BUIES CREEK, N.C.-For the second-straight year, the Lady Camels will host Campbell University Education Day, as Winston-Salem State heads to Gore Arena for an 11:45 a.m. tipoff Tuesday morning.
Area fifth graders will arrive on campus Tuesday morning with a pep rally starting at 9:30 a.m. in Gore Arena. Three education sessions, starting at 10 a.m., will then follow, featuring lessons in geography and math, and concluding with a day in the life of the college student presentation.
Following lunch, students will see the Lady Camels take on Winston-Salem State at 11:45 a.m.
The event is geared to provide students a chance to visit a college campus, and emphasize the importance of college at a young age.
Last season, a record crowd witnessed the Lady Camels top North Carolina Central in Campbell's first-ever Education Day. The announced attendance of 3,095 at the Dec. 14, 2010 contest stands as a Gore Arena record for a women's basketball game, and a program record for highest attendance at a home.
Over 2,500 fifth graders are expected for Campbell's 2011 Education Day game on Tuesday.
Off to one of the best starts in program history, the Lady Camels will look to build on their 5-1 record Tuesday morning. The 5-1 start is the ninth time a CU team has won at least five of its first six games, and the first since the 1999-2000 season.
The Lady Camels are 3-0 at home this year.
Junior guard Tonisha Baker, who was named to the GSU Thanksgiving All-Classic Team over the weekend, leads Campbell in scoring and rebounding at 11.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. The High Point, N.C. native, who posted back to back double-doubles against Longwood and Georgia State last week, is also tied for the team lead in steals and three point field goals made.
Senior forward Katelyn Bass averages 10.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, both good for second on the team behind Baker. Bass registered 12 points and seven rebounds in CU's win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday after posting a season-high 10 rebounds with eight points on Friday against GSU.
WSSU is 2-3 on the year coming off a 71-46 win over Georgia College & State last Tuesday. Courtney Medley, who averages 12.8 points and 7.8 boards per game, led the Rams with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win, while Jordhan Peterson and Taylar Wells tacked on 14 and 12 points, respectively. Jasmine Newkirk leads the Rams for the season at 14.0 points per game.
After the Tuesday morning contest, the Lady Camels will break for 11 days, facing longtime in-state rival UNC Wilmington on the road on Dec. 10.