by MACKENZI RICKMAN
The final four for the NCAA women’s basketball which was held in Columbus over the weekend, and a number of Tiffin University students represented the college, giving up their free time on Easter weekend in order to help out at the event.
The Final Four of women’s basketball is always a huge event. Wherever the event is held it always produces a good outcome and this year it lived up again to its expectations, with two semifinal games on Friday night and the final game on Sunday going down to the wire.
The two finalists Notre Dame and Mississippi State ended with one player rising above the rest by shooting two clutch shots to win the championship. It really could not have got much better than this.
Dr Bonnie Tiell, professor of sports management and business decided to involve the college and contribute her free time along with a few students to offer some helping hands at the event.
Six students were chosen and took part in the event where they would help out with mini games, mingle with the public at the event and even have a chance to meet some of the future stars gracing the WNBA.
“Being able to hear about the athlete’s side of the story and how they dealt with fame was beneficial,” said Tiffin University student Chris Herlily.
The city of Columbus was packed full of people and even had WBA legends, including non-other than Kobe Bryant at the event, not only watching the games but taking part in everyday the activities as well as games, interviews and a chance to meeting the fans.
Senior TU student Jenna Huffman attended the game separately from Dr. Tiell’s group.
“It was a good game," Huffman said. "And we received front row seats."
A great day for students who had traveled many hours to Columbus to support their team.