Athletics to recognize Elaina Koltz at Military Appreciation Day
The Green Bay women’s basketball team will open its 2015-16 season on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., hosting archrival Marquette on Military Appreciation Day at the Kress. All veterans and current service members will receive free ticket to the game, and their guests will receive discounted game tickets at the price of $5 for adults and youth. Phoenix players will also wear special jerseys honoring local female service members. Prior to the game, the service members who are being honored with their names on the back of the jerseys will take the floor with the Green Bay women’s basketball team for the national anthem. At halftime, the Phoenix Hero Award will be presented. Last week, head coach Kevin Borseth surprised the award’s recipient, UWGB staff member Elaina Koltz, with the announcement and news she’d have a special seat courtside on the 13th. Koltz, who is today a financial aid adviser and veteran’s services coordinator, spent 22 years in the military including five years in Germany as administrative assistant to the Commander in Chief of Europe and the Seventh Army, General Glenn K. Otis. For more on the day and honors, and a video of Borseth’s surprise visit to Koltz.