UCC Women Basketball Players are expected to:
1. Go To Class
It is easy to skip class claiming that the instructor is boring or that the material is not interesting.Well, not everything in life is interesting and you are not here at UCC just to be entertained. Teachers at all levels are much more willing to help the students with excellent attendance. If Cal Ripken can show up every day so can you.
2. Know All UCC and NCAA Academic Rules
Ignorance of what is required is no excuse for failing to perform. "But nobody told me. . ." is not a valid excuse. Read the NCAA Transfer Guide and the UCC Student Handbook and listen to Dave when they are discussed. Any questions - ask!
3. Budget Your Time
Plain and simple - if you do not budget your time you will struggle. There are a lot of demands on our time including classes, labs, study hall, basketball practice, games, and travel. Having a social life is important but must not be placed over your classes or basketball. Establish priorities and remember why we are all here. Your lack of planning is not going to be your instructor's emergency.
4. Realize That Being A Good Student/Athlete is a Full Time Job
You can't work hard one day a week and hope you're grades and/or basketball will be acceptable. Everyone wants to be a star on game night - everyone wants to be a star on test day. Be a star all the time.
5.Know How You Are Doing Academically before Mid Terms
If you have any questions or concerns about how you are doing in a class go talk to the instructor. Don't wait until mid-terms to see how things are going. You should never be surprised by your grades. Keep informed - which will be a lot easier if your attendance is perfect.
6. Get To Know Your Instructors
It's always easier to do "business" with friends. The instructors at UCC are very interesting people - get to know them. Invite them to our games. Too many students consider their teachers to be the "enemy" and that's wrong. If you treat instructors with respect and are genuinely interested in them you'll be amazed at how willing they'll be to help you.
7. Use All Available College Services
The library, counseling office, computer lab, tutoring center etc. are all there for your benefit. Take advantage of everything available. The librarians, counselors and academic advisors can also be a big help to you but they can't help UNLESS YOU ASK.
8. Never Blame Others for Your Academic Problems. Accept full Responibility for Yourself and Your Behavior.
Blaming someone else is a sure sign of immaturity. Take the credit when you do something right and be the first to admit it when you make a mistake. This is about YOUR education and YOUR career. Remember that you are representing your parents, your family, and the UCC Women's Basketball Team. Be an adult.
9. Be A Good Example
Like it or not, being a member of the UCC Women's Basketball Team puts you in the spotlight on this campus. Because of that, the expectations are higher for you than for the normal student. Many faculty and students will judge the women's basketball program by your actions. Have fun. In fact, have the best time of your life. But remember, on and off the court - in and out of the classroom - someone is always watching. Whatever you do, do it with class.