When a coach leaves a university, current players and recruits always get caught in the fallout -- and such is the case for Jada Terry, a 6-3 post from Cedar Hill High School in Texas, who had committed to the Longhorns until the unexpected resignation of Gail Goestenkors.
At a special banquet and awards show in Los Angeles the night before the ESPY's, Breanna Stewart was named the 10th annual Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year. She accepted the award from WNBA star Lisa Leslie and soccer star Brandi Chastain. Stewart wore a silky blue dress with open shoulders to the formal event and thanked her parents, coaches and supporters for her success.
It wasn't an easy road to the Flava Jam title game for Essence Purple -- and the Florida power ran into the well-rested host, DFW T-Jack Elite, in the finals and simply didn't have enough left in the tank to defend its 2011 championship.