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The Minutewomen basketball team showed its holiday spirit recently, wishing every supporter of UMass athletics a happy holiday season with their second annual "thank you" video. This year, the Minutewomen completed a rendition of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You."

Have a safe and happy holidays!

Women's Basketball Weekly Coaches Show Update

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As the Minutewomen prepare for a road trip to Ohio University and Miami (Ohio), take a listen to the weekly Women's Basketball Coaches Show on 91.1 FM WMUA with host Pat O'Neil and guest-commentator Chris Doherty. This week, head coach Sharon Dawley was joined by redshirt-junior guard Carolann Cloutier and the conversation focused on the NBA, life on the road when traveling with the UMass team and the squad's expectations for the Ohio trip.

Check out the entire show here through the UMass Athletics website.



Recaps Of Women's Basketball's Win Over BU In Season Opener

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Congratulations to head coach Sharon Dawley and the women's basketball team on the squad's season opening victory over Boston University on Sunday, 55-49 at the Mullins Center. Be sure to check out the weekly radio show tonight, which airs on WMUA, 91.1 FM at 5 p.m. and can also be heard online.

Dick Baker has a recap of the game on MassLive.com and also had a preview over the weekend that focused on UMass' new point guard, Carolann Cloutier.

The Daily Collegian had a recap of Sunday's game, as well: Minutewomen led by Zullo in 55-49 win over BU

Also, check out the postgame press conference from Sunday:

As the 2010-11 school year wound down, Carolann Cloutier faced a difficult decision as she plotted her upcoming summer.

After sitting out the season at the University of Massachusetts under NCAA transfer rules, Cloutier could return home to Montreal and compete in the Canada Basketball Women's Elite Performance Program to further her hopes of someday being an Olympian, or stay in Amherst and try to help the Minutewomen get better.

Cloutier chose to stay. Projected as the Minutewomen's starting point guard, the sophomore wanted to work with her UMass teammates in hopes of being ready to take on the leadership role required of the position.

"I think I made the right decision," Cloutier said. "I got to know them and definitely got the trust from them. ... You want to be a leader, but you don't want to force it. You have to get to know the girls first and get chemistry before you can lead."

Read more of Matt Vautour's feature on Cloutier here.

Happy Birthday: Oct 18- Carolann Cloutier

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Happy Birthday to Carolann Cloutier of women's basketball! 
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