Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our project. If you missed out and are interested in supporting the UB WOMEN'S BASKETBALL team you can still donate by clicking on the following link: www.bullsblueandwhite.com. Click "Invest Now" and in the drop down box choose "OTHER" and in the comment box type: WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. Thank you so much and GO BULLS!
WHO WE ARE
We are the University at Buffalo Women’s Basketball program. In the 2015-2016 season our team won a MAC Championship, a goal that has never been done before in UB history. We went from 8th place to history in the MAC tournament where we defeated a talented Central Michigan team with a buzzer beating shot by Stephanie Reid in overtime. In order for us to build on this past season, it will require a unified approach from our village; the student-athletes, the coaching staff, the administration, our fans, and the community in which we reside. Each day will bring new challenges and with every challenge, new opportunities and a chance for us to press onward and upward reaching higher heights. The fans and community of Buffalo can expect our team to play hard, play together, and fight for one another each minute of every game. We strive each day to be the best both on the court and in the classroom. A high level Division I program requires resources, and in order to give our student-athletes the best experience possible, we need to raise the bar. We believe we should not have to wait our turn to be successful. We will blaze the trail together immediately.
WHY WE ARE RAISING FUNDS
We are raising funds in order to enhance our student-athletes’ experience by equipping them with outside services that will be used to heal their bodies throughout the long season. Our players work extremely hard throughout the academic year by maintaining a high focus to be successful mentally and physically. During the season, we like to utilize other types of physical training to keep their bodies fresh for the basketball court. To achieve optimal performance, it would be ideal to be able to pay for sessions with a yoga instructor as well as a massage therapist at strategic points over the course of a six-month season.
We are also raising funds to relieve some of the challenges which present themselves when traveling during heavy winters. Traveling the Midwest region throughout the frigid winters, makes it important that our players have the proper cold gear to protect themselves from sickness. Uniform snow boots will keep us from past worries of sneakers getting soaked, frozen, ruined, etc. this season. They will keep the players’ feet warm and help to eliminate the colds that many get mid-way through season.
Lastly, recruiting is an instrumental part to having a successful athletics program. We want to make a great first impression when a recruit arrives on campus. In order to do this, we need to spruce up the women’s basketball suite in Alumni Arena. Our plan is to wrap the walls with action shots, milestones, and philosophies that are important to our program.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
In order for us to accomplish these projects, we need help from OUR VILLAGE. We are asking YOU to give what you can to help our program sustain itself as we move onward and upward to reach higher heights. Now that history has been made, tradition must follow. Be a part of that tradition! Go BLUE! Go WHITE! Go BULLS!