GW Women's Basketball Begins Coach Tsipis Era with First Practice
Colonials Begin Preparations for 2012-13 Season
Oct. 1, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team officially tipped off a new era with its first official practice under new head coach Jonathan Tsipis on Monday at Charles E. Smith Center.
"It was exciting - definitely something our staff and our team has been looking forward to," said Coach Tsipis. "We were able to use a lot of things that we've been working on in the preseason and do a lot of drills where we really tested our endurance and really got in that competitive mode. I think everybody came in with the right mindset to make each other better. I thought our effort was superb, and I'm looking forward to getting them all back in here again tomorrow and building off of that."
Coach Tsipis took over at the helm of the Colonials in April following nine seasons as an assistant coach at Notre Dame, which appeared in back-to-back national championship games in 2011 and 2012.
GW returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last season's squad, including three seniors and three graduate students who will provide leadership for the Colonials' four freshmen.
"The first day was really great," said graduate student center Sara Mostafa, who participated in her first full practice since breaking her hand in December. "We were really intense, getting used to going game-speed in every drill. Coach Tsipis is very intense; he's really expecting 100 percent out of us and he isn't going to take any less, so he's really pushing us to try our best in every drill and every play."
Following an exhibition game with Wingate on Sunday, Nov. 4, GW will host Texas-Arlington on Friday, Nov. 9, in the season opener at the Smith Center. Fans can catch their first glimpse of the team at Colonials Invasion on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. at Fort Myer's Conmy Hall. Click here for more information on the event.
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