St. Louis College of Pharmacy
4588 Parkview Place * St. Louis, MO 63110 * www.stlcop.edu
Nov. 9, 2012
Fate of Apothecary Cup Hangs in the Balance
(St. Louis)- The St. Louis College of Pharmacy men’s basketball team travels to New York next week for Pharmageddon against the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Eutectics will be looking to retain the Apothecary Cup, a symbol of a budding rivalry between the two colleges of pharmacy. This year’s match-up will take place in Albany on Nov. 17.
Right now, the Apothecary Cup is proudly displayed outside the Pillbox, the College’s gym.
“It was an instant rivalry when we played last year for the first time,” says St. Louis College of Pharmacy Head Coach Brian Swift. “We met for dinner the night before, and the teams did not want to eat together. It was like a grudge match the next day on the court. This year will be even more heated. They want the cup, and we want to keep it.”
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference leading scorer Shawn Menckowski leads the Eutectics again this season. The fourth-year student and 2011-12 All-Conference guard averaged more than 20 points per game last season. His double-double was instrumental in the first Pharmageddon, which the Eutectics won 67-52.
“I expect Shawn will have a target on his chest every game,” Swift says. “If opponents try to shut him down, we have a group of very strong returning players and some new faces expected to take on a big role.”
In 2013 and 2014, the rivalry will be turned over to the women’s teams.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the fourth oldest and 10th largest college of pharmacy in America. The College integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a professional curriculum and introductory and advanced practice experiences where students can develop expertise and become leaders in the profession and their communities. Beginning in 2014, the seven-year curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree will also include a Bachelor of Science. The College admits students directly from high school and accepts transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities. More than 1,250 students are currently enrolled from 30 states and several countries. Additional information is available at www.stlcop.edu.