Aug. 21, 2007
Albuquerque, N.M. --- The New Mexico women's basketball team enters the new year with excitement and high expectations after coming off its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance last year. The Lobos return two seniors in Dionne Marsh and Brandi Kimble along with a host of young talented players. UNM has emerged as one of the top women's basketball programs in the country under head coach Don Flanagan and look to build upon the winning tradition that has been established.
UNM ranked fifth last season in home attendance, averaging 9,582 rowdy fans a night. The Lobos have ranked in the top 5 nationally in home attendance for seven straight years and in the top 10 since the 1998-99 season.
The Lobos have excelled on the court and in the classroom. UNM had eight players recognized as Academic All-Conference in the spring and five players named Scholar-Athletes for the 2006-07 year.
Members of the women's basketball team have consistently been recognized for their outstanding involvement within the community. Various players and coaches have participated in children events as well projects to improve the Albuquerque community.
The Lobos open the season Nov. 1 in an exhibition game against the Chinese National Team at 7 p.m. The game will be played inside The Pit in front of some of the loudest college basketball fans in America. For more information about UNM athletics visit www.GoLobos.com.