Cabrini alumni, staff, and friends teed off on Monday, June 5, for the 34th annual Cabrini Classic held at White Manor Country Club in Malvern. The golf outing celebrated the achievements of Cabrini’s student athletes and raised over $50,000 in support of Cavaliers Athletics and opportunities for all Cabrini students.
A total of 120 golfers in 30 teams set out to best one another in a scramble tournament following an opening message of support from President Helen Drinan and a prayer reflection from Sister Christine Marie Baltas, MSC (ʼ66).
The foursome of Clay Anders (ʼ18), David Gall (ʼ19), Dan Gentilucci (ʼ17), and Patrick Rooney (ʼ14), took home first place, together shooting 18 strokes under par for a 53.
Later at the White Manor Clubhouse, where golfers gathered for happy hour and dinner, Belinda Hedden (ʼ24), an Education student and Cavalier swimmer, shared her experience as a Cabrini student athlete.
“I was able to be in a stellar education program, be a member of an accomplished swim team, and still have the time to be involved in all the things I cared about,” she said.
Hedden is one of many Cavalier student athletes who have enjoyed successes in sport and school this academic year. Cabrini took home five Atlantic East Conference titles in 2022‒23 and competed in five NCAA tournaments in addition to an ECAC tournament. Eighteen of 19 Cabrini athletic programs achieved a team GPA above 3.0, while student athletes as a whole earned a combined 3.67 GPA—the highest in a decade. Further, six student athletes were recognized within the Atlantic East Elite 20, which is given to the individuals with the highest GPA at the championship site.
“It's quite a list of student athletes at Cabrini who are amazing representatives of the University, and we are proud of the success they are able to achieve,” said Kate Corcoran, Director, Athletics and Recreation, at the dinner reception. “We are not only proud of the successes in their sports and the titles they won, but I am also proud of the growth of students as leaders and mentors of the future Cavaliers.”