Sheryl Swoopes Speaker Profile
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Sheryl Swoopes Biography
Sheryl Swoopes was born March 25, 1971 and is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when it was created. She has won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP. Frequently referred to as the "female Michael Jordan," Swoopes is famous for both her offensive and defensive skills. In 2005, she averaged 18.6 points, 85% free throws, 4.3 assists, 2.65 steals and 37.1 minutes playing time per game.
Swoopes was recruited for the Houston Comets of the WNBA during the 1997 inaugural season. She returned after giving birth to her son, to play the last third of the WNBA inaugural season and lead the Comets in the 1997 WNBA Championship. As a member of the Houston Comets, she has accumulated over 2,000 career points, 500 career rebounds, 300 career assists and 200 career steals. Her extraordinary scoring and defensive ability have made her the first three-time WNBA MVP (2000, 2002, 2005) and the first three-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year (2000, 2002, 2003). Swoopes is a four-time WNBA champion (1997-2000).
Swoopes is the second player in WNBA history to win both the regular season MVP award and the All-Star Game MVP award in the same season. The first player to accomplish this was Lisa Leslie. Swoopes is also the first player in WNBA history to record a playoff triple-double.
Swoopes gained national prominence when she won the gold medal with the USA Basketball Women's National Team (WNT) at the 1996 Olympic Games and became a focal point of the fledgling WNBA. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist (1996, 2000, 2004).
On March 3, 2008 Swoopes signed with the Seattle Storm ending her eleven year career with the Houston Comets.
Sheryl Swoopes Hiring and Booking InformationOlympians are the best at what they do. Dedication, training as well as going above and beyond to represent their respective countries. The booking agents at AthletePromotions can easily assist with booking Sheryl Swoopes speaking engagements or appearances from some of the top Olympic gold medalists. We have years of experience in booking Olympic athletes for VIP Meet & Greets, keynote speeches and autograph signings. Hiring a Olympian like Sheryl Swoopes is a very easy process. Our team can provide fees, availability and all costs associated in bringing out an Olympian to your next big corporate event. We can easily find Sheryl Swoopes’s agent to make your next event the best it can be. A Sheryl Swoopes appearance will be sure to reward your company’s employees, customers and clients. Most likely, Olympic fans and corporations can find Sheryl Swoopes's official website, charity involvement, Twitter account, representation, publicist and management info at www.Sheryl Swoopes.com.
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Recent Sheryl Swoopes Blogs
Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:22 pm
Three time Olympic gold medalist, WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will be hosting a special blog on Shape.com with commentary of her thoughts on the 2012 Summer Olympics. Her daily posts during the games would cover her connection to the Olympics, recaps on top performances, fitness tips, buzz from games and much more. Known as the Female Jordan, Swoopes is a four-time WNBA champion. As a...[Read More]
Posted on 28 July 2013 | 12:28 am
Three-time Olympic gold medals and three-time MVP award winner, Sheryl Swoopes, will be front and center as ESPN takes a look at her career as well as her time with the Houston Comets. Cameras capture and interview players to see what the women had to do in order to win multiple WNBA championships. Known as the Female Jordan, Swoopes is a four-time WNBA champion. As a member of the...[Read More]
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