Kamie Ethridge #33 Jersey Retirement

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by DFW_Horn, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    How much credit for this are you going to take, @racerx5908 ? ;)

     
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  2. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    I assume this is going to be a big recruiting weekend so, added bonus, any recruits attending will get to see a WBB player honored at the biggest home FB game of the year.
     
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  3. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Had to wait to find the right AD who didn't default to the "This is the way it's always been" excuse. Hip-hip-hooray!
     
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  4. brnkj

    brnkj 500+ Posts

    Kamie's jersey should have been retired a LONG TIME AGO... Well-deserved honor!:hookem2:
     
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  5. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Cat Osterman has been hounded by fans asking when her jersey retirement will happen. Based on the reply below, I’m guessing there will be 1 of these a year and probably in the following order: Clarissa Davis, Edwina Brown, then Cat.

     
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  6. brnkj

    brnkj 500+ Posts

    Wow...I thought Clarissa's was already retired.
     
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  7. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Kamie's #33 will be the first jersey retired for any female student-athlete in UT history. Football has retired 6, baseball 6 and MBB 3.
     
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  8. brnkj

    brnkj 500+ Posts

    Wow that's a travesty... So unfair to the greatness that our women's athletics teams have seen throughout the years.
     
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  9. zztx1

    zztx1 < 25 Posts

    A number of years ago, I wrote AD Plonsky and asked her why women's sports did not retire jersey numbers. She wrote back and told me that women had decided a long time ago that the Hall of Honor awards were enough. She invited me to attend the Hall of Honors induction, but I did not get the invitation. I wrote back saying, all I ask is the men and women's sports be treated equally. I did not get a response. Long time overdue. I do not know who gets the credit for this, but congrats. They need to give us the same chance to honor Kamie at a WBB game.
     
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  10. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Understand where you are coming from but celebrating it during a huge event like the LSU game has several positives:
    • Kamie can attend.
    • Big recruiting weekend.
    • Possibly get mentioned during the national broadcast of what should be the most watched game of the week.
    You'd think there would be some small ceremony at a WBB game when they raise/unveil her jersey/banner but it would be quite difficult to have Kamie in attendance. The closest game Washington State has to Austin once the season gets underway is Boulder, CO (I think).
     
  11. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Yes. Even if she can only "be there" briefly and over video board.
     
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  12. zztx1

    zztx1 < 25 Posts

    There is a little overlap on the fanbase but getting tickets to this game or not being tempted to sell them if you have them will prevent many WBB fans from not being in attendance. Just want a chance for the faithful fans to get a chance to appreciate a milestone in gender equity.
     
  13. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

  14. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Yup, I did the same thing (writing Plonsky). It's interesting because she was one of two AD's dedicated just to women's sports in the NCAA. But, you knew she wasn't "allowed" to consider this option because her "real boss" the men's AD wouldn't consider it. Funny how having a new AD with a different philosophy suddenly makes this possible.
     
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