Women's Basketball

**Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity**

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 8, 2000

     Hudson Valley Community College's undefeated women's basketball team will spend 90 minutes working with the Cohoes Middle School's 7th and 8th grade girls hoop team on Thursday, January 11. The clinic, which runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m., will take place at Cohoes Middle School.

     The Lady Vikings (12-0) will run through drills with the Cohoes youngsters, working on basketball skills and fundamentals.

     Under the guidance of second-year head coach Colleen Ferris, Hudson Valley is off to the third-best start in school history. The team is ranked first in the most recent NJCAA Division III Region III coach's poll. National rankings are due out January 8, and Hudson Valley is expected to check in among the top 10 NJCAA Division III teams in the nation.

     Hudson Valley is led by first-year guard/forward Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn), who is averaging 18.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Second-year guard/forward Kara Sheehan (Catholic Central) is contributing 16.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.

     The Lady Vikings next home game is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, January 15, against Adirondack Community College.

     Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley Community College has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.