UMD Women’s Basketball feel the community support for their championship game
The UMD Women’s Basketball Team is heading to the NCAA Division II Championship game this Saturday. Without doubt, there is a growing need and want for more spaces for basketball in the Northland, and the Lady Bulldogs are making their mark with their historic run this season. They are without doubt capturing the attention and support of Northlanders.
“When we packed Romano night in and night out, it has been amazing. It’s a super fun culture to play around and those yellow towels, man, we saw them in Missouri. They packed them in their pockets. Our A.D. brought more in case more fans needed them. And it has been an amazing feeling just looking up and playing for them,” says Taytum Rhoades, a guard.
Without doubt this is a huge deal not only for the community of Duluth, but for the girls on the team as well, it is something they do not take for granted.
“This is something I’ll remember forever. It’s extremely exciting and it’s rare for a college athlete to get to this point. So I think as a team, we’re all just going to take it in and enjoy every moment of it,” says Taya Hakamaki, a guard.
The team is chartering out of Duluth Wednesday morning and heading out to Dallas for the Championship Game Saturday. Best of luck Bulldogs.