CSU Women Hoops Earns 5th Consecutive Post-Season Bid
The Colorado State women's basketball team accepted an at-large bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, extending its streak of post-season appearances to five in a row.
Colorado State (20-11) will host the Western Illinois Leathernecks (22-9) in the opening round of the tournament at Moby Arena on Thursday. Tip time will be announced on Tuesday. Ticket information for the Rams' upcoming game can be found at CSURams.com/tickets or may be obtained through a call to 800-491-RAMS. Prices range from $7-$10.
This marks the fourth WNIT appearance for Colorado State (20-11) in the past five years under head coach Ryun Williams (2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17). CSU had made as many consecutive post-season appearances only one other time, appearing in 10 in a row (1998-2004).
Joining CSU in the WNIT are Mountain West members Wyoming, UNLV and New Mexico.
Colorado State won 20 games for the fifth consecutive season under Williams, the third longest streak in school history. Tom Collen led the Rams to six conseuctive 20 win seasons (1997-2002), and they won 20 or more games in nine consecutive seasons under three different head coaches (Greg Williams, Tom Collen and Chris Denker) from 1995-2003.
Leading the Rams into post-season play is All-Mountain West guard Hannah Tvrdy, who is averaging team highs in points per game (11.9) and rebounds per game (6.2). Tvrdy, who was also named Mountain West All-Defensive, has scored in double-digit points in 11 of her last 12 games.