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Shaka Smart to Speak on Campus

By Nina Zimmerman

Basketball fans on the Hill can rejoice this spring before the stress of finals takes hold. Virginia Commonwealth University Head Mens Basketball Coach Shaka Smart 99 will return to his alma mater for the first time in several years to give a talk on May 3.

Before leading the Rams to the Final Four in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I March Madness Championship Tournament, Smart was a four-year starter as point guard for the Lords basketball team and served as captain for three of those years. In his time at Kenyon, he embodied the dual spirit of Division III athletics, named all-conference and winning the North Coast Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year award. In 1999, Smart graduated magna cum laude with a degree in history and won the Outstanding History Student award. Smarts visit is sponsored by Student Lectureships.

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