CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Leading up to the approaching 2018-19 season, the Harvard women's basketball team will depart on an 11-day foreign tour to Spain this Saturday. From August 18-29, the Crimson will travel to Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona with three games scheduled against opponents from select Spanish teams.
"I am excited about our upcoming trip to Spain," stated head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith. "Having been on several trips abroad with my teams, I have experienced first-hand the impact it has on a program. We won Harvard's first ever Ivy League title after a trip abroad. We will be bringing a very strong, veteran team who understands what a great opportunity this is and who will be great to travel with."
Kicking off the trip on Saturday, August 18th, the Crimson will first arrive in Madrid for four days before departing to Valencia on August 23rd. Harvard will then venture to Barcelona on August 25th for its final leg of the tour before returning to Cambridge on August 29th.
"We are really looking forward to being in Spain, where one of our alumni, Allison Feaster, played professionally for over 15 years. Allison led Harvard to three Ivy League titles, was a Kodak All-American and was drafted fourth for the L.A. Sparks, where she had a successful WNBA career for over 10 years before going to Spain. Thanks to all of the people who support this program and made this trip possible."
With the support from Feaster, the University, Administration, Alumni and many more, the Crimson will have the opportunity to experience the culture of Spain and grow as a team both on and off the court.
"This is so much more than basketball. The educational experience of learning about other cultures is invaluable and is something the student-athletes will cherish forever. It is a lifetime of wonderful memories."