Robyne Bostick ’89
Robyne Bostick was inducted into the West Shore Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this spring for her excellence in basketball. Bostick called her induction an “honor, especially because there are so many great athletes and coaches from Central Pennsylvania.”
Bostick’s basketball career kicked off at Trinity, where she played under Coach Harry DeFrank and helped the Shamrocks win four Mid-Penn championships, three PIAA District 3 titles, and a PIAA state championship. She finished at Trinity with an overall record of 115-12 and ranks 7th on the all-time scoring list with 1,269 points. Bostick was also named to the Patriot News Big 15 Team in 1988 and 1989.
After graduating from Trinity, she took her talents to Saint Joseph University, where she played basketball for the SJU Hawks, leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior. She also earned honors as a Kodak District II All-American, as a first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection, and as Most Valuable Player of the Hawk Classic. Bostick was the Big 5 Rookie of the Year in 1991, and she currently ranks 10th in all-time field goal percentage with an average of 49.4%. Bostick helped lead Saint Joseph to a Big 5 title during each of her four seasons and was inducted to the school’s Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. Her achievements also earned her a nod by the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame, where she was inducted as a member.
Of her experiences playing at Trinity and Saint Joseph University, Bostick says, “P laying sports and being part of a team really teaches you a lot of life lessons.” Bostick uses those lessons regularly in her career as a Division I collegiate basketball coach. She’s coached for Princeton University, the Air Force Academy, Vanderbilt University, and James Madison University. To Bostick, coaching is about “helping these young women get an education and putting them in a position where they can graduate and become productive members of society.” She is currently the associate head coach at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
In addition to working with young ladies, Bostick also spent time as a morale, welfare, and recreation supervisor on US military bases in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Of the future, Bostick says her plan is to ” continue to coach college basketball and be a role model for my players, and to help them achieve success both on and off the court.” Her greatest goal is to “make a difference” for her players.