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Cherokee Nation donation funds LA road trip for RiverHawks women’s basketball team

The Cherokee Nation and Northeastern State University met recently to celebrate a significant donation to the NSU Foundation. Pictured are (left to right) Tony Duckworth, NSU Athletic Director, Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker, Cenia Hayes, NSU Women’s Basketball student athlete, Fala Bullock, NSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach and Dr. Ron Cambiano, NSU Assistant to the President.

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) - A recent donation by the Cherokee Nation to the RiverHawks Women’s Basketball team will make it possible for Northeastern State University to participate in a two game basketball classic in Los Angeles over Thanksgiving break.

In addition to competing against high level Division II basketball programs, the trip will provide a once in a lifetime student athlete experience for the team members.

"I am so grateful to Cherokee Nation and Speaker Joe Byrd for their generosity and commitment to the RiverHawks women's basketball program,” stated NSU Coach Fala Bullcok.

"Speaker Byrd made a great statement to me following the photo by reminding me of the positive impact the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah and University can have on each other through possible future partnerships,” said Tony Duckworth, NSU director of Athletics.

Published: 5/8/2018 3:32:09 PM

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