by Anthony Brave, Native American Outreach Coordinator

Heads up all Native athletes and basketball fans!

Native American Programs and WSU Cougar Athletics are combining powers once again to bring Native middle and high school students to campus for a college basketball game, lunch, and an informative conversation on sports opportunities at Washington State University.

Student athlete panel, food, prizes and basketball!On January 27th , 2019, sixth through twelfth-grade students are invited to get insider advice on playing college sports from successful Native athletes and sports staff during the Native American Youth Sports Summit, followed by the WSU Cougar Women’s Basketball Native American Appreciation game vs. Oregon State.

A panel of current WSU athletes will share their experiences in college athletics with Sports Summit participants. The group will share the lowdown on the skills – and grades – it takes to get a college athletic scholarship, along with tips on how to be a successful student athlete. The Summit starts at 9am and lunch will start at 11am. Both will be in the Bohler Gym.

All students attending the Native Youth Sports Summit will receive a t-shirt and complimentary admission to the WSU vs. Oregon State women’s basketball game at 12 pm.

The event is open to students in grades 6-12. Family is welcome too!  Students must pre-register for the event online at native.wsu.eduPlease contact Anthony Brave at (509) 335-6718 or in the Native American Programs Office with any questions.