Golden Eagles Hold First Practice of the 2011-12 Season

Oct. 4, 2011

MILWAUKEE - The Marquette women's basketball team woke up early Tuesday morning for its first official practice of the 2011-12 season. The Golden Eagles were able to get the early start thanks to the NCAA legislation that allows women's basketball teams to conduct practices 40 days prior to the first game of the season.

Marquette returns two starters and five letter winners from a team that won 24 games in 2010-11 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship.

Sarina Simmons (7.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg) and sophomore Katherine Plouffe (6.5 ppg and 5.1 rpg), a BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection, are back as MU's two top returning scorers from last season. The Golden Eagles welcome six newcomers to the the squad in Cristina Bigica (Bucuresti, Romania), Chelsie Butler (Minerva, Ohio), Margeaux Dupuy (Colleyville, Texas), Arlesia Morse (Flint, Mich.), Apiew Ojulu (Lakeville, Minn.) and Lauren Tibbs (Taylor Mill, Ky.).

Women's Basketball Ticket Information
Season tickets are currently on sale and start at just $40. The Family Plan includes two adult and two youth (17-and-under) season tickets and can be purchased for as little as $100 for the entire season.

Also offered this year is a three-game mini plan. The mini plan includes games versus Providence on Saturday, Jan. 21, Pittsburgh on Saturday, Feb. 4, and the home finale against Connecticut on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Mini-plans are $9 for general admission, $15 for lower bench, and $18 for reserved chair back seating.

Mini plan buyers also have the opportunity to add tickets to the Saturday, Nov. 19 game against Georgia Tech at the Bradley Center at a discounted rate of just $5 each (originally $10).

Call 414-288-GOMU (4668) to speak with a ticket representative or purchase online at




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