Exceeding expectations. Drawing alumni together. Having promise for tomorrow.

Each of these would have been an ample title to define or encompass the regular-season finish and postseason run of each of the Illinois State men’s and women’s basketball teams during the 2011–2012 season. Whether it was the ISU men’s team pushing nationally-ranked Creighton into overtime in the Valley Championship or the Redbird women’s team posting a second-place league finish, in a span of five months, both of these programs compiled multiple memorable moments.

To commemorate the collective 40-win effort by the two Redbird squads, Illinois State Athletics is encouraging fans to consider making a special one-time $40 gift to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund in support of basketball. There is strength in numbers and your gift will make an impact. To make your gift today, please visit IllinoisState.donornetpac.com/Login.aspx. The Weisbecker Scholarship Fund uses privately cultivated funds as a means provide increased scholarship resources to Illinois State University student-athletes and coaches. Members of the WSF are truly the team behind the teams.