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Shoni Schimmel Drafted by the Atlanta Dream

Shoni Schimmel Drafted by the Atlanta Dream

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Connecticut) – With the 8th selection in the first round of the 2014 WNBA draft, Indian Country’s own Shoni Schimmel was selected by the Atlanta Dream. With her first round selection, Shoni becomes the 3rd Native American woman to be drafted in the WNBA. Hailing from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation out of …

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Shoni Schimmel gears up for the 2014 WNBA Draft on ESPN2

Shoni Schimmel gears up for the 2014 WNBA Draft on ESPN2

University of Louisville standout projected to go in 1st round By Charlie Perry The 2014 WNBA draft is tonight in Uncasville, Conn. and teams are making their final preparations to sign some players that can come in and make an impact. Louisville superstar Shoni Schimmel is one such lady that will be watched closely as the clock ticks down to draft …

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Shoni Schimmel is one of 12 players invited to the draft

Shoni Schimmel is one of 12 players invited to the draft

Press release NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 – Odyssey Sims of Baylor, winner of the 2014 Wade Trophy as the NCAA Division I Player of the Year, and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, a four-time First Team All-American and two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year, and Shoni Schimmel of Lousiville  headline a list of 12 prospects who will attend the WNBA Draft 2014 presented by State …

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Native American Women in the WNBA; Schimmel to Join Elite Company

Native American Women in the WNBA; Schimmel to Join Elite Company

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM As the WNBA Draft day approaches on April 14th for Shoni Schimmel, many draft boards have her going as early as the seventh pick in the draft to the twelfth pick. Where she ends up however will be anybody’s guess as many teams have different needs at the moment but one thing is for sure Shoni …

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Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards

Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant …

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NAIA MVP Preston Wynne Inspires Native Americans

NAIA MVP Preston Wynne Inspires Native Americans

Wynne shoots lights out in tournament play, as he leads Vanguard University to first Men’s Basketball Championship. by Charlie Perry, Working construction on the Spokane Reservation of Washington, Preston Wynne knew he wanted more out of life. Wanting to focus on his education he decided to give college a try by enrolling at the Spokane Community tribal college. Two years …

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REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL PROFILES THE SCHIMMEL SISTERS

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL PROFILES THE SCHIMMEL SISTERS

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL PROFILES THE SCHIMMEL SISTERS OF LOUISVILLE’S BASKETBALL TEAM; REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV’s most honored sports journalism series, continues its 20th season with more enterprising features and reporting when the show’s 204th edition debuts TUESDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.5 Other HBO playdates: March 25 (3:45 a.m.), 28 (9:30 a.m., 5:00 …

by admin on March 19th, 2014 Leave a comment »

AAU ANNOUNCES SHONI AND JUDE AS SULLIVAN AWARD NOMINEES

AAU ANNOUNCES SHONI AND JUDE AS SULLIVAN AWARD NOMINEES

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – (March 10, 2014) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) announced today that 19 nominees have been selected for the 2013 James E. Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete. Nominees include Olympic gold medalists David Boudia and Katie Ledecky, along with college sports stars Shoni and Jude Schimmel, Louisville and AJ McCarron, University of Alabama …

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Louisville’s Shoni and Jude Schimmel inspire Native Americans

Louisville’s Shoni and Jude Schimmel inspire Native Americans

Published March 11, 2014/ Associated Press UNCASVILLE, CONN. –  Whenever Shoni Schimmel’s career ends at Louisville, she’ll not only have left her mark at the school on the court, but also off it. Schimmel did her best to try to beat UConn on Monday night in the American Athletic Conference championship game. She scored 20 points, but had little help as …

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NDNSPORTS.COM:  Newtown High School’s Joe Baker featured #1 on ESPN Top 10 Plays

NDNSPORTS.COM: Newtown High School’s Joe Baker featured #1 on ESPN Top 10 Plays

(Newtown, ND) – Newtown High School’s Joe Baker from New Town, ND and a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation on the on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation made a half court shot last night that was the #1 play on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the day for March 6th. The play was from the 2014 State Class B Boys …

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Iroquois Nationals announced the 44-man training roster for the World Games

Iroquois Nationals announced the 44-man training roster for the World Games

Press Release The Iroquois Nationals are proud to post a spring roster of players that will make up its 2014 Iroquois Nationals field lacrosse team. The finalized version of the team roster is to be announced in June, as the Iroquois Nationals prepare for competition at the 2014 Men’s World Field Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado. This announcement is released …

