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WCSU women’s basketball team to fundraise with ‘Tip-Off Breakfast’

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University women’s basketball team will host a Tip-Off Breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The public is invited and while there is no admission fee, guests will be encouraged to make “tip” donations.

This is the annual fundraiser for the women’s team, which belongs to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and whose players are members of the Little East Conference. In addition, both the WCSU men’s and women’s athletic programs hold membership in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

In the 2017-18 season, WCSU Women’s basketball played 26 games, averaged 86 points, about 47 rebounds, and 15 assists per game. The first game of the 2018-19 season is at Elms College on Saturday, Oct. 27, and the Colonials’ last game of the season is against Southern Maine on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. View the full schedule at

The roster includes freshman Frances Snyder, of Pine Plains, New York; sophomore Jessica Davis, of Hamden; sophomore Gabrielle Hurlbert, of Thomaston; freshman Asiah Knight, of Norwalk; junior Tashai Price, of Vernon; sophomore Genesis Torres, of Stratford; junior Jancy Sherwood, of Poughquag, New York; and freshman Sydney Gouveia, of New Fairfield.

Recent years have seen Western’s teams qualify for post-season NCAA National Championships in women’s soccer (13), women’s basketball (12), softball (11), men’s basketball (10), men’s soccer (nine), women’s volleyball (six), football (1985, 1999 and 2001) and baseball (in 2002).

To make reservations or for more information, call Head Coach Kim Rybczyk at (203) 837-9018.



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