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3* BENNETT BANNER • OCTOBER 27, 1995
Scotia Oct. 13,
PHOTO BY GENE KEENUM
Banner Sports Reporter
Many students may have missed
the rumble of the Running Belles.
Although many of their track
meets were canceled due to
weather, mid-terms, and other fac
tors, the meets the team did com
pete in lead the Belles to a success
“They made a fair showing,” Carl
Bibbs, cross country coach said.
Freshwoman Nicole Newsome,
performed notably well. She won
the team’s first meet Sept. 16 at
Hagan Stone Park.
Newsome said that she enjoyed
running this year.
“1 really felt close to the other
runners.” Newsome said.
Hope Iglhart, also a freshwoman,
said that she also enjoyed working
with both the team and the coach.
“It was quite an experience,”
Iglhart said. “He was real easy to
work with and gave that extra push
to do what you needed to do with
out pushing you.”
In other meets, Bennett did re
markably well, with all runners
improving their times in the differ
ent meets they were competing in.
Bibbs said that he looks forward
to next year and to having a better
“Since the freshwomen will have
a year under their belt, they wil 1 be
more experienced,” Bibbs said.
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“I tliink one of the main problems
is the mother-daughter syndrome.
“Administration should not as
sume what they feel is best for us.
They need to address us and ask us
what our opinions are and from
there make a decision for the good
of the college community,” Taylor
“I am very optimistic about this
year because a change is gonna
come. We definitely need to wake
Some students have expressed
positive comment about Taylor's
adminstration thus far.
Monique Ray, an accounting
major from Missouri said, “I’m
very pleased with the interaction
she and other members of SGA
have with the students. She is not
SGA president in name only."
Tanisha Tobe, an elementary
education major from Washing
ton D.C., said of Taylor: “She
seems to be very involved and
active with the students and seri
ous about making a change for the
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“We also have a professional
coming in to assist with the dance
The group is rehearsing for per
formances at the freshwomen step
Hopeful hoopers try out
Banner Sports Editor
Belle hoopers are back for a new
season of three pointers, lay-ups,
and slam dunks!
Tryouts began Oct. 16 but, “Those
interested in trying out can still do so
because I’m in need of some height
but I do have an idea of who I want,”
Head Coach Joyce Spruill said.
Spruill said volleyball and basket
ball seasons overlap and she has to
make a very quick transition from
one to the other.
Assistant Coach Jerry Patterson
has been a big help.
“I enjoy coaching,” Patterson said.
“It's been a nice experience
and maybe down the road it may
lead to something else but right
now I’mjustready for the season
There are four returning play
ers and 12 freshwomen for the
“I’m pleased with what I’ve
seen so far from the people who
have tried out,” said Laticia Jolly,
junior biology major from Ohio.
This year Bennett will play arch
rival Spelman College at
Morehouse College. Coach
Spruill is planning to do a lot of
“We may not be as tall as [last
year’s Belles] so we have to focus
on defense and passing. This team
seems to be quick,” Spruill said.
The team will be playing Greens
boro College at the Greensboro
Coliseum Dec. 5.
“Greensboro College worked it
out because its their home game
and the preliminary game before
the men so we need all the support
we can get from the students,”
Spruill says that she has one
goal in mind for tlie year. “I want
to win and to be competitive this
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