This Week in Trinity Athletics: Trinity Basketball Pays Tribute to Crash Victims and More….
WASHINGTON DC— During halftime of Trinity Washington University’s home basketball contest against Medgar Evers last week, the world suffered a loss that has left many still in disbelief: The news broke that nine people were found dead in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles County, California. Among the victims was retired Los Angeles Lakers player, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant.
Friday, January 31, head coach, Isaiah Johnson and his team took 24 seconds, signifying Bryant’s retired jersey number, of silence to reflect on the lives of the victims: Kobe and Gianna Bryant; John, Keri, and Alyssa Altobelli; Christina Mauser; Ara Zobayan; Sarah and Payton Chester. Trinity Athletic’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected by this tragedy.
Sunday, February 2, the Tigers traveled to Brooklyn, New York to take on Medgar Evers, where they suffered a tough loss despite career best performances by sophomore, Heaven Thomas, and freshman Kiera Thomas. The Tigers were led by freshman, Mazia Donald with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Heaven scored a career high of 5 points paired with 3 rebounds. Kiera also had a career high performance of 5 rebounds against the Cougars. The Tigers are looking ahead to face Washington Adventist for the second time this season on Wednesday, but with a home court advantage. Tip-off is at 6:00 PM EST on February 5th.
Spring sports are officially underway for the Trinity Tigers. Both softball and tennis will start their first day of practice today at 4:30 PM. Softball will be under the direction of head coach, Elizabeth Ratke, for a second consecutive season. She will be assisted by coach Myesha Green. Enoch Thompson plans to lead the tennis program to a victorious season as he begins his tenth season as the tennis head coach.
Tuesday, February 4th, Trinity athletics is presenting a nutrition seminar to Trinity students in the Payden Academic Center. The seminar will feature NCAA DI sports performance and nutrition coach, Chris Hays. Athletes and health enthusiasts will learn what a day of healthy eating and exercise looks like with the resources accessible here on Trinity’s campus.
Wednesday, February 5th, Trinity’s athletic department is to host an Athletic Experience event where prospective high school students will enjoy a day in the life of a Trinity student-athlete. Students from several schools will be in attendance including Archbishop Carroll, Charles H. Flowers, Highland View Academy, etc…