A four-year starter, Hourihan
competed on Crusader teams that compiled an overall 81-27
record, with an EAIAW championship, a Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference championship and Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament bid
in 1985. Upon graduating in 1986, she left Mount St. James
with a slew of Crusader records, including points in a season (565)
and in a game (37), and rebounds in a game (19), season (350),
career (1,178), and per game (12.5). She was also the first
women's basketball player in Holy Cross history to score 1000
points and grab 1000 rebounds.
The only team captain in her senior season, she was honored with a multitude of awards during her career, including Kodak All-America (1986), Freshman All-America (1983), All-MAAC (1984, 1985, 1986), MAAC All-Tournament (1984, 1985, 1986), MAAC player of the Year (1985), All-District 1 (1986), New England Player of the Year (1985) and MAAC Tournament MVP (1985). She was twice honored with the Meegan Athletic Achievement Award given by the Holy Cross Varsity Club in 1985 and 1986. In 2006 she was named to the MAAC 25th Anniversary Team and was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame with fellow Crusader Sherry Levin '84.