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Camp of Champs returns to Albany

July 16, 2003

Albany, Ga.-- In her eight years at the helm of the Georgia State women's basketball program, Lea Henry has built herself quite a resume. With trips to the NCAA tournament the last three years, and two straight conference championships, Henry is enjoying a recent rash of success.

The former Southwest Georgia Academy and University of Tennessee standout is back in south Georgia this week conducting her annual Camp of Champs at Deerfield-Windsor in Albany. The camp, which is open to both boys and girls, runs through this Thursday.

Last year under Henry, the Lady Panthers went 21-10 before eventually losing to Duke in the first round of the National Tournament. It was the third straight year the Panthers had to face a number one seed in the first round, and Henry hopes that next year the selection committee will take that and the way they played the Blue Devils into consideration.

"If we have an opportunity once again to go to the national tournament I think that we will get a better seed because they really don't wan the lower seeds to beat the higher seeds. And we put ourselves in a position that we could've actually won the game, so hopefully we earned a little bit more respect," Henry said.

There is still time to sign up for Henry's Camp of Champs this week. You can do so Wednesday morning before 9:30 at the Deerfield-Windsor gym.

Posted by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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