Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zips Picked 3rd In MAC East. Receive 1 1st Place Vote!!

For the second consecutive season, the University of Akron women's basketball team was picked to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division, and forward Rachel Tecca was recognized as a Preseason All-MAC selection in the league's coaches' poll that was released Wednesday morning.
Division favorites Miami (Ohio) and Bowling Green were selected ahead of Akron in the East, while Toledo and Central Michigan were picked to top the West – four teams that saw postseason action last year.
Tecca collects the preseason all-conference honor despite missing the majority of last season after utilizing her medical redshirt. The forward put together one of the most successful seasons in UA women's basketball history as a sophomore two years ago, and was averaging 17.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game before her season was cut short 10 games into last year.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Akron Zips Answer Questions About Halloween!!!!

Happy Halloween from the Zips! Watch this video to see what some of our players favorites are! 

Rachel Tecca Selected to WNBA Mock Draft

 Akron forward and All Mid-American Conference candidate Rachel Tecca was projected to be selected 27th overall in the 2013 WNBA Mock Draft recently released by
Tecca was anticipated to be taken with the third pick in the third round by the Tulsa Shock. She was just one of two MAC players to be included in the mock draft, along with Miami (Ohio) guard Courtney Osborn who was selected right before Tecca with the 26th overall pick.

The preseason nod from places Tecca in the same pool as some of the big names in women's basketball, including Baylor's Brittney Griner and Delaware's Elena Delle Donne. In addition to Tecca, the Shock was predicted to take Delle Donne as well as Brittany Chambers out of Kansas State.   

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Exchange Dorms Tour with Megan and Dee

Last week we saw where a few of our upperclassmen live. This week, two of our freshmen, Megan and Dee, show us where their class calls home! At Exchange Dorms, Megan and Dee share a complex with two other teammates. They each get their own room, they share 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and washer and dryer! It doesn't get much better than that! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

22 Exchange Street Apartment Tour: Sina King

This week junior, Sina King, shows us her home away from home at the gorgeous 22 Exchange Apartments. As upperclassmen our players can choose to live off campus. 22 Exchange is a great option and the players seem to really enjoy their experience there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lockeroom Tour with Carly Young and Katie Bubna

Carly and Bubna take us inside our lockeroom! Check out the video to see where the players spend time before practice!

21 Questions with Megan Barilla

1. Nickname?

2. How did you choose your number? 
       #22 was taken

3. What has impressed you the most about Coach Kest and her staff? 
       They all put a lot of time into their jobs 

4. Funniest Teammate? 
       Katie Bubna 

5. What is your favorite shot on the court? 
       Three pointer from the top

6. What motto do you try to live by? 
       YOLO- you only live once 

7. Who is your role model and why? 
       My Dad- he is very hardworking, persistent, and successful in what he does 

8. Who is your favorite professional athlete? 

9. What is your dream job? 
       A rapper 

10. Tell me about your position coach? 
       Coach Ayla- She is very funny and awesome. She is also supportive and cool :)

11. Hometown? What is something unique about it/your favorite thing to do there?
        Fairview Park- East Coast Custard has the best ice cream 

12. What's on your iPod? 
         Mostly rap and some country

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

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

15. If I had to take a road trip I would go? 
        Charleston, South Carolina to visit my sister 

16. My favorite Halloween costume? 

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

18. The best thing about being a Zip? 
        Campus is nice and has a lot of food places near by

19. Favorite place on campus? 
        My bedroom

20. Favorite restaurant? 

21. Favorite class?