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The University of Alaska Anchorage has finalized the women's field for the 2012 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout with the addition of North Dakota State.
Courtesy: Michael Dinneen / UAA Athletics

Women's Shootout field finalized

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 07/25/2012
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ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Anchorage has finalized the women's field for the 2012 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout with the addition of North Dakota State, UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb announced Wednesday.

Along NDSU, UAA will play host to Prairie View A&M and Utah State. The Seawolves will take on NDSU in the second game of the first round at 8 p.m. ADT on Nov. 20, after PVAMU and USU face off at 6 p.m. ADT in the opening game. The third-place game will commence at 2:30 p.m. ADT on Nov. 21, followed by the championship game at 5 p.m.

The Seawolves, who finished 2011-12 with a 30-5 overall record and a 16-2 mark in league play, will be led by first-year head coach Ryan McCarthy and assistant coach RyAnne Ridge.

Here is a quick look at the 2012 fields:

WOMEN
Alaska Anchorage

Nickname: Seawolves
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Conference: Great Northwest Athletic (GNAC)
2011-12 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 30-5 overall, 16-2 GNAC (1st)
2012 Postseason: NCAA Elite Eight (Div. II)
Head Coach: Ryan McCarthy, 1st season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Titles): All (1990, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

North Dakota State
Nickname: Bison
Location: Fargo, N.D.
Conference: Summit League
2011-12 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 11-20/8-10 (5th)
Head Coach: Carolyn DeHoff, 5th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Prairie View A&M
Nickname: Panthers
Location: Prairie View, Texas
Conference: Southwestern Athletic (SWAC)
2001-12 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 17-16/11-7 (t-4th)
2012 Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Head Coach: Toyelle Wilson, 3rd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Utah State
Nickname: Aggies
Location: Logan, Utah
Conference: Western Athletic Conference
2011-12 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 21-10/11-3 (2nd)
2012 Postseason: WNIT 1st Round
Head Coach: Jerry Finkbeiner, 1st season
Previous Shootout Appearances: 1982 (5th), 1986 (8th)


2012 CARRS/SAFEWAY GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT

Sullivan Arena - Anchorage, Alaska
All times Alaska Standard Time (4 hours behind EST)

Women's Schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 20 - First Round
6 pm -
Prairie View A&M vs Utah State
8 pm - 
North Dakota State vs Alaska Anchorage
Wednesday, Nov. 21
2:30 pm - 3rd place game

5 pm - Championship game

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