Sunday, February 11, 2007
And for anyone who knows a basketball-playing girl...
One on One Basketball announces the 4th Annual Harriet Novar Scholarship to be awarded to a 12th grade varsity female basketball player. Harriet was a long time member of the One on One family who helped pioneer the women's game. Harriet played college basketball at Syracuse University before women were offered scholarships. After two years, Harriet left Syracuse to pursue a professional carreer in Europe. When the first women's professional league in the United States started, Harriet quickly returned to be an original member. When the league folded, she returned to Europe to play for several more years. Whether playing in a pick up game, teaching kids at a youth clinic, or keeping score at a WMBL game, Harriet always had a smile on her face. Her love and passion for the game were unmatched. Her strength and courage through her difficult struggle with cancer remains an inspiration to all who knew her.
In honor of Harriet, One on One Basketball will be rewarding a $1000 scholarship to be put towards the winner's first year in college. To apply or for more information, call 202-2444-2255.