Lady Defender camp features former WNBA players

Lady Defender camp features former WNBA players

Amber Jacobs, BBC's Head Women's Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director , will be joined by her former teammate and WNBA star Nicole Ohlde at this year's Lady Defender Basketball Camp.

The camp, July 3-8, reunites Jacobs and Ohlde, who played together for four years while both were members of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx.

"It is a thrill to have Nicole Ohlde joining us for camp," Coach Jacobs said. "She is a phenomenal basketball player and an amazing woman of God."

Nicole OhldeOhlde starred at Kansas State University and was that school's all-time leading scorer before moving to the Women's National Basketball Association as the first-round draft choice of the Lynx in 2004. She was traded to the Phoenix Mercury in 2009, where she won a WNBA title. She announced her retirement prior to the 2011 season.

"Nicole is grateful that God has given her this great gift to play basketball and has loved the experiences the game has provided her," Coach Jacobs said. "She rests upon her favorite verse which is Proverbs 3:5-6, 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.'"

Lady Defender Basketball Camp is for students in grades 8-12. Players will gain instruction, participate in three-on-three and team competition, and take time for chapel and growth in God's Word. Coaches are welcome to attend with their students.

Learn more about the week and register here.

Five Weeks of Camps
BBC is hosting five weeks of sports camps in basketball and soccer this summer, building on a tradition of growing both athletic skills and spiritual character.

Defender sports camps and Big Blue day camps give young athletes focused attention to improve athletic abilities in their sport. Residence camps allow students to spend a week living on campus while Big Blue camps teach sport fundamentals to local children up to eighth grade.

In both camps, students receive sound instruction and spiritual training as they spend time with veteran coaches and dedicated college athletes.

The schedule is:
Big Blue Basketball Camp: June 20-24
Defender Basketball Camp: June 26-July 1
Lady Defender Basketball Camp: July 3-8
Defender and Lady Defender Soccer Camp: July 31-August 5
Big Blue Soccer Camp: August 8-12

Get details and registration information at For questions on camps, call 570.585.9322 or email

Inside the Camps
Along with the Lady Defender Basketball Camp, events include:

Big Blue Basketball Camp, Grades 5-8, June 20-24
Coach Mike Show, BBC Athletic Director and Men's Head Coach, will lead Big Blue Basketball Camp, a time for teaching local middle school athletes skills for sports and life. The development of teamwork and sportsmanship will complement the athletic training in basketball fundamentals and skills. Students spend each afternoon on campus learning with Coach Show and the BBC Defender basketball teams.

Learn more here.

Defender Basketball Camp, Grades 9-12, June 26-July 1
Coach Show also leads Defender Basketball Camp. The week will include instruction time, shooting competition and skills improvement, team competition and chapel. Coaches are welcome to attend with their students.

Learn more about the week and register here.

Defender Soccer Camp, Grades 9-12, July 31-August 5
Coach Chris Davis has been at the helm of the women's soccer program at BBC since its beginning in 1993. From his years of experience, Coach Davis and his coaching staff will teach both men and women at the Defender Soccer Camp through instruction, camp competitions, goalkeeper training, and chapel. Coaches are welcome to attend with their athletes.

Learn more about Defenders Soccer Camp and register here.

Big Blue Soccer Camp, Grades K5-3, 4-8, August 8-12
Students interested in soccer will be led by members of BBC's soccer teams. Each morning from 9-11:45 a.m., children in grades K5-3 will receive instruction. In the afternoon from 1:15-4:30 p.m., students in grades 4-8 will learn.

Get details here.

Learn more about BBC Defender Athletics at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 6/6/2011 9:55:12 AM

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