Wyoming Cowgirl and Cowboy Basketball Teams Begin Practice This Weekend

Oct. 13, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Third year head coach Joe Legerski and the University of Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will open up with their first practice of the 2005-06 season on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 a.m., in the Arena Auditorium.

Legerski welcomes back three starters and nine letterwinners from last year's squad that went 16-12 overall, 7-7 in the Mountain West Conference and a fourth place finish in the league. Three Cowgirls also garnered All-Conference awards, including senior Erin Hicks and sophomore Hanna Zavecz.

The Cowgirls' first practice will begin on Saturday afternoon from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and another on Sunday from 10:00-12:30. They will continue on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the following week with a practice from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

"The players as well as the coaching staff are excited about the official start of the season," said head coach Joe Legerski. "We had a great preseason with conditioning as well as individual workouts. Now it's time to carry that over in to a team practice situation."

The Cowgirls' will open up the 2005-06 regular season with one of two exhibition games against Adams State, on Thursday Nov. 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the Double A. They will also open the regular season at home on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1:00 p.m., as they face Sacramento State. UNLV and TCU will be the first Mountain West Conference opposition for the Cowgirls, on Thursday, Jan. 5 and Saturday, Jan. 7, in Las Vegas and Laramie.

Wyoming Athletics Schedule of Activities
Saturday, October 15, 2005

8:00 am - 10:00 am: Coach Joe Legerski and the Cowgirls take the court for a practice session. Check out All MWC Performers Hanna Zavecz and Erin Hicks as well as Wyoming's very own Megan McGuffey and Alysia Kraft.

10:30 am - 1:00 pm: Pepsi's Cowboy Tailgate Park - This is your chance to enjoy all of college football's game day excitement.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Coach Steve McClain will be putting his Cowboy Basketball squad through a practice session. Come preview this year's outstanding recruiting class, as well as MWC Defensive Player of the Year Justin Williams.

1:00 pm: Coach Joe Glenn and the Wyoming Cowboys take on the New Mexico Lobos at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium - Homecoming.