|Colonials to Meet Minnesota For the First Time|
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
The Robert Morris University women's basketball team embarks on its second four-game road of the season beginning with a matinee against the Minnesota Golden Gophers Sunday, Dec. 9, in a 3:00 p.m. Eastern game at Williams Arena. This four-game swing wraps up the team's non-conference slate before league play begins shortly after the turn of the calendars.
Sunday's contest will mark the first meeting between Robert Morris and Minnesota. It is the fourth and final inaugural meeting for the Colonials this season. Colgate, Iowa and Michigan were all also first time opponents for the Colonials and all resulted in RMU setbacks.
Tate Earns President's Council Rising Star Award
Senior point guard Jasmine Tate received the RMU President's Council Rising Star Award at a ceremony at Heinz Field on Dec. 4. The award is given to a graduating senior who demonstrates academic success, individuality, determination, passion and potential in his or her field of study. Tate is involved in nearly every area on campus. In addition to playing basketball, Tate is a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, participates in various spiritual groups on campus, has a 3.8 GPA as a corporate communications manager and is active in spreading anti-bullying messages to schoolchildren.
Mataly Named NEC Rookie of the Week
Mataly was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week after averaging 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a two game sample last week. Mataly nailed a trio of three pointers off the bench against Stony Brook. She earned her first career start against Duquesne, scoring 10 points, grabbing five boards and dishing out four assists in that contest.
Robert Morris is in the midst of a four-game road swing and an extended portion of the Colonials schedule that will see the team play eight of 10 games away from the Charles L. Sewall Center between now and the turn of the calendars. During that span, RMU will travel 6,644 miles. The longest trip is the 858-mile journey to Minnesota while the shortest is 94 miles to Kent State.