April 2008

Don't miss the feature on Tracy Gahan, which currently appears on the websites of both Basketball Ireland and Emerald Hoops.

Congratulations to Bethany Donaphin who has led Famila Schio to the semifinals of the Italian league championship.

Don't miss the feature on Amber Petillon in the spring 2008 edition of the Richmond Alumni Magazine.

Congratulations to Bethany Donaphin, who helped lead Famila Schio to the FIBA EuroCup championship.

Don't miss the Q&A with Brittany Jackson on Eurobasket.com.

March 2008

Keep an eye out for the upcoming feature on Sophia Young in HOOP magazine (the official magazine of the NBA), which hits news stands in mid-April.

Congratulations to Lori Crisman who helped lead BBC Troistorrents to the Swiss Cup finals. Despite losing in the championship game, Lori had a game high 31 points, along with 15 boards. Lori also helped lead BBC to the Swiss League Cup earlier this year, in which she was again the game's high scorer (with 27 points). Lori ended the regular season in Switzerland with the league's top ranking for overall evaluation and has just led BBC into the semifinals of the league championship after a clean sweep in the quarterfinals.

Don't miss the feature on Brittany Jackson in the Cleveland Daily Banner.

Don't miss the announcement of Tracy Gahan's signing on Our Sports Central.

Brittany Jackson has signed with the Atlanta Dream for the 2008 WNBA season.

Tracy Gahan has signed with the Connecticut Sun for the 2008 WNBA season.

Congratulations to Lori Crisman, who has led BBC Troistorrents to the semi-finals of the Swiss league with an impressive sweep of Meyrin in the quarterfinals.

Linda Fröhlich had a game high 19 points in the Italian Cup finals, which Taranto unfortunately lost to Venezia by three points (61-59).

Congratulations to Linda Fröhlich who had 13 points in a win to send Taranto to the finals of the Italian Cup.

Tracy Gahan continues to rake in the awards this season, having just been named MVP of the Adelaide Lightning. This comes on the heels of her selection to the WNBL All Star Five (the only American to be named to the team) and taking the WNBL championship title with Adelaide. Tracy was also a finalist for WNBL Player of the Year.

Congratulations to Bethany Donaphin, who has helped lead Schio to the FIBA EuroCup Finals.

Congratulations to Tracy Gahan, who helped lead the Adelaide Lightning to the WNBL Championship title in Australia with a 92-82 win over the Sydney Uni Flames on Saturday (08 March). Read about it here.

Tracy Gahan (aka the Double Double Queen) has been named to the All Star Five of the Australian Defense Force WNBL. Tracy finished the year averaging 13.9 ppg and notched 14 double doubles, while ranking second in the league for field goal percentage (57.1%) and free throw percentage (83%). Her 9.5 rebounds per game ranked her fourth in the league and she was named the NIVEA Player of the Week for rounds 4, 14 and 17.

K.B. Sharp has re-signed with the Indiana Fever for the 2008 WNBA season.

In collaboration with Jim Tanner, Esq. of Williams & Connolly LLP, BLAIL has finalized a contract for WNBA All Star Alana Beard to join Lotos Gdynia for the remainder of the 2007-2008 international season.

Linda Fröhlich has re-signed with the Sacramento Monarchs for the 2008 WNBA season.

Don't miss Sophia Young's second postcard from France on WNBA.com.

Congratulations to Linda Fröhlich and Petra Gläser, who were both named again to the German National Team.

Congratulations to Irish star Ann-Marie Healy who led DCU Mercy in their defeat of the previously undefeated Hotel Cork team. Ann-Marie had 17 points in the 69-82 loss.

The San Antonio Silver Stars have exercised the 2009 contract extension option for two time WNBA All Star Sophia Young. Check out WNBA.com.

Congratulations to Lori Crisman who ended the regular season in Switzerland with the league's top ranking for overall evaluation. The former Western Michigan star led BBC Troistorrents to second place finish in the league, with a record of 17-4, and averaged 22.3pts, 11.2 rebounds and 4.6 steals per game. Lori currently leads the league in steals per game and ranks top four in the league for scoring and rebounding.

February 2008

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson and Sophia Young of Galatasaray and Bethany Donaphin of Famila Schio who have qualified for the semi-finals of the FIBA EuroCup.

