The Penn women's basketball team (22-6, 12-2 Ivy) will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in a decade, following this year's Ivy League championship. Senior Courtney Wilson and freshman Sydney Stipanovich are writing a daily diary for the Daily News throughout the team's run in the tournament.

Yesterday was the first day of spring, and what better way to spend it than in a gym. But really, our team is exactly where we always wanted to be.

Much of the day was spent running around getting last-minute errands accomplished before we leave campus. Many of us met with our professors today as we are trying to stay ahead of our studies. We are heading to Maryland today after classes and practice for Sunday's NCAA Tournament game against Texas, and we could not be more excited to put what we have been working so hard for into play.

Another notable thing that happened yesterday was the start of the men's NCAA Tournament, and in the afternoon when the games began, we were all tuning in. We have players on our team from all over the country, and everyone is typically rooting for teams from their hometowns. We are also supporting other Ivy League and Big 5 schools and cheering for them all the way. While they are our competition during the regular season, we support them when it comes time for the tournament.

With all that happened today both on and off the court, it proves that spring and March Madness have finally arrived.