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The University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) Lady Seawolves are on their way to the NCAA Division II Final Four, in San Antonio. Great job, Lady Seawolves, on proudly representing the great state of Alaska to the Lower 48.
What brought on this exciting victory for the Seawolves, you ask? Well, I believe it can partly be attributed to the warm hospitality (including delicious sandwiches) and encouraging words (including autographs and posing for photos) from the good Governor herself, Sarah Palin.
According to an ADN article posted a couple days ago, as the Lady Seawolves were laid over in Juneau 8 hours en route to Anchorage from the West Region Tournament in Seattle, they were privileged enough to be graciously hosted by Gov. Palin and daughter Piper in the Governor's mansion:
"It was an unbelievable experience," coach Tim Moser said. "She walked in and she was really cordial, really down to earth, and she said some really great things about what athletics taught her.
"She talked about when she won the state tournament and talked about the self-discipline that it takes to be a part of a team. I thought she had some great things to say."
Moser said it took some time for his players to loosen up around the former vice-presidential candidate. "I think some of our kids were a little star-struck," he said. "And I was too."
Congratulations again to the UAA Lady Seawolves on their Final Four berth.
Be sure to catch the Seawolves play Minnesota State Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. EST(that's 3 p.m. Alaskan time). Via GoSeawolves.com:
The UAA-MSU semifinal matchup will be aired live in Anchorage on two stations – KCFT (GCI cable 19) and ESPNU (GCI 134). Radio coverage will be provided on AM-1080 KUDO and streamed on GoSeawolves.com. The UAA Student Union will be airing the game live, downstairs near Subway.
Cross posted at Conservatives for Palin.