CIAA Journal (Wednesday)
Courtesy of Qcitymetro.com
By Qcity Staff – March 2, 2011
From MVP to Corporate Career
Coming to town for the CIAA tournament was a little different this year for L’Oreal Price.
Last year, Price lead Fayetteville State University’s Lady Broncos in winning the school’s third CIAA title and was named MVP in the championship game. This year she attended the tournament not as a player, but as a representative of Nationwide Insurance, the second-largest sponsor of the CIAA Tournament.
We caught up with Price, her championship ring and her proud parents as they dined earlier this week at Mert’s Heart & Soul.
She said the tournament felt a little “strange” this year. “It was different being on the corporate side, rather than being a player,” she said.
Price, who graduated FSU in December with a degree in psychology, was recently hired as a claims adjuster for Nationwide.
“It’s a lot different, but I’m enjoying it and moving on,” she said of her transition from college to career. “Graduating and getting a job right out of college is a blessing, so I’m glad that it happened to me.”
Price spoke Sunday night at the 36th Women’s Basketball Tip Off Awards program on behalf of Nationwide, encouraging players to give their all each game. This year, there will be a new CIAA women’s champion. FSU was defeated 65-44 in the opening round by Virginia State. (By Michaela Duckett)
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