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Cowgirls go pink - NMHU women’s basketball helps Santa Fe fundraiser

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By NMHU Sports Information

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team spent its Saturday morning volunteering at the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Santa Fe.  

The Cowgirls, led by head coach Tiffany Darling, have made a habit of giving back to the community by taking part in service projects.  

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is a way for the American Cancer Society to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. Participants raise money and then take part in a walk either 3 or 5 miles long. The Cowgirls lent a helping hand by staffing sign-up tables and rest stations.

“Servant leadership and community outreach are both core covenants in our program,” said Darling. “This year’s team has really embraced our guiding principles of serving others without expecting anything in return and impacting our local communities in a positive way.”

“Everybody in our program has been affected by cancer in one way or another. It was our time to reflect on the memory of those people who have passed away, celebrate the survivors in our lives, and to raise awareness for breast cancer. We are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a great event.”

The Cowgirl basketball season will begin on Nov. 2 when they head down the road to Albuquerque for a preseason showdown against the Lady Lobos of UNM.

Highlands will then open the regular season on the road on Nov. 9 in Hobbs against the University of the Southwest. The Cowgirls’ home opener will see them play Southwest in the return game of the home-and-home series on Nov. 21 at the Wilson Complex. The Cowgirls will be looking for a strong season behind their star shooting guard Alyssa Lopez.