July 30, 2013

"Come on down!" Jos

Whatever it was, Joslyn Tinkle got the attention of “The Price Is Right” producers and earned a coveted spot to “come on down” as a contestant on ... the popular TV game show.

The episode will be aired on Friday, August 16.

Click here for a full report from the Missoulian.

July 16, 2013

Spreading the hoops gospel

Sports journalist Jane McManus has written a series of stories for espnW about being inspired through sports.

"Spreading the hoops gospel" is about the clinics that Shelley Nweke ('06) and Morgan Clyburn ('09) hosted in Suriname a couple of years ago.

Watch again Lauren Greif's video about the clinics:

July 1, 2013

What's new with hoopster alumnae

I've completed my annual review of the hoopster alumnae files and found the following major changes. If you have corrections or more information about hoopster alumnae, please post it as a comment to this blog or send it to me.

Clare Bodensteiner, 2007

Clare changed jobs last year when Sheryl Swoopes was named the new head coach at Loyola. Clare had been an assistant coach at Loyola for three seasons. She is now a product manager at Wilson Sporting Goods in Chicago. She also made a major change in her personal life – she got married in June.

Sarah Dimson, 2001

Sarah is furthering her career as an urban planner by studying for a Master in City Planning at MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning. She expects to get the degree in 2014, and hopes to implement regional and city planning solutions in East Africa through her private development firm.

Bethany Donaphin, 2002

Bethany got her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania last year. She has moved to San Francisco, where she is a senior consultant at Deloitte LLP.

Kelly Dougherty Stallworth, 1995

Kelly, who has been a teacher and fitness trainer for many years is now the executive director of the Georgia Red Storm, an AAU Basketball organization.

Cori Enghusen, 2002

Cori, who has played professional basketball for eleven years, is preparing for life after basketball. She's studying online for an MBA in the Kenin-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina.

Debi Gore-Mann, 1982

Debi is the Chief Development Officer for the Cal Alumni Association.

Susan King Borchardt, 2005

Susan is continuing her Exercise Science career in Washington. She's the Sports Performance Manager for the Seattle Storm.

Lindy La Rocque, 2012

Lindy is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma and a graduate assistant with Sooners Women's Basketball.

Melanie Murphy, 2011

Mel is the girls' varsity basketball coach at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. She also coaches basketball for Team Life Skills and works at TrialPay, a transactional advertising business. And in her spare time ...

Vanessa Nygaard, 1998

In addition to her achievements as head coach of girls' varsity basketball at Windward School in Los Angeles, Vanessa is now the mother of three – she had twins in November last year.

Kayla Pedersen, 2011

Kayla was traded to the Connecticut Sun by the Tulsa Shock two weeks ago. It is expected that she'll get more playing time with the Sun than she did at Tulsa.

Nicole Powell, 2004

Nicole was traded to the Tulsa Shock by the New York Liberty at the beginning of this season. She's averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game – her best since the Sacramento Monarchs folded four years ago.

Amanda Renteria, 1997

Amanda recently completed a five-year stint as chief of staff to Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow. It has been rumored for several weeks that President Obama is going to nominate her to head the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Brooke Smith, 2007

Brooke is studying to be a Physician's Assistant.

Chelsea Trotter, 2004

Chelsea is still practicing law in Southern California. She is now a litigation associate with Nossaman LLP

Val Whiting, 1993

Val has moved across the country from Delaware to Washington. She's left the Sports world and works as a Development Coordinator/Marketing Specialist for Cobalt Mortgage in greater Seattle.

Candice Wiggins, 2008

Candice was traded to the Tulsa Shock by the Minnesota Lynx at the beginning of this season. She is the Shock's starting shooting guard and averages 9.8 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game.