The NCAA and ESPN will host the Women’s Basketball National Media Day this Tuesday and Karen Aston of the Texas Longhorns was one of six coaches selected to participate in the said event.
Content throughout the day will be gathered for later use on various ESPN platforms. Aston’s schedule includes a sit-down with ESPN analyst Doris Burke, a session with NCAA and ESPN social media platforms, an interview with ESPN.com national women’s college basketball writer Mechelle Voepel, and participation on espnW podcasts.
In addition to exposure through the numerous ESPN platforms, additional breakout interviews with the participants will be conducted by national/regional media agencies that will also be in attendance at ESPN’s headquarters in Connecticut for the event.
Aston will join five other coaches on ESPN’s campus on Tuesday to include UConn’s Geno Auriemma, UCLA’s Cori Close, Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley and Louisville’s Jeff Walz. There will also be six student-athlete participants at the event – Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields, Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell, Washington’s Kelsey Plum, Florida State’s Leticia Romero, Notre Dame’s Brianna Turner and South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson.
The 2017 Women’s Final Four in Dallas will mark the first time that the city has played host to the event. In the 35 previous Women’s Final Four’s going into 2017, 14 different teams have captured the national championship, including Texas in 1986. For the 15th consecutive year, ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast all 63 games of the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. This marks the 22nd consecutive year (since 1996) ESPN is the championship’s exclusive television home.