Seattle University head women's basketball coach Joan Bonvicini has announced the team's schedule for the 2012-13 season. This will be the team's first season competing in the Western Athletic Conference and with full NCAA Division I status.
"I am excited to be a part of the Western Athletic Conference this season," said Bonvicini. "It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to compete for WAC and NCAA national championships. Our non-conference schedule will help prepare us for our WAC games. Our non-conference games are always very challenging and are highlighted by an early contest against the University of Washington. This will be a challenging schedule for us and I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue building champions at Seattle U."
To begin November, the Redhawks will host Simon Fraser (Nov. 1) and Western Washington (Nov. 3) in exhibition contests before beginning a tough non-conference schedule.
Seattle U will continue their home stretch to begin the season, hosting Pacific in their first regular season contest on Friday, Nov. 9. Cross-town rival Washington will then travel to KeyArena to face the Redhawks for a home contest on Wednesday, Nov. 14. SU will travel for the only time in November for a non-conference competition at Colorado State, before returning home to host Boston College, Portland, and Sacred Heart in the State Farm Thanksgiving Tournament (Fri Nov. 23-Sat Nov. 24).
The Redhawks will finish their non-conference schedule throughout the month of December, hosting UC Irvine (Dec. 1) and Portland State (Dec. 9) to begin the month before traveling to Pepperdine (Dec. 14) and BYU (Dec. 20).
On Saturday, Dec. 29, Seattle U will face their first Western Athletic Conference opponent on the road, traveling to face the University of Idaho.
Continuing their conference schedule, the beginning of January will bring three straight alternating home and away weekends for the Redhawks, as they host Utah State (Jan. 3) and San Jose State (Jan. 5), travel to New Mexico State (Jan. 10) and Denver (Jan. 13), and host Texas-Arlington (Jan. 17) and Louisiana Tech (Jan. 19). The team will then play four straight games on the road at Texas-San Antonio (Jan. 24), Texas State (Jan. 26), San Jose State (Jan. 31), and Utah State (Feb. 2) to finish the month.
To finish the regular season, Seattle U will then host Denver (Feb. 7) and New Mexico State (Feb. 9), travel to Louisiana Tech (Feb. 14) and Texas-Arlington (Feb. 16), and play three straight home games versus Texas State (Feb. 28), Texas-San Antonio (Mar. 2), and Idaho (Mar. 9).
On March 12-16, the Redhawks will then head to Las Vegas, Nev. to compete for their first Western Athletic Conference tournament title.
Season tickets are available now on the "tickets" link at www.goseattleu.com, by calling the Seattle U Athletics Ticket Office at (206) 398-GOSU(4678), or by visiting the following link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/seattleu/EN/link/buy/details/wbb12fs.
Reserved seats are $120 and general admission seats are $80 for the season. Groups of 15 or more will receive discounted tickets and have access to special fan experiences throughout the season. Advance single-game tickets will be available in fall 2012.