DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team returned home to Des Moines Wednesday evening from its 10-day Italy trip. Print Friendly Version The day wrapped with a final dinner at a local restaurant that every member of the travel party was able to attend. The dinner offered a final opportunity for Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk and all 12 student-athletes to reflect on the trip and thank the many fans, families and donors who made the trip so memorable and for all they do to make Drake women’s basketball so special. #DogCiao After winning their final game of the trip Monday night over the Italian Select Team, the Bulldogs and their travel party had a free day on Tuesday, their final full day in Italy. Some of the group took advantage of the free time to stay in Como and shop, sightsee and eat while the rest took advantage of the close proximity to Switzerland for a bus ride over the border to spend a few hours in Lagano, Switzerland. The beautiful lakeside town was full of great restaurants and shops and offered amazing views of the Swiss Alps. Be sure to read up on the trip via Instagram and Twitter, @DrakeWBB along with trip central page at www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com and the student-athletes’ Tmblr blog. Each student-athlete will have a final blog post by Friday. It was a long day of travel for the Bulldogs who started the day in Como, bused to and flew out of Milan, landed at JFK Airport in New York City followed by a flight to Minneapolis and finally bused home from the Twin Cities.