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Into third straight NCAA tournament, UWS women in search of first-ever win

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The UW-Superior women's basketball team had already played its way into a third straight NCAA Division III tournament, so the conversation following Monday's selection show was on a different topic.


"We want to do more than just make it," junior forward Hannah Norlin said. "I think that's what our whole team really wants. Play well, play together, and succeed."

UW-Superior won an automatic bid this past Saturday with its third straight Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) tournament title, beating Bethany Lutheran 66-54. It'll be the team's third straight trip to the national tournament, something no other UMAC team has ever done.

Now, this year's Yellowjackets are focused on making more history --- winning their program's first-ever NCAA game.

"We want to make history," Superior, Wis. native and senior guard Hailey Kontny said. "This is where it starts, this week of practice and this weekend. At least win one in the NCAA tournament, but I'm hoping for more."

UW-Superior has drawn UW-Whitewater as a first-round opponent, with that game scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start on Friday in Whitewater, Wis.

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