Mountain West Network to Host 2015 MW Women's Basketball Preview


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With the first games of the 2015-16 women’s basketball season set to tip off in just under a month, the Mountain West Network, powered by Campus Insiders, will preview the Mountain West’s 11 programs on Wednesday, October 28.

The full afternoon of campus-produced interviews with coaches and student-athletes from around the Conference will begin with the announcement of the 2015-16 Mountain West predicted order of finish and preseason All-Mountain West team and individual awards at approximately 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT. Videos will be introduced on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram beginning at approximately Noon MT / 11 a.m. PT in the predicted order of finish.

Below is a listing of the coaches and student-athletes interviewed at each school:

Air Force: Head coach Chris Gobrecht and senior guard/forward Madeleine Philpot (Mobile, Alabama); Interviewer – Air Force Director of Falcon Vision Brian Jerman

Boise State: Head coach Gordy Presnell and junior guard Brooke Pahukoa (Lake Stevens, Washington); Interviewer – Boise State women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Chris Lewis

Colorado State: Head coach Ryun Williams and junior guard Ellen Nystrom (Lulea, Sweden); Interviewer – Colorado State women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Matt Wozniak

Fresno State: Head coach Jaime White and redshirt senior guard Alex Furr (Athens, Texas); Interviewer – Fresno State Director of New Media Stephen Trembley

Nevada: Head coach Jane Albright and redshirt junior guard T Moe (Daly City, California); Interviewer – Nevada women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Don Marchand

New Mexico: Head coach Yvonne Sanchez and senior guard Bryce Owens (DeSoto, Texas); Interviewer – New Mexico men’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Robert Portnoy

San Diego State: Head coach Stacie Terry and sophomore point guard McKynzie Fort (Fontana, California); Interviewer – San Diego State women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Chris Ello

San José State: Head coach Jamie Craighead and senior guard Nyre Harris (Stockton, California); Interviewer – San José State Athletics Broadcast and Digital Media Coordinator Justin Allegri

UNLV: Head coach Kathy Olivier and senior center Aley Rohde (Cave Creek, Arizona); Interviewer – UNLV women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Adam Candee

Utah State: Head coach Jerry Finkbeiner and sophomore guard Funda Nakkasoglu (Hampton, Victoria, Australia; Interviewer – Utah State women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Craig Hislop

Wyoming: Head coach Joe Legerski and senior guard Marquelle Dent (Denver, Colorado); Interviewer – Wyoming women’s basketball radio play-by-play announcer Reece Monaco

The 2015-16 women’s basketball season begins on Friday, November 13. Over 190 Mountain West women’s basketball games will be broadcast on the Mountain West Network this year, beginning with Utah State’s exhibition game against South Dakota Mines on Saturday, October 31 at 2 p.m. MT. The broadcast schedule includes the 2016 Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship on March 7-11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.