Bria Hartley promises that she’ll start smiling more once her braces come off on Dec. 22. But that doesn’t mean the University of Conncticut women’s basketball team’s freshman guard isn’t pleased with the way the top-ranked Huskies have started.
No one is ever quite sure about how a basketball player is supposed to act after a loss. It doesn’t seem necessary to cry for a week, especially since you’re likely to have another game within that time; yet it doesn’t seem quite right to walk off the court laughing either.
The idea of attending Point Guard College was simply mentioned to Bria Hartley by members of the UConn women’s basketball coaching staff. They told Hartley about the program and that former UConn guard Mel Thomas and current senior Lorin Dixon had benefited from attending. From there, the coaches left it up to Hartley to make her own decision.
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The staff of the Dixie State College Women’s Basketball program, a NCAA Division II school, attended our Think the Game basketball training course. Head Coach, Angela Kristensen and her assistant, LaNay Larson, came to our 5-day long program as Observing Coaches. Read as they explain their PGC Basketball experience.
Dissatisfaction with things as they are, the persistent struggle to reach expanding goals, not the triumphs, is what makes people great. This is the story of a man who never stopped trying even though his failures were many and his successes were few. He is today one of the most beloved Americans.
The Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors compiled the 2010-11 Naismith Preseason Watch List. On the list are four (4) Point Guard College alumni: Cetera DeGraffenreid (UNC), Italee Lucas (UNC), Jence Rhoads (Vanderbilt) and Dawn Evans (James Madison).
D’Frantz Smart went back to school this summer, but the most important lesson she learned may have come during the first few weeks of last season. Smart admittedly wasn’t physically or mentally ready at the beginning of the 2009-10 season. She was still recovering from a foot injury that sidelined her most of the summer, and it showed during the Owls’ 1-6 start. That’s when coach Greg Williams made the decision to bench his starting point guard for an early non-conference game against Sam Houston State.