Women's Basketball Summer Notebook (July 14)

 

July 14, 2014

Ole Miss Athletic Director @RossBjorkAD Gets Involved with #Chillin4Charity
Ole Miss Athletic Director, Ross Bjork got into the #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge on July 10. After being called out by Oregon Athletic Director, Rob Mullen, Bjork and his son Payton took to the Walk of Champions and got dumped on by members of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team. In return, Bjork challenged Leigh Anne Tuohy, Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen and Ole Miss alum and current Fox News reporter Shepard Smith. Watch video of Bjork’s “Chill” below and as a flashback see the Ole Miss coaches get dumped on!

Ross Bjork’s #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge


Flashback: Women’s Basketball #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge


Cold Water Challenge #Chillin4Charity from Matt Insell on Vimeo.

Joseph Wraps Up Action with Great Britain at the U20 European Championships
Rising sophomore Shequila Joseph went back across the pond to play for Great Britain at the Under 20 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria July 3-13. Joseph averaged 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists through six games. She reached double figures on three occasions with a tournament best 14 points against Lithuania. She also had a tournament high nine rebound’s in a win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check out all of her stats HERE .

Price Heads Into Ole Miss M-Club Hall of Fame
Former Ole Miss women’s basketball great Armintie Price-Herrington will be inducted into the Ole Miss M-Club Hall of Fame this year. Price, is one of three players in program history to record over 2,000 career points and one of four players with over 1,000 points and 500 career assists. Congrats Mint! 

McFarland Inks Professional Contract
Former Ole Miss point guard Valencia McFarland (2010-14) inked her first professional contact with Romanian club CSU Alba Lulia of the Euroleague. The Euroleague is regarded as the top women’s basketball league in the world and is home to some of the top players in the world. Read about McFarland’s signing HERE.

WNBA Update
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 in the midst of three games in five days. The squad opened the swing with a 90-64 win over the Connecticut Sun, which features another Rebel in Jennifer Gillom, who is an assistant coach for the Sun. LA takes on the Indiana Fever in a nationally-televised contest on ESPN2 on Tuesday (July 15). Ole Miss also keeps an eye on the Connecticut Sun as former Ole Miss great Jennifer Gillom serves on the coaching staff. Gillom and her Sun squad are 9-11 heading into a two-game road swing at Seattle and Phoenix.  Keep up with Coach Ross and Armintie on Twitter at @SparksCoachRoss and @Armintie. Follow the Sparks all season HERE and keep up with Jennifer Gillom and the Connecticut Sun 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. Here are the two Get To Know Features on new assistant coach Brittany Hudson and video coordinator Sean Stephenson

Brittany Hudson – June 27
Sean Stephenson – July 4

In addition to the Get To Know features, OleMissSports.com is running a Rebel Roll Call series with the players. Gracie Frizzell and Shequila Joseph have each taken a turn on the Roll Call. Below are the Roll Call Features

Gracie Frizzell – July 1
Shequila Joseph – July 8

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)


 

 

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