Women's Basketball Releases 2012-13 Schedule
URBANA, Ohio (September 5, 2012) - Urbana University Head Women's Basketball Coach Maria Marchesano released the Blue Knights' 2012-13 schedule this week. Urbana opens the season on the road at Slippery Rock University on Saturday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. A week later, on Saturday, November 17th, the Blue Knights host their home opener against Ohio Domincan University at 2:00 p.m.
The schedule also features a matchup with an NCAA Division I opponent. Urbana will travel to nearby Wright State University to battle the Lady Raiders on December 12th. Urbana's men toppled D-I Chicago State University last February. No UU women's team has ever defeated a D-I opponent.
Another schedule highlight is the team's trip to Puerto Rico from January 2-4. The Blue Knights will take on a pair of schools from the island during their stay.
The 2012-13 season also marks Urbana's first as a member of an NCAA Division II conference. Competition in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference will heat up in the new year as Urbana plays 8 conference games in January and February. The conference slate ends with a post-season tournament hosted by the #1 seed during the weekend of March 7-9.
Marchesano enters her first full slate at the helm of the women's program. She took control of the Blue Knights last January, guiding the squad to an impressive 12-7 finish after the Blue Knights began the year 2-8. For her efforts, Marchesano was named the D-II Independent Coach of the Year. Nearly everyone is back for a young Blue Knight team that had no seniors last season. To view the entire 2012-13 schedule, click here.