Springfield, March 30, 2018 - Springfield College is excited to host the first-ever Record Breakers Basketball Clinic, a free clinic for middle school girls on April 13, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The clinic will take place in Springfield College's Field House, which can be accessed through the Physical Education Complex entrance.
Join the Springfield College women's basketball team for this free basketball clinic for middle school age girls, grades 6-8. Massachusetts high school basketball legends Naomi Graves, Bilqis Abdul Qaadir and the Pride will act as instructors for the clinic. Attendees will receive a free t-shirt.
Naomi Graves G'85 just finished her 27th season as the head coach of the women's basketball program, which is regarded as one of the best in New England. Graves has directed her squads to an impressive 416-308 record. A native of Williamsburg, Mass., Graves ranks among the state's all-time basketball greats. Graves led her squad to four state championships and earned an unprecedented three MVP Awards at the Western Massachusetts State Tournament. Graves was the Western Massachusetts scoring leader with 2,137 career points until former Southwick High star (and UConn All-American) Rebecca Lobo broke her record.
A collegiate basketball player for the University of Memphis, Abdul Qaadir played her high school basketball at New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, Mass., where she had a very successful high school career, scoring over 3000 points, breaking both male and female scoring records in Massachusetts. As a freshman in high school, she scored her 1000th point, being the only freshman in Massachusetts history since Rebecca Lobo and Kelsey O'Keefe to do so. As a senior in High school, she scored 3,070, surpassing Lobo's previous record of 2,740 points.