Your Votes Helped Shoni Schimmel Become an All-Star Starter!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown 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.

Photo by The Associated Press

Photo by The Associated Press


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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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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