On November 20, 2012, the Commonwealth Honors Program hosted its first annual Honors NIght at the Costello Gym as a record crowd cheered on the UMass Lowell Women River Hawk Basketball team when they battled Stonehill College. "The game was very thrilling. Lots of action. Game went down to the wire." said UMass Lowell Honors student Jacob Kinsman. The night featured honors students, vice-chancellors, deans, retired faculty, families, alumni, and staff all across campus. "It was just a fantastic two hours all-round." said Jim Canning Director of the Honors Program. "We were all together for a single night and cheered the women River Hawks on. The turn out was great." Also in attendance were 45 young women from Lawrence Boys and Girls Club who were invited guests of the Honors program and they played a scrimmage at half time. The Lowell High School band filled the gym with fight songs and little ditties during time outs and intermission. Post game pizza was served. Stonehill came away with a close victory. ( Photo to the right is the Lowell High School Band. Photo below are girls from the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.) It appears that everybody was in great spirits. Scholarship Rises.