#IUIBE Summer Celebration visit ‘a great thing’ for Red Wolves women’s basketball

INDIANAPOLIS – The new Indiana University East women’s basketball team contributed to Indiana University’s presence at the 2014 Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration on July 18.IBEwomensbball

Red Wolves women’s basketball players and coaches led basketball activities in the “Family Fun Zone” in the Indiana Convention Center.

IU East’s players offered pointers to visitors showing off their jump shots on a full-size basketball goal in the heart of the Family Fun Zone. The Red Wolves also coordinated a “basket toss” game for younger visitors.

The Red Wolves later joined the IUPUI men’s basketball team to sign autographs for Family Fun Zone visitors.

“We were more than happy to bring the new IU East women’s basketball to be at the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration and represent IU East,” said IU East head coach Tiffani Selhorst.

“It was a great thing for our players. They enjoyed it because they had a lot of fun working with the kids who visited the Family Fun Zone.”

Indiana University’s partnership with the Indiana Black Expo includes year-round initiatives aimed at helping more young African American students attend college, programs that offer information and incentives to prospective college students, and participation in IBE’s Summer Celebration. All eight IU campuses were represented at the 2014 Indiana Black Expo.

IU East’s women’s basketball program will play its first season of NAIA competition during the 2014-15 school year. The Red Wolves’ first game is scheduled for Nov. 1 at Taylor University. The first home game will be Nov. 11 against Wilberforce University.