‘Holy Cross helps Worcester students get in shape’

Worcester News Tonight

January 9th, 2013 by 


Worcester Public School students cheer on the Crusaders in the Hart Center. Image by Mark Salinger

Nearly 2,000 Worcester third through eighth grade students packed the Hart Center at the College of the Holy Cross yesterday to watch the women’s basketball team take on Brown University as part the team’s “Get Fit with the Crusaders Day.” 

The goal of the program is to use basketball as a tool to talk about health and physical fitness.
Head Coach Bill Gibbons told reporter Katelyn Tivnan his players are role models for the young fans.  “It’s never too early to start thinking about eating right, getting off the computer, and getting outside for fresh air and exercise,” said Gibbons.

Jeff Oliver, head strength and conditioning coach at the College, who gave a halftime presentation with Dietitian Kathy Eagan said, “The most important time to learn about nutrition and fitness is at a young age.” 

Holy Cross beat Brown 83-66. 

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News, News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
07/18/14 Talented Young Musicians Take Journey Through Classical Music at Inaugural Summer Program
07/15/14 ‘Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil’
07/11/14 Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross
07/10/14 Holy Cross Magazine Receives International CASE Award for Editorial Design
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
See video
Video: Galician Bagpiper Cristina Pato Kicks Off Arts Initiative With Rousing Performance

Watch Video >
See video
‘African community leaders call for Nigeria to respond to kidnappings’

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

07/25/2014

Our Fragile Home

See More >
08/15/2014

As Far As the Eye Can See

See More >
08/24/2014

Early Arrivals Mass

See More >
09/03/2014

Career Carnival

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

07/15/14

‘Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil’

Boston Globe

Attacked by her knife-wielding father when still in the womb, Yonetta Harris, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2018, has built a life that touches many. In...

06/25/14

‘Sporting cold feet’

Canadian Broadcast Corporation News

With the FIFA World Cup at the center of attention around the world, Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, offers major Canadian news...

06/20/14

‘Making it easier to fire teachers won’t get you better ones’

Los Angeles Times

In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the recent California Superior Court...