Feature: Women's Hoops Get Taste of University Day

Sept. 27, 2007

Staff Reports
OSU Daily Barometer

September 27, 2007

Corvallis, OR (CSTV U-WIRE) -- Members of the 2007-08 Oregon State women's basketball team participated in the University's annual 'University Day' Thursday at the club level at Reser Stadium.

Oregon State head coach LaVonda Wagner and the 13 members of the team interacted with the University's faculty and staff. The event was held to honor the achievements of the best, brightest and most giving faculty and staff on campus. The event also served as an orientation for new faculty and staff.

'University Day provides athletics the opportunity to mesh with the academic world,' Wagner said. 'It gives student-athletes and coaches a chance to meet and greet the academic leaders and professors on campus. It provides the student-athletes an avenue to make connections with the faculty who assist in academic endeavors.'

The following day, members of the team visited with students at the Ashbrook Independent School for an hour. The players sat down and spoke with the children and discussed what it's like to play basketball for the Beavers. The players spent some time on the court with the students, as well, to teach them the game of basketball.

The 2007-08 Oregon State women's basketball season begins November 1 with an exhibition game against Lewis & Clark at Gill Coliseum.

(C) 2007 OSU Daily Barometer via CSTV U-WIRE

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