Less than 48 hours after being inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts announced she facing another serious health battle. This morning in an emotional and tearful close to GMA, Robin shared with America that she has been diagnosed with the rare blood disorder Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
"It is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow", said Robin as she held the hand of co-anchors Josh Elliott and George Stephanopoulos. "I am going to beat this, my doctors say it and my faith says it too. "
Three Olympic gold medalists, an Emmy award-winning broadcaster, a five-time national championship coach, and a two-time AIAW championship player were inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee. The six women being recognized with one of the highest honors in sports were Dawn Staley, Nikki McCray, Pam McGee, Robin Roberts, Nancy Fahey and Inge Nissen.
Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa and Utah's Michelle Plouffe headline the roster of 12 current and former U.S. collegiate stars named to the Canadian Senior Women's National Team this week in Toronto.
“We are very excited about this group of athletes that we are taking to the Olympic Qualifier,” said returning Canadian head coach Allison McNeill. “It was a very difficult decision for the coaching staff as we had many excellent athletes in camp. When we got down to sixteen athletes, they were all capable in playing for Canada.”
Illinois wing Alexis Burke, a junior, has transferred to Rutgers, head coach C. Vivian Stringer announced Thursday.
The 5-11 Burke, the 2010 Georgia Class 4A Player of the Year, was ranked among the top 50 high school recruits in the country, and among the top 15 at her small forward position, when she was signed by former Illini head coach Jolette Law in 2008 out of Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ga. , in 2009. in addition to leading her high school team to a 25-4 record in her senior season, Burke helped her club team, Essence, to the Nike National championship in 2008.