NDSU Women's basketball gears up to play overseas in Greece

NDSU women's basketball will play in Greece from August 2nd to August 10th

NDSU women's basketball huddles up before practice
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FARGO — It’s a fresh start for the NDSU women's basketball team. There’s new players, new coaches and also, new opportunities.

"Heading into year four here with some new players, it just felt like it was a good time to get the extra practice time this summer," said Bison head coach Jory Collins. "Not only getting better as a basketball team, but bonding over a great experience.”

What better way to bond than a basketball trip to play overseas in Greece.

"Well that was my choice. I’ve just always wanted to go there," said Collins.

“All of the sudden we just found out we were going to Greece and we were like wow that's awesome," said senior guard Heaven Hamling. "I’ve never been outside of the country before,. I just got my passport.”


“One of the first calls with Jory and Dylan this was something they used to incentivize in a way," Taylor Brown, a forward grad transfer added. "It definitely was a plus to coming here.”

The schedule isn’t decided and the opponents are yet to be determined, but that’s alright with the Bison.

"You get a little bit more time with your team and we can really go over things and get some things and spend more times talking about concepts and see if we can take the things we’ve been working hard on this summer and put it into some game action," the head coach said.

The bonding isn’t just happening on the court.

"I’m excited to go to the beach and try the different food," Brown said.

“I’m the most excited for the gyros. That's one of my favorite foods," Hamling added.

After a difficult season a year ago, the Bison are excited to start forming their family thousands miles from home.

“I think it’s going to be such a cool experience for team bonding," said Brown. "Getting to know each other since we have so many new people I think that’s going to be good."


“The meshing we get to have there before anyone else does will really set us apart,” Hamling added.

"The chemistry and being able to bond over such a great experience to be together in a place none of us have been before, that shared experience is something we'll take with us," said Collins.

NDSU will be in Greece from August 2nd to August 10th.

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