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Shoni Schimmel has had an Amazing Career for Louisville

Shoni Schimmel has had an Amazing Career for Louisville

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Updated 4/1/2014 9:30 PM) (Louisville, KY) – In 2010, Shoni Schimmel was the talk of the college recruiting scene, rated as high as the #6 recruit in the nation by Hoop Gurlz. At the time, Shoni was the only ESPN 100 recruit who had not signed with a college during her senior year. Speculations and rumors began …

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Schimmel fans from around Indian Country descend into Louisville

Schimmel fans from around Indian Country descend into Louisville

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM 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 …

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Shoni Schimmel’s ‘Off the Rez’ documentary hits iTunes & VOD Platforms Friday; NDNSPORTS.COM

Shoni Schimmel’s ‘Off the Rez’ documentary hits iTunes & VOD Platforms Friday; NDNSPORTS.COM

by ndnsports.com The long awaited documentary of Shoni Schimmel’s documentary “Off the Rez”, produced by Jonathan Hock, will finally be available for download this Friday, January 24th in the iTunes store and other video-on-demand (VOD) platforms including Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu. OFF THE REZ follows Shoni Schimmel, then a high-school junior living …

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Schimmel Parents to Make Muscogee Nation Appearance

Schimmel Parents to Make Muscogee Nation Appearance

Press Release (Okmulgee, OK) – Cici and Rick Schimmel, parents of the phenomenal Native American Schimmel sisters of the Louisville Lady Cardinals basketball team will make an appearance as guests of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Okmulgee High School’s Brock Gymnasium from 1pm until 4pm. They will be presenting a motivational seminar and clinic targeted …

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Native Americans to watch in the Women’s NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Native Americans to watch in the Women’s NCAA Volleyball Tournament

By Brent Cahwee INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee announced Sunday the 64-team field for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. Thirty-two conferences were awarded automatic qualification, and the remaining 32 slots were filled with at-large selections to complete the bracket. Among these teams selected for the tournament will be four Native American ladies that …

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Native Runners help teams Win XC National Championships

Native Runners help teams Win XC National Championships

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM The first collegiate championships of the season finished up on Saturday afternoon and when it was all over with Native American athletes were a part of championship teams at the NCAA Division 1 level, NAIA and the NJCAA level. At the NCAA Division 1 championships, the No. 3 ranked Colorado Buffalo’s men’s cross country team won …

by admin on November 24th, 2013 1 Comments »

Native American Runners to compete at NAIA National XC Championships

Native American Runners to compete at NAIA National XC Championships

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Lawrence, Kansas) – The 2013 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships are being held Saturday November 23rd in Lawrence, Kansas at the historic Rim Rock Farm cross country course. Built in 1974, Rim Rock Farm has been home to three Big Eight Championships (1983, 1991 and 1995), the NCAA Division I and II Championships …

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Arizona State Women’s Basketball to Honor No. 21 Jersey of Hall of Famer Ryneldi Becenti on Dec. 21

Arizona State Women’s Basketball to Honor No. 21 Jersey of Hall of Famer Ryneldi Becenti on Dec. 21

Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics TEMPE, Ariz. – Ryneldi Becenti, a member of the Arizona State University Sports Hall of Fame who twice earned honorable mention All-America notice as a member of the Sun Devil women’s basketball team, will have her No. 21 jersey honored and displayed from the rafters of Wells Fargo Arena on Sat., Dec. 21 when the Sun …

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OKC Thunder Quartet Hosts Fit Clinic for 50 children from the Kickapoo Tribe

OKC Thunder Quartet Hosts Fit Clinic for 50 children from the Kickapoo Tribe

ndnsports.com/staff (Oklahoma City, OK) -  In a press release by the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, four Thunder players hosted a fit clinic for nearly 50 kids from the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. Leading the fit camp was NBA star Russell Westbrook who got some assistance from teammates Reggie Jackson, Steven Adams and Andre Roberson. The kids were broken …

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Three Natives Americans to Watch in the NBA D-League this Season

Three Natives Americans to Watch in the NBA D-League this Season

Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (NBA D-League) The National Basketball Association’s minor league basketball program known as the D-League tips off their season this week and when it does there will be three Native American athletes on the rosters for everyone to pull for. Ben Strong, Damen Bell-Holter, and Chief Kickingstallionsims will all play with in the D-League this season in hopes …

by admin on November 20th, 2013 1 Comments »

