July 13th, 2014 Last Updated on: July 13th, 2014
Thanks to fans all throughout Indian Country, Shoni Schimmel will be playing in the WNBA All-Star game on July 19th.
From The Associated Press:
“For the fans to go out and vote, I definitely have to give it to them. For them to have my back and sit there and vote for me every day is just something they took pride in,” said Schimmel, who starred at Louisville and Portland's Franklin High School after growing up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton. “They obviously want to see me in the game, so for them to do that means a lot to me.”
Schimmel, who has started two games for Atlanta, is the third straight first-year player to be voted to start an All-Star game. Sue Wicks was voted onto the team as a reserve in 2000 and Ruthie Bolton in 2001. Neither started more than half their team's games that season.
Congrats again and make sure you tune in to support your girl! The WNBA All-Star Game airs 3:30 p.m. (ET) July 19th on ESPN.
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