LOS ANGELES — Former Occidental women's basketball star Bitsy Messick '14 has been keeping busy and giving back through basketball.
The former All-SCIAC post player created a program called 4theWin Basketball that puts on free camps and clinics across Los Angeles.
"I am really proud of Bitsy for putting 4theWin Basketball Camp together. Her efforts epitomize the importance and impact of giving back - something we emphasize in our basketball and athletics program."
Q & A With Messick
1). What have you been up to since graduating from Oxy?
Since graduating I have been working in Alzheimers Disease Research at UCLA as a clinical research coordinator. I also spent a year volunteer coaching at Caltech and I am now on my second season as an assistant basketball coach at Flintridge Prep.
2) What motivated you to put this camp/clinic together, and how did the clinic go?
3) What are your short term/long term future goals/aspirations?
Next Fall I will be attending Emory University to get my Masters in Public Health. I ultimately would like to own my own free health clinic and be able to provide health care and health education to at-risk communities. In addition, I will be starting my own non-profit "4 the Win" that will be an extension of the first camp. The mission will be to provide a positive outlet to youth through free sports camps. I am also already in the process of partnering with Denker Recreation Center again to help create the next free basketball camp for the South LA community. We hope to have the next one within the next 6 months.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram