The Stetson University campus and DeLand community are invited to attend Thursday's send-off party for the Stetson women's basketball team as it departs for Columbus, Ohio and the 2013 NCAA Championship.
The celebration will take place in the heart of campus, outside of the Carlton Union Building at 11:30 am Thursday morning. The Hatters will then board their charter bus and follow a police escort to the Daytona International Airport where they will depart for Columbus.
The Atlantic Sun Conference Champion Hatters (24-8) will face third-seeded UCLA (25-7) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the St. John Arena. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and broadcast locally on the radio by WSBB.