Down Under Diaries - Consuelo Lezcano

Hi - this is Conseulo, and tonight we are leaving for Australia! Today is the last day of practice, and a lot of our family and friends are going to be there to say goodbye to the team. We are going to have a great practice and dinner afterwards with everyone. I am soooooo excited about this trip. One of my favorite things about team trips is that I get to spend quality time with all my sisters (teammates!), especially since I will be going home to Florida for a month after the trip.

It's all going to start with about a 15-and-a-half-hour plane ride to get there. It's really crazy because we leave on the 22nd, and we don't get there till the 24th. I still don't really understand how that happens, but I trust that Pam is taking care of everything. I know my team and I are well-prepared for the ride with DVD players, iPods, books and snacks.

We have been practicing for about two weeks getting prepared for the competition in Australia. Everyone has been working hard in the weight room and on the court for a new kind of basketball with 24-second shot clocks, bigger keys and actually jumping for the ball during jump balls. I am looking forward to the whole trip, but what I am anxious to do is climbing the ropes of the Sydney bridge. I am excited to see how different everyone's reactions are during this crazy ropes course. I am a huge fan of pictures, so I will have my camera on me all the time. Thank goodness for digital cameras!

Well I am going to go get ready for practice because it's hard to sit still knowing that I will be off to Australia in less than 12 hours. Stay tuned because you will be able to hear a little about how everyone's experiences are going in Australia. Go Bruins!!!!!

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA