SPORTS 2/1/23 9:42am

Elon University women's basketball fights racism on, off court

Facing opponents on the basketball court has never been a challenge for Elon women’s basketball head coach Charlotte Smith. Her main obstacle, however, has been overcoming years of hatred and racism she faced while growing up as an African American woman. Smith has been coaching the Phoenix for 11 seasons. The team will be spending February remembering, honoring and celebrating Black History Month. Smith said it’s important that the women on her team are educated and informed about influential African Americans throughout history.