BOULDER—The Colorado girls’s basketball staff will embark on a international tour of Spain to mark the beginning of the 2022-23 season. The Buffaloes’ fall journey will probably be a 10-day exploration from August 6-16.
“We’re extraordinarily excited for the chance to journey to Spain this summer season,” head coach JR Payne exclaimed. “We have now an incredible mixture of veterans and impactful new gamers so the chance to journey and develop collectively will probably be large for us this 12 months. Most of us have by no means been to Spain earlier than so the chance to see such a wonderful a part of the world will probably be superior.”
This would be the second worldwide journey for the Buffs below head coach JR Payne. Colorado traveled to Italy in 2018. The NCAA permits groups to take a international tour as soon as each 4 years to permit student-athletes the chance to expertise cultures overseas.
The Buffs may have a little bit of a brand new look when the staff arrives in Spain. Mya Hollingshed, Lesila Finau and Peanut Tuitele, mainstays for Payne’s Buffs over the past 4 and 5 seasons have all graduated after final season’s NCAA Event run. Colorado returns eight gamers from final season’s 22-win staff and has additionally added 5 newcomers to the 2022-23 roster.
Senior Jaylyn Sherrod returns as the one participant to have began each recreation final season. Juniors Frida Formann and Tameyia Sadler had been each out and in of the beginning lineup all through final season. The Pac-12’s Sixth Participant of the 12 months, Quay Miller, is the staff’s prime returning scorer (10.6 ppg) from final season, whereas Tayanna Jones is again for a fifth collegiate season. Sophomore Kindyll Wetta, an All-Freshman and All-Defensive staff choice final season, returns together with Sophie Gerber. Charlotte Whittaker, who missed all of final season recovering from surgical procedure, may also be again on the courtroom this season for the Buffs.
As a part of the journey, the Buffs will get an additional 10-days of apply to organize for the three exhibition video games that will probably be performed whereas in Spain. The additional apply time permits for switch Aaronette Vonleh and incoming freshmen Ally Fitzgerald, Lizzie Holder, Jada Wynn and Brianna McLeod to assimilate into the Buffs’ system.
“The additional apply alternatives are improbable for a staff with so many impactful new gamers,” Payne famous. “We may have a chance to study one another each on and off the courtroom and develop as a ballclub all through the summer season.”
CU’s journey will begin within the capital metropolis of Madrid. The staff may also make visits to Valencia and Barcelona.