Dec. 19, 2009
MADISON, Wis. - As the holiday season approaches, members of the Wisconsin women's basketball team were asked about their holiday plans. The Badgers wrap up final exams and hold their last practice before the break on Tuesday. The team comes back to Madison for practice late on Dec. 26.
Wisconsin returns to action on Dec. 28 when it hosts Michigan State at 7 p.m. in the Kohl Center.
Today is the first of a six-part series on the Badgers and the holiday excitement. Be sure to check back in the next five days as the Badgers write about their favorite holiday traditions, their favorite holiday food, what they enjoy most about the holidays, what they asked for this holiday season and what makes the holiday season special.
Holiday Celebrations Part I
Where are you going for the holidays?
I will be going home to Janesville, Wis., to spend the holidays with my family. - Catie O'Leary
I'm going home to Minneapolis, to spend Christmas with my family. - Emily Neal
I'm going to my house in Dayton, Ohio. - Tiera Stephen
I'm going home to St. Paul but for Christmas day, we're going to my aunt and uncles house in Shoreview Minn. - Alyssa Karel
My family and I will be spending this weekend with my family in Mankato, Minn., having Christmas. It works out great. I can take care of two things in one weekend. I will also be seeing two high school games while I am in the cities. - Assistant Coach Ty Margenthaler
I will be going to my home in Glenview, Ill., for the holidays. - Ashley Thomas
I will be going to my parents' home in Nekoosa, Wis. - Assistant Coach Kathi Bennett
I will be at my home with my family in Illinois. I love tradition. - Anya Covington
I will be going home to Denver. - Jade Davis
I'll be going to my hometown of Janesville, Wis., to be with family. - Program assistant Sabrina Siker
I will be going home for the holidays to my parents house in Waterford, Wis. - Rae Lin D'Alie
We will be going to my parents' home in Berlin, Wis. - Director of Operations Stephanie Janke
We will be going to my in-laws on Christmas Eve and my parents on Christmas Day, both in Oregon, Wis. - Coach Lisa Stone
I will be spending Christmas with my family at my home in the great, cold Wisconsin. – Alana Trotter