Commodores Open Exhibition Season 11/1/01

The Vanderbilt women's basketball team begins the 2002-03 season tonight with exhibition action against the Athletes in Action. Tipoff is set for 7 pm in Memorial Gym. The Commodores are coming off a 30-7 season, including an SEC Tournament title and second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Regional championship game.

The Athletes in Action team is coming off a 73-54 win against Murray State in Murray, Ky. last night. Katie Voigt led her team with 19 points, followed by Mandy Arndtson with 15 and Shea Mahoney and Katrena Carr with 10 each.

The Commodores return eight letterwinners, including three starters from last season. Key returners for the Commodores include Kodak All-American Chantelle Anderson (6-6, Sr., Center) and All-SEC selection Ashley McElhiney (5-6, Sr., PG). Anderson was recently named the SEC Preseason Player of the Year by the media at the annual SEC Basketball Media Day. The media picked the Commodores to finish third in the conference behind Tennessee and LSU.

Vanderbilt will host the Reebok All Stars on Nov. 10 (Sunday) at 1 pm and open regular season action on the road Nov. 23 (Saturday) when they play Boston University. The Commodores home opener is Nov. 30 (Saturday) in first round action of the First Tennessee Tournament. VU plays Youngstown State at 1 pm, followed by Central Michigan and Harvard.

NOTE: The game will not be broadcast on the radio. The radio broadcasts on WNSR AM begin with the first regular season game, Nov. 23 at Boston University.


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