A team comprised of Charlotte Evening students won the Working Professional Programs Round Robin Basketball Tournament April 9 in Charlotte.
The Charlotte team members are (L to R): Harry Byrd, Ryan Gravender, Brad Daniel, Jonathan Stout, Cynthia Wood and Chris Wood. They defeated a Faculty/Staff team from Winston-Salem comprised of Wayland Caldwell, David Clark, Yvonne Hinson, John Owen, David Powell, and Gary Shoesmith.
Two other teams competed in the tournament. The Winston-Salem Evening Program team members were: Susan Redman, Leigh Stone, Vinson Wilson, and Andrew Wimmer. The fourth team, representing alums, was comprised of some recent alums from the Charlotte Saturday program plus some willing Charlotte evening students. Members included: Ron Bowker, Keith Burney, Ben Gilman, Mack Hedrick, Hilary Huffstetler, and Zach Lynn.
Four teams faced off in a round-robin format in which each team played every other team. The two teams with the most cumulative points over the first three games played to determine the overall champion.
The tournament was held at the Klein Childress Y in Charlotte, just blocks from the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, where the Charlotte programs will move in December. Rachel Hallmark, a Y employee and Charlotte Evening student helped with logistics, and Pasquale Quintero, assistant director of student affairs in Charlotte recruited the Charlotte teams.
The tournament emphasizes the team nature of the WPP programs and it was an opportunity for the Winston-Salem and Charlotte students to spend some time together.