Director of Counseling and former University of Richmond Lady Spider, Charlotte Chapman, was invited to be an honorary coach with the UVA Women’s Basketball team. Attending practice and watching the game from just behind the bench, Charlotte witnessed the hard work and dedication of our Virginia Women’s team first-hand, while reminiscing back to her own experience as a college athlete.
It was quite a contrast to see the facilities that the women’s team has here at UVA. When I played basketball at the University of Richmond, we had to play in the gym on the Westhampton Campus. There were no seats at the court level. We did not practice or play in the Robbins Center, on the other side of campus as that was considered the men’s facility. It was the 70’s.