The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team will make its overseas debut this summer as head coach Ryan McCarthy announced Thursday that the Seawolves will play July 3-8 in the BLIA Cup University Basketball Tournament in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The Seawolves – the four-time defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season champions – will use their NCAA summer foreign tour exemption to travel to Taiwan for eight days for the annual event, which also includes a one-day cultural tour.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our student-athletes to not only come together early as a team, but to travel internationally and broaden their cultural horizons,” said McCarthy, who has led the Seawolves to a five straight NCAA Div. II Tournament appearances, including a national runner-up finish in 2016. “We will have a veteran club next year, with two fifth-year seniors and a fourth-year junior running the point. This should allow us to integrate our newcomers into the fold quickly and have our leaders teach them about the culture of our program.”

The trip will be supported by fund raising effort from the team and the UAA Athletic Department. No state funding will be involved. Click here to donate, or contact UAA associate athletic director Tanya Pont at 907-786-6248 or for more information about the team’s 2018 Tawain trip.