April 2001 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Apr 1 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue 68-66
  • Apr 2 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Arizona 82-72
  • Apr 7 154th Grand National: Richard Guest aboard Red Marauder wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 8 65th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 272

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Apr 16 105th Boston Marathon: Lee Bong-Ju of South Korea 1st man in 2:09:43 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:23:53
  • Apr 21 2001 NFL Draft: Michael Vick from Virginia Tech first pick by Atlanta Falcons

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 18 NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Deaths in Sport

  • Apr 1 Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • Apr 9 Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • Apr 14 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 16 Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917)
  • Apr 25 Michele Alboreto, Italian race car driver (b. 1956)