COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team hosted its annual Welcome Back Picnic for the upcoming 2011-12 basketball season Thursday evening in the Eagles Nest, at Eblen Center.
The women's basketball players, their parents, the coaching staff and the Golden Eagle faithful gathered together for dinner and to discuss last year's Ohio Valley Conference championship, as well as the season ahead.
The event began with a meet-and-greet with the Golden Eagles, followed by a dinner of sandwiches and chips. Head coach Sytia Messer reintroduced her returning players and her newcomers and opened the floor for questions.
Messer also introduced her three newcomers inclduing junior Jala Harris, sophomore Christina Caddy and freshman T'Keyah Williams.
The Golden Eagles finished the 2010-11 season with a 23-8 record, en route to claiming their 16th OVC Championship in the program's history. TTU also advance to the WNIT Tournament for the fourth time in program history and will particpiate in the WNIT Preseason Tournament to open the 2011-12 season.