March 2012

Lady Huskies Ready for Post-Season Play

The University of Washington’s Lady Husky basketball team is officially in post-season play. The team was selected to compete in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT), a tournament that allows college teams from across the nation to compete for a national title. Rounds officially begin on March 14, 2012 at which time the Huskies will Cal Poly, the regular season champion of the Big West tournament.

The 2011-2012 regular season saw the Lady Huskies achieving an overall standing of 17 wins and 13 losses. This is the team’s first winning season in several years, which means that it is also their first appearance in a post-season tournament in some time. Washington’s women last played in a tournament in 2010 when they squared off in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). They last appeared in the WNIT in 2004.

New Baseball Building Ready for Action

The new Husky baseball building is officially open. On Tuesday, March 7, 2012, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Wayne Gittinger baseball team building. It is named for a Husky pitcher during the 1950’s who also donated a great deal of money toward building the center.  Several of the Husky’s former baseball players and coaches attended the official opening of the new sports complex.