Women's Basketball Tours Australia in June

May 10, 2002

Seattle - The Washington women's basketball team has planned a tour of Australia this summer, running from June 15-26. The Huskies will play five games against teams from the Australian Young Women's National Teams.

This will be Washington's second trip to Australia, following the one most recently taken in 1998. Overall, it is the third foreign tour taken by a UW women's basketball team. The Huskies visited France in 1994. The NCAA permits collegiate athletic teams to take a foreign tour every four years.

Here is a brief view of the UW itinerary for the Huskies' trip.

June 15 - Depart Seattle
June 16 - Arrive Sydney
June 17 - Tour Sydney
June 18 - Tour Sydney; Opera House, Taronga Zoo
June 19 - Manly Beach; Game 1 vs. Australian Young Women's National Team
June 20 - Game 2 vs. Australian Young Women's National Team
June 21 - Depart Sydney for Brisbane; tour of Australian woolshed
June 22 - Game 3
June 23 - Game 4
June 24 - Depart Brisbane for Cairns; tour Wild Animal Park
June 25 - Game 5 vs. Cairns Marlins
June 26 - Tour Cairns
June 27 - Depart Cairns / arrive Seattle

Pre-Tour Practice Schedule (all practices in Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion; Seattle)

Practice #1    Friday, May 31               2:30pm           Main Court
Practice #2 Saturday, June 1 10:30am Main Court
Practice #3 Monday, June 3 3:00pm Main Court
Practice #4 Tuesday, June 4 2:30pm Main Court
Practice #5 Thursday, June 6 2:30pm Main Court
Practice #6 Friday, June 7 2:30 pm East Court
Practice #7 Monday, June 10 2:30 pm East Court
Practice #8 Wednesday, June 12 TBA East Court
Practice #9 Thursday, June 13 TBA East Court
Practice #10 Friday, June 14 TBA East Court

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