Brevard set to host Free Throw-A-Thon

BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s basketball team is getting ready for the 2015-16 season by hosting the 5th annual Free Throw-A-Thon on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

“The Free Throw-A-Thon has been a successful way for us to raise funds within our program,” head coach Shannon Reid said. “It's also a way for friends, family, and fans to support their favorite Tornado in the event as well as enjoy a meal courtside while watching.”

Each player is responsible for finding their own sponsors, which will donate a previously agreed amount per free throw made by the student-athlete. Each player will shoot 10 free throws at a time. They will be in groups of 3 and 4 and they will rotate after each set of 10 until they all complete 10 rounds for 100 free throws. Reid and assistant coach Donald Hudson will be the judges of the charity event, closely monitoring each free throw taken.

The charity stripe has been one of the Tornados’ strong points in recent years, as the squad has ranked in the top five of the South Atlantic Conference in free throw percentage the past two years. Last season, the team shot 73.4 percent from the line, the best since Brevard joined the NCAA ranks in 2008, and 73.2 percent in 2013-14. Individually, Katie Williams has finished the past two campaigns with the fourth-highest free throw percentage in the conference making 86.7 percent in her junior year and shooting at an 86.1 percent clip during her sophomore campaign. Madison Lenox has also finished in the top 20 of the SAC in her first two years with BC connecting on 68 percent last season and 72.7 percent as a freshman.

BC is coming off a successful 2014-15 campaign where the team tied the most wins since its inaugural season in Division II. The Tornados 62.3 points per game were the third highest in the NCAA era while the team’s 1,619 overall points ranks fourth.

To inquire about sponsoring a student-athlete in the Free Throw-A-Thon you can email coach Reid at To view flier for the event, click here.

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