The Grambling State University women’s basketball team made paw prints Friday at the Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston. The Lady Tigers encouraged the ladies who participated to focus on their academics and make sure their future aspirations included earning a college degree.
Participants in the clinic were introduced to elements of the Lady Tiger’s workout including basic dribbling, shooting, passing, and agility drills.
Along with returning players, newcomers Alexis Watson, Kiara Marshall, Bianca McCowen and Tonishea Mack gave the ladies positive information about the transition to the college life.
“These girls are my family. I have learned to love them,” Mack told Children’s Home residents. “I see them every day, and I have learned to rely on them like they were my sisters.”
After a question-and-answer session, pizza was served.
This short time of fellowship allowed the young ladies , along with the GSU athletes, a chance to interact with each other and ask personal questions.
“I felt it was a great learning experience for our ladies, as well as the ladies of the Methodist Children’s Home,” Assistant Coach Elaine Powell said.
“I know this experience will help us take pride in the advantages and opportunities that we have had in our life.