A break from the game - Tiana Mangakahia’s story

College Conferences and Governing Bodies Special Feature 2020

Duration 6:22

Producer: Nick Hessler (NCAA Digital - [email protected]) Camera(s): Max Minor (Toledo Rockets Digital - [email protected]), Chris Dion (NCAA Digital - [email protected]) Interviewer: Jenny Fischer (NCAA Digital - [email protected]) Editor(s): Jenny Fischer (NCAA Digital - [email protected]), Tyler Pico (NCAA Digital - [email protected]) NOTES: This feature was produced as part of a stop at Syracuse University on the first-ever NCAA Women’s Basketball Road Trip (#WBBRoadTrip). The story of Tiana’s battle with cancer was always an important story for our team to tell, but we never anticipated it being the first stop on the 20+ day road trip. We developed our production processes, storytelling, and style all while filming and creating a fantastic feature and getting to know one of the strongest women in the game. Our team continued on from Syracuse to interview over 150+ women’s basketball players from 16 schools over the next month, and it all started with Tiana. Distribution: NCAA Digital, NCAA Social Media