It is an exciting time to be a part of the Alabama women's basketball family, and we are thrilled you have made the decision to join us. The team, coaches and support staff are all looking forward to the season ahead, but there is no doubt that without your support this program would not be headed on the upswing that it is.
Dedicated fan bases throughout the country have pushed their respective teams toward greater success, and we are looking for your assistance in doing just that for our team. There are many things to be excited about, including a move to the newly-renovated Foster Auditorium this season. We are looking forward to playing in our new home, and with your help, we can make it one of the toughest atmospheres for our opponents in the league.
Last season we made progressive strides finishing the regular season with our highest SEC win total since 2005 and collected multiple road wins in the conference for the first time since 2002. Several of our returning individuals made record-setting performances including seniors Tierney Jenkins and Varisia Raffington and junior Ericka Russell. This season, we return an additional four letterwinners and welcome six newcomers. Our signing class ranks ninth on the ESPN HoopGurlz 100 list, which is the highest ranking in the SEC. Among the newcomers is our first McDonald's High School All-American and No. 5 overall recruit Kaneisha Horn, the No. 65 overall signee and No. 17 guard Jasmine Robinson and No. 23 wing Khristin Lee.
We have several exciting opportunities for our booster club members planned including a preseason dinner, year-end awards banquet, Chalk Talk with the assistant coaches one hour prior to every home game in the Club Suite and a chance to travel with the Tide to a selected away game. We hope that you will take advantage of these exclusive opportunities available only to members.
This year, what sets our team apart is our strength in numbers. We want to incorporate this same mentality into our booster club to make it as deep as our roster. This team is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful, and I know you are going to enjoy watching us.
Thank you for your support, and see you at the games. Roll Tide!