Friday, February 8, 2008

49ers wearing pink to raise aware for breast cancer research

Some updates on 49ers athletics:

-- The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team (14-10, 5-3 Atlantic 10) hosts conference rival St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. Saturday at Halton Arena in what is being called, "Think Pink” Night.
Sponsored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), “Think Pink” is a nation-wide campaign created to generate awareness for breast cancer research through fan support during women’s basketball games.
The 49ers coaching staff and players will be wearing pink in some form during the game. Also, the first 250 fans at the game will receive a free “Think Pink” wristband. Charlotte is 77-14 at Halton over the past seven seasons.

-- Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball senior guard Sabrina Gregory has been named for the second straight season to the first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III women’s basketball team, selected by CoSIDA.
As a result of being named first-team academic all-district, Gregory will represent the district on a national ballot for Academic All-America honors. Gregory, who has a 3.74 GPA in mathematics for business.

-- Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer coach Jon Lipsitz has received 12 new commitments to a 2008 team that returns eight starters from the 2007 team which won the Atlantic 10 regular season and conference tournament titles. The team also earned the school's third trip to the NCAA tournament.

Joining the 49ers are: Oni Bernard of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Heather Carter of Badin, North Carolina, Kellie Dean of Raleigh, North Carolina, Jonna Handra of Port Vue, Pennsylvania, Liz Hawes of Valdez, North Carolina, Brooke Kocian of Brenham, Texas, Natalie LaVigne of Rochester, New York, Maro Mansourian of Boca Raton, Florida, Jenna McKeon of Bayside, New York, Kathryn Page of Raleigh, North Carolina, Kait Roberts of Charlotte, North Carolina and Macky Wingo of Raleigh, North Carolina.


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