Dec. 6, 2012
Earlier this week several Florida Atlantic University women's basketball season ticket holders got up close and personal with this year's coaching staff and several players during a special luncheon at Boca Raton's Renaissance Hotel. This was a special event for the program and those fans that have faithfully supported the Owls in The Burrow this season.
And, there has been a lot to cheery about this winter. The Owls have a 5-2 record, have won three straight games and have a 3-0 home record so far this season.
At the luncheon, Head Coach Kellie Lewis-Jay provided insight on this season, what's on the horizon with a strong 2012 recruiting class and her goals for the future of the program.
However, what the season ticket holders may have enjoyed the most were the stories told by juniors Kimberly Smith and Takia Brooks. Hearing what the fan support means to the student athletes gives me more enthusiasm to promote the team and strive to get more fan support for this hard-working group that plays an exciting brand of basketball.
Takia told about how college basketball and being an Owl have provided so many opportunities for her future. Those are the stories that make intercollegiate athletics so special. FAU is making a difference every day - in the classroom, in the student union, in the faculty offices and on the basketball court. That should make you applaud the players' efforts.
Let's hope this event becomes more frequent and the season ticket base continues to grow as the Owls need your support during the rest of the Sun Belt Conference season. Get your season tickets by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.
Finally, fans can watch the women's basketball team in action on Monday, December 10 at 8 p.m. when FAU plays a nationally televised game on the Big Ten Network at the University of Wisconsin. Check your local cable provider for the channel.