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Then-President John Bertrand (center) and other members of the campus community celebrate Berry's first national championship.

Then-President John Bertrand (center) and other members of the campus community celebrate Berry’s first national championship.

Jason Sweatt (88C) is on a roll, winning our trivia challenge for the second issue in a row by correctly noting that Berry’s 1976 national championship – the first in school history came in women’s basketball. Those special alumnae made history not just for their school but for their state, becoming the first four-year women’s program to claim a national basketball title. Read more.

For this month’s question, we take inspiration from the upcoming anniversary of the 1996 Centennial Olympics. Surely, someone out there can stop Jason from making it three-for-three by tweeting the name (with hashtag #berrycollegetrivia) of the alumna and (now) longtime staff member who bore the famous flame through campus on its way to the Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta. (Hint: Her picture can be found on Page 6 of the new issue of Berry magazine.)

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Jason Sweatt

Jason Sweatt

In our last issue, we launched a new interactive feature by asking readers to name Berry’s first graduate. Kudos to Planned Giving Council member Jason Sweatt (88C) for drawing upon knowledge gained during his four years as a student worker in The Martha Berry Museum by correctly answering Wylie Clayton Henson (1904H). Click here to read more about the history-making alumnus who famously asked Martha Berry, “How high can you take me?” Her response: “How high do you want to go?”

Scroll to the blog footer for this month’s question, which involves a special group of alumnae who made history in the spring of 1976. (Hint: There’s a stone marker celebrating their accomplishment outside Ford Gymnasium). Be the first to tweet the correct answer with the hashtag #berrycollegetrivia and earn a virtual “high five” in our next issue.

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