The women's basketball team had the day off from practice on Friday and instead ventured over to A.R. Lewis Elementary school in Pickens.
The coach staff and team spent time explaining what it means to "Be a T.I.G.E.R." Be a T.I.G.E.R! is a unique character education initiative sponsored by the Clemson Athletics Department. The aim of this program is to incorporate specific character traits into a comprehensive educational program that highlights Clemson's Athletes and Traditions.
Be a T.I.G.E.R! is designed to appeal to kindergarten through 8th grade students. Using the acronym for TIGER: T=Teamwork, I=Integrity, G=Gratitude, E=Education, and R=Respect, age appropriate lessons and activities have been designed using a sports format (more information about the program here).
Head coach Audra Smith spoke, and the team went through the characteristics before signing autographs and mingling with the students.
The team will be back in two-a-days tomorrow in preparation for its first exhibition game in a little over two weeks.