The Dana Athletic Center court was dedicated to Coach Stevens, who has coached women's basketball at Bentley for 33 years.
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Gleaming walls of glass stretch skyward. A contoured concrete façade animated with flecks of mica simulates skate blades on ice. More than 400 linear feet of LED lights reflect off the soaring roofline, beacons of blue as night falls.
After five decades at Bentley, his story is well-known — his mentorship, beloved.
Bentley University is naming the basketball court at the Dana Athletic Center in honor of women’s basketball Coach Barbara Stevens, who recently became the fifth women’s coach in NCAA history to surpass 1,000 career wins.
It’s a milestone reached by only six other college basketball coaches in history -- Bentley University’s Barbara Stevens won her 1,000th game as the women’s basketball team beat Adelphi University.
Women's basketball coach Barbara Stevens reaches an historic milestone -- winning 1,000 games in her coaching career.
The new Bentley Arena is slated to open on February 2016, 2018.
The Falcons will take a six-game winning streak into the second half of the season, where they will begin to play in the new Bentley Arena.
Bentley University’s student-athletes have the highest graduation rate in the country at 98 percent along with two other institutions, according to the latest NCAA Division II graduation report.