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Hoops Tip-Off Reception Announced

Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft returns for her fourth season as the Hornets head women's basketball coach.
Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft returns for her fourth season as the Hornets head women's basketball coach.

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brian Wigley announced Tuesday that the department will hold its annual Men's & Women's Basketball Tip-Off reception on Thursday, November 9, at Glory Days Grill.

Open to all Hornet Club members, season ticket holders, Cash Party sponsors/attendees and interested fans, the reception begins at 7 p.m.

Following the social gathering, head basketball coaches Melissa Smeltzer-Kraft and Adam Walsh will speak about their upcoming seasons and do a brief question-and-answer session. 

Selected head coaches of the Hornets additional 21 intercollegiate athletic programs will also be on hand to meet the crowd.

Interested guests should contact Donna Cates at [email protected] or 540.665.4566 to confirm their attendance at the event.

Both teams open their respective seasons on the road next Wednesday, November 15. The men travel to Southern Virginia and the women to Goucher with the women's game slated for a 5:30 tip-off and the men's at 7.

The men have the first home game of the season, opening their last campaign in Shingleton Gymnasium on Friday, November 17 in a 6 p.m. non-league contest versus St. Mary's of Maryland.

We hope you can join us on Thursday!

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