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November 23, 2010 vol xvi, number 11

UVI Bucs Down Goucher College on the Road

It was a nippy 40-some-
thing degrees in Washing-
ton D.C., and the players on
UVI's men's basketball team
were experiencing many
firsts. It was the players' first
road trip to the U.S., it was
their first opportunity to
play an NCAA Division III
school, and for many, it was
their first time in the nation's
"It was a once-in-a-life-
time event for most of us,"
Head Coach Sean Georges
said of the experience. The
group visited the White
House, the Capitol Building,
the U.S. House of Represen-
tatives and many sites along
the way. They also visited the
office of Virgin Islands Del-
egate to Congress Donna
Christiansen. Georges said it
was especially exciting to get
private tours of D.C. from
UVI alumnus Dwayne Pe-
tersen, who works in Chris-
tiansen's office.He was equally

- -excited about the response at
the games. "The fan support
was tremendous," Georges
N.said. Many UVI alumni and
Virgin Islanders living in the
area attended, he said.
"It was a nice time to
bond with the team," said
senior player Nahshon Jef-
fers. However, he added,
there was no time for sitting
around, as the team prepared
The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building stands in the background for three games.
as UVI's Men's B.Riseddll Buccaneers team, coaches, trainers and The first game was
athletic directors pose. The team played three games in the Wash- against Montgomery Col-
ington, D.C., area, Nov. 5-7. lege in Rockville, Md. The
Bucs fell 86-77. "It was very
productive even though we
lost," Jeffers said. "We had
them in the first half."
The team was victorious
with a 66-59 win over NCAA
Division III Goucher Col-
lege in Towson, Md. New-
comer Khalid Gerard Jr. led
the team with 21 points. In

See Road Trip on Next Page

Aa Fair Cancelled

The St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair
Organizing Committee cancelled this year's annual
event, which was scheduled for Nov. 2 0-21, on the grounds
of the Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. The
committee cited unfortunate circumstances beyond the
control of organizers, including the flooding of the fair-
grounds, difficulties in securing a suitable alternate site,
overnight security for vendors and major losses suffered
by farmers during the recent heavy rains.
Refunds are available for fair applicants. For more in-
formation call the UVI Cooperative Extension Service at
(340) 693-1080 or the Department of Agriculture at (340)

Members of UVIs Brothers With a Cause (BWC), St. Thomas
campus chapter; listen to presenter Dr Jerry Smith at a BWC
Professional Seminar Luncheon on Nov. 19. Dr. Smith, a physi-
cal therapist, is CEO and owner of Therapy Works and is UVIs
athletic trainer He spoke to the young men about the importance
of professionalism. Anthony Morton, a business relations man-
ager at First Bank VI, also presented. He cited daunting statistics
related to young black men in the United States. "Gentlemen,
without a doubt, black men need college degrees now, more than
ever before," Morton said. "You guys are at UVI and this is the
way to go."

Road Trip Continued

the last game UVI lost 109-75 to the University of Mary
Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
"I see the team getting stronger and stronger,"
Georges said, noting his seasoned seniors and new strong
players. He said the biggest challenge is putting the old
and new members together in a combination that wins
games. Seniors Jeffers, Alvaro de Lugo III and Lesean
Moses have been joined by Gerard, a transfer from the
mainland, and freshmen Shamal Caines, Collin Pfingst,
and Joshua Ogunmokun.
Georges promised that the Bucs will deliver "a new
brand of basketball," with more up-tempo games and
players taking more shots. After 4 years on the squad,

UVI to Offer Hospitality Degree

T he University of the Virgin Islands Board ofTrustees
approved the establishment of a Bachelor of Busi-
ness Administration degree program in Hotel and Tour-
ism Management at its quarterly meeting on Oct. 30, on
the St. Thomas campus. Trustees unanimously approved
establishment of the program within the UVI School of
The program, which has been supported by Virgin
Islands tourism industry partners, will provide the op-
portunity for students to obtain academic and practical
knowledge to manage various levels of tourism in the
Virgin Islands, as well as other markets. The design of
the program is based on the recommendations of local
industry partners, tourism professionals, and course re-
quirements from successful hospitality bachelor's degree
programs in the U.S. mainland. The USVI Department
of Tourism, the USVI Economic Development Author-
ity and the VI Department of Education have donated
$150,000 to UVI to support the program.

taking shots is still a challenge for Jeffers. "I never used
to shoot," the guard said of his early days on the team.
"I'm not a selfish player. I always pass the ball." But with
increased pressure from Georges, Jeffers has begun to
shoot more. "Now I put myself in a scoring position," said
Jeffers, who will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Business Administration.
As for more road trips to the states, Georges said he
would like to make them a yearly part of the pre-season,
pending funding.

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