SEC Women’s Basketball Headed to Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Sports Council recently announced it will bring the 2016 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament to town in March 2016.  “The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to travel to Jacksonville, a new site for our women’s basketball tournament,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “We look forward to showcasing our women’s basketball programs in the Sunshine State for the first time. Our student-athletes, coaches and current fans will greatly enjoy their visit and the exciting games will forge new fans of SEC women’s basketball in the process.”

texas_am_vs_kentucky_sec_womens_finalThe people of Jacksonville are looking forward to this event as well.  “It’s going to benefit the area in many ways, including giving these girls a chance to see women’s college basketball at the highest level,” said Sheila Seymore-Pennick, coach of the state champion Ribault girls team, in a recent article for the Mayport Mirror.   “When they go to the tournament, I hope their coaches have told them that every young lady playing started exactly where they were.”