Cowgirl Basketball Set To Begin Pre-Season Practice

Oct. 17, 2008


Sixth year head coach Joe Legerski and the University of Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will hold their first practice of the 2008-09 season Saturday, October 18 at 1 p.m., in the Arena Auditorium. Practice is open to the public.

Legerski returns one starter and eight letterwinners from last season's NCAA Tournament squad, including senior Megan McGuffey and Third Team All-MWC selection Aubrey Vandiver.

The Cowgirls' first practice will be on Saturday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. They will continue on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the following week with practice from 1:30-4 p.m.

"We've had a great fall in the weight room," said Legerski. "I'm excited to step on the floor for practice and see who emerges on this team."

The Cowgirls will play two exhibition games on Nov. 4 and 7 before opening the regular season against the Denver Pioneers on Nov. 14, in Denver, Colo., then taking on the Montana Lady Griz, on Sunday, Nov. 16 in Missoula. Their home opener will be on Thursday, November 20 against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Wyoming will begin Mountain West Conference play at home on Wednesday, Jan. 7 against the Utah Utes in a televised game on The Mountain Sports Network. Their first road conference game will be on Wednesday, January 14, against the San Diego State Aztecs. In all, the Cowgirls will be televised four times on either The Mtn. or CBS C.