RCC Women’s Basketball Hosts Inspiring Women in Sports Night with Pregame Celebration

Jan 12

RCC Women’s Basketball Hosts Inspiring Women in Sports Night with Pregame Celebration

Riverside City College's Women's Basketball team recently hosted a groundbreaking Women in Sports Night, advocating for equality and celebrating the accomplishments of women in the sports arena. Despite a close game that ended with a score of 82-77 in favor of Santa Ana College, the event was a triumph in promoting unity, support, and a shared commitment to the fight for equality in women’s sports.

The initiative, started two years ago by the RCC's Women's Basketball team, gained statewide recognition. The California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association (CCCWBCA) officially embraced the Women in Sports Night, which has since become a powerful movement. Santa Ana College joined the cause this year, donning equality shirts in their school's red color. Additionally, the Ramona Girls Flag Football team, wearing Columbia blue, participated in the celebration.

The pregame festivities included a unique opportunity for the RCC players and the Santa Ana team to come together over lunch. The players, along with coaches, including Cheryl Miller, gathered to break bread. President Oliveros was also present, adding a touch of community support to the event.

Cheryl Miller, one of the most iconic figures in women's basketball history, played a central role in the pregame activities. As a guest speaker, she delivered a motivating speech and engaged in a Q&A session with the student-athletes. The players were visibly inspired, and the presence of such a legendary figure added a unique dimension to the event.

At halftime, a special celebration unfolded, recognizing outstanding contributors to women's sports. Cheryl Miller, T. Ware-Daniels Women's Pro-Am-A Women's Professional League, and the Ramona High School Girls Flag Football League Champions were honored. The halftime ceremony showcased the talent and dedication of these remarkable entities, emphasizing the importance of supporting women in sports.

The RCC Women’s Basketball team displayed determination and resilience throughout the game despite falling short in the final score. It was evident that every player gave their best on the court.

Head Coach Alicia Berber, in her 23rd season, has played a pivotal role in shaping the women's basketball program at RCC. Her commitment spanning over two decades has been instrumental in the team's success and the promotion of women's sports.

The RCC community looks forward to more events that bring women in sports together for a collective good, hoping to advance equality and recognition in the realm of women’s sports.

Mark your calendars for the next RCC Women’s Basketball home game on February 7 at 6 pm, where they will face off against Fullerton. Your continued support is crucial in building a victorious season and promoting the Women in Sports movement.

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