UofL students celebrate Lady Cards win

Maria Schuman and Jessica Rees
Maria Schuman and Jessica Rees
Mary Schlich
Mary Schlich
A diehard Cardinals fan celebrates the Lady Cards' win.
A diehard Cardinals fan celebrates the Lady Cards' win.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Even before Sunday's tip-off, everyone had their prediction, pride, and prejudice when it came to the Lady Cards game.

"I think our women are strong, they're going to come out, they're going to bring it," said UofL student Maria Schuman.

"We're going to make history. We're going to make history. First number 5 team in the championship," said UofL student Jessica Rees.

"We beat Baylor, who hadn't lost, and to bounce right back and beat Tennessee," said UofL student Mary Schlich.

"People are still going to be proud of them no matter what," said UofL student Hayley Hoover.

Sunday's Lady Cards Final Four game added to a festive week around the Louisville campus.

"I actually had to celebrate my birthday yesterday with the Cards win, so it's just been a phenomenal week and just so much excitement," Schlich said.

Hoover has a good luck charm in the form of a Cardinal face tattoo she's not taking off until the women - and men - are done.

"It's been crazy. It's been so exciting. Everyone's just been in their Louisville gear all week. I've been wearing this tattoo since last night. I decided I wasn't going to take it off," Hoover said.

Those who travel with the teams have been split on where to go with these final games in different cities.

"I've been seeing people's tweets about bring in Atlanta and being in New Orleans so I think it's really cool that we have this experience as students to have two teams in the Final Four," Hoover said.

After the Lady Cards win Sunday night, people celebrated on campus, although it was a much calmer celebration than Saturday.

Many say they're happy that the women are getting their share of the spotlight.

"We have great attendance at games, but we have such a good men's team that everyone gives them the attention and now the woman are finally getting recognition and I think that's great," Schlich said.

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