UNH’s women’s basketball program hosted its inaugural "Class at the Court" event this month. The event welcomed more than 450 fourth-grade students from the Greater West Haven community to introduce them to college life. The program was planned in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The youth visited the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, learned about newswriting while touring the campus radio station and television studio, and practiced fractions by determining shooting percentages as the women’s basketball team took part in free throw contest in the Beckerman Recreation Center. The students also had lunch on campus and learned about preparing for and attending college.
That evening, the students and their families returned to campus to watch the women’s basketball team take on nationally ranked Stonehill. At halftime of the game, faculty and staff from each of the West Haven elementary schools took the court for a friendly scrimmage.
In the week leading up to the visit, the Chargers women’s basketball team visited the local elementary schools to interact with the students. Following the event, the student-athletes returned to the West Haven schools to help reinforce the lessons learned during their day at UNH.
The local participating schools were Forest School, Seth G. Haley Elementary School, Edith E. Mackrille School, Alma E. Pagels School, Savin Rock Community School and Washington Elementary School.
Read the Sportzedge Story about the event.