Girls Varsity Basketball · Belcher signs with Cumberland University


The Trousdale County Lady Jackets Basketball team has another player signing to play at the next level. Claire Belcher has signed to play basketball at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. Cumberland is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the Mid-South Conference.

Belcher is a four-year starter for the Lady Jackets and has been an active member of the Upward Stars AAU team for the last 2 seasons. Coach Jared Hawkins stated, “Cumberland is getting a great young lady in Claire. She is a competitor both on the floor and in the classroom. She works hard every day and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her at Cumberland.”

For the third year now, Belcher becomes the third consecutive player for the Lady Jackets to sign to play basketball at the collegiate level. Coach Hawkins continued by saying, “I am proud to see my girls getting the opportunity to continue their basketball careers. I truly believe that it is an honor to see Lady Jackets making the move to college campuses. It’s great for our kids, community, school, but most of all it shows young ladies here in Hartsville that if you put the time and effort into it, there are opportunities out there.”

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