June 30, 2014
Rebels Welcome Newcomers to Campus
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team welcomed eight newcomers to campus this summer. Donning the Ole Miss red and blue for the first time are: Kiara Golden (Olive Branch, Miss.), A'Queen Hayes (Horn Lake, Miss.), Sarah Porter (San Diego, Calif.), Shandricka Sessom (Byhalia, Miss.), Toree Thompson (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Erika Sisk (Oxford, Miss.), Kelsey Briggs (Memphis, Tenn.) and Precious Person (Jonesboro, Ga.). The class has a decidedly Mississippi feel with four players from the Magnolia State. Additionally, the Rebels welcome back hometown player Sisk who played her prep basketball at nearby Oxford high school before spending a year at Murray State, where she was named Ohio Valley Freshman of the Year. Sisk sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to play this season. Precious Person, who spent the last two seasons at Rutgers, joins the Rebels. She will sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules.
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team and staff got into the #Chilin4Charity initiative this summer. This summer, Arizona head women’s basketball coach Niya Butts started the Chillin 4 Charity to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation. If the coaches accept the challenges, each coach will donate $25 towards the Kay Yow Foundation. If a coach does not accept the challenge, they must donate $250 to the foundation. Check out the video of the Ole Miss coaches getting “Chilled” for Charity.
Cold Water Challenge #Chillin4Charity from Matt Insell on Vimeo.
Shaq Heads Across The Pond to Play for Great Britain
Rising sophomore Shequila Joseph headed back across the pond to join up with the Great Britain U20 Women’s team for the 2014 Euro Championships July 3-13 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Joseph and her teammates open action on July 3 against Norway. Follow the action HERE.
The Rebels have a vested interest in what’s happening with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Former Ole Miss head coach and player, Carol Ross, and Rebel great Armintie Price-Herrington, have been reunited in the city of Angels with the WNBA’s Sparks. The Sparks are 6-8 on the season and recently picked up an overtime win over Tulsa Shock. Keep up with Coach Ross and Armintie on Twitter at @SparksCoachRoss and @Armintie. Follow the Sparks all season HERE.
Get to Know The Newest Member of the Ole Miss Squad
Throughout the summer, OleMissSports.com will run a Get To Know feature highlighting the newest members of the Ole Miss women’s basketball staff and newcomers. First up was assistant coach Brittany Hudson. Check out her Q&A HERE and be on the lookout for more Get to Know features throughout the summer.
Basketball Practice Facility Renamed Tuohy Basketball Center
Thanks to the extraordinary contributions of Sean Tuohy and his family to the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation’s Forward Together campaign, Ole Miss Athletics has renamed the Basketball Practice Facility the Tuohy Basketball Center. Read all about the renaming HERE
Rebels Host Horizon Summer Learning Program at Tuohy Center
The women’s basketball team hosted a group of youth ages 5-8 who are enrolled in the Horizon Summer Learning Program at the Tuohy Center on Friday (June 27. The group sponsored by the McLean Institute on campus, is a program designed to prevent summer learning loss and features students from Oxford’s Bramlett Elementary School. The Ole Miss basketball team and staff put the groups through some basketball drills and played several games during the event. For more on the event click HERE
Not To Early For Tickets!
It’s not too early to start thinking about the 2014-15 Ole Miss women’s basketball season, it will be here before you know it! For ticket information go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587).
Follow Ole Miss Women’s Basketball on The Web and Social Media
For all Ole Miss women’s basketball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWBB, Facebook at Ole Miss WBB and on Instagram at Ole Miss_WBB. Fans can also follow Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Matt Insell on Twitter at @minsell. The Ole Miss assistant coaches are also on Twitter. Assistant Coach Brittany Hudson @Coach_BH), Assistant Coach Alex Simmons (@APSimms2) and Assistant Coach Todd Schaefer (@OLEMISSCoach)