Monday, September 24, 2012

Taylor Ruper Tours the JAR!!!

Check out the video of senior guard Taylor Ruper! Taylor shows off her shooting skills and takes us inside the James A. Rhodes Arena (aka JAR). Enjoy!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rachel Tecca Talks Akron Football!!!

In this video Rachel takes us inside Infocision Stadium. She talks about what it is like on game day and all the fun we have as a team! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

21 Questions with DiAndra Gibson

1. Nickname?

2. How did you choose your number? 
       When I was in the 3rd grade I started travel ball and looked up to Lebron

3. What has impressed you the most about Coach Kest and her staff? 
       She is very passionate about the game. The staff is very supportive. 

4. Funniest Teammate? 
       Megan Barilla 

5. What is your favorite shot on the court? 
       Elbow jumper 

6. What motto do you try to live by? 
       Keep calm, carry on 

7. Who is your role model and why? 
       Taylor Ruper, because she has worked really hard on her game 

8. Who is your favorite professional athlete? 
        Rondo- Boston Celtics 

9. What is your dream job? 
       To become a detective or csi agent 

10. Tell me about your position coach? 
       Coach Jackson- She is amazing :) She is very supportive and helpful on and off the court 

11. Hometown? What is something unique about it/your favorite thing to do there?
        Ravenna, OH  So many nice people and I love to hang out with my friends there 

12. What's on your iPod? 
         A lot of hip hop/rap 

13. Who got you in to playing basketball? 
        My Dad and older brother 

14. Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions? 
        I pray during the national anthem 

15. If I had to take a road trip I would go? 
        To California 

16. My favorite Halloween costume? 
        A dead zombie 

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

18. The best thing about being a Zip? 
        The wonderful campus and Auntie Annes in the student union 

19. Favorite place on campus? 
        Zip Lounge 

20. Favorite restaurant? 

21. Favorite class? 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Women's Basketball Schedule Announced

University of Akron head women's basketball coach Jodi Kest announced the program's 2012-13 schedule, which features contests with nine different opponents that played in postseason tournaments last year.
"I am really happy with the non-conference schedule we put together," Kest said. "Our goal is always to prepare the team for Mid-American Conference play, and I think we have done just that. I feel that with our solid mix of returners and newcomers, we will be in a position to be successful this season."

Akron's non-conference portion of its schedule includes games with top teams from the Big East in WNIT qualifier Cincinnati, Atlantic-10 conference champion and NCAA tournament team Dayton, and George Mason out of the Colonial League.
"I am very excited about the kind of season the MAC is going to have this year," said Kest. "There will be some changes with a lot of new coaches on the sidelines, and teams will have to come ready to play every night. The conference is stronger, but I like our squad and our team chemistry is very good. I have confidence that our early games will properly prepare us for competition in the MAC."
2012-13 University of Akron Women's Basketball Schedule

Sat., Nov. 3 – Malone (Exhibition)
Sat., Nov. 10 – Hiram
Tues., Nov. 13 – at Tennessee Tech
Fri., Nov. 16 – Bryant
Sun., Nov. 18 – at St. Francis
Sat., Nov. 24 – at Providence
Mon., Nov. 26 – at St. Peter's
Sat., Dec. 1 – Canisius
Wed., Dec. 5 – at George Mason
Sat., Dec. 8 – Wright State
Sat., Dec. 15 – Cincinnati
Tues., Dec. 18 – Dayton
Thurs., Dec. 20 – at Youngstown State
Thurs., Jan. 3 – at Chicago State
Thurs., Jan. 10 – at Ohio*
Sun., Jan. 13 – Kent State*
Wed., Jan. 16 – at Northern Illinois*
Sat., Jan. 19 – at Western Michigan*
Wed., Jan. 23 – Toledo*
Sat., Jan. 26 – at Central Michigan*
Thurs., Jan. 31 – Bowling Green*
Sat., Feb. 2 – Buffalo*
Wed., Feb. 6 – Eastern Michigan*
Sat., Feb. 9 – at Miami*
Sat., Feb. 16 – Ball State*
Wed., Feb. 20 – at Bowling Green*
Sat., Feb. 23 – at Kent State*
Thurs., Feb. 28 – Ohio*
Sun., March 3 – Miami*
Wed., March 6 – at Buffalo*
March 9-16 – Mid-American Conference Tournament

Costa Rica Recap

We had an amazing time in Costa Rica. It was an unbelievable experience for our team and staff. We were able to play two games and learn a lot about our team. Spending 9 days with this group was an enjoyable experience. The team really bonded and grew during that time. The excursions we were able to do will be lasting memories for our entire group. We are thankful for all those involved in allowing this trip to happen. We could not ask for a better experience!

Below is a link to our website which has a full recap of the trip. Take a look at all the pics and video blogs throughout our time in Costa Rica.