Women's Hoops Holds VIP Welcome Party

Suntana Granderson (left) and Tara Boothe were on hand Wednesday evening to welcome the VIP's.

Suntana Granderson (left) and Tara Boothe were on hand Wednesday evening to welcome the VIP's.

Oct. 27, 2005

CINCINNATI - Xavier University held the first ever VIP Welcome Party for women's basketball season ticket holders on Wednesday, October 26. The event, which took place in Cintas Center and was sponsored by Wing Eyecare and Panera Bread, was attended by 144 people.

The event gave Xavier women's basketball fans a closer look at the program and how head coach Kevin McGuff and his staff prepare his team for each game.

The evening included McGuff describing the 2005-06 team's goals and what he expects out of each player. McGuff's staff then gave the fans in attendance a mock scouting report, giving the attendees a look as to how the team prepares for each opponent.

2005-06 tri-captains Tara Boothe, Suntana Granderson and Kristy Wallner and junior Michele Miller were also on hand to model Xavier's new home and away uniforms and warm-ups.

Fans were then given the opportunity to ask questions to the coaching staff and players.

Referee Shannon Bone was also on hand to give fans an idea of how an official prepares for a game and also described some in-game strategy.

XU opens up regular season play on November 18 when the team travels to Baltimore to take on defending M.E.A.C champion Coppin State.

The Musketeers finished the 2004-05 season with a 22-10 record and took home their second A-10 Regular Season Title in school history with a 13-3 league mark. The team went on to advance to the quarterfinal round of the WNIT.