For Immediate Release
Contact: Charles Ward, SID
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Fort Valley, Ga. – Now in his 29th season, Fort Valley State University’s Lady Wildcats Head Coach Lonnie Bartley is poised to become the winningestcoach in the history of HBCU women’s basketball. With 623 wins, Bartley needs onemore win to surpass the legendary Nelson Brownlee of Claflin University, who finished his career with 623 wins. Bartley reached his 600thwin on Dec. 17, 2011 when the Lady Wildcats defeated the University of West Georgia.
Coach Bartley’s first chance to claim the title comestomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 10, when the Lady Wildcats meet the Tigerettes of Tuskegee University at 5:30 p.m. (cst) on the Tuskegee campus.
Fort Valley State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is a ranked the leading public historically black university in Georgia by U.S. News and World Report. The university’s 3,500-student population represents 130 of Georgia’s 159 counties, more than 30 states and about 10 international countries. As Georgia’s only 1890 land-grant institution, FVSU maintains exceptional degree offerings in a variety of academic fields. These include, but are not limited to, agriculture, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We’re proud of our Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP), which is unique to the nation, as well as hosting Georgia’s only certified veterinary technology program. FVSU students enjoy more than 80 academic and civic organizations, including Student Government Association and several honor societies. Study abroad opportunities are also available. Learn more about FVSU by visiting http://www.fvsu.edu.