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Men’s and Women’s Basketball: Busy On and Off the Court

Men’s and Women’s Basketball: Busy On and Off the Court

Feb. 6, 2012

On Monday January 23, freshman Natiece Ford and sophomore Quinyotta Pettaway, along with assistant coach Jayme Callahan, of the Lady Tigers went down the road to Six Mile Elementary to get the kids excited about the rest of the season and upcoming games. The pep rally is one of three that the Lady Tigers will hold this month to help gather support for the season.

Six Mile was full of excitement; pom-poms were waving, the Tiger was dancing and the kids were all pumped about being in the presence of a few Clemson student-athletes. The main focus of the pep rally was to teach the kids what it means to Be a T.I.G.E.R! The players performed skits and talked about the five tiger traits: teamwork, integrity, gratitude, education and respect. The children caught on fast, and at the end of the pep rally everyone stood up and did the cadence count together!

Later that week, on Thursday, January 26, Catalin “Bobo” Baciu went to Townville Elementary to give a similar presentation. The children were in awe of the 7’2″ Bobo as he told stories about his experiences moving away from his home in Romania to play basketball at Clemson.

Even though the basketball teams are in season right now, the players are still doing a great job of reaching out to the local communities and setting an example for children. Next week, the Lady Tigers will travel to Hagwood Elementary for another pep rally, and members of the track & field and cross country teams will help out at the Ridge Runners running clinic.