Seminole State College's Belles Basketball Program will sponsor a girls' basketball camp June 3-6 for grades three through eight. The four-day camp will be held in the College's Raymond Harber Field House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will cost $60.
Campers will receive individual instruction in basketball fundamentals to improve their game, as well as have the opportunity to play in daily games to further their basketball understanding. Participants will have a 30-minute lunch break each day. A concession with snacks and drinks will be provided and pizza will be sold for $1.50 per slice. Campers will also receive a T-shirt with their registration fee.
Registration will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, June 3. Those needing additional information or wanting to pre-register for the camp should contact SSC Head Belles Basketball Coach Rita Story-Schell at (405) 382-9223.
The Seminole State women's tennis team recently competed in the 2013 Women's NJCAA National Championships in Tucson, Arizona. After five long days of play, SSC finished 11th nationally.
The highlight of the week was a semi-final finish at #2 singles for Shawnee-Ann Brelsford, dropping a close 7-6; 6-3 match to the eventual Flight #2 champion from Georgia Perimeter. Brelsford and doubles parter Helga Pinones-Haltenhoff also teamed up to make the quarter-finals, losing to Tyler Jr. College in a close three set match. TJC went on to win the flight #1 doubles draw with rather easy wins in the semi's and finals after beating SSC.
During the 2012-2013 season, the Lady Trojans gained their highest ever team National Ranking of #5 in NJCAA. Four out of the top six players return next year, Helga Pinones-Haltenhoff, Shawnee-Ann Brelsford, Hannah Tomlinson, and Ashley Bryen.
Complete draws and team results can be found at the following link:
The Seminole State Pitching staff has finished the regular season ranked #1 in the country in Strikeouts and Strikeouts per nine innings. The Trojan pitching staff led the country this year with 476 strikeouts in 54 games and averaged 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The Trojans were led in strikeouts by Kevin Hill with 87, Jordan Watson 77, and Teddy Stankiewicz 61. Sophomore Kevin Hill mentioned it was a goal the staff set way back in the fall. "We talked about being the best staff in the nation back in August and our mindset is completely different than every other staff in the country; we wanted to be the most aggressive and we accomplished that. When asked about his staff's recent achievement, pitching coach Brady Huston said, "I couldn't be happier for those guys…we have a unique group and they deserve all the credit; they have worked hard all year and really bought in to the mindset and mentality from day one. You set goals every year and this year we wanted to strikeout 500…we came up a little short when we lost a couple games due to weather, but I think our guys will settle for being #1 in the Country." Up until last week, the Trojans were 2nd in the category behind Central Arizona College who played 4 more games and racked up 60 more innings but the Trojans struck out 44 over the weekend to capture the regular season crown. Freshman LHP Jordan Watson said, "Coach Huston told us before the Rose Series that if we wanted to lead the country we would need 50 strikeouts over the last four games, and that's a lot, but our entire staff thought it could be done.