Even though I am having the time of my life in Nigeria and wish to inform you all of my recent happenings, I have a very different agenda for today. Let me start off with a story ... My sister and I did not have the most graceful entrance into the world of basketball.
Lions are not roaming through the streets. My ride is not the back of an elephant. I'm not living in a hut. I am in Africa, studying abroad in the country of my mother and father, a country with so much primitive beauty, potential, promise; I am in Nigeria!
Participating in the WNBA draft was one of the greatest weekends of my life! I was afforded the opportunity to be around 11 of America's best college seniors and learn several things about our new employer.
My days leading up to the draft were spent with 11 other rookies going to meetings to help ease the transition into the professional sports world. Rookie orientation was only three days long and as you can imagine, there is a lot of information that can be helpful in preparing to enter the WNBA.
Recently, the basketball world has been debating whether Brittney Griner should have her shot in the NBA. First of all, I note the shift in dialogue from the collegiate level to the professional. The nets have been cut.
Louisville star Shoni Schimmel talks to her teammates about what it has been like to advance to their second championship game since 2009.
Ahhhh! We made it. And I guess, for me, you can say the third time’s a charm! It's been three years of trying to make it to the national championship game, and the last two years we've come up short.
So far New Orleans has been a blast!My team has had a lot of fun seeing some of the city and eating local dishes like crawfish and jambalaya. After doing all the ESPN press conferences Friday we got to get all dressed up the NCAA Salute dinner.
Friday was a very busy day for the Louisville women’s basketball team. It started with a pool workout at our hotel. Our strength coach, Teena Murray, makes us get in to get our bodies moving and relaxed for the long day ahead of us.
Words can't describe how exciting and pleasurable it is to be down here in New Orleans. Except for our fifth-year senior, Monique Reid, we have not had the opportunity to play in the Final Four. And we're all happy to be here!
The season everyone waits for every year brings so much excitement, expectation and exhilaration! Since we've all known, March is the time for one thing only: madness. From fans to coaches to referees to players, March Madness is infectious.
Words cannot express how proud I am at this moment to be a member of Notre Dame WBB right now. Three straight trips to the Final Four! However, it was no easy task ...My teammates and I had to fight through some adversity on Tuesday night versus a tough Duke squad.
My team and I just won our sixth straight Elite Eight game and are on our way to Nola, this being the first time for most of us. I've never been to Louisiana and am extremely excited to get there and experience the lifestyle.
As I walked off the court in Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon, it hit me that my college career was finished. I would never again suit up in a Delaware uniform and take the court with the girls I had played with for the past four years.
The season unfortunately has come to an end for the Lady Lions, but we can still walk away with many great accomplishments and memories. The reality of March Madness is that only one team leaves happy.