|UofL's newest pro|
Hines-Allen is the eighth Louisville women's basketball player to be selected in the WNBA Draft and the first since a trio of players went in the 2014 draft. The 118 wins in four seasons make her the winningest player in program history.
Highlights from MHA's career include one Final Four and three Sweet Sixteens in four NCAA
appearances, tied for second at UofL in career double-doubles with 33, third in program history with 2028 career points, and second in program history with 1151 career rebounds.
She'll be with superstar Elena Della Donne and Cardinal great Asia Taylor on the Mystics roster. That sounds like a VERY powerful front line to us...in addition to the other "painters" on Washington's roster.
Congratulations to you, Myisha. I know your accomplishments in the pros will be great.
Jeff Walz Takes No Breaks
|What is Jeff Walz thinking?|
With the 2017-18 NCAA women's basketball season over Walz has a little bit of spare time outside of his recruiting trips and early preseason workouts to take on this responsibility.
The team will compete at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, which dates and locations are to be determined. The top four teams will qualify for the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup.
Sydney Zambrotta to transfer
"Syd is looking for a place to get more playing time, She's a great kid and we are doing everything we can to help her." is the quote we got from a representative of the Louisville basketball team.
In two years as a Cardinal, Zambrotta saw 530 minutes of court time in 62 games and had 1 start. She scored 195 points and was 49 for 129 from the three-point range. Her career high was against WKU back on 12/11/16 when she scored 15 points.
A 5'9" guard from North Babylon, NY....Syd was a 4-star recruit and chose Louisville over Miami (FL), Minnesota, Pittsburgh and South Carolina.
We at Cardinal Couple wish her the best in her future court time and will always remember the "Three....ZZZZ" yell Sean Moth would intone after a successful trifecta. Good luck, Syd !!
Are Cheerleading and Dancing Sports?
The textbook definition of "sport" is "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment".
Going by the textbook definition both are sports without a doubt. Their tumbling, movements, and pyramid-stacking would be considered physical exertion and skill. When they compete against other schools in the championships it would be for entertainment.
So why doesn't UofL make cheerleading and dancing part of their sports?
|Cheerleaders pose with WBB|
It is unfortunate that the NCAA will not recognize cheerleading and dancing as sports, but hopefully we will see more recognition for the groups in the future. They do have more championships in their history than all of the other 21 UofL sports combined...
Lacrosse and Softball
|Rain won't melt lacrosse|
The wonderful SID for women's basketball and lacrosse, Nick Evans, also does some work with the Louisville Bats. I spoke with him about weather affecting lacrosse on Saturday. He laughed. Rain won't make the team melt... unless they're in the Wizard of Oz. As long as lightning does not make it's way to Floyd Street they are still set to go at noon on Saturday.
Enjoy Your Friday and Go Cards!
- Jared -