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Blugold Hall of Fame
Tanya Bauer (Longo)

Longo played every game (116) for four years as a Blugold and started 96 of them for Hall of Fame coach Lisa Stone, scoring 1,022 career points. Three times she was named to the conference's five-player All-Defensive team and also earned All-Conference and Kodak All-American honorable mention recognition as a senior.

During her career, the Blugolds shared two conference championships and were runner-up twice while advancing to the NCAA playoffs all four years. Longo was a starter on the Blugolds' national runner-up team in 1997. The Blugolds' record during Longo's career was 98-18 overall, 54-10 in conference play and 12-4 in NCAA competition.

Longo put up her best offensive numbers as a senior when she averaged 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. She set the school single season 3-point field goal percentage record (.463) that year as well. She is one of several Blugolds to share the single game free throw percentage record, having hit all 12 attempts in one game against Stevens Point. She was the tournament MVP in the prestigious 8-team First Virginia Bank Tip-Off Classic in Marymount, Virginia during the 1997-98 campaign.

After her playing career was over, Longo launched her coaching career as an assistant to Stone in Stone's final year as the Blugold head coach and then all three years Stone was the head coach at Drake University. When Stone left Drake for Wisconsin, Longo went to Santa Clara University for four years as the first assistant. She then took the head coaching job at UM-Duluth but left after one year for an assistant position at Division I Southern Illinois. She has been the head coach at Division II Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania since 2010.

She was with Drake University for two appearances in the NCAA tournament and with Santa Clara for one NCAA appearance and one WNIT playoff berth.

Longo, a standout at Durand High School, earned her education degree from UWEC in 1998 and is currently working on her master's in education.

She and her husband Phil, the offensive coordinator for the football team at Slippery Rock, are the parents of two girls: Gianna, age 2½ and Macaria, born in June this year.

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