The Wartburg College (Iowa) Women’s Basketball team recently returned from a very memorable trip to Barcelona, Spain. While in Barcelona, they played 3 games against Spanish women’s basketball teams, highlighted by a game against the women’s basketball team from well-known sports club FC Barcelona!! The team also played basketball teams from Esportiu Joventut L’Hospitalet and Esportiva Sant Cugat. The Wartburg team finished the trip with 2 wins and 1 loss, the only defeat being a 2-point loss to the FC Barcelona team.
While in the Barcelona area the ladies had plenty of time to experience the Spanish culture and well known sights including a visit to the old medieval city of Girona, some leisure time on the beaches of the Costa Brava and, of course, taking in the sights of Barcelona like Plaza Espanya, the Olympic Stadium, Castillo de Montjuich, Columbus’ statue, Parque Guell and Gaudi’s unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
Coach Bob Amsberry commented, “If you are looking for a first-class international tour for your team, Premier International won’t disappoint. We had first class service from start to finish. Everything was well-organized and we were met with professionalism and class the entire way. The guidance and flexibility they showed along the way made for a great experience. Our tour guide was exceptional and will customize your itinerary based on your desires. The perfect balance between basketball and culture!”