-Cards visit Pendleton, head to Vancouver next
Led by Umatilla Reservation residents Jude and Shoni Schimmel, the University of Louisville women's basketball team spent Friday "on the rez". The day started early for the Cards...a bus ride from Portland to the Blue Mountain Community College where a two hour practice followed in front of several hundred attendees.
CARDINAL COUPLE reader Umatilla 23 was there and filed this exclusive CARDINAL COUPLE practice report:
"Just watched the practice here at Blue Mountain and Jude (Schimmel) really stood out--great passing, shooting and speed. A high school coach sitting next to me was impressed with her also...mostly her speed with the ball. Sara Hammond looked pretty good despite missing six sets of free throws at the end of practice. I got to talk to her briefly about it and she said that it was the first time that had ever happened (LOL).
Overall, the Lady Cards look very deep. They stayed around after practice, my girls were excited to get autographs and I was pumped to meet Coach Walz."
|Jude and Shoni pose with Kaylee Fragua in front|
of the Nixyaawii Community School Gym
(photo by Jamie Valdez/Portland Tribune)
The Cards proceeded next to the Nixyaawii Governance Center and met with the members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation's board of trustees. Following the meeting, team and staff took an extended tour of the Tribal Center and Museum.
|Louisville had a two hour practice here Friday|