Recognitions for Fowles, Wyckoff and White…

Here’s some links…to some news…about some Sky folks…doing some cool stuff…

First of all, Big Syl will be appearing (from Russia, via Skype) at an NBA All-star weekend event at Fort Hood. From the article…

Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles will join Ketia4Kidz Foundation in hosting the Fort Hood NBA All-Star event on February 13 at Fort Hood, TX.

More info…

Ketia4Kidz, run by Ketia Swanier of the Phoenix Mercury, is a foundation that focuses on providing services to the children of deployed and severely injured active duty service military members. During the three-hour long Fort Hood NBA All-Star event members and friends of the foundation including Fowles, Temeka Johnson (Phoenix Mercury) and several NBA players will pass on their basketball knowledge as well as visit with children, wounded veterans and more.

Last tidbit…

Fowles, who is currently in Russia playing for Spartak Moscow in the Euroleague, will greet the children and perform a question and answer session with everyone in attendance via Skype.

Sounds like a really cool event. On a completely unrelated note, is there gonna be a 2-ball competition at NBA All-Star this year? Haven’t heard anything about it…

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Secondly, Brooke Wyckoff has recently been named to the ACC Tournament Legends Class of 2010, which recognizes “past players from each of the ACC’s 12 schools who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition.” Along with the 11 other honorees, Wyckoff will be honored at the ACC women’s bball tourney at the ACC Legends Luncheon on Friday, March 5, as well as on the court at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 6. Here’s her blurb in the article linked above (…FYI: the link is to an article on GoDuke.com. Wyckoff went to Florida State, not Duke, but this article gave the most info on all of the honorees)

FLORIDA STATE – Brooke Wyckoff (1997-2001) A native of West Chester, Ohio in the heart of Big Ten country, Brooke Wyckoff left the “Buckeye State” for Tallahassee, where she had an immediate impact on Seminole basketball, most notably on defense. Wyckoff set a school single-season record with 80 blocks in 1997-98 en route to ACC All-Freshman accolades, and finished her career with a school-record 209 rejections.  Both marks have since fallen.  Wyckoff went on to garner two selections to the All-ACC third team following her sophomore (1998-99) and junior (1999-2000) seasons, and was tabbed a first-team All-ACC pick as a senior in 2000-01.  During her senior season, Wyckoff keyed the Seminoles to a 19-12 overall record and Florida State’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991 while earning All-America recognition.  Following her career in Tallahassee, she was a second-round selection of the Orlando Miracle in the 2001 WNBA draft, where she spent two seasons before the team relocated to Connecticut.  After two seasons spanning three years with the Connecticut Sun, Wyckoff was picked by the Chicago Sky in the 2006 WBNA expansion draft, where she has played for the past three seasons.  Over the course of an eight-year career in the WNBA, Wyckoff has averaged 3.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.

Congrats, Brooke!

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Lastly, Sky assistant coach Stephanie White is going to be the keynote speaker at the ‘YWCA Salute to Women Banquet’ on March 2nd which honors nine local Lafayette (IN) women who have made great contributions to thecommunity based on outstanding and inspirational achievement in volunteer and/or professional roles, community involvement, and leadership/role modeling qualities.

Chicago Sky Assistant Coach Stephanie White will be the evening’s keynote speaker. White, who is also an analyst for the Big Ten Network, will talk about her journey, including her efforts to work for equality and respect for women in sports and sports entertainment.

White’s blurb from the article

Chicago Sky Assistant Coach Stephanie White will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA Salute to Women Banquet. White, who is also an analyst for the Big Ten Network, will talk about her journey, including her efforts to work for equality and respect for women in sports and sports entertainment. White played basketball for Seeger Memorial High School and Purdue University. She was honored as the Wade Trophy National Player of the Year after leading the Boilermakers to their first national title in 1999. She played for five years in the WNBA and went on to assistant coaching jobs for Ball State, Kansas State, and the University of Toledo.

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~ Chicago Sky Hoops ~

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~ by audsquad on February 1, 2010.

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