Congratulations to Lori Crisman who led BBC Troistorrents to the finals of the Swiss League Cup. Despite losing the game by 7 points to league leaders Neuchatel, Lori was the game's high scorer (27 points) and rebounder (11 boards).

WNBA All Star Vickie Johnson has re-signed with the San Antonio Silver Stars for the 2008 WNBA season.

Congratulations to Tracy Gahan who has helped lead Adelaide to the WNBL regular season title with a record of 18-3.

Don't miss Vickie Johnson's postcard from Turkey on WNBA.com.

Congratulations to Hungarian star Dalma Ivanyi who was named to the FIBA EuroLeague Women All Star team for the third consecutive year.

January 2008

Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's postcard from the Ukraine on WNBA.com.

Keisha Anderson has signed with IUSK in the Turkish league for the remainder of the 2007-2008 international season. Keisha last played in Israel where she led the league in steals per game and ranked second for assists per game.

Don't miss K.B. Sharp's postcard from Turkey on WNBA.com.

Don't miss Sophia Young's postcard from France on WNBA.com.

Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's postcard from California on WNBA.com.

Don't miss Sophia Young's blog on the San Antonio Silver Stars website.

Don't miss Sophia Young's postcard from the Ukraine on WNBA.com.

After leading the Turkish league in scoring with 23.0 ppg, former Tennessee Lady Vol standout Brittany Jackson has signed to play with Jelenia Gora in the Polish league for the remainder of the 2007-2008 season.

December 2007

BLAIL is overly saddened by the loss of legendary women's basketball writer Joe Smith. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Don't miss Sophia Young's postcard from Israel on WNBA.com.

Don't miss Sophia Young's postcard from Cyprus on WNBA.com.

October 2007

Don't miss the feature on Vickie Johnson's induction into the LaTech Hall of Fame in this week's edition of the New York Resident.

Tracy Gahan was featured in the "Who's Hot?" section of the WNBL's coverage of Australian pro ball. The Aussies had this to say about their favorite foreigner: "Second year Adelaide import Tracy Gahan has continued her stellar form from last year, averaging a double-double so far this season. She is an awesome defender, sweet shooter and is all round class." Tracy was also a finalist for the NIVEA Player of the Week award in the WNBL for the last round of games.

Russian star Elena Baranova has signed with Ros Caseres in Valencia, Spain for the 2007-2008 international season. Elena sat out most of last season while pregnant with her twins, Misha and Masha, but did return to compete with Chevakata Vologada in the Russian league playoffs.

Don't miss the recent WNBA.com Q&A with Linda Fröhlich about the FIBA Eurobasket Women's championship.

September 2007

Congratulations to Rosalee Mason who helped lead the British National Team to advancement to the A Division of the FIBA Women's European Championship. The next stop for Rosalee is Chieti, Italy where she'll begin her first season of a two year deal with the Italian squad.

Don't miss Sophia Young as she provides color commentary for NBA TV's telecast of the second semi-final game of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship for Women on Saturday, September 29th.

Lisa Fischman, Jana Rediger and Eva Cunningham have been selected to play on the Lake Truck Lines NCAA exhibition tour team run by Kevin Cook (ten year assistant coach of the Houston Comets and current Nigerian national team coach). The tour will take the players across the country from October 31st through November 8th, where they'll face top NCAA programs like LSU and Temple.

Khaili Sanders has signed with Odra Brzeg in the Polish first division for the 2007-2008 season. Khaili spent last season competing in Portugal, where she was a league All Star.

Rosalee Mason has signed with CUS Chieti in Italy for the 2007-2008 season.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Gillian Goring of the Washington Mystics to the family. The 6'7 center from Trinidad helped lead the N.C. State Wolfpack to the NCAA Sweet 16 this year before being drafted by the Mystics. Gillian will be playing with Ari Koleji in Turkey for the 2007-2008 international season.

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson who narrowly missed winning the WNBA/Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award for 2007. VJ, who helped lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to the Western Conference Finals this year, lost to award winner Tully Bevilaqua by only one vote (15 to 14).

Amber Petillon has signed with 08 Stockholm Human Rights in Sweden for the 2007-2008 season.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Khaili Sanders to the family. The 6'3" forward is a 2005 graduate of ACC powerhouse Clemson who went on to star in the Portuguese league last season, averaging 22 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. Khaili was named to the Portuguese All Star Game and was asked to work out with the Detroit Shock this year.

