Tech women’s basketball hosts Welcome Back Picnic

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team hosted its annual Welcome Back Picnic for the 2010-11 basketball season Thursday evening on the Tech campus.

“This was an opportunity for our fans to come out and see us and our newcomers,” head coach Sytia Messer said. “We had a great turnout and our players were real excited.” 

The women’s basketball players, their parents, the coaching staff and fans gathered together for a picnic dinner and to discuss the upcoming season. Fans and boosters were given the opportunity to meet the players and to get to know them.
 
The event began with a meet-and-greet, followed by a picnic dinner of sandwiches and chips, followed by a few comments from Messer. The event concluded with a raffle drawing in which people could win numerous items including team autographed basketballs.
 
“We finished last season fourth in the conference and we were picked to finish eighth at the start,” Messer told the gathering. “We are not satisfied yet as our main goal is to win the OVC championship.”

Coach Messer meets with some of the Tech faithfull

Golden Eagles greeting fans

Some of the Tech fans visit with assistant coaches Coretta Brown (left)
and Stacey Franklin (right)