Dec. 24, 2009
MADISON, Wis. - As the holiday season approaches, members of the Wisconsin women's basketball team were asked about their holiday plans. The Badgers held their last practice before the break on Tuesday and will return to Madison for practice late on Saturday.
Wisconsin returns to action on Monday when it hosts Michigan State at 7 p.m. in the Kohl Center.
Today is the last of a six-part series on the Badgers and the holiday excitement. Be sure to go back and read the earlier posts 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.
Is there anything else special about the holiday season that you look forward to?
My family usually goes to Florida for Christmas, which is where we have celebrated our past three Christmas' but because our off days didn't match we will be spending it here in the cold. At least it goes with the theme right? – Alana Trotter
The best part of the holidays is being with all of my family! – Emily Neal
Seeing my lovely family and my sister's doggy, Fendi. I can’t wait!. – Tiera Stephen
My family and I go to Christmas Eve mass each year. – Catie O’Leary
My family is all over the country so it’s really nice just to have everyone home and in the same place for a bit. Also over break my brothers get to come to a few games that we have over the holidays which is nice because they don’t get to see us play often. - Alyssa Karel
I love Christmas because it is a time to be together for a family, everyone has some time off and you really just get to appreciate one another’s company! It is a time to be grateful for all that you have and time to reflect on what really matters in life. – Ashley Thomas
Watching Owen, my nephew who believes in Santa, get up Christmas morning to see what Santa left him and if the reindeer ate the sugar and cookies left out for them. – Assistant coach Kathi Bennett
The holidays just give us a greater opportunity to celebrate the reason for the season which is Jesus Christ! – Anya Covington
Just being together, since I go to school so far away, we love spending the holidays together. – Jade Davis
Just being with family – Program assistant Sabrina Siker
The most special thing about the holidays is the chance for our family to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! It’s a wonderful time of year. – Director of Operations Stephanie Janke