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The Panthers set off for Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday for today’s 3:30 p.m. game against Bentley in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight after a week of rest, preparation, congratulations and dinner with members of the 1983 women’s national championship team.
The university president and his cabinet brought them roses. They were visited by administrators from all over the school who came out to congratulate them and show their support.
“Different people who touch our program throughout the year, so that was really special,” said VUU coach AnnMarie Gilbert.
Later that evening, the players had a team dinner with members of the group this year’s Panthers are three wins from emulating.
“Very encouraging people,” said Kiana Johnson, VUU’s leading scorer. “It’s always good to be around good company, people who want to see you excel and do well, and just give you great advice. It was a joy.”