An editorial in the Oakland Tribune praising local athletes mentioned the Saint Mary's College basketball team.
It read, in part:
And in college hoops, we salute the St. Mary's College basketball team, which made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years.
Even though the Gaels lost to Southern Illinois, the Moraga team gave the Bay Area an exciting season of basketball. In fact, all our local high school and college athletic teams deserve recognition. Year round, they practice and play hard on the court, field or diamond.
To show your appreciation, support local prep and college teams by attending games and cheering them on. And contribute cash when you can to keep these worthwhile programs going.