Coach G Uses Facebook to Offer an Inside Look at the Women’s Basketball Program
Facebook Page: facebook.com/NikiGeckeler
Washington D.C--- Head women's basketball coach Niki Geckeler offers fans a behind the scenes look at the Howard Women's Basketball program by utilizing Facebook. The community can follow the team by going to facebook.com/NikiGeckeler and clicking "like." It is a way for Coach G. to keep supporters informed with the progress of the program, and also engage with alumni/fans.
"I think this is a great way to reach out to the community and the Howard University Bison family," says Coach G. "It will keep them up to date on the Howard Women's Basketball program."
Last year, the Bison ended the season with a disappointing loss to the MEAC two-time champions, Hampton University. As HU women's basketball took time to prepare during the off-season, they used the defeat as fuel for this year.
With the big picture in mind, the Bison understand the steps they need to take in order to walk away with the MEAC title.
After finishing runner-up in the MEAC 2010-11 Tournament, Howard was invited to the Preseason Women's National-Invitational Tournament (WNIT) for the opening of the 2011-12 fall season.
HU began the WNIT competition facing Big-12 opponent, Baylor University. After falling to both Baylor and Akron in the first two games, Howard found success by edging Detroit, 60-58, for its first win of the season.
To push through its tough schedule, HU was handed consecutive losses to Ohio State, Loyola and St. John's.
On Dec 3, the Bison tipped off the month with their first conference match against Coppin St. After defeating the Eagles, the Bison jumped into a nine game winning streak by upsetting teams such as ACC opponent, Wake Forest and Big East opponent, Seton Hall.
HU was on-a-roll with an improving 10-5 record. During that stretch, the Bison notched eight double-digit wins, including its widest margin of victory against Buffalo, 81-57. The streak came to a sudden halt with a disappointing loss to Hampton, however.
The Bison are currently 13-7 overall, and 5-2 in MEAC play.
As the community continues to support the Howard women's basketball team on their road to the MEAC Championship title, follow Coach G on Facebook to get a behind the scenes look at their push to the Big Dance: www.facebook.com/NikiGeckeler