30 NCAA® women’s basketball student-athletes, who excel both on and off the court, were selected as candidates today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
From Rookie of the Year to two-time MVP, Dave Burnett was a fixture on the University of Waterloo men’s basketball team for five seasons. Now, he’s taking his skills and experience to the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, where he’ll volunteer at a basketball program in one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.
Indiana senior Whitney Lindsay was one of 32 female participants, joining 11 other point guards who played in the 2010 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, at the Point Guard College’s “College Athlete” Session from Aug. 9-13, 2010, at Emmanuel College in Boston.
Despite her determined push to develop into a team leader who imposes her will via vocal chords and work ethic, Rice junior point guard D’Frantz Smart remains as affably approachable as ever, her rosy disposition seemingly unaffected by her overt desire for maturation.
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While other college students are backpacking across Europe or partying till dawn, Emilie Johnson (UC Santa Barbara Gauchoes) and Kasey Riecks (UC Davies Aggies) are keeping busy with hoops. For Division I college basketball players like Johnson and Riecks, there is no such thing as a true offseason.
Former Kansas women’s basketball player, Danielle McCray, also an alumni of Point Guard College, signed a professional basketball contract to play internationally in Israel.
Basketball season might still be a few months away, but you wouldn’t know if you stopped by Columbia Bible College last week. The college, previously used during the spring as the [Canadian Football League’s] B.C. Lions home base for training camp, was being used by the Point Guard College, a basketball camp designed to train young players about the intricacies of the point guard position.
“We don’t even really like to call it a basketball camp,” Watsa said. “This teaches not only what to do on the court but who you want to be in life. It’s far more than skills. It’s the pursuit of excellence.”