Saturday, March 21, 2009

NAIA Banquet of Champions

One of the things we've come to look forward to doing over Spring Break is attending the NAIA Women's Basketball National Tournament in Jackson. F-HU's Lady Lions have been part of this tournament every year for the last several years. We have been very fortunate the last couple of years to be able to attend the tournament banquet on Tuesday night thanks to Katrina, one of the sponsors of the tournament. We went along with the Welches and Ryan. We enjoyed chicken, corn, green beans, potatoes, and key lime pie. The decorations were all leprechauns since the date was March 17. The teams are announced and then the All-American team is announced. Our own Jana Cross was named to the All-American team again this year. She's had to miss several games this year due to injuries, so we were thrilled that she made the All-American team, but imagine our excitement when she was named NAIA National Player of the Year. Katy was so excited - I think her face says it all. I can't think of anyone who is more deserving of such an honor!! We were sort of disappointed when Channel 7 or the newspaper didn't mention anything about her in the upcoming days, but Wayne mentioned this to Reggie, the sports man at the tournament, and on Friday night, he did a spot with Jana. There was also this article in the Jackson Sun.

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