October 27, 2009

UDC RELEASES ITS 2009-10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Washington, DC:October 26, 2009—The University of the District of Columbia, today, released its 2009-10 women’s basketball schedule. The team tips-off its season on November 15, in the Lincoln University Tournament in Lincoln, Pennsylvania.

Lester L. Butler, Jr., returns for his sixth season as head coach of the Firebird Women’s Basketball Team. Butler took the team to the first round of the NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament last year, finishing the season with a 24-4 record after being ranked as high as 20th in the country among NCAA Division II schools.

Butler says of the upcoming season, “"This is arguably one of the toughest Division II schedules in the country. We have key games against NCAA participants Millersville, IUP, Valdosta State, and Tusculum College. This is the best home schedule we have put together. It will be a challenge with a lot of new faces going through it for the first time, but we are excited to play some established DII programs this year."

The Firebirds Women’s Team opens their home season on November 24, against the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks in the UDC Sports Complex