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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
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HEAD COACH AND PLAYERS FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE
Watch players from the Berkeley College Women’s Basketball program and their Head Coach, Alex Kuchar, interviewed on BRIC TV by clicking here.
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Players from the Berkeley College Women’s Basketball program and their Head Coach, Alex Kuchar, were recently interviewed by senior sports producer Micheal Bellamy on BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network based in Brooklyn, NY.
Coach Kuchar, joined by Berkeley College student-athletes Baytania Newman and Akiah Luceus, discussed how the Berkeley Knights were able to turn around their current season to put themselves in a better position in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC). Ms. Newman and Ms. Luceus, both of whom played basketball at South Shore High School in Brooklyn, NY (now known as the South Shore Educational Complex), also spoke about the support they have received at Berkeley College and the importance of education.
“When it comes to basketball, it comes down to being comfortable in a school,” said Ms. Luceus, a sophomore at Berkeley College currently majoring in Business Administration – Management. “It comes down to people having your back on the academic side as much as on the athletic side. When it comes to divisions, as a true basketball player you don’t really look at that. You look at, day in and day out, what you are going to get when you graduate … You have got to live life past playing at school.”
The Berkeley College Women’s Basketball team has made four consecutive appearances in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II National Women’s Basketball Tournament since 2012. The team was also ranked No. 1 among 41 teams nationwide by the USCAA Coaches Poll in 2014.
The Knights will complete their regular season on Saturday, February 11, 2017, competing against Albany College of Pharmacy in their sixth and final HVIAC contest.
Read more about Berkeley College Athletics here. #Knights
Photo Caption: From left to right, Alex Kuchar, Head Coach, Berkeley College Women’s Basketball Program; Akiah Luceus and Baytania Newman, both Berkeley College student-athletes; and Micheal Bellamy, senior sports producer of BRIC TV. To watch Coach Kuchar and players from the basketball team’s appearance on BRIC TV, click here.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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To watch Coach Alex Kuchar and players from the Berkeley College Women’s Basketball team’s appearance on BRIC TV, click here.
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