Head women's basketball coach Eva Patterson-Heath poses with FSU alumna and camp guest speaker L'Oreal Price
June 25, 2015

Fayetteville, NC -- The Fayetteville State University women's basketball program concluded their three-day Girls Fundamental and Skills Camp on Wednesday, June 24th with a recognition ceremony inside Felton J. Capel Arena. This was the fourth consecutive year FSU women's basketball hosted the camp.

The camp targeted girls ranging from rising third graders to high school seniors. The registration fee was $75.00 per camper; which included instruction, lunch, and two camp T-shirts in Lilly white and Royal blue. There were close to 60 participants registered for the program this year.

"I felt the camp went great, especially since there were no serious injuries," said head women's basketball coach Eva Patterson-Heath. "All the participants were attentive and hard-working; it was obvious they exhausted some physical energy."

The goal of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of basketball while stressing good sportsmanship and academic achievement. Participants received one-on-one skill development from the Fayetteville State women's basketball coaching staff as well as current and former student-athletes. Days one and three focused on offensive drills, while day two concentrated on defensive fundamentals.

In addition to the basketball sessions, the program featured guest speakers covering relative topics. Rising senior center Bria Robinson (Belmont, NC) spoke about anti-bullying within schools. Deron Norwood, assistant athletics director for compliance, spoke on preparing for college and the importance of education. FSU alumna, former student-athlete, and current professional player L'Oreal Price (Raleigh, NC) spoke on transitioning from college into new environments.



Price spent three seasons (2007-10) as a member of the Lady Broncos basketball program. She scored over 900 points and helped lead FSU to a CIAA Championship in 2010. Price will be returning to Romania for her second season and three overall season in the European Basketball League.

"The camp was a big success and I owe thanks to all those that contributed to that success," continued Patterson-Heath. "Our assistant coach Tyreece Brown did an awesome job conducting the camp; the coaching staff, student-athletes, volunteers, and administration all enhanced the experience. Special thanks to Michael King (assistant athletics director of development) for arranging to have our lunches provided."

Lunches were sponsored each day by three FSU Athletics partners. Local restaurant PDQ provided meals on day one, Papa John's Pizza delivered meals on day two, and on-campus food service provider Aramark offered a collegiate dining experience on the third and final day. Beta Chi, the Fayetteville graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, covered the costs of lunches on the final day.

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