Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rachel Tecca Selected For Senior CLASS Award

University of Akron senior forward Rachel Tecca was identified as one of 30 candidates for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, and the winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four®.

Zips Picked 1st In MAC East

After capturing its first division title a year ago, UA was projected to finish at the top of the East, receiving nine first place votes out of a possible 12. Additionally, seniors Hanna 
Luburgh and Rachel Tecca were named to the Preseason All-MAC East team.

The University of Akron women's basketball team was picked to repeat as Mid-American Conference East Division champions in the 2013-14 MAC Preseason Poll selected by the league's head coaches. 
"Rachel and Hanna have proven they are two of the top players in the MAC and they are very deserving of this preseason recognition," said head coach Jodi Kest. "For our team to be selected at the top of the East Division is a testament to how far we have come and what we were able to accomplish last year."

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hannah Scipio & Alex Ricketts Tour Exchange Dorm

Freshmen roommates Hannah Scipio and Alex Ricketts show off their Exchange street dorm! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Zips Women's Basketball First Practice - Sept. 30

The University of Akron women's basketball team returned to the floor for its first official practice of the 2013-14 season Monday afternoon under the direction of eighth-year head coach Jodi Kest.
The team spent two and a half hours fine-tuning fundamentals and position work, cultivating what has become its signature uptempo style.
Kest, now the longest-tenured women's basketball head coach in the Mid-American Conference, returns 10 letterwinners and four starters from a team that went 23-10 overall and 12-4 in the conference a year ago, en route to capturing the school's first ever MAC East championship.
Highlighting an impressive senior class is Tallmadge, Ohio native Rachel Tecca who garnered MAC Player of the Year and Academic All-American accolades as a redshirt junior. Kacie Cassell led the country in assists per game last season, re-writing Akron's record book in the process, and Hanna Luburgh capped off a stellar junior season with All-MAC Tournament team honors, leading the Zips to their first ever appearance in the league title game.

Spicer Dorm Tour!

Hannah Plybon is one of the new faces on our Zip roster! Check out this video as she gives us a great tour of her freshmen dorm, Spicer Hall.