Sept. 13, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - Fan Appreciation Weekend kicks off this evening as the undefeated OU soccer team battles SMU at 7:30 p.m. at John Crain Field.

The field opens at 5:30 p.m. and the first 250 fans through the gates receive a 2002 Oklahoma soccer poster autographed by the team. Several Sooner favorites are featured on the poster including senior forward Krissy Dawson, senior forward Shannon Wing, senior midfielder Heather Martinelli, senior defender Brittany Davis and preseason All-Big 12 forward Logan Womack. Head OU soccer coach Randy Evans is also featured.

The evening is designated as Norman Youth Soccer League Night.

The festivities continue Sunday afternoon when the Sooners host the Arizona Wildcats at John Crain Field at 1 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. with the first 300 fans receiving a sheet of limited 2002 Oklahoma Sooners soccer trading cards. After the contest, the players will be available for an autograph session.

The sheet contains 16 trading cards featuring:

Sophomore MF/D Christi Basgall (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Senior Goalkeeper Jana Cunningham (Tulsa, Okla.)
Senior defender Brittany Davis (Norman, Okla.)
Senior forward Krissy Dawson (Peoria, Ariz.)
Senior MF/D Jennifer Enos (Arlington, Texas)
Senior defender Jamie Farmer (Dallas, Texas)
Sophomore defender Kirstin Karfonta (Edmond, Okla.)
Junior F/MF Ashley Lacey (Yukon, Okla.)
Senior defender Emily Land (Dallas, Texas)
Senior midfielder Heather Martinelli (Norman, Okla.)
Junior midfielder Heidi Martinson (Tulsa, Okla.)
Junior midfielder Jessica Talton (Broken Arrow, Okla.)
Sophomore goalkeeper Catherine Wade (Midland, Texas)
Senior F/MF Shannon Wing (Broken Arrow, Okla.)
Junior forward Logan Womack (Norman, Okla.)
Sophomore defender Erin Young (Norman, Okla.)

Fans presenting their OU-UTEP football ticket stub at the gate will receive a special $2 admission. Contact the OU ticket office at (800) 456-GoOU for season ticket information to Oklahoma soccer.