Don't miss the mentions of Jolie McKeirnan and Brittany Jackson in the Kildare Nationalist's coverage of women's basketball in Ireland.

Big congratulations go out to Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars who was named to the All-WNBA Second Team, along with league stars like Tamika Catchings, Katie Douglas, Tina Thompson and Seimone Augustus. The two time WNBA All Star will be competing with Galatasaray in Turkey during the WNBA offseason.

Don't miss Eurobasket.com's Q&A with BLAIL President Bruce Levy www.eurobasket.com.

BLAIL is pleased to announce that in conjunction with Jim Tanner of Williams and Connolly LLP, a deal has been finalized for WNBA All Star Tamika Catchings to play with Lotos Gdynia during the 2007-2008 Polish league championship.

August 2007

Ashley Key has signed with Basketklubben Marbo in the Swedish league for the 2007-2008 season.

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson and Sophia Young who have helped lead the San Antonio Silver Stars to the Western Conference Finals in the WNBA.

Congrats also go out to K.B. Sharp and Tamika Catchings who have helped lead the Indiana Fever to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Don't miss Basketball Ireland's feature on the Trim regional camp, which is being run by fellow BLAIL clients Jolie McKeirnan and Brittany Jackson.

Brittany Jackson joined NBA stars Roger Mason and Calvin Booth of the Washington Wizards at Basketball Ireland's Summer Jam 2007. Read all about it at Basketball Ireland.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Jana Rediger to the family. The 6'3 forward/center from Villanova has spent the last two seasons competing in Finland, where she led the league in blocked shots this season (2.0 per game). Jana also ranked second in the league for rebounding (13.5 rpg), seventh for double doubles (16) and top ten for overall efficiency.

July 2007

Don't miss the WNBA fitness Q&A with Sophia Young

Vickie Johnson has signed to play with Galatasaray in the Turkish league for the 2007-2008 season. VJ joins San Antonio Silver Stars teammate (and fellow BLAIL client) Sophia Young on the roster.

Don't miss the feature on Brittany Jackson in the Cleveland Daily Banner.

German national team player Petra Gläser has signed with Oberhausen in the German Bundesliga for the 2007-2008 international season.

Don't miss the feature on Sophia Young in this week's New York Amsterdam News.

Jolie McKeirnan has signed to play with the Tolka Rovers of the Irish SuperLeague for the 2007-2008 season.

Brittany Jackson will join longtime client Jolie McKeirnan in Trim, Ireland from August 20th through the 24th to conduct the North Eastern Regional Camp for Basketball Ireland. Jolie will also serve as Camp Director.

Kim MacMillan has signed with CUS Chieti in Italy for the 2007-2008 season.

Congratulations to Sophia Young, who was named to her second consecutive WNBA All Star Game.

Don't miss the Beyond the Hardwood feature on Sophia Young on Women's Basketball Online.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Amber Petillon to the family. The 6'4" center from the University of Richmond is coming off of a very successful season in the Swedish Damligan, where she was named a league All Star. Amber ranked third in the league for scoring (20.1 ppg) and tied for first for rebounding (11.5 rpg). Eurobasket.com named her an Honorable Mention selection for the All Swedish Damligan Awards.

Sophia Young has signed with Galatasaray in Turkey for the 2007-2008 international season.

Brittany Jackson has signed with Burhaniye Belediye SC in the Turkish first division for the 2007-2008 international season.

Cathy Joens has signed a contract to re-join the Chicago Sky for the 2007 WNBA season.

June 2007

Don't miss the WNBA.com feature on Sophia Young.

Bethany Donaphin has signed to play for Famila Schio in Italy for the fourth consecutive season.

Don't miss the "On the Road With..." feature on Shameka Christon on WNBA.com.

Don't miss the "THIS OR THAT" feature on Sophia Young on the San Antonio Silver Stars' website.

