October 19, 2001

Women's Hoops Hosts Fourth Annual Coaching Clinic

Oct. 19, 2001

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's basketball team will host its fourth annual coaching clinic on Sunday, October 28, at the Leavey Center on the campus of Santa Clara University.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. and will provide an up-close look at the Santa Clara women's basketball program philosophy and methodology. Hosted by head coach Chris Denker, the event will include an on-court clinic and practice with the team, plus an in-depth look at position work, defense and offense with the SCU coaching staff.

Men's and women's coaches of all levels are invited to attend. Cost is $25 pre-paid or $35 at the door. To register, or if you have any questions, please contact assistant basketball coach Jennie Leander at 408-551-1788.

Santa Clara, the defending West Coast Conference champion, opens its regular season on Saturday, Nov. 17 against the University of the Utah at the Sheraton Four Points Classic, hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Broncos return one of the league's top returning three-point tandems and all-WCC team members in senior guards Becki Ashbaugh and Caroline Gruening. SCU also brings back junior Tammy Annas, who redshirted the 2000-01 season after tearing her left ACL just four days before practices were to begin, but was a starter as a sophomore. Additionally, Santa Clara returns experienced forwards in juniors Kendra Rhea and Julie Butler.

A variety of season, group, family plan and individual game ticket plans are available for the 2001-02 season. For information or to purchase tickets, please call the athletic ticket office at 408-554-4660.