Athletics: Women's Basketball

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Women's Basketball International Trips

Since 2001, the Mules have traveled to Europe once every three years. On their first tour in 2001, the Mules visited France. Three years later, a new group of Muhlenberg players invaded Italy, touring through Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice and Lake Como. The squad's next destinations were Germany and Austria in the summer of 2007.

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Germany/Austria 2007
In August 2007, 13 players, four coaches, and a large contingent of family members and fans (47 total) traveled to Germany and Austria. While in Europe, the Mules played three games against local teams, visited many historic landmarks and soaked in a culture much different from what they were accustomed to back home in the United States.

During its stay in Germany, the group ate authentic bratwurst in the open air markets in Wuzburg. The Mules spent two nights inside the medieval walled city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, including the “Night Watchman's Tour” in the dark. They also visited the historic "Eagle's Nest" 6,000 feet atop the Bavarian Alps and looked down at the clouds.

While in Austria the Mules explored for two days the elegance of Vienna and roamed the streets of Salzburg (Mozart's birthplace), taking pictures at the places made famous in the film “The Sound of Music.”


Italy 2004

In August 2004, the Mules spent eight days touring one of Europe's most prized possessions, Italy. The group started off its excursion paying a visit to Rome, the heart of the country.

While in Italy's capital, the players, their parents and coaches saw Rome's most famous attraction, the Colosseum, as well as the ancient ruins located around the Roman Forum. Also in Rome, the team traveled to the Vatican City and had the chance to tour the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Before leaving Rome and continuing their trip, the Mules didn't forget to toss coins into the spectacular Trevi Fountain, following a ritual, according to which you are assured of returning.

The team's next stop was at Pisa, where they took myriad of pictures in front of the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Muhlenberg group also toured Florence and Venice, before concluding its journey in the beautiful mountains of Como. Besides sightseeing, the Mules played two games, going 1-1 after a victory against Lombardy Select and a loss to Marghera Giants of Venice.


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France 2001

Members of the Muhlenberg women's basketball team traveled to France in August 2001 for a 10-day tour that combined sightseeing and cultural exchange with three games against local club teams. The first international trip ever for the Mule women's team, it was funded in part by proceeds from the Scotty Wood Tournament.