Women’s Basketball Begins Practices For Italy Trip

first_imgSunday, Aug. 7Travel – Des Moines to Minneapolis to Rome, Italy The trip will also include an educational aspect as starting July 11, the team will start a class Italy in a Global Economy that will be taught by Dr. Jeffrey A. Kappen, assistant professor of international business at Drake University. The class will meet for two hours a day, Monday to Thursday for four weeks leading up to the trip. The class will continue for the Bulldogs in Italy with the itinerary filled with ample chances to experience and learn from immersion in Italian culture while touring sites of historical and cultural significance. Saturday, Aug. 13Tour San MarinoGame vs. Pesaro Select Wednesday, Aug. 17Travel – Lake Como to Milan, Italy to New York to Minneapolis to Des MoinesPrint Friendly Version Monday, Aug. 15Tour Lake Como The team is scheduled to depart the United States for Italy on Aug. 7 and return Aug. 17. Below is the schedule for the 11-day trip. The 10 summer practices allowed by the NCAA gives the Bulldogs opportunities to develop as a team before playing three games against foreign competition while in Italy. This will mark the first time in program history that Drake women’s basketball has taken an international summer trip. Monday, Aug. 8Arrive in RomeTour Rome Wednesday, Aug. 10Tour RomeTravel – Rome to Florence, ItalyGame vs. Italian Selectcenter_img Thursday, Aug. 11Tour FlorenceGame vs. TK Hannover (German team) Fifth-year head coach Jennie Baranczyk is excited for her team to partake in this once-in-a-lifetime trip while also getting the extra practices for her team that features three freshmen and Becca Jonas, who is back after missing the entire 2015-16 season due to injury. Tuesday, Aug. 9Tour Vatican City Sunday, Aug. 14Travel – San Marino to Venice, ItalyTour VeniceTravel – Venice to Lake Como, Italy DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team took to the court on Friday, July 1, for the first of 10 practices leading up to Drake’s trip to Italy in mid-August. Friday, Aug. 12Travel – Florence to San MarinoTour San Marino Tuesday, Aug. 16Tour Lake Comolast_img read more