Female Basketball Handler to Perform in Chapel-Forum

Sept. 11, 1995

Tanya Crevier, called "the world's best female basketball handler," will perform during Baylor University's Chapel-Forum at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Waco Hall.

Crevier, who speaks to well more than 30,000 people each year, is a sought-after motivational speaker who performs at banquets, retreats, basketball clinics and camps. Crevier also performs her basketball show at half-time of the games at various universities throughout the United States.

Crevier's message will address such topics as commitment to goals, the importance of teamwork, good attitude and influencing others to greater heights. She also shares with students her faith in God.

Among her many basketball talents, Crevier is able to spin 10 basketballs simultaneously.

At 5-foot-3-inches tall, Crevier was told by many of her friends that she was too short to play basketball.

"I didn't let it bother me," she says. "Those people just made me work harder."

According to a recent story published about Crevier, she attributes her positive attitude to her parents. "My parents and family were so encouraging that I knew I should keep going," Crevier says.

Crevier lettered in four sports at South Dakota State University, and was named Female Athlete of the Year in South Dakota in 1976. She then continued to play three years of women's pro basketball, including two years with the Iowa Cornets.

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