I have to admit, I’m a little lost for words this Tuesday
morning, so bare with me through this entry…
I somehow made it through the entire NCAA women’s basketball
selection show without feeling like total crap last night. I made a strong effort
to clean house and fold clothes while it was going on, so I wasn’t totally
stuck on the frustrating reality that our Bluejay logo would never pop up on my
However, I was super excited to finally hear a couple hours
later that our team would be a part of the next best thing – the post-season
For those of you that have not heard, we play the
Northwestern Wildcats (18-13, 6-10 Big Ten) Thursday night in Chicago.
I’m sure four years straight of playing in the WNIT is
getting a bit old for some of you that have been following our team for awhile,
but the great thing about this year’s bid is that we’ve got six freshmen on our
roster that have never played in a post-season tournament before.
Our seniors get another chance at winning at least one more game in a Creighton uniform and we get to
fly to a pretty cool destination to do so. I must admit, I’m excited – I just
hope our players are as well.
Flan was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald this morning
saying, “I don’t know much about Northwestern other than they have a really
good post player. I’m just glad we’re getting to play someone other than
The Jayhawks have ended our season two years running in the
second round of this tournament and I’m sure we are all thrilled that the only
possible match-up with them this season is in the championship game if both
teams are lucky enough to make it that far.
And finally, I’ll echo Flan’s comment of not knowing much
about the Wildcats. They are a very well coached team and 6-5 center Amy
Jaeschke has been the face of their program for the past four years and has
made every possible effort to distinguish herself as one of the best senior
post players in the country. She averages 21.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.2
blocks per game. Her career scoring and rebounding totals are second in school
With that being said, forgive me for cutting this entry
short, but I have a short stack of game film on my desk that I can’t wait to
watch. I am so curious to see how Jaeschke does all her damage in the paint and
what kind of supporting cast she has around her.
In closing, I’ll just say this:
“Concentrate on what you do have, not on what you don’t”
– John Wooden
There are teams across the country that would love the
opportunity to play in the WNIT— and we’ve been fortunate enough to get that
chance four years straight.