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Schimmel fans from around Indian Country descend into Louisville

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown March 4th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 6th, 2014

Thousands of Native American basketball fans from all over Indian Country are descending into Louisville, Kentucky this weekend to attend the University of Louisville Cardinal women’s basketball game that will honor five senior stand outs including Indian Country’s very own Shoni Schimmel.

Hailing form the Umatilla reservation in Pendleton, Oregon, Shoni and her younger sister Jude have captivated fans from Indian country during her four years of playing basketball at Louisville. In that time, Shoni has garnered accolades from every major women’s basketball award association since she began her career in 2010 and was recently named a Top 10 finalist for the top award to receive, the Naismith award as college basketball’s player of the year.

Since the announcement of the senior game being named Native American night, fans have been flooding the phone lines and emails at the Cardinal ticket office to get tickets. In a recent story by the local newspaper the Courier Journal in Louisville, upwards of 1,500 Native American fans from 38 different states have purchased tickets to this game and those are just the fans that they know of, it doesn’t include the fans in recent weeks who are now filling the upper bowl of the KFC Yum Center that is generally closed during women’s games.

For those that cannot travel, you'll be able to watch the game live on ESPN2.

Read more on the story from NDNSports.com by Brent Cahwee.

Read more on the story from NDNSports.com.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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