June 25, 2014
June 23, 2014
Posted by Harriet Benson
Kristen Newlin ('07) and Emre Vatansever married June 21, 2014 in Stanford's Memorial Church. Kristen, known to us as New, met Emre in Turkey where she plays and he coaches basketball. Both have become bilingual.
Family and friends came from afar. Among the attendees were Amy, Charmin, Marcella, DeeDee, and several basketball classmates, including Krista Birnie (Rapp), Markisha, Shelley, Morgan, Brooke, Clare, Jillian, and JJ. Rapp's, Titch's, Seb's, Brooke's, Jill's, and Nicole's families also came to the wedding.
New danced at her wedding
Here are more photos of attendees:
New wore a tradional Turkish garment at a pre-wedding party.
Emre and Kristen return to Turkey this fall where New will play for Istanbul University.
June 20, 2014
June 17, 2014
We'll be seeing her back in Maples next season — she is now an assistant basketball coach at the Univerity of Colorado.
Since retiring from professional basketball four years ago, Jamie has been the assistant women’s national team director at USA Basketball and has been coaching high school basketball in Colorado.
June 14, 2014
June 12, 2014
June 11, 2014
Nneka and Chiney are continuing their efforts to empower girls in Nigeria with a campaign that has three major goals:
- Engage American girls basketball players in community service.
- Raise awareness among Americans about what is happening right now in Nigeria.
- Raise money for UNICEF Nigeria's emergency fund that will help to support programs such as girls education and girls empowerment among other critical initiatives protecting and saving the lives of children.
Michelle Smith ( espnW) tells the story in Ogwumikes take on Nigeria fight.
Nneka and Chiney explain the campaign and invite participation in Nneka & Chiney's Challenge.