Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Special Moments

Moments like these that make me proud to have been a student-athlete and associated with the game of college basketball. Also makes me happy to be able to blog, so that I can share the link below with others.

The Pamela Malcolm story:

Pamela Malcolm was one of the top players in Connecticut and a Street and Smith's All-American. Just about a month after her decision to play basketball at Bryant University in Rhode Island, she was severely injured in an almost fatal car accident.

Bryant honored her scholarship, and Malcolm showed up at school in a wheelchair. She went to every practice and every game, and while other players were involved in running drills or competing against Bryant's opponents, Malcolm was taken away separately to do the much more rigorous work of rehabilitating her body.

In 2006, Malcolm was honored during Bryant University's senior night. Although she had never before been able to wear the Bryant University uniform, Pamela Malcolm dressed out for senior night and limped out onto the court to thunderous applause. She was positioned underneath her team's basket, and leaning on one crutch, softly banked in her team's first basket of the game, which was also the first and only shot of her career.

The video is 16 minutes long, but well worth watching. I hope you enjoy the story. I sure did.

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