Women's Basketball Summer Progress Report

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July 3, 2014

Columbia, Mo. - While some may think the offseason is a time of relaxation and regeneration; that common misconception couldn't be further from the truth for Mizzou Women's Basketball. The Tigers are hard at work this summer training, both on the court and off.

The Tigers are working so hard in the weight room that the team has matched the Total Training Load from last summer in just four weeks of work. Now, what does that mean? That means that the Tigers are right on track to do twice the amount of training work this summer than they did last summer: twice the weight lifting, twice the running, twice the plyometrics, twice the on-court practice and twice the off-court practice. Because of all this hard work, the team has set 53 personal performance records (PRs) so far this summer, and we're only halfway through.

Every Friday morning during the summer, the team has to run "the hill". This hill, located between Mizzou Arena and the Tiger Performance Complex, is a major part of Mizzou's summer training as the ladies complete different strength and endurance workouts on the hill. Halfway through the summer, the team has made 60 trips up that hill, and there are plenty more to come!

Of course, since the team is working so hard and making progress, it's important that each of the student-athletes incorporates active recovery exercises to keep their bodies healthy. All together, the team has spent more than 25 hours doing active recovery/regeneration activities.

To keep things fun and competitive this summer, women's basketball is continuing their voluntary 20,000 shot challenge. Each player participating in the challenge takes any extra time she may have to come get some shots up in the Arena or the Practice Gym. Senior Morgan Eye is well on her way to 20,000 shots this summer as she has already made around 11,000. Typically, Eye aims to make 500 shots a day, five days a week with a weekly goal of over 2,500 made shots.

Not only is the team working on the shot challenge, but the program is hosting a summer challenge, which divides the Tigers into two teams - naturally black and gold - and encourages each team to be the best they can be on and off the court. Points are awarded to teams for making healthy meals, completing recovery activities, hitting PRs in the weight room, basketball performance and also for social media engagement.

At this halfway point of summer the black team is leading the Summer Challenge, but with four weeks to go it's still anyone's game! Fans can follow along with the Summer Challenge on Twitter by searching the hashtag #MIZWBBSC.

For more information on Mizzou Women's Basketball, keep checking in to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter (@MizzouWBB), Instagram (@MizzouWBB) and Facebook (facebook.com/MizzouWBB).


 

 

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