Site: Madison College, Harrisonburg, Pa.
Delta State of Cleveland, Miss., began its three-year title run by ending Immaculata of Philadelphia's three-year reign. Led by center Lusia Harris' 19 first-half points, Delta State jumped out to a 39-33 halftime lead and never looked back. Harris finished with 32 points, and freshman forward Cornelia Ward added 20.
They Said It: "They called us ugly. Nothing like that to make you play like an animal," Immaculata senior Rene Muth said after beating Wayland Baptist 68-58 in the second round.
Interesting Fact: Until 1974, Cal State-Fullerton players sold candy and T-shirts and washed cars to raise money for the program because the school's contribution was too small.
Surprise: Cal State-Fullerton was the dark horse, upsetting William Penn of Iowa and Queens College of New York.
SI's Take: "Customarily, Immaculata fans stop singing only to shout. They are a fanatically loyal and excruciatingly noisy bunch of students, nuns, parents, siblings, and Philadelphia-area hangers-on and are backed by a seven-piece pep band, eight pompomed cheerleaders and approximately three dozen metal wash buckets provided by Rene Muth's father, the owner of a chain of hardware stores."
Silencing the Crowd: On the afternoon of Immaculata's semifinal game versus Cal State-Fullerton, the Immaculata band's instruments and noisemakers were banned from the gym. But the decision was overturned before tip-off.
Attendance: A standing-room crowd of 5,000 turned out for the final.
1975 Kodak All-America Team: Carolyn Bush, Wayland Baptist; Marianne Crawford, Immaculata; Nancy Dunkle, Cal State-Fullerton; Lusia Harris, Delta State; Jan Irby, William Penn; Ann Meyers, UCLA; Brenda Moeller, Wayland Baptist; Debbie Oing, Indiana; Sue Rojcewicz, So. Connecticut State; Susan Yow, Elon.