BLAIL is very pleased to welcome WNBA All Star Sophia Young to the family. One of the most renowned players in women's basketball, Sophia has won virtually every award imaginable. She led Baylor to the NCAA national championship title in 2005 and she was a unanimous selection to the WNBA All-Rookie team last year. After leading the San Antonio Silver Stars in scoring, rebounding and minutes played last year, Sophia went on to compete in the Czech Republic. Sophia is now back in San Antonio, where the Silver Stars are vying for the first place position in the Western Conference.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Ashley Key to the family. The N.C. State guard/forward was drafted by the Indiana Fever this year, where she finished preseason games ranked eighth for three point field goals made, ninth for points per game, eleventh for free throws made and three point field goal percentage and fourteenth for steals per game. She led the league in free throw percentage during the 2007 preseason games and ranked sixteenth overall in total efficiency points. Known for her defensive prowess, Ashley was named to her third straight selection to the ACC All Defensive Team, narrowly missing being named ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Only two other players in the history of the ACC hold the honor of having been named to three conference All-Defensive teams.

Don't miss the feature on one of BLAIL's resident divas, Nikki Blue on WNBA.com.

Congrats to Maria Viall, who was named Eurobasket.com Honorable Mention All-Sweden. Maria helped lead the Solna Vikings to a third place finish in the league and to the semifinals of the league championship. Maria was named to the league's All Star game earlier in the season.

Congratulations to Linda Fröhlich, who took home Eurobasket.com 1st Team All-Turkey honors. Linda was also named to the All-Bosman team, after helping lead Fenerbahce to the 2007 Turkish league title.

Linda Fröhlich has signed with the Sacramento Monarchs for the 2007 WNBA season.

May 2007

Crystal Robinson has retired as a professional player in the WNBA to accept a coaching job with the Washington Mystics. Read about it here.

Lori Crisman has signed with BBC Troistorrents for the 2007-2008 Swiss league championship.

Congratulations to Linda Fröhlich, who helped lead Fenerbahce to the 2007 Turkish League Championship. Fenerbahce defeated Besiktas 4-3 in the final series. The team also won the TADIM Cup earlier in the season.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Kelcey Roegiers-Jensen to the family. A four year starter for Georgia State, Kelcey ranked fifth in the NCAA for assists per game this season. The 5'8" guard ranked in the top 15 of 8 different CAA stat categories this year, including scoring, assists, free throw percentage, three point percentage, three pointers made, steals per game, blocked shots and assist to turnover ratio.

April 2007

Lori Crisman has signed with Elfic Fribourg for the remainder of the Swiss League Championship. Lori replaces Brittany Wilkins, who left the team to return to WNBA training camp with the Sacramento Monarchs. Lori just finished her second season in Germany, leading Marburg to the quarterfinals of the league playoffs. She was top five in the league for scoring (18.6 ppg) and second for rebounding (10.9 rpg).

Congratulations to Rosalee Mason who helped lead Sdent Sierre Basket to the 2007 Swiss Cup Title in a 68-61 win over Troistorrents. Rosalee joined the team in early March after competing with Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli league.

K.B. Sharp continues to rake in the awards, this time being named an Honorable Mention Selection for Eurobasket.com's All-Europe Cup Team for 2007. In 8 games of the FIBA EuroCup this season, K.B. averaged 15.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.5 apg and 2.1 spg for Pays D'Aix, while shooting 54% from the field and 47% from three point range. She led the competition in assists and minutes played per game (38.5 mpg).

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp and Cathy Joens who were both named to the LBF MVP Team of the French League. K.B. earned Point Guard of the Year honors, while Cathy took home Shooting Guard of the Year honors. Both players were finalists for Player of the Year.

Don't miss the feature on Brittany Jackson in the Cleveland Daily Banner.

BLAIL's own Bruce Levy is quoted in Chicago's Daily Herald story on Candace Parker.

March 2007

Congratulations to Ann-Marie Healy, who helped lead DCU Mercy to the Irish SuperLeague Championship title with an impressive 79-65 win over UL Aughinish this weekend.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Central Connecticut State's Gabriella Guegbelet to the family. The 6'0 forward from the Central African Republic finished her career as the school's leading rebounder (1,139) and also ranks ninth overall in the Northeast Conference's record books. She led the NEC in double doubles over the past two seasons and ranked second in the conference for both scoring (18.7 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg) this year. A prospect for the 2007 WNBA draft, Gabby has also played with the Central African Republic National Team.

Congrats to Lori Crisman who is having another successful year in Germany, ending the regular season in the Bundesliga ranked second for rebounding (10.9 rpg) and fifth for scoring (18.6 ppg). Last year's DBBL Forward of the Year has led her team, BC Marburg, to the quarter-finals of the league championship, which begin on March 30th. The team finished fifth in the regular season standings.

Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's latest blog for the Indiana Fever's website.

Don't miss the second installment of Nikki Blue's blog for the Washington Mystics on WNBA.com.

K.B. Sharp has re-signed with the Indiana Fever for the 2007 WNBA season. K.B. was named to the All Star Five for the first half of the French League season and has led the league in overall evaluation for most of the year. She currently ranks third in the league for assists (6.2 apg) and top ten for scoring (14.5 ppg). She was also the LFB's Player of the Month for December.

BLAIL's own Erica McKeon has been selected for the second straight year to serve as a judge for the Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards. Sponsored by Gatorade, the program allocates $50,000 in grants to teams that demonstrate leadership in their communities by inspiring girls to get involved in sports and physical activity.

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson, who helped lead the Rest of the World squad to a 93-80 victory over the European squad at the second annual FIBA EuroLeague All Star Game in Valencia, Spain.

Congratulations to Rosalee Mason who made an immediate impact in helping Sierre Basket to an important 72-67 win over league leader Universite BC Neuchatel in her first game with the team this weekend.

Tracy Gahan has signed with Botas SC for the remainder of the Turkish league season. The veteran of Greece, Ireland and Australia just finished her season with the Adelaide Lightning of the WNBL, where the team finished third in the league. Tracy led the league in offensive rebounding with 3.8 per game and ranked second in the league for both rebounding (9.1 per game) and field goal percentage (54.4%). She was also top ten in the league for free throw percentage and was a finalist for the league's All Star Five selection.

Rosalee Mason has joined Sdent Sierre Basket in Switzerland for the remainder of the Swiss league season. Rosalee just finished her season with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel, where she ranked 8th in the league for offensive rebounding (2.6 per game) and 11th for rebounding (7.1 per game). She also competed in the FIBA EuroCup for the second straight season.

February 2007

Don't miss the Indiana Fever's off-season/overseas feature which chronicles the updates on Linda Fröhlich and K.B. Sharp, among others on WNBA.com.

Congratulations to Maria Viall who was named to the North squad of the Swedish League All Star Game.

Don't miss Nikki Blue's blog about her experiences in Turkey on WNBA.com.

January 2007

Congratulations to Dalma Ivanyi and Vickie Johnson who were both named to the EuroLeague Women All Star Game for the second straight year. Fellow BLAIL client Linda Fröhlich won the fan voting for European forward selection for the game, however, due to FIBA rules Linda will be unable to participate in the game due to the number of participants allowed from each team in the EuroLeague.

Congratulations to German superstar Linda Fröhlich who won the fan voting for FIBA Europe's Woman Player of the Year voting. Linda ranked in the top ten of the best players in Europe for the second year in a row.

Nikki Blue has signed to play with Mersin Belediye SC in Turkey for the remainder of the 2006-2007 season. The Washington Mystics guard spent the earlier part of the WNBA offseason studying at UCLA.

Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's personal picks for the NBA All Star Game on WNBA.com. Fellow BLAIL clients K.B. Sharp, Dalma Ivanyi and Nikki Blue also weigh in the subject.

Don't miss BLAIL's own Erica McKeon who is quoted in the Black Sports Network's feature on Tennessee star Candace Parker.

Congratulations to teammates K.B. Sharp and Cathy Joens who have both been selected by the LBF as finalists for MVP of the first half of the season in the French League. Both players were named to the First Team of the league's polling for most consistent players. Cathy currently leads the league in scoring with 20.7 ppg and K.B. ranks third in the league for assists with 5.9 per game.

Don't miss Brittany Jackson's Q and A with Women's Basketball Online.

Don't miss your chance to vote for Dalma Ivanyi and Linda Fröhlich in the polling for FIBA Europe Womens Player of the Year for 2006.

Jolie McKeirnan got off to a great start with her new Club, HNMKY, finishing with 14 points/10 rebounds and 15 points/14 rebounds in her first two outings in the Finnish league this weekend. HNMKY has gone 2-0 since her arrival.

