Nov. 2, 2000
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The Hilltopper Athletic Foundation will hold a pair of basketball tipoff luncheons to kick off the 2000-01 season which is just over two weeks away.
The Lady Topper Basketball Tipoff Luncheon will be held Monday, Nov. 13, at noon (CST) at the Bowling Green Country Club. Head coach Steve Small will be the featured speaker at the event, which will be hosted by the "Voice of the Lady Toppers", Barry Williams.
The Hilltopper Basketball Tipoff Luncheon is slated for noon on Friday, Nov. 17, also at the Bowling Green Country Club. Third-year head coach Dennis Felton will appear at the gathering, which will be emceed by the new "Voice of the Hilltoppers", Dave Hunziker.
Tickets for these luncheons are $12 each and may be purchased by calling the HAF office at (270) 745-5321. The deadline for ordering tickets for the Lady Topper banquet is Nov. 8, and the final date to request tickets for the Hilltopper luncheon is Nov. 14.
The Lady Toppers return seven letterwinners, including All-America forward and preseason Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year ShaRae Mansfield, from last year's squad which went 22-10 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hilltoppers -- picked to win the SBC East Division in the preseason coaches' poll -- have nine letterwinners back in the fold this year, led by 2000 Sun Belt Newcomer and Defensive Player of the Year, Chris Marcus.