Aggie women’s basketball adopts honorary team member

From Cameron Sports Info.
Don Vieth, Sports Information Director

LAWTON, Okla. – The Cameron University women’s basketball team plans to make their home regular season game a memorable one. Not only will they be playing for the right to make the Lone Star Conference Tournament, but they will be playing for Jocilyn Gregory who will be joining the Aggie bench on Saturday against Midwestern State.Gradient1plusCUAggies4x6

Jocilyn is a sixth grader from Duncan who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain cancer, at the age of five. After five brain surgeries, several weeks of radiation and 14 months of chemotherapy, Jocilyn has been in remission for almost seven years now.

Prior to the game on Saturday, Jocilyn was introduced to the basketball team before practice and was presented with a jersey from the team.

“Well, she (Jocilyn) really didn’t know what all was going on until we got here today,” said Jocilyn’s mother Shawna Weis. “So far she’s been a little overwhelmed, but she’s really excited to be a part of the girls.”

“We just appreciate the generosity and the heart that goes into this,” added Weis, “because it really means a lot to her to be involved, and it means a lot to us that Coach Webb is taking the time to do this for us.”

For the Aggie women just having Jocilyn around reminds them that there is more to life than basketball.

“Number one, I hope she has fun,” said head coach Tom Webb.  “If she enjoys one day, that’s great, and I think that’s what our team needs to realize.”

“Hopefully what this teaches the team, more than anything, is that basketball is just a small piece of a big world,” said Webb.