(AGENPARL) – HOUSTON (TEXAS), mer 13 gennaio 2021
Women’s Basketball – Tue, Jan. 12, 2021 at 12:50 PM
The wait is finally over, and UST Athletics is back. After having their season postponed, Men’s and Women’s Basketball will return to action this Friday and Saturday. The Celts will kick off their modified, conference only schedule at The Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center when they take on Trinity University.
The women look to continue were they left off last season. UST Women’s Basketball finished with a 20-5 record for their first season in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and landed multiple all-Conference honors. The team was also named the one-seed in the USCAA National Tournament. “We are blessed to find ourselves in a situation where we could possibly get to play this week. There are many teams and schools that have already made the decision not to play at all” Head Coach Jae Cross said. “Our administration and conference officials have all worked tirelessly to make this happen for our student-athletes. To be at a point where it may actually happen is very exciting and we will be ready for whatever this season may look like.”
The men’s team is coming off a 24-2 season where they were crowned SCAC Regular Season Champions. Even after graduating six seniors, the Celts still possess fire power to light it up this season. Cameron Gims was named SCAC Defensive Player of the Year last year and Freddie Ricks III landed third team all-SCAC honors. Like Jae Cross, Head Coach Anthony Medina feels blessed with the opportunity to be able to play. “The last ten months have been a challenging time for people worldwide. Covid-19 has taken lives, broken families, and changed the way we all live each day. I am most excited about our game this week against Trinity, not because we are returning to basketball, but because it rewards our student athletes for being socially responsible” Medina said. “We are thankful for all the health care workers, staff, and administrators that are making the return to the floor possible. I pray that our games can serve as a sign of hope and good things to come for our team, university, and country despite difficult times.
This weekend’s games will not have fans. The games will be livestreamed by Cooper Sports Network for free. Live stream link can be found at www.ustcelts.com