It took eight championship game tries but the Insell family finally has lifted the monkey off their collective backs. Thanks to the combined efforts of Kaela Davis and Rebecca Greenwell (both members of the USA National U17 team) and a solid supporting cast, the Tennessee Flight Silver coached by Tom Insell emerged from a talented field to claim first place in the Gold Division of the premier section of the Nike Boo Williams Invitational held April 20-22 in Hampton, Virginia.
Former Lady Vol Kyra Elzy has accepted a position as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Tennessee under new head coach Holly Warlick. Today Elzy announced her resignation as the associate head coach for the Kentucky women's basketball team to accept the new postion with the Vols.
Center Stefanie Dolson and point guard Bria Hartley, fellow New Yorkers, played on high school all-star and USA Basketball teams together before they entered UConn in the fall of 2010. The duo was thrust into starting positions as freshmen and both made solid impacts over the season helping lead UConn to a 36-2 record. Hartley ended up making Full Court’s 2011 Freshman All-American first team while Dolson made the second team.
Close to over 100 teams from 11 states gathered in Merriville, Ind., over the weekend of April 20-22 to take part in the Adidas Hoosier Hardwood Championships. Here are a few of the many talented young ladies that caught the attention of Full Court.
Class of 2013
Alexandria Harris, 6-3 post, Adidas TNBA West U16 (Lorain, Ohio)
With Brittney Griner out of the hunt, USA Basketball turned to the UConn connection -- and to veteran Asjha Jones -- to fill the final spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team roster, the organization announced today. Jones, was selected by the USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee, approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors and is pending final approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
After 38 years of roaming the sidelines, Pat Summitt officially stepped down as Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers on Wednesday. During the official press conference held the following day, she symbolically handed her whistle over to her top assistant, Holly Warlick, who has been by her side for 27 seasons and was also a former player. Summitt will assume new duties as head coach emeritus, activiely helping with recruiting and continuing to be a champion for the women's basketball program at the University of Tennessee.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama named Patricia "Pat" Head Summitt, 38-year head coach and recently named head coach emeritus of the University of Tennessee's women's basketball team, as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Baylor star Brittney Griner withdrew her name today from consideration from the senior national women's basketball team that will represent the United States at the London Olympics this summer. Griner was named to the Senior National Team pool on Aug. 1, 2011, and was identified as a finalist for the Olympic team on Feb. 13, 2012.
PAT SUMMIT PHOTO GALLERY - For those not close to the Tennessee program, the question over the years has come in repetitive fashion from those TV viewers, be they coaches, fans, reporters not involved with women’s coverage: “What’s she really like in person?
“She looks like she is really mean with that stare. She must be really tough to deal with.”