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Schuller reflects on past with milestone 500th game at Eastern

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January 25, 2018

Wendy Schuller does not remember her first game as a Division I head coach at Eastern Washington University, but she certainly recalls that first victory.

Having spent 17 years and over 500 games as EWU’s head women’s basketball coach is reason enough to have a slightly blurred memory.

“The reason I remember that was the coach of Hartford was Jen Rizzotti, who was one of the great UConn point guards,” Schuller said. Sure enough, the coach was right. Her Eagles topped the Hawks 67-50 on Nov. 23, 2001 at the Georgia Tech Classic in Atlanta.

Her 500th game, played last Saturday at Rees...

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