Reagan Pariseau's Journal From The 2006 Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament

March 3, 2006

We arrived in San Jose around 4:30 pm and headed straight to the Fairmont Hotel to check into our rooms and get settled in. I get to room with Kristen Kovesdy this trip and I'm so excited because we've never been roomies!

As soon as we got to our rooms everyone hustled to get showered and dressed for the welcoming banquet. It's always fun to see all the other teams off the basketball court and dressed up. The banquet had excellent food and even some sushi which our team devoured. The entertainment for the night was a hip-hop/urban dance group from New York. They were extremely entertaining and so fun to watch! Some of the moves were jaw-dropping!

After the entertainment they had a slideshow in memory of Shawntinice 'Polkey' Polk from Arizona. It was very moving. Next up was the senior slideshow. It's great to see all the seniors honored in the Pac-10. Of course, we enjoyed watching our three seniors up on the big screen - Kristen Kovesdy, Amy Denson, and YoVanna Rosenthal. The slideshow captured some amazing moments throughout all of their careers and really reminded me of all the talent and wonderful things they bring to our team!

After the slideshow came the awards ceremony. We had four Sun Devils honored this year. Freshman Danielle Orsillo earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Freshman Team, while fellow freshman Briann January took home Pac-10 All Freshman Team honors. This just goes to show how much of an impact our freshman have had this year and what great things are in store! Next, Kristen Kovesdy and Emily Westerberg both earned a well deserved Pac-10 1st team honor.

After the banquet we all rushed back to our rooms to get changed into some more comfy clothes. After settling in and relaxing for a bit we all decided to have a 'beauty night'. Everyone brought different colors of nail polish and Kristen nearly brought the whole Aveda skin care line for all of us to test out. After jamming to Jill's portable ipod speakers while pampering ourselves, before we knew it 11 p.m. was here and time for bed checks! The day has gone by so fast, but the team is excited and ready to go!

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