One of the big hurdles they face is finding a time when the schedules of 14 different players and several photographers mesh sufficiently to take team and individual photos for the media guide and various other purposes.
At Vanderbilt, that task was even more difficult this year because the new court surface in the main court of Memorial Gym is still under construction, which means that only the practice gym is available for use by both basketball teams.
So on Wednesday afternoon while individual workouts with the men's team were taking place on one side of the practice gym, the women's basketball team was using the other side for an impromptu photo studio.
In the past, the photo shoots have been divided up into different sessions. But this year, it was all packed into one very busy afternoon. Besides the individual "mug shots" for the media guide and the roster pages on vucommodores.com, there were also stations for shooting video for the jumbotron for in-game promotions and photos for other media and marketing purposes.
The session began as the players trickled into the gym after class, wearing their black road uniforms and carrying their dress clothes to change into later. Three stations were set up; one for mug shots, one for video, and on for miscellaneous photos.
Hannah Tuomi gets ready for the video shoot
Lauren Lueders poses for a mug shot
Jen Risper and Tina Wirth
Team photo (Click photo to view a larger image)
Tina Wirth snaps a photo of some teammates
Another team photo (Click photo to view a larger image)
Seniors: Tina Wirth, Jen Risper, Amy Malo
Juniors: Jessica Mooney, Merideth Marsh, Amber Norton,
Lauren Lueders, Ashlee Bridge
Sophomores: Rebecca Silinski, Chanel Chisholm,
Jence Rhoads, Hannah Tuomi
Freshmen: Tia Gibbs, Jordan Coleman
Jen Risper and Chanel Chisholm
Merideth Marsh and Tasha Weddle
Lauren Lueders and Tasha Weddle
Photos copyright 2008 by Whitney D for VandyMania.com