Omaha, Neb. — The Creighton women’s basketball team officially kicked off the 2020-21 season with its first team practice on Friday, Oct. 16.
“Even though it has been a different fall and summer than we’ve been accustomed to, there is nothing like the first day of practice in terms of enthusiasm and energy,” said Flanery. “Everyone was engaged and we all recognize this is becoming more real. With five freshmen to incorporate there will undoubtedly be challenging days, but I have tremendous confidence in the leadership of this team.”
The Bluejays 2019-20 season came to a close with Creighton on the cusp of earning its fifth NCAA Tournament big under head coach Jim Flanery. Led by WNBA selection Jaylyn Agnew, the Bluejays finished the season 19-11 including victories over #23 West Virginia in the Cancun Challenge (82-75) as well as a 63-61 win over #11 DePaul in Chicago on Jan. 31.
Returning to lead the Bluejays in 2020-21 are seniors Temi Carda and Tatum Rembao. Carda earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention last season, posting 12.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 82 assists and 49 three-pointers. Rembao, meanwhile, battled through an injury at Arizona State (Dec. 22) to see action in 22 games, averaging 10.0 ppg and dishing out 72 assists.
Although the bulk of the schedule has not yet been finalized, the Bluejays opener is set for Nov. 25 at home against Drake. The start time as well as many other factors about the game itself are yet to be determined.