Thursday, September 29, 2011

Akron Women's Basketball Team Lounge

Rachel Tecca shows you the finished project! We are very fortunate to have such a great space for our team to use. They have really enjoyed the lounge thus far!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

21 Questions with Brittani Thomas

It's that time of year again! Over the next few weeks we will take a look at our three newcomers to our program. This week we start with freshman guard Brittani Thomas! Enjoy!

1. Nickname?

2. How did you choose your number?

#21-Randomly choosen

3. What has impressed you the most about Coach Kest and her staff?
The desire to get better and work ethic

4. Funniest Teammate?

5. What is your favorite shot on the court?
15 footer and fast break layup

6. What motto do you try to live by?
No pain, no gain

7. Who is your role model and why?

My mother because she has been my sole provider in the 18 years of my life. Being a single parent she has remained strong.

8. Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Lebron James

9. What is your dream job?

I want to work on ESPN

10. Tell me about your position coach?

Coach A is always smiling and always has a positive attitude.

11. Hometown? What is something unique about it/favorite thing to do there?

My hometown is Columbus, OH but I was born in Youngstown, OH. My favorite thing to do in Columbus is go to Easton Mall to shop or sometimes see a movie.

12. What's on your ipod?

Hip Hop and R & B

13. Who got you into playing basketball?


14. Do you have any pre-gam rituals or superstitions?

I have to listen to my ipod up until gametime, chew gum during warm-ups, and say a prayer to myself before the game.

15. If I had to take a road trip I'd go?

Bahamas. Not really a road trip but this is where I would go :)

16. My favorite Halloween costume?

When I was about 2 or 3 years old I was Baby Bop from Barney

17. The reality TV show I would most like to be on?

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

18. The best thing about being a Zip is?
Being able to represent the school as a whole and all the nice things we get like our new team lounge!

19. Favorite place on campus?


20. Favorite restaurant?

Red Lobster and Chipotle

21. Favorite Class?
First Aid and CPR

Team Tailgate!

We LOVE football saturdays at Akron!!! Here is a look at some pics from this past weekend's team tailgate. We had a great time enjoying good food, cornhole, and football. Football season is here and that means that our season is just around the corner! We can't wait to see you on the court!

Take a look at the 2011-2012 Schedule!

Two early-season tournaments and a total of 14 regular season home games at James A. Rhodes Arena highlight the 2011-12 University of Akron women's basketball schedule.

"We feel with 10 returning players that it would benefit our team to play a more competitive schedule to get us ready for our conference games," said Kest. "Playing programs from the Big East and ACC will test our team early in the season and help us grow prior to MAC play."

The Zips will face stiff competition, as they are scheduled to play at least 15 games against teams that participated in postseason play a year ago. Four of Akron's opponents played in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, while five made it to the WNIT and three competed in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI).

Click on the link below for the complete 2011-2012 schedule!