Celebrating seniors for all the ways they’ve impacted their teams, on and off the court
It’s finally March, the time of year when conference tournaments, the selection show, and the NCAA Tournament keep us all on our toes.
But before we get to postseason play, there is another end-of-season tradition that can sometimes get overlooked in all the bracket buzz. Senior Day (or Night) is typically the last home game of the regular season, and teams honor their graduating players for what they have contributed to the program over their entire careers.
Here are some of the best tweets celebrating one of the final milestones in players’ collegiate careers.
(The shoes say #KeepSueFresh in reference to 39-year-old Sue Bird, a UConn alumna who still plays professionally for the Seattle Storm.)
Some teams asked their underclassmen, staff, or fans to share memories and messages for the seniors:
Some teams got nostalgic:
Senior Day is celebrated at every level, not just Division I!
To get to Senior Day, every player has to be resilient. They may go through a coaching change, suffer injuries, go through slumps, or get benched. But few have persisted through as much as Washington’s GiGi Garcia:
Some teams filmed videos of their seniors reflecting on the past four (or five, or even six!) years:
Denison University might have the most seniors of any team in the country:
At least one team publicly celebrated its senior managers:
Some teams even honored their opponents’ seniors!
A few teams shared video highlights from victorious Senior Days:
And VCU summed up the emotions of the day with this tweet:
Minnesota’s Senior Night featured a proposal:
Congratulations to all senior student-athletes, whether Senior Day marks the end of your athletic career or simply the closing of one chapter.
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