Virginia to Play in Africa & Canary Islands
The University of Virginia women’s basketball team will embark upon an international excursion next week.
The Cavaliers will depart on Tuesday, May 22 for a 10-day trip to Senegal and the Canary Islands. The trip is sponsored by World Wide Basketball, Inc.
“What a great opportunity for our kids!” head coach Debbie Ryan said. “To visit Africa and everything it entails, we can’t wait. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
The tentative itinerary includes four days in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, a tour of Goree Island and Bandia Wild Animal Park, as well as two basketball games. The second half of the trip will be spent on the beautiful island of Gran Canaria. In addition to two basketball games, the Cavaliers will enjoy sunbathing, shopping, and tours of the islands.
Tour updates and photos will be posted daily on the Virginia Sports TV.com
2007 Virginia International Travel Roster
No. Player Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown / High School
1 Lyndra Littles F 6-1 Jr. Washington, D.C. / Archbishop Carroll HS
2 Lauren Carson G 5-6 So. Alpharetta, Ga. / Chattahoochee HS
3 Paulisha Kellum G 5-9 So. Upper Marlboro, Md. / Bishop McNamara HS
4 Siedah Williams C 6-2 Gr. Cleveland, Ohio / Regina HS
5 SharneÃ© Zoll G 5-7 Sr. Marlboro, N.J. / Highland HS
12 Britnee Millner G 5-10 Jr. Martinsville, Va. / Carlisle School
21 Tara McKnight G 5-5 Sr. Bluffton, S.C. / Hilton Head Prep
22 Monica Wright G 5-11 So. Woodbridge, Va. / Forest Park HS
30 Abby Robertson F/C 6-3 Jr. Springfield, Va. / Lake Braddock HS
32 Jayna Hartig F 6-1 So. Highlands Ranch, Colo. / ThunderRidge HS
33 Aisha Mohammed C 6-3 Jr. Lagos, Nigeria / Central Arizona College