Watching an athlete succeed is supremely satisfying, though curiously, so is watching a dam fail. Feel the rush with this GrouponLive deal to see the Seattle University women's basketball team take on the University of Washington at KeyArena on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get two tickets for sideline seating in sections 101, 113–115, or 127–128 (up to a $27.36 value, including all fees).
- For $29, you get two tickets for courtside seating in sections 1, 8, 20, 22, 27, or 28 (up to a $58.20 value, including all fees).
Led by veteran tactician Joan Bonvicini, the Seattle University Redhawks women's basketball team looks to build on last year's 20-win campaign and run in the Women's Basketball Invitational with an early-season rumble under the bright lights of KeyArena with their crosstown rivals from the University of Washington. One of three Redhawks named to the Western Athletic Conference's preseason All-Conference, junior forward Kacie Sowell dominates the post after averaging a double-double last season—a feat which caused many opponents to trip over her invisible stepladder. Named the WAC preseason Freshman of the Year, freshman center Taelor Ross, and junior forward Ashley Ward rounds out the All-Conference triumvirate as a constant perimeter threat; she led the team with 23 three-pointers last season. Their job won't be easy, though- they'll match shots with second-year head coach Kevin McGuff's surging Husky program led by inspirational senior Kristi Kingma.
Seattle University Athletics
Since the 1950s, the Seattle University Athletics program has been all over the collegiate athletic landscape, leaving their post as a vaunted member of the NCAA Div. I for the NAIA in the 1970s, where they stayed until the fall of 2002, when they entered the NCAA Div. II. Though the school’s history chronicles periods of turbulence, it also encompasses a laundry list of indelible athletes; basketball Hall of Fame inductee Elgin Baylor led the Redhawks to an NCAA Championship game in 1958, and tennis star Tom Gorman was twice selected as an NCAA All-American, paving the way to a pro career in which he attained a top-10 worldwide ranking. In its relatively brief time in the NCAA Div. II, the Redhawks have won two NCAA titles in men’s swimming and one men’s soccer championship, for which the team was awarded rights to the Seattle Space Needle.