April 4, 2014
The Vanderbilt women's basketball team will be busy over the next days, with many of the Commodores -- and the coaching staff -- participating in the Final Four Festivities in various ways around town.
From lending a helping hand at a basketball clinic to serving as a panelist, the Vanderbilt representatives will be visible in numerous venues and events.
Here's a closer look at what the Commodores will be doing:
BALCOMB ON BASKETBALL
Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb will be the featured speaker at an on-court presentation on Saturday at the Music City Center from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Balcomb -- who is the all-time wins leader in the history of the Vanderbilt's women's program -- will be speaking on "The Finer Points of Offense."
For more information, including a complete schedule of events, click here.
FROM THE HEART
Several of the Vanderbilt players and administrators will help assist in giving local athletes a chance to receive free heart screenings on Saturday at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.
The event is being presented by The Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS), the Pediatric Heart Institute at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and Simon's Fund, a nonprofit organization.
The screenings will be available on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. and will be given to students age 10-19.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.simonsfund.org/get-screened/register.
Several of the Vanderbilt players will be involved in basketball clinics that are being held over the next few days, including the The "Girls Got Skills" youth clinic -- featuring Tamika Catchings -- on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Tourney Town (Halls A & B).
The players will also help with the Coca-Cola NCAA Youth Clinics for boys and girls on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Cane Ridge High and McGavock High.
Also on Saturday, the Vanderbilt assistant coaches will be involved with the NCAA D1 Special Olympics All-American Basketball Clinic from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lipscomb University's Student Activities Center.
Vanderbilt head coach Melanie Balcomb will make an appearance in the AT&T autograph booth at Tourney Town on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Come by the booth to get Coach Balcomb's signature for your collection!
Vanderbilt senior Christina Foggie, who is one of the most decorated players in Commodore history, will serve as a panelist at the women's Final Four Summit on Monday at the Music City Center.
The Summit -- which will feature three sessions with different topics at each one -- begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public.
Foggie will participate in the final session of the day, which is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The panel will be discussing the "state of women's basketball."
The opening session (from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) will feature discussion on youth development, and the middle session (noon to 1:45 p.m.) will have discussion on the business of basketball.
The Summit is being presented by the NCAA, USA Basketball, the WNBA and espnW.