Former Lehigh guard Erica Prosser
March 22, 2012
By Brian Knavish
Craig and Carol Prosser remember the day vividly.
Their daughter, Erica, was in fourth grade, and she came home from school with a bright idea: she wanted to be a cheerleader.
"Craig and (our son) Gavin told her, ‘we don't need any cheerleaders in this house,'" Carol recalled with a chuckle.
Instead, the family nudged Erica toward the sport that has become synonymous with their name: basketball.
Carol — a former high school cheerleader herself — explained things a bit more diplomatically than the men of the house did.
"I told her, ‘You can always become a cheerleader later. Why don't you try basketball, first? Then, if you decide you don't like it later, then you can become a cheerleader," Carol said.
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