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp, who won the Eurobasket LFB Player of the Month poll for December with 78% of the votes. K.B. currently ranks third in the French league for assists with 5.8 per game. Teammate and fellow BLAIL client Cathy Joens currently leads the league in scoring with 20.3 points per game.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome former Tennessee standout Brittany Jackson to the family. Brittany competed in four consecutive NCAA Final Fours with the Lady Vols and helped lead them to three SEC Championships. As a pro she competed with the San Jose Spiders of the NWBL in 2006, ranking second in the league for three pointers made in a game (2.9 per game) and for total three pointers made (53). She also ranked third for free throw percentage (86.4%) and averaged 13.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.3 spg. She also shot an impressive .449 from three point range. In addition to her on-court prowess, the 6'0 guard/forward is also a talented model and entertainer who will appear on an upcoming episode of HBO's hit show Entourage. Highlights of her modeling career include a five page spread for FHM in the October 2005 issue.

August 2006

Congratulations to Lori Crisman who graces the cover of Marburg, Germany's Service Magazin. The 6'1" post player is back in Germany competing again with the Marburg Blue Dolphins and will be looking to retain her title as the German league's Import Player of the Year.

For the second year in a row, BLAIL's own Erica McKeon has been invited by the Women's Sports Foundation to serve on the RYKÄ Women's Fitness grant judging committee. RYKÄ joined forces with the WSF in 2002 and has provided $150,000 in grants to fitness programs that empower and enhance the self-esteem of women aged 25 and older. For further information on the program or to submit a grant application, please visit the Women's Sports Foundation website.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Lisa Fischman to the family. The 6'2" post player from Ramapo College won two Gold Medals with the U.S. team at the 17th and 18th Annual Maccabiah Games (in Israel and Australia, respectively).

Rosalee Mason has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv for the 2006-2007. The British national team member spent last season competing with the Rhondda Rebels, where she not only competed in the FIBA Euro Cup, but also ranked third in the British league for three point percentage and fourth for offensive rebounding. She also ranked top ten for scoring, rebounding and free throw percentage.

Kati Kürtösi has signed with Brunnen Basket in Switzerland for the 2006-2007 season. The 6'4" Hungarian post spent last season in Germany where she led Bensberg in scoring and rebounding during their playoff run.

Leslie Berger has signed with last year's Israeli league champions, Hapoel Tel Aviv, for the upcoming season. Leslie played with Elitzur Ramla last season and spent the summer serving as captain of the 18th Annual Maccabiah Games championship team.

Don't miss the feature on BLAIL's newest client, Nikki Blue, in the current edition of the Falls Church News-Press: http://www.fcnp.com/624/sports.htm . Fellow BLAIL client was also featured in a June issue.

Congratulations to Tracy Gahan who is in the running for SEABL's Player of the Year Award for 2006. In addition to being named Player of the Month in the league for May, Tracy finished the season leading the league in rebounding (13.3 rpg). She also ranked third for blocked shots (1.3 per game) and fifth for field goal percentage (59.2%). Her scoring average of 18 points was also top ten in the league (8th overall).

Bethany Donaphin has signed to return to Famila Schio for the third consecutive season.

July 2006

BLAIL is pleased to welcome rookie Nikki Blue of the Washington Mystics to the family. Nikki is considered one of the top point guards in the country, being named a finalist for both the Nancy Lieberman Award (top point guard) and for the Naismith Trophy (top player in the country). Nikki was a 2006 Honorable Mention selection for both the AP and Kodak All America squads and was selected to play in the prestigiuos WBCA Senior All Star Game, where she led all players with 7 assists. A prolific three point shooter, Nikki was selected to participate in ESPN's College 3-Point Competition this year after averaging .418 from beyond the arc this year and she ended her career at UCLA ranked fifth all time for scoring (1,797 total points). She also ranks second in the school's history books for assists (602) and third for all-time steals (325). During her junior year she became just the second player in UCLA history (after legendary Ann Meyers) to record over 1,300 points and 400 assists in a career.

Tracy Gahan continues to dominate in Australia, notching her fourth straight selection as a finalist for SEABL Player of the Week (Round 17). This is the sixth time this season that Tracy has been a finalist for the award.

Don't miss the features on Indiana Fever teammates Linda Fröhlich and K.B. Sharp on Women's Basketball Online: Linda Fröhlich and Women's Basketball Online: K.B. Sharp

For the third week in a row Tracy Gahan was named a finalist for the SEABL Player of the Week award in Australia (Round 16). Tracy had 14 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 1 block in a 63-50 win over Frankston. She was named SEABL Player of the Week for Round 9 of play and was a finalist for the award in Rounds 7, 11, 14, 15 and 16. Tracy was also the Player of the Month for May 2006.

