January 16, 2003

Santa Clara Athletics Celebrates Women in Sports

Jan. 16, 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - In honor of the 17th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Santa Clara University's Department of Athletics & Recreation will host a variety of activities for young fans, including a "Be a Buddy Night" and a free youth clinic put on by the Santa Clara women's basketball team.

The festivities will kick off at the Bronco women's basketball game vs. Gonzaga on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Young fans are invited to register to be paired up with a Santa Clara female student-athlete for the game. These buddies will hang out during the game and provide a glimpse into the world of Division I women's athletics. The Gonzaga game is also Women's Basketball Alumni Night, and the Broncos will honor many of the players that have made the program successful through the years.

The celebration will continue the following morning, Sunday, Feb. 2, as the women's basketball team will host a free clinic for young fans, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Leavey Center.

Space is limited for both events and RSVPs are required. For more information, or to reserve a place, please call 408-554-6921 or email kidz@scu.edu . Group discounts, team passes, and some subsidized tickets are available for the game. Regular admission prices are as follows: Adult $7, Youth/Senior $5, Group $3.50, Team Passes $35 (14 Players, 2 Coaches). Tickets are available by calling 408-554-4660 or by going online at www.SantaClaraBroncos.com.

Additionally, a panel of Santa Clara's female student-athletes will speak at Eisenhower Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 5. If you would like to schedule a Santa Clara Student-Athlete to speak at your school, please email kidz@scu.edu .

For more information about National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which will be celebrated nationally on Feb. 5, please click here.

The women's basketball team is currently 10-4 on the season and will host Pepperdine on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Leavey Center. The Broncos will remain at home and host Loyola Marymount on Saturday night, also at 7 p.m. The women's water polo squad will open its season next weekend, Saturday, Feb. 25, hosting Sonoma State and UC Santa Cruz at the Leavey Pool. Action begins at 11 a.m. The women's tennis team will also open its season at home, hosting San Jose State on Friday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the SCU Tennis Center. In other women's spring action, the softball team will also begin its season on the 31st, playing in a tournament in Santa Barbara. The women's golf and crew programs begin competition in February.