Italian Class Prepares Team for Trip to Italy

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  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus peace & love y’all Moderator

    The Texas Women’s Basketball team prepared for its upcoming trip to Italy by taking a class about Italian culture and history from the UT Department of French and Italian.

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  2. racerx5908

    racerx5908 250+ Posts

    Who is going to miss the trip because they're on a USA team? Ariel? And of course, Joyner. Bummer.
  3. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Coach Aston media session on eve of trip to Italy:

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  4. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 250+ Posts

    The Aston interview is interesting because she talks briefly about Joyner's absence and how the freshmen are integrating into the program.
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  5. MudHorn

    MudHorn Admin Moderator

    What a great travel experience for these kids. They will always remember this.

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  6. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Team played a little Amazing Race contest and, surprise surprise, the team with Brooke and Jamie won. Seems a bit lopsided putting 2 of the most competitive people in the program on the same team.

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  7. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Would be great if they could do trips like this every couple of years.

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  8. racerx5908

    racerx5908 250+ Posts

    They do. I'm unsure if there's a specific NCAA rule that covers this. But I believe that UT tries to schedule an exotic trip like this at least once every 2 or 4 years. I read this in some article about women's volleyball that they try to schedule a fun place in the US (Hawaii) and some exotic place (Europe) in the 4 year cycle of their athletes. I'm not sure if WBB has this philosophy as well. I don't know why they didn't go anywhere "fun" the 2015-2016 season.

    2017-2018 Italy
    2013-2014 St. Thomas (Paradise Jam)
    2011-2012 Honolulu
    2009-2010 St. Thomas (Paradise Jam)
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  9. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Based on Coach Aston's interview before they left, this Italy trip was actually planned for 2015-2016 but had to be canceled (no reason given). I didn't know if this was something they've been doing for some time but hadn't been widely publicized. The trips for tournaments (Paradise Jam) were right before the season started, I assumed this Italy trip was something new.
  10. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts


    Found an article on all the WBB teams in Italy this year and came across this:
    "College teams are allowed to take foreign trips once every four years, and it seems Italy is where most teams want to go. Aston was planning to take her team there a few years ago. But some key players had offseason surgeries, so the trip was postponed."

    Full article -'s-college-hoops-teams-taking-foreign-trips

    Looks like Ariel won't miss it completely:

    Aston will be missing star Ariel Atkins, who is currently playing with the U.S. Under-23 team in Japan. The Longhorns guard will join the squad midway through the trip. However, Aston said she’ll rest Atkins and play some of her younger players.

    “Ariel will be extremely exhausted and she could have gone home, but she was a little more interested in joining the team,” Aston said.
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  11. Dionysus

    Dionysus peace & love y’all Moderator

  12. "Anna hook em"

    "Anna hook em" 250+ Posts

    I've seen the videos and i havent seen lashann in any of the videos or pictures?
  13. rattfatt

    rattfatt 500+ Posts

    Hopefully nothing is wrong.
  14. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 250+ Posts

    I've noticed the same thing. However, she has been in most of the videos where they are working out with the S&C coach.
  15. Malcom

    Malcom 100+ Posts

    I have seen Coach Washington in pictures/videos...

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