Cowgirl Basketball Set to Begin Pre-Season Practice

Oct. 16, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Seventh-year head coach Joe Legerski and the University of Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will hold their first practice of the 2009-10 season Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m., in the Arena Auditorium. Practice is open to the public.

Legerski returns three starters and nine letterwinners from last season's squad, including Second Team All-Mountain West Conference selection Hillary Carlson, Sixth Player of the Year honoree Emma Langford, plus Kristen Scheffler and Aubrey Vandiver. Wyoming was recently picked fifth in the MWC Pre-Season Poll.

The Cowgirls' first practice is slated for Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. They will continue on Sunday at the same time while Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the following week practice will be from 1:30-4 p.m.

Wyoming will play two exhibition games on Nov. 2 and 6 before opening the regular season against the Denver Pioneers on Friday, Nov. 13, in Denver, Colo. Their home opener will be on Sunday, November 15 against the Montana Lady Griz. Wyoming will begin MWC play on the road Tuesday, Jan. 5 against the Colorado State Rams in a televised game on The Mountain Sports Network. Their first home conference game will be on Wednesday, January 13, against the TCU Lady Frogs. In all, the Cowgirls will be featured four times on The Mtn. Sports Network.