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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s women’s basketball team will open its preseason schedule this Friday when the Spartans host the China Women’s Olympic Team at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

The Spartans, who are coming off an historic season in which they played in the Canada West semifinals for the first time in program history, will take to the court against a Chinese team featuring the next wave of young Olympic hopefuls.

Admission is free for the Friday’s game, but seating is limited. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Friday’s contest with the China Women’s Olympic Team will be the first contest of a seven-game preseason schedule for TWU. At the end of September, the Spartans will travel to Ontario to play Western University Sept. 27 and the University of Windsor Sept. 28 and 29. TWU will then play two preseason games in Edmonton, taking on the University of Calgary Oct. 20 and the University of Alberta Oct. 21, before capping their preseason in Bellingham, Wash. against Western Washington Oct. 22.

TWU opens the Canada West regular season Sept. 26-27 at home against UBC Okanagan.

REGULAR SEASON (all times Pacific)
Fri. 26 UBC Okanagan 6:00 PM
Sat. 27 UBC Okanagan 5:00 PM

Fri. 2 at Regina 5:00 PM
Sat. 3 at Regina 5:00 PM
Fri. 9 Mount Royal 6:00 PM
Sat. 10 Mount Royal 5:00 PM
Fri. 16 at UNBC 6:00 PM
Sat. 17 at UNBC 5:00 PM
Fri. 23 at Victoria 6:00 PM
Sat. 24 at Victoria 5:00 PM

Fri. 4 Winnipeg 6:00 PM
Sat. 5 Winnipeg 5:00 PM
Fri. 11 UBC 6:00 PM
Sat. 12 UBC 5:00 PM
Fri. 18 at Manitoba 4:00 PM
Sat. 19 at Manitoba 3:00 PM
Fri. 25 at Lethbridge 5:00 PM
Sat. 26 at Lethbridge 4:00 PM

Fri. 1 at UFV 6:00 PM
Sat. 2 UFV 5:00 PM

Feb. 8-9 Canada West Play-In Game
Feb. 14-17 Canada West Quarter-Finals
Feb. 22-24 Canada West Semifinals
Mar. 2 Canada West Gold and Bronze Medal Games
Mar. 7-10 U SPORTS Championship (Ryerson)

About TWU Richmond
The high-quality, values-based education Trinity Western University is known for is now in Richmond. Located in the heart of the city, TWU Richmond provides programs tailored to the urban and international audience in Richmond and Metro Vancouver. The expansive, modern space is the new home for students to engage in TWU bachelors degree and masters degree programs. TWU’s innovative education delivery modules allow students to take care of their families and advance their careers. In just one night a week, you can complete your degree with our adult international degree completion programs.

About TWU
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men’s hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.