Pat Deacon Classic

The Transylvania University Athletics department and Pioneers women’s basketball team are proud to usher another annual edition of the Pat Deacon Classic from Lexington, Kentucky. The Pioneers welcome the Berea College Mountaineers, the Augustana College Vikings, and the University of Dubuque Spartans to the Beck Center, home of the Transylvania Pioneers.

Action for the 2016 Pat Deacon Classic tips off on Thursday, December 29. Check back on our tournament page for the latest updates, scores, media links, and emerging information as tournament time inches closer. Go Pioneers! 






Thu.  Dec. 29              Game 1 – Berea 95, Augustana 89   Box Score

                                  Game 2 – Transylvania 97, Dubuque 58 Box Score Recap



Fri. Dec. 30                 Game 3 - Dubuque 78, Augustana 76    

                                    Game 4 – Transylvania 68, Berea 55 Box Score  |  Recap


Tournament Admission:

Adults $7

Students $5

2-Day Pass $10

With Crimson Card FREE
Children 4 & under FREE
Offical team personnel and credentialed personnel FREE    

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About Pat Deacon

Pat Deacon has come to be known as one of the foundational individuals in the history of the Transylvania Athletics department and its evolution. Deacon came to Transylvania in 1971 and was, at various times, a teacher, coach and administrator for 29 years, most notably coaching women’s basketball and field hockey.

Deacon coached women’s basketball at Transylvania as the head coach for 17 seasons, growing the team’s success and reputation each year before posting a 21-6 record in her final campaign of 1987-87, capturing the Kentucky Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in the process. She currently ranks No. 23 on the all-time wins list for women’s basketball at Transy.

Deacon also coached field hockey for 28 seasons, compiling a 98-55-3 record with eight conference championships between 1971 to 1999. As a women’s basketball head coach, Deacon amassed a record of 175-146.

Later in her Transy career, Deacon served as associate athletics director and coaches tennis and softball as well.

Deacon was elected to the Pioneer Hall of Fame in 2000. Before joining Transy in 1971, Deacon taught at the University of Kentucky, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and played basketball and field hockey. 

In retirement, Deacon remains an avid and committed supporter to Transylvania Athletics. Her constant support has helped make this tournament possible on an annual basis.