Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

For our Canadian readers, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend (our American readers can look forward to Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks).

I am very pleased to announce that Emily Hazlett has been awarded the Catherine Gertrude (Milliken) Smith Scholarship for this season.  Established in March 2007 by Sherwood H. Smith, Jr. of Raleigh, North Carolina, in memory of his mother Catherine Gertrude (Milliken) Smith, B.A. 1924, who, while attending Queen's, played for and managed the varsity women's basketball team. Awarded to recognize academic achievement and athletic excellence to a student-athlete who is on the competition roster of the Gaels interuniversity women's basketball team.  Emily, a fifth year Kinesiology student,  is the current Captain of the Gaels and starting point guard, having received recognition as an Academic All-Canadian last season.

We will be hosting our annual ID/Training Camp in early December (Sunday the 4th) once again this year.  It will involve on-court sessions with the Q’s coaching staff from 9:30-11:45am and again 1:30-3:30pm, along with a facility tour and Q&A session in between.  It is intended to student athletes in Grades 10-12 who may have an interest in Queen’s down the road.  There is no cost for the Training Camp, but please drop me an email if you would like to attend, so I can prepare for the numbers.

Our Tindall Tournament/Homecoming/Alumni Weekend/Reception & Silent Auction are on tap for this weekend, beginning with our game on Friday at 6pm against Acadia University.  This will be followed by a reception with hot & cold hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at the Confederation Place Hotel on Ontario St. in downtown Kingston (approximately 8:00pm).

Important Information about the weekend:
Please register on-line for the event so we can plan for numbers (and you can receive a discount on game tickets):  https://advevents.queensu.ca/cgi/page.cgi?_id=3&action=viewdetail&event_id=2052
Alumni vs. Alumni game is open to ALL Alumni
We will be recognizing team members from 2000-01 to 2004-05 at the Reception Friday evening.  Jen Oliver (nee Bittner) has a Facebook page set up regarding the event. Please check it out at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/queenswbballalumni/
All family and friends of Queen’s basketball are welcome and encouraged to attend the reception
$10 ticket for the Reception includes a drink ticket and appetizers (along with the opportunity to bid on the Silent Auction items).
A tournament pass can be purchased for the weekend for $20 - ONLY on our web site (instead of $10 per day at the door)
If anyone would like to donate something to our Silent Auction Table, please contact me directly.  Donations gratefully accepted as this is our major fundraising effort of the year.

Up Next at Home: Tindall Tournament
Friday, October 14
6:00pm Queen’s vs. Acadia  - Main Gym
8:00pm Alumni Reception/Silent Auction – Confederation Place Hotel (Ontario St.)
Saturday, October 15
12:00n Alumni vs. Alumni game/contests – Upper Gym (ARC)
6:00pm Queen’s vs. Alberta – Main Gym
Sunday, October 16
2:00pm Queen’s vs. Laval

Up Next on the Road: Carleton Tournament (Ottawa)
Friday, October 21 vs.  Thompson Rivers  6pm
Saturday, October 22 vs. Concordia  4pm
Sunday, October 23 vs. Carleton  2pm

Have a great week!