June 2006

Don't miss the Q&A with Tracy Gahan on Iowa State's website.

Don't miss the feature on Crystal Robinson in the Falls Church News-Press.

Don't miss the mention of Jolie McKeirnan and Ann-Marie Healy in Irish National Team Head Coach Maeve Coleman's interview with FIBA Europe.

Tracy Gahan continues to shine in Australia, being named a finalist for Player of the Week for Round 15 of play in the SEABL. Tracy averaged 23.5 ppg, 18.0 rpg and 2.0 apg over the two game period. She was named MVP of Round 9 and was also named SEABL's Player of the Month for May.

Don't miss the most recent feature on Shameka Christon on the Women's Basketball Online site.

Rebecca Haynes has signed to play with the North West Tasmania Thunder Basketball Club in Australia for the remainder of the SEABL season. Rebecca, who graduated from Jacksonville State this year, joins fellow BLAIL client Tracy Gahan in Tasmania.

Don't miss the feature on Shameka Christon in the New York Resident newspaper.

Don't miss the WNBA.com feature on Vickie Johnson at: http://www.wnba.com/features/

May 2006

Congratulations to Tracy Gahan who was named SEABL's Player of the Month for May 2006. Tracy currently leads the league in rebounds with 12.1 per game and has the best field goal percentage with 60.9%.  Tracy also ranks third in the league for blocked shots (1.4 per game), eighth in scoring (17.1ppg) and ninth in steals (2.0spg).

Don't miss the WNBA.com feature on Shameka Christon at: http://www.wnba.com/liberty/news

Lori Crisman, the DBBL Import of the Year, has re-signed with the Marburg Dolphins of the German first division. Lori was second in the league in scoring last year with 18.4 ppg and ranked top five in the league for all rebounding categories (third for rebounds per game) and for blocked shots. She was named DBBL Forward of the Year and was named to Eurobasket's All-Germany First Team.

Don't miss BLAIL's own Bruce Levy who was quoted in the New York Times.

Congratulations to Tracy Gahan who was named SEABL's Player of the Week for Round 9 of play in Australia after scoring 31 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in a 73-53 road win over Frankston: www.seabl.com.au

The Charlotte Sting will honor nine year WNBA veteran Andrea Stinson during halftime of the season opener at the new Charlotte Bobcat's Arena on May 20th: www.wnba.com/sting

Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough has signed to play with Shinhan Bank in Korea for the summer.

Congratulations to Jolie McKeirnan and Petra Gläser who were both named to the All Import First Team for the Swedish league, as well as to the Second Team for All Sweden 2006.

Russian Olympian Irina Osipova has signed to return to the Detroit Shock for the 2006 season. Irina spent this season in Russia after giving birth earlier in the year. She helped lead Spartak Moscow to the FIBA EuroCup championship.

Cathy Joens has signed a training camp contract with the Los Angeles Sparks. CJ just returned from France where she helped lead Pays D'Aix to the finals of the FIBA EuroCup and the Final Four of the French league.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Katja Lisina to the family. Widely considered one of Russia's top up and coming players, Katja has spent the past two years competing in Hungary with Mizo-Pecsi, where she has been part of two championship seasons. Katja, who is the daughter of former Russian star Galina Lisina, averaged 7.3 ppg and 3.1 rpg, while shooting 62.5% from the field in FIBA EuroLeague competition this year. The 18 year old center has been invited to train with the Russian Olympic team this summer and already has interest from numerous WNBA teams.

Don't miss the features on Linda Fröhlich on the Indiana Fever's website: Frohlich On Frohlich and From Russia To Indy

BLAIL's own Erica McKeon was featured in the "People in the News" section of her hometown paper, the Northport Record: www.LongIslanderNews.com

Congratulations to Lori Crisman who took the end of year awards in Germany by storm. In addition to being named DBBL Forward of the Year, Lori also grabbed the award for Import of the Year and was named to the Eurobasket All-Germany First Team.

Amber Hall has signed a training camp contract with the Phoenix Mercury. Amber spent this season in Israel where she led the league in rebounding and led Ramat Chen to the finals of the Israeli league.

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson and Dalma Ivanyi who led Mizo-Pecsi to the Hungarian Championship. The team won the Hungarian Cup earlier in the year. VJ was named to the Hungarian All-Import Team en-route to the championship title.

