While most students have a break at the end of November for Thanksgiving, there are those who continue to work hard despite campus closures. Both the men and women’s basketball teams played games throughout the week-long break, playing at home and traveling to other states.
Standing tall in the end zone of Harry S. Turpin Stadium, the largest trophy in college football looms over two purple-clad teams vying to win the 7 feet 5 inches, 330 pound Native American trophy.
After a long and tiring season, the Northwestern State Lady Demons volleyball team successfully clinched a spot among the top eight teams in the Southland Conference, sending them straight to the conference tournament Nov. 17-19 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Excitement buzzed in Prather Coliseum as men’s and women’s basketball players entered the court. Soon, a scrimmage began between the players, showcasing new additions to each team.
Athletic prowess is not the only priority for Northwestern State University athletes. The athletic department holds their athletes to high standards with three core values: academic achievement, personal responsibility and competitive success.
A long and hard-fought season ends on a positive note for the Lady Demon soccer team.
Lady Demon Volleyball faces a three-game home series Oct. 26, 28 and 31.