MISS TEAM TAKES NATIONAL TITLE
- A 15-hour car trip is not something that most people look forward
to, but when a NIRSA National Intramural Basketball Championship
(NIBC) is at the other end one, can't help but get excited.
basketball teams representing The University of Southern Mississippi
recently journeyed to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, to participate
in the tournament, but to get there they first had to win the regional
tournament, which was held in April at Mississippi State University.
a very rewarding and exciting experience for me; I was so proud
to represent not only Southern Miss, but our region as well,"
said Kanika Collins, a member of the Miss Whoever intramural team.
"Then for us to win was just the best way to cap off my last
semester here at Southern Miss."
her teammates went all the way, beating the University of Virginia's
intramural team 43-34 to claim the NIBC Women's Championship title.
Collins was also named All-American and her teammate, Diandra Hosey,
was selected as most valuable player. Each team member received
a championship trophy, plaque and T-shirt. Collins and Hosey received
additional trophies for their awards.
In the men's
division, Southern Miss was represented by the team Bar None, which
made it all the way to the semifinals, placing third overall.
though the team didn't win, David Wall of the Bar None team had
one of the great individual performances of the tournament, knocking
in eight of nine three-point attempts in one half," NIBC tournament
director Kurt Schooley said. "Both (Southern Miss) teams were
model participants and I hope they will be able to come back next
year to take part in the national tournament. They showed great
class and grace at all times."
of the Southern Miss Miss Whoever team are Cecelia Carr, Dana Chapman,
Kendria Coleman, Tammy Feazell, Deborah Magee, Natasha Satcher and
Kedria Watson. Other members of the Southern Miss Bar None team
are DeMarcus Bester, Jacques Cox, Godfrey Drake, Cameron Durr, Brendan
Nash, Arthur Stapleton, Tyrone Weatherspoon and Andre Wells.
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.