Wyoming Cowgirl and Cowboy Basketball Teams Begin Practice This Weekend

Oct. 13, 2005


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.