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Shoni Schimmel Has “Dream” Debut to Start Her WNBA Career

Shoni Schimmel Has “Dream” Debut to Start Her WNBA Career

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Atlanta) – The WNBA opening weekend started on Friday and the most anticipated player for Indian Country made her debut with the Atlanta Dream and she did not disappoint the many fans in attendance and those watching on TV or online. Shoni Schimmel opened up her WNBA career with seven points for the Atlanta Dream as …

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NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: A Class of Native American athletes

NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: A Class of Native American athletes

This year is extraordinary for Native American lacrosse athletes, a renew interest NCAA Collegiate Lacrosse National Championships with a class of talented Haudenosaunee student athletes.  At least 15 native athletes begin the 2014 collegiate lacrosse tournament. On Wednesday Division 1 Siena College started the lacrosse May Madness with player Chris White (Oneida), Saturday and Sunday games include University of Albany : Lyle (Onondaga), Miles (Onondaga), …

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Lyle Thompson & Miles Thompson Named Top 5 Tewaaraton Finalists

Lyle Thompson & Miles Thompson Named Top 5 Tewaaraton Finalists

WASHINGTON, May 8 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2014 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s finalists, presented by Panama Jack. Five men and five women were selected as finalists and will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the 14th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on May 29, 2014. The five men’s finalists are Loyola University defenseman Joe Fletcher, Princeton University …

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Shoni Schimmel Impresses Atlanta Dream Head Coach in Scrimmage vs Chinese National team

Shoni Schimmel Impresses Atlanta Dream Head Coach in Scrimmage vs Chinese National team

by Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Atlanta, GA) – Although the official preseason hasn’t started for the WNBA just yet, it was announced last month that the women’s Chinese National team would scrimmage four of the WNBA’s teams. One of those teams would be the Atlanta Dream on May 4th. There were no cameras, announcers, or even chairs for those fans that …

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Iron Shell Breaks Briar Cliff University Sprint Record

Iron Shell Breaks Briar Cliff University Sprint Record

By Vi Waln, Sicangu Scribe Scribblings SIOUX CITY, IA – College track records are written in the scorebooks until someone like sprinter Robert Iron Shell dashes right past them. Hard work, discipline and determination are what drives his athletic and academic success. Since starting with the Briar Cliff University track team he helped the relay team qualify for the Indoor …

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Native American Lacrosse Players Named to the Tewaarton Award Watch List

Native American Lacrosse Players Named to the Tewaarton Award Watch List

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Washington) – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2014 Tewaaraton Award men’s nominees, presented by Panama Jack, for the top player in Lacrosse. Twenty-eight men were selected as nominees for the 14th annual Tewaaraton Award, 5 finalists will be selected and honored May 29, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The men’s award nominees that are Native American …

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Redzone Publishing & Sooner Spectator release third Native American Issue

Redzone Publishing & Sooner Spectator release third Native American Issue

NORMAN, Okla. – Thousands of Native American students representing dozens of different tribes from across the country have attended the University of Oklahoma over the past century, and each of them in their own way have left a mark on the school and the lives of their fellow students. One area where that impact has been most evident is athletics, …

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Tewaaraton Native American Scholarship Applications Due April 30

Tewaaraton Native American Scholarship Applications Due April 30

WASHINGTON – The Tewaaraton Foundation has extended the due date for applications for the annual Tewaaraton Outstanding Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse, to April 30, 2014. Awarded to one male and one female student each year, the scholarship honors high school students of Haudenosaunee/Iroquois heritage who exemplify high character, leadership and academics both on and off the lacrosse field. …

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WNBA Atlanta Dream Signs First-Round Pick Shoni Schimmel

WNBA Atlanta Dream Signs First-Round Pick Shoni Schimmel

ATLANTA, April 25, 2014 – The WNBA Atlanta Dream announced Friday that it completed its training camp roster by signing its three draft picks – including first-round selection (No. 8 overall) Shoni Schimmel – and five additional players to training camp contracts. Per team policy, contract terms were not disclosed.  Schimmel was the No. 8 pick in the WNBA Draft …

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Angel Goodrich Announced on Tulsa Shock Final Training Camp Roster

Angel Goodrich Announced on Tulsa Shock Final Training Camp Roster

TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Shock has finalized the 2014 training camp roster with a total of 15 players. As Head Coach Fred Williams enters his first season with the Shock, included on the training camp roster are nine returning players from the 2013 season: Glory Johnson, Riquna Williams, Skylar Diggins, Jennifer Lacy, Roneeka Hodges, Courtney Paris, Angel Goodrich (Cherokee …

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WNBA is about to learn about the Shoni Schimmel Effect

WNBA is about to learn about the Shoni Schimmel Effect

By Brent Cahwee, NDNSPORTS.COM (Atlanta, GA) – It’s been called the “Schimmel Show”, “Rez Rising”, and even the “Showtime Shoni Show” but whatever you want to label it, it is something that is already being felt by the WNBA league since the Atlanta Dream drafted Shoni Schimmel, the former Louisville standout from the Confederate Tribes of the Umatilla Indian reservation. …

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North American Indian Tennis Championships; May 24-26, 2014

North American Indian Tennis Championships; May 24-26, 2014

Press Release (Kansas City, MO) –  The North American Indian Tennis Association (NAITA) has selected Kansas City, Missouri to host its 38th Annual NAITA Championships during Memorial Day Weekend on May 24-26. Kansas City was selected to host the event due to its central location, outstanding tennis facilities, favorable weather, family-friendly attractions, and world-famous barbecue. Tribal members of all nations …

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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 …

by admin on January 22nd, 2014 Leave a comment »

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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