WNIT MVP Sara Hammond sends “shout out” to Indian Country

WNIT MVP Sara Hammond sends “shout out” to Indian Country

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Louisville, KY) – Coming home fresh off of winning the WNIT Preseason championship this past weekend in Norman, Oklahoma against the Sooners, Junior forward and WNIT Tournament MVP, Sara Hammond of the Louisville Cardinals and teammates of Shoni and Jude Schimmel, sent out message of thanks and appreciation to all of the Native Americans in attendance …

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Shoni Scores 16 as Cardinals win Preseason WNIT; Oklahoma Native Americans show up in support

Shoni Scores 16 as Cardinals win Preseason WNIT; Oklahoma Native Americans show up in support

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Norman, Oklahoma) – Shoni Schimmel, one half of the “Umatilla Thrillas”, scored 16 points as No. 5 Louisville beat Oklahoma 97-92 in overtime on Sunday to win the preseason WNIT title. Trailing 95-87 in OT, the Sooners scored five straight to cut it to 95-92 with 25 seconds left. The Cardinals (4-0) turned over the inbounds …

by admin on November 17th, 2013 1 Comments »

10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season

10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM To celebrate the start of the 2013-14 college basketball season, we want to highlight some players to watch from Indian country this year. Colleges all across the country have many athletes representing dozens of tribes and participating in a variety of divisions, such as the NJCAA, NAIA, and all the divisions of NCAA. Indian country will …

by admin on November 11th, 2013 2 Comments »

Nike N7 and Kevin Durant Support Native American Youth

Nike N7 and Kevin Durant Support Native American Youth

Nike N7 is proud to announce the third collaboration with Kevin Durant on an N7 version of his signature shoe, the KD VI. Playing in Oklahoma City has connected Kevin Durant to the mission of Nike N7 and the impact it has with Native Americans across North America. The bold Nike N7 KD VI features the repeating pattern of arrows that first …

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Haskell Falls to Tulsa University in Exhibition Play

Haskell Falls to Tulsa University in Exhibition Play

Story submitted by Rhonda LeValdo Tulsa, OK -  Haskell started off its exhibition game against a division one team with a three pointer from Stand Lovato giving the Native American fans in attendance something to cheer about.  But with a total of 28 turnovers Haskell let Tulsa run away with the game 118-55. Haskell sophomore forward Dallas Rudd said even …

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Schimmel Family Extends its Gratitude to Supporters

Schimmel Family Extends its Gratitude to Supporters

by Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Oregon) – As the basketball season approaches all across the country for the many colleges and high schools the parents of Shoni and Jude Schimmel, Rick and Cici, released a statement today expressing gratitude to all of the supporters of their family. The family noted, “As we are so busy just getting through the day sometimes …

by admin on October 23rd, 2013 Leave a comment »

Navajo Nations Dockery Earns Big 12 Player of the Week Honors – NDNSPORTS.COM

Navajo Nations Dockery Earns Big 12 Player of the Week Honors – NDNSPORTS.COM

Courtesy: Big12Sports.com A quartet of players, including two Kansas Jayhawks, have garnered Big 12 volleyball weekly honors for matches played Sept. 23-29. Kansas’ Tiana Dockery (Navajo Nation) claims the Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate Caroline Jarmoc shares the Defensive Player of the Week distinction with Kristen Hahn (Iowa State). Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu was named the Rookie of the …

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Inspiring a Culture – Bradley Nash

Inspiring a Culture – Bradley Nash

By Gabby Munoz For NM State Athletic Media Relations LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Sept. 27) – Sophomore Bradley Nash, of the New Mexico State Volleyball team, was honored at a banquet, Monday, Sept. 24, by the American Indian program and the Indian Resource Development program. Originally from Kayenta, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, Nash was recognized for her hard work and …

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Q & A with Damen Bell-Holter; from small Alaskan village to NBA dreaming

Q & A with Damen Bell-Holter; from small Alaskan village to NBA dreaming

Q & A with Damen Bell-Holter; from small Alaskan village to NBA dreaming By Brent Cahwee, ndnsports.com (Editor’s Note: We recently had an opportunity to catch up with Native American professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter who is now working out with the NBA’s Boston Celtics. Below is a transcript of some of what we chatted about, we thank Damen for …

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