coach Carla Berube talk about what has made this season special and where the team is headed going down the stretch.


Video produced by Steve Eliopoulos (A'89), Gravity Film Video & Digital Media. Homepage photo by Melody Ko, University Photography. Still photos by Melody Ko, University Photography, and Sportspix.

This story originally ran on Feb. 11, 2008.