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09 July 2015, 10.26
Wiggins and Jackson Participate in Beyond Sports Basketball Tour
Costa Rica –Two Bluefield State Women's Basketball players, Shakima Wiggins (a senior from Atlanta, GA) and Tenika Jackson (a junior from Bluefield, WV), traveled to Costa Rica from June 25th- July 3rd for Beyond Sports' Third Annual Costa Rica Basketball Tour. Wiggins and Jackson joined a team of all-conference honorees and statistical leaders from colleges across the country to take on Costa Rica's National Basketball Team and top club teams. In addition to the competition component of the trip, athletes also provided sports clinics for Costa Rican youth. One clinic was held at a local school in San Jose, and another was in partnership with Special Olympics of Costa Rica. The group also visited Manuel Antonio National Park and Volcano Arenal during the tour with opportunities to zip-line through the rainforest, learn to surf, and encounter wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, toucans and iguanas. Beyond Sports, founded in 2010, is the first study abroad program designed

26 June 2015, 10.37
Coach JJ Oliver's 3rd Annual Basketball Camp
  Bluefield, WV- Coach JJ Oliver's 3rd Annual Basketball camp finished up yesterday. The Camp was held on Monday, June 22nd through Thursday, June 25th. There was a great turn out for the camp this year with approximately 45 campers for the week ranging from 5-18 years of age. The campers came from 7 different cities in 3 states: Bluefield, Princeton, Peterstown, Ballard, Montcalm, Beckley, and Oceana in West Virginia; Bluefield, Tazewell and Bland Co. in Virginia; and Mobile, Alabama. Coach Oliver had 15 individuals helping/coaching during the camp's duration: Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Lekiesha White, Charity Harris, Shae Mebane, Janae Williams, Tenika Jackson, Corey Love, Tasia Nolan, Lykel Collier, Michael Yost, Christian Jugah, Tafadzwa Mawisire, Carlos Taylor, Katherine Brown, Jasmine Byard, and Becky Lewis. Coach Oliver said this about this year's camp, "I was really pleased with the turnout from our camp. We place a heavy emphasis in fundamentals in our camp.

18 May 2015, 11.14
Coach Oliver Selected to Participate in the Center For Coaching Excellence by the WBCA
Bluefield, WV– Bluefield State College Women's Basketball Head Coach J.J. Oliver has been selected as one of 30 coaches across the nation to participate in the Center For Coaching Excellence by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The exclusive invitational-only elite leadership program will be held from June 8-10 at Columbia University in New York City. Over 125 college women's basketball coaches have completed the two-and-a-half-day seminar since its inception in 2011, with two sessions taking place each summer. Capitalizing on the resources of Columbia University, one of the world's leading research universities, and the WBCA, the CCE provides an unparalleled, exclusive learning experience. Utilizing collaborative and interactive learning sessions along with lectures and panel discussions featuring experts in college athletics and women's basketball, the CCE provides college women's basketball coaches valuable networking opportunities with their peers and top industry

16 April 2015, 11.00
Coach Oliver's 3rd Annual Basketball Camp Announced
Bluefield, WV– The Bluefield State Athletic Department is proud to announce Head Women's Basketball Coach, JJ Oliver's 3rd Annual BSC Basketball Camp. The camp is co-ed and will be conducted June 22-25, 2015 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily) in the Ned E. Shott Gymnasium on the BSC campus. "The camp is designed for boys and girls, age 5-18 years of age (high school graduates are not eligible). Coach Oliver, who is coming off leading the Lady Blues to the best record in program history and a 2nd consecutive ECAC Conference Championship, and camp counselors will work with campers to sharpen fundamental skills and enhance their understanding of the game. Campers will also have an opportunity to swim on Wednesday June 24, 2015 after the day's camp activities. The camp fee is $75/participant and an optional meal plan may be purchased for an additional $25 for the week (meals include choice of pizza, chips, drink, and fruit or sub sandwich, chips, drink, and fruit.). Interested individuals are

06 April 2015, 09.00
National Student-Athlete Day
BLUEFIELD, WV.– The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was pleased to celebrate all our student-athletes recognized for National Student-Athlete Day on April 2nd, 2015 in the PE Building. National Student-Athlete Day recognizes student-athletes for their accomplishments in their sport, classroom (3.0 GPA or above), and community services. This year, we had 51 student-athletes recognized and at least one student-athlete representing all of our 10 sports and cheerleaders. We had six student-athletes who had a 4.0 GPA. All student-athletes received a certificate of their accomplishments from SAAC Advisor Kerri Francis. Student-Athletes RecognizedBaseball: Antonio Bolden, John Bowman, Kenneth Broeker, Victor Cartwright, Chase Chambers, Benjamin Fraley, Samuel Harris, Kevin Moxey, Levi Nolan, John Schloeter, Ridge Sibold, and Michael Tucker.Men's Basketball: Austin Henderson and Avery HollidayMen's Cross-Country: Anthony Braem, Jared Brown, Brandon Cochran, Guillermo

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