April 26, 2011
April 17, 2011
CHAMPS.....again. Winning in overtime in front of awesome, awesome fans feels sooooo good! Loving this feeling!Pat Newlin (Kristen's mother) writes:
Just to let you all know Kristen and her Fenerbache team are celebrating today in Istanbul after an overtime win against their arch rival, Galatarsaray. Fener won 91 - 86 after tying in regulation play at 75 all in front of their home crowd. Fener won in four games (3 - 1) in the best of five series. If Fener lost today they would have had to play the last game at Gala's gym. Kristen did not want to have to do that!
Fener has now won the last three Turkish Championships [Fenerbahce website says six]. Kristen has been there for all three. These championship games have all been between Fenerbahce and Galatarsary. Kristen has several good friends on the Gala team because they play with her on the Turkish National Team.
Wish we were there to see it live but we were able to follow over the internet on Fenerbahce TV Online for live tv coverage. It was fun to be able to see the celebration at the end. Kristen said the last two championships before this one were not in their home gym so it was especially sweet this time. In this last game, Kristen had 6 pts., 3 rebs., 2 steals in 16 minutes of play. You can check out all the scores and stats on the Turkish League website. If you would like to email Kristen: email@example.com.
Next up for Kristen is a brief vacation where she leaves the 21st for Cape Town, South Africa, with a teammate from her Turkish National team. The Turkish National Team practice begins early May in preparation for June's European Championships in Poland. Mick and I are planning on being there for those.
April 15, 2011
April 11, 2011
Kayla was taken by the Tulsa Shock as the seventh overall pick. Here is a report of her selection from the Tulsa Shock website.
Jeanette was taken by the Indiana Fever with the ninth overall pick. Here is information about Jeanette from the Indiana Fever website.
There were two other prospects from the West Coast:
- Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga) was taken by the Chicago Sky with the third overall pick
- Ify Ibekwe (Arizona) was taken by the Seattle Storm in the second round with the 24th pick.
The current status of other Cardinal alumnae in the WNBA:
April 9, 2011
They profile Kayla and Jeanette together because, "It just didn't seem right to separate the two Stanford seniors that came in together, made historic runs through the Pac 10, made four Final Fours together, and are entering the WNBA together. " Read more...
April 7, 2011
Kayla tweets, "In CT for the draft! It's gonna be fun!"
Jeanette tweets, "Packed and ready to go. Feelin great! :)"
April 5, 2011
It’s that time of year again when the fresh air of spring meets hoops.
A sport that started in the fall and endured a winter now sees light, instead of dark flooding through its gymnasium windows, and every game played is suddenly the biggest game of the year. Read more...