Women's Basketball Will Postpone International Trip

Women's Basketball Will Postpone International Trip

KINGSTON, R.I. – In light of recent incidents, the Rhode Island women's basketball team will postpone its planned trip to Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.

The women's basketball team was scheduled to depart for Spain on Friday, Aug. 25. Due to a series of incidents that occurred in and around Barcelona over the last week, school officials have decided to postpone the trip.

"First off let me say that our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the attacks that took place on Thursday, August 17," Rhode Island Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn said. "After speaking to our players and coaches, it was determined that it is in the best interest of all members of the URI Women's Basketball program that we postpone our foreign trip for one year.

"Our players' apprehensions far outweighed what we believe could have been a valuable cultural and team building experience. We are excited about making this trip available next summer to all current members of our team who all will still be eligible to participate."

The Rams now will postpone the international trip until the summer of 2018-19.