On Wednesday afternoon players and staff gathered in Memorial Gym for the annual women's basketball photo shoot to take official photos for the upcoming season. Whitney D. stopped by and shares these photos from the afternoon.
In the old days, the annual photo shoot featured one professional photographer and one camera. After digital cameras became common, amateur photographers on the team joined the professional. Nowadays, when every smart phone is also a digital camera, for the student athletes, "picture day" means taking pictures as well as posing for pictures.
Over the course of the season, the official photos will appear in various Vanderbilt publications, both on-line and printed, and in promotional materials for the basketball team. These unofficial photos provide a look behind the scenes as well as a preview of some of the photos that fans will see in the future.
Freshman post Marqu'es Webb
FreshmenKylee Smith, Marqu'es Webb, Rebekah Dahlman
The coaching staff poses for their official photo.. From left: Associate Head Coach Tom Garrick, Head Coach Melanie Balcomb, Assistant Coach Ashley Earley, Assistant Coach Kim Rosamond.
Kady Schrann, the team's only junior, with Coach Balcomb
The freshmen with Coach Balcomb
Coach Balcomb with seniors Christina Foggie and Jasmine Lister
Coach Balcomb with the sophomore class: Kristen Gaffney, Rayte'a Long, Jasmine Jenkins, Kendall Shaw, Heather Bowe, and Morgan Batey
Christina Foggie, Kristen Gaffney, and Heather Bowe
The USA Basketball connection
Formal team photo
Informal team photo
Photo fun with coach
Rayte'a Long, Heather Bowe, Kylee Smith
Black, gold and white
Rebekah Dalhman and Jasmine Jenkins
Marqu'es Webb, Heather Bowe, Kendall Shaw, Kylee Smith
The video series, Behind the Dores, will return in 2013-2014 for Season 2. The production crew was on-site filming clips with each one of the coaches and players, including sophomore post Rayte'a Long.
Photos copyright 2013 by Whitney D for VandyMania.com