RCRC to Award $2000 Scholarship to Top Female Basketball Player

COLUMBIA, SC — The Richland County Recreation Commission (RCRC) is excited to announce the inaugural Richland County Player of the Year – Girls’ Basketball awards ceremony.

When: Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 pm
Where: Parklane Adult Activity Center, 7974 Parklane Road
What: Girls Basketball Player of the Year Award
The winner will be announced during the ceremony. The guest speaker for the event will be Asia Dozier, a Richland County native, who was a two-time State Champion at Spring Valley High School and is now a Coach at Cardinal Newman. Dozier played basketball for the University of South Carolina and was named the Gatorade South Carolina Player of the year.

The 2022 nominees are:

AC Flora—Logan Jordan, F #15
Ben Lippen—Carly Shoup, PG #3
Cardinal Newman—Ashlyn Watkins, F #22
Dreher—Imani Williams, PG #14
Dutch Fork—Maia Brown, PG #3
Eau Claire—Jada Teasley, C #5
Hammond—Tyra Myers, PG #11
Heathwood Hall—Brooklyn Moore, G #10
W.J. Keenan—Ashari Lewis, G #10
Lower Richland—Anala Nelson G/F #24 R
Richland Northeast—Arissa Griffin, G #2
Ridge View—Lanasia Brown, G #35
Spring Valley—Ariana Wilkes, F/C #23
Westwood—Thamia Davis, G/F #11
The following qualifications are required to be nominated for the award:

Senior varsity basketball player whose school is within the borders of Richland County
One nominee per high school
Nominees should have a minimum of 2.5-grade point average in core classes (English, Math, History, Science)
Nominees must demonstrate excellence on the basketball court and in the classroom and good sportsmanship
They must be a positive role model for their teammates, classmates, and the community. They must volunteer and be active in community service.
This award is a great opportunity to recognize some of the high school student-athletes in Richland County. The selected winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship for her hard work and dedication on and off the court.

A special thank you to our event sponsor, Healthy Blue SC!

To RSVP, call Lisa Lewis-Hutcherson at (803) 741-7272 ext:157 or email lisa.lewis-hutcherson@rcrc.state.sc.us.

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