HUNINGTON STATION, N.Y. (May 7, 2015)- Returning sophomore Audrey Knowlton (Gloucester, Mass.) of the Bears women’s basketball team joined forces with head coach Anthony Crocitto on Tuesday, April 28, to reach out to the community one last time before the summer.
The team of two traveled to Oakwood Primary to sit with kindergarten children and inspire the students. Knowlton answered questions and spoke to the students about academics, college life and basketball. Crocitto and Knowlton also brought donuts and handed out autographed team photos.
“It’s always nice being able to share my experiences as a student-athlete, especially to a younger crowd. I know when I was that age I looked up to college basketball players and could not wait to be in their shoes, said Knowlton. “It’s very interesting to see how kindergarteners develop so fast and I think reaching out to elementary students is a great way to bring NYIT to the local communities.”
Knowlton started in 24 of the 31 games this season. She averaged 6.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Bears. Knowlton also holds one of the highest free throw percentages at 74.0. NYIT women’s basketball finished fourth in the East Coast Conference with a record of 13-7 and 20-11 on the season. In the Bears final game of the season, the Knights of Queens College edged NYIT in the ECC Championship game, 65-63.
“This was an amazing experience for Audrey and me. Both the teachers and students were all extremely enthusiastic and accepted us with open arms,” said Crocitto. “We were thrilled to be there.”
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