As Spring Break winds down and the ashes begin to settle in many vacation locations, a new fire is kindling in Trask Coliseum.With their win over Hoffstra UNCW Men’s Basketball has clinched their 5th CAA title and a ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years.
As a result, UNCW is holding a Selection Sunday Celebration in Trask Coliseum on Sunday March 13th, which just so happens the Sunday directly after Spring Break. The UNCW Men’s Basketball team has been a hit sensation this year, for good reason, and as always it’s the fans that drive the team’s spirit. There’s nothing more comforting than a coliseum full of students cheering for you right?
The great thing about UNCW Athletics is their level of interaction with their fans. Selection Sunday will be the first time the Seahawks will know who they’re facing in the first round of the NCAA tournament and inviting fans to join in with them encourages a sense of school pride and school spirit that can often seem lacking here. UNCW Athletics goes for the kind of inclusiveness you don’t see at a lot of other schools and always looks out for players and fans.
Looking for something to do now? Come out to Selection Sunday and support our Seahawks as they prepare for the next step in their journey. The schedule is as follows:
4:30 p.m. – Doors open
4:45 p.m. – Entertainment
5:10 p.m. – Team Introduction
5:15 p.m. – 2015-16 Highlights
5:30 p.m. – Selection Show
There will also be an autograph session and a “selfie station” with the CAA championship trophy and the sign that goes with it. Have you been following the explosive Seahawk season? Who do you think UNCW will be up against? Are we going to take home another trophy this season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Oh, and did I mention the leading scorer Chris Flemmings is a Communication Studies major? #COMLovesAthletics
-Allen, Austin, and Lane