Oregon Women's Basketball 2014-15 End of Season BANQUET

Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:00 AM  Check-In & Social
11:00 AM Brunch and Program
RAFFLE by the UO Fast Break Club
Cost: $25

150331 BanquetPoster Apr19Register for the banquet online at
http://ecommerce.uoregon.edu/order_form/athletics-womens-basketball-banquet-registration  
Or email illya@uoregon.edu to pre-register and pay at the door on the day of the event.  
Prior to Wednesday April 15.

Oregon Women's Basketball
2014-15 End of Season BANQUET

Matthew Knight Arena McArthur Club

Enter at the North Entrance of Arena facing Franklin Blvd.
Parking will be on the street, no charge of meters on Sundays.

GO DUCKS!

 


Game Photos Now Posted for the U Oregon vs Stanford (62-55) Game!

-fb (29 of 30)Oregon had a spectacular win against Stanford for the last game of Pac-12 Conference season breaking an 18 game losing streak against the Cardinal.

Great way to cap Senior Day!

 

150301-Stanford-1442-fbCheck out the game photos on our UO Fast Break Club Flickr gallery: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/uofastbreakclub/sets/72157651142969085/

 

(See of Facebook pages for photo album of the Seniors, families and Alumni photos:
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152738502822799.10737...)

 

 


Photo Gallery Now Posted for the UO WBB Senior & Alumni Day

150301-SeniorDay-0869Seniors and Alumni capped their special day with a win over Stanford on 3/1/2015.

Seniors Megan Carpenter, Amanda Delgado, Marie Berthuel and Katelyn Loper plus their families were honored before the start of the UO vs Stanford game. The 62-55 win over Stanford (breaking an 18 game losing streak against the Cardinal) made the celebration all that much sweeter.

150301-SeniorDay-1223 UO WBB Senior & Alumni Day PHOTO GALLERY! 

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Game photos are posted on our Flickr page.  Click here.


Interview: KATELYN LOPER

an interview by UO Fast Break Club President, Jim Long

141109-westmnt-751-lk1. The team roster on GoDucks.com lists your major as general social sciences, with an emphasis in crime, law, and society. What careers are you considering?


I am considering to be a police officer hopefully, or anything to do with the police force.


2. How has the academic side of your stay at Oregon been? Are you satisfied with your education?


The academic side here at Oregon has been great, but tough. I had to change my major when I got here, so I was a little behind and had to play catch up, but finally getting caught up, I have been able to take more classes that I enjoy.


3. You’ve played at two universities in wildly different cities and under three (or more?) head coaches, how has that affected you:


It’s definitely been a crazy ride. I really loved New York, and all my teammates and coaches that I got to meet and form life long relationships with. New York was great for me to broaden my horizons and to become more comfortable in my own skin. I never thought I would have three different head coaches. I knew transferring that I would have two, but three has been a lot. You just have to find it within yourself to adapt, and do it positively.


4. What have been your biggest challenges here at Oregon?


I think just trying to fit in. My first year here was definitely the hardest for me. Just transitioning teams is hard enough, but forming new relationships is hard sometimes as well. So just coming into Oregon is hard enough because the standards are high both academically and athletically, so trying to fit in was hard.


5. You seemed so relaxed at last Friday’s win over WSU. You played a great game too. Was it because you were playing so close to home?


Having my family in the stands is a big help because no matter how well you do or how bad you do they don't care. They are proud of you and happy for you regardless. But as the season goes on I just try to take it one game at a time and be as relaxed as I can be.


7. What changes have there been in your practices and your workouts this year?


A lot more focus on defense. We used to do a lot of defensive drills at Hofstra, and that is what helped us stay in games most of the season, so not sharpening those skills for a few years was tough, but now we work on defense most practices, and its been helpful.


8. We fans appreciate your willingness to chat with us. Anything you want to say to us here?


I would really like to say thank you. When I was at Hofstra we did not have a strong fan base, or even a group like the Fast Break Club who supported us every single game, no matter what the circumstances. You guys have been accepting of me ever since I got here and I cannot thank you enough for that. Like I said it was tough coming in as a transfer, but you guys especially have made me feel like I belong. So again, thank you, guys.


Interview: MEGAN CARPENTER

an interview by UO Fast Break Club President, Jim Long

1. I see your major is business administration. What careers are you considering?

141114-UtahSt-1119-lkI’d hope to work for Nike or any WNBA/NBA team on the business side of things. I also think it would be really fun to be like a Bev Smith, and run a youth sports program somewhere like Kidsports. As you can tell, I haven't really narrowed it down yet. All I know for sure is that I want to stick around sports, but am not really sure what that is going to look like.

2. How has the academic side of your stay at Oregon been? Are you satisfied with your education?

I love the University of Oregon very much, in every way possible. I came in my freshman year as a  Biology major, hoping to become an athletic trainer, but I soon found that wasn't for me. I then took BA101, and intro to business class on a whim, and really enjoyed it, and decided to pursue Sports Business. The Business school is awesome and I have really enjoyed being a part of it. It's always fun too when I have classes with Katie Gruys. It helps a lot to have someone in the class to study with, especially on the road when we travel


3. How have you changed from your freshman year to now

– As a person?   As a person, I would say I have just grown up. As a freshman I guess I would say I was immature and dependent on my parents. I was one of those kids who's mother did everything for them while growing up. Even in my senior year of high school my mom would make me sandwiches and pack snacks for me in my basketball bag for game days. Coming to college, and being far away from my parents was absolutely shocking for me at first, and it took me basically my whole freshman year to get used to having to doing everything on my own. Now I would say I'm independent, and looking out for others.

– As a player?   As a player I feel like I have just become more mature as well. Freshmen year, I would get frustrated pretty easy and cause stupid fouls and shove people. I remember vividly when we played away at Utah, and I got in the game, a girl scored on me and I straight up smacked her in the face because I was mad I let her score. The refs called an intentional foul, and Amanda Johnson had some words with me after the game. I was extremely immature, and let my frustration get the best of me. Now I feel like I have grown up, cleaned up my game, and do not let things get to me.

4. What have been your biggest challenges here at Oregon?

My biggest challenge here at Oregon has been becoming more out-going. I am a very shy and reserved person, and so coming to a school where I didn't know anyone, was extremely hard for me. I had to learn to come out of my comfort zone and find my voice.

5. What changes have there been in your practices and your workouts this year?

DEFENSE  DEFENSE  DEFENSE. I feel like this is Coach Kelly's biggest objective. When he first got hired, that is all we did for a couple weeks. I don't think we ever touched a ball. Other than defense, I would say that we also work a lot on position break down. We work in groups of guards and posts, with our position coach for about 30 minutes before practice starts everyday.

6. We fans love you, Megan. Can you hear us cheering for you as you play or as you come off the floor?

When I'm coming out of the game, and going down the bench I can hear all of you. I really appreciate all of you cheering on the team, and sticking with us through out the years. You have no idea how much it means to the team to see all of you there through thick and thin, especially our 4-27 season my sophomore year. The fans are awesome, and I don't know what we would do without your support and love. You play a vital part of the team.