September 26, 2012

Nneka helped lead Sparks to WNBA Playoffs

By Beth Harris (Associated Press):

"Nneka Ogwumike is poised to take her stellar rookie season to the big stage. The Los Angeles Sparks forward, who was leading Stanford to the Final Four just a few months ago, will get even more exposure when the Sparks return to the WNBA playoffs starting Thursday." Read more...

The Sparks will play the San Antonio Silver Stars (the team Jayne is on) in the WNBA Semifinals. The schedule is:

Game 1: Thu, Sept. 27 @ LA, 7PT, ESPN2
Game 2: Sat, Sept. 29 @ SAN, 3ET, NBATV
Game 3 (if necessary): Mon, Oct. 1 @ LA, 7:30PT, NBATV

Here is the complete schedule. (Click tab "Conference Semifinals".)

September 22, 2012

Kayla's sophomore season in the WNBA

By Eric Woodyard (MLive Media Group):

Kayla Pedersen's sophomore season in the Women's National Basketball Association has been a learning experience.

The Tulsa Shock has slightly improved from her rookie year, but there's still a massive amount of work that needs to be done in order to mold the franchise into a winning organization.

"I think I've learned more of what it takes mentally to compete at this level," said Pedersen. Read more...

September 20, 2012

On the court with Bobbie Kelsey

Bobbie is looking to bring her winning record to Madison in her second season.

Tara is sure that Bobbie will maximize her opportunity as head coach at the University of Wisconsin, but, “It always will take a little time. I just hope that people are patient.”

Read more in this article by Tamira Madsen in the Madison Magazine.

September 18, 2012

Nneka's seamless path to the pros

Nneka continues to excel on the court. She was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week this week for the second time in her brief professional career. She leads all rookies in scoring (13.8 ppg), rebounds (7.4 rpg), and blocks (.94 bpg),and is second in field goal percentage (.526).

Joseph D'Hippolito, in an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, writes that the best indication of her impact on the Los Angeles Sparks might not lie on a basketball court or in statistics. Read more...

September 2, 2012

Kate Starbird honored as a Woman of Inspiration

Kate Starbird (Stanford '97) was honored by the Seattle Storm at last week's game as part of their 2012 Women of Inspiration Awards. Starbird was one of four women chosen by the Storm for their remarkable achievements.

As part of their coverage of the 2012 Women of Inspiration Awards, the Seattle Storm profiled and interviewed Starbird on their website.