PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University women’s basketball team will take a 10-day foreign trip to Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
“This is a great opportunity for our team to have some extra practice time together and also play against some tough international competition while getting to travel to some of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world,” WSU Head Coach June Daugherty stated.
The Cougars will depart Pullman Aug. 6 and arrive in Vienna Aug. 7. They will visit the cities of Vienna (Aug. 7-8), Bratislavia (Aug. 9-11) and Prague (Aug. 12-15) and take in a number of sights including a tour the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Schonrunn Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the Bratislava Castle and the Vltava River before returning home Aug. 16.
Washington State will play four games along the way, facing Levice in Bratslava Aug. 11, Hradec Kralove in Prague Aug. 13, Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary in Prague Aug. 14 and BLK VSE Praha in Prague Aug. 15.
Joining the Cougars on the trip will be six Washington State University Ambassadors including WSU First Lady Carmento Floyd.
NCAA rules allow programs to take foreign tours every four years. The game scheduling and tour coordination is being handled by Basketball Travelers, Inc., a company established in 1985 to arrange domestic and international basketball competition. Over 2,000 collegiate and high school teams participate annually in tours and tournaments organized by Basketball Travelers, Inc. In addition, it organizes NCAA foreign exhibition games as well as international Olympic-qualifying tournaments for national teams.