FLORENCE, SC - The Francis Marion University women's basketball team will take on a team of FMU faculty members in a charity contest, Monday, March 21, in an event designed to raise awareness and funds for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault.
The game, which is open to the public, will tip-off at 5 p.m. in the Smith University Center gymnasium. Donations will be accepted from fans attending the game with proceeds going to the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault.
The faculty squad will consist of 14 players from departments all across campus, and will be coached by Barry O'Brien, FMU faculty member and brother of current Philadelphia 76ers head coach Jim O'Brien. His squad will consist of Joe Aniello (Business), Bob Barrett (Business), Jeff Camper (Biology), Bill Fox (Mathematics), Derek Jokisch (Health Physics), Ben Kyer (Economics), Andrew Lindsay (History), LeRoy Peterson (Chemistry), Jane Quick (Mathematics), Tim Shannon (Biology), John Sutton (English), Damian Von Frank (Economics), Rusty Ward (Sociology), and David White (Political Science). Jennifer Kunka (English) will serve as the team's manager.
According to White, one of the event's organizers and a 5-11 guard-forward from Bucknell University, the Patriot women's team will undoubtedly have its hands full as team members take the floor against experts in biology, business, chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, physics, political science and sociology.