April 2006

Congratulations to Jolie McKeirnan who helped lead the Solna Vikings to the 2006 Swedish league championship.

BLAIL's own Erica McKeon has been selected as a member of the review panel for the Women's Sports Foundation's 2006 GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards (sponsored by Gatorade), which recognize and reward teams that make a difference in the lives of girls in their communities by teaching them about the benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

Jordan Adams, one of the newest additions to the BLAIL family, has signed with the Seattle Storm for the 2006 season. Jordan last played in the WNBA in 2003 with the Minnesota Lynx.

Congratulations to Jolie McKeirnan who has led the Solna Vikings to the Championship series of the Swedish league.

Congratulations to Tynesha Lewis who helped lead the San Diego Siege to the regular season title of the NWBL with a record of 14-4. Ty averaged 13.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg and a team high 3.3 assists per game (top five in the league) in 17 games. The Siege heads into the NWBL Championship series this weekend. Ty spent the earlier part of the season competing with the Rhondda Rebels in the FIBA EuroCup.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Jacksonville State duo Ann-Marie Healy and Rebecca Haynes to the family. Ann-Marie, a 6'3" post from Ireland ranked third in the OVC for blocked shots (1.7 per game) and eighth for rebounding (6.6 rpg), while averaging 11.3 ppg, 1.8 apg and 1.2 spg. Rebecca, a 6'2" guard/forward from Australia, was named to the OVC Second Team after leading the conference in minutes per game and ranking second for steals per game. She also ranked fourth for three pointers made per game (2.04), sixth for defensive rebounds per game (5.11), seventh for blocked shots (1.0), and ninth for points per game (13.6), rebounding (6.3) and assists (2.9).

March 2006

Congratulations to Amber Hall, who was selected to the Safsal First Team for the 2006 season, as voted on by the coaches of the Israeli league. After sitting out a year with a serious wrist injury sustained in the championship series of the previous season, Amber returned to old form this year, finishing the 2005-2006 season as the league's top rebounder with 12.0 per game. She also ranked sixth in the league for scoring with 20.1 points per game and currently has her team, Ramat Chen, fighting for the championship title. In addition to being named to the Safsal First Team for several rounds of play throughout the season, Amber was named MVP of Round 11 after her 20 point/7 rebound performance helped lead Ramat Chen to an important win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Jordan Adams to the family. The 6'3 graduate of the University of New Mexico spent the 2003 season with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and has played internationally in France. Jordan ended her career at UNM as the career leader for blocked shots (men and women) and was UNM's Female Athlete of the year as a senior.

Congratulations to Jolie McKeirnan and Petra Gläser who have helped lead Solna and Visby (respectively) to the semifinals of the Swedish Championship.

Kat Hanks is off to a great start in the Swedish league, averaging 25 points and 20 rebounds in the qualifications for the Elite Series. Kat spent the earlier part of the year competing in Perth, Australia.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Lori Crisman to the family. A 2005 graduate of Western Michigan, Lori has been playing professionally in Marburg, Germany this year where she currently leads the league in total points (400). Lori also ranks second in scoring (19.0 ppg) and offensive rebounds (4.5 per game) and 4th for blocked shots (2.4 per game) and defensive rebounds (6.9 per game). Lori also owns runs the Crisman Hoops Basketball Skills Training Camp throughout the year. Find more info at: www.loricrisman.com

Andrea Stinson has signed to play with Klosterneuburg in Austria for the remainder of the 2005-2006 season. Andrea, who was the MVP of the 2005 Turkish All Star Game, spent the past few months coaching in North Carolina.

Tynesha Lewis will return to the Minnesota Lynx for the 2006 and 2007 seasons after the team matched the offer sheet signed with the Sacramento Monarchs earlier this week.

Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough has signed to play another season with Phard Napoli in Italy. PJ spent the earlier part of the season with PVSK in Hungary.

Congratulations to Cathy Joens of Aix and Crystal Robinson, Linda Fröhlich, Ticha Penicheiro and Lisa Leslie of Spartak Moscow who have led their respective teams to the FIBA EuroCup Finals.

Congratulations to Tracy Gahan who led Carna Transport Coolock to the regular season title of the Irish Superleague. The title gives the team an automatic appearance in the semifinals of the league championship which begin on March 18. Tracy ended the regular season averaging 16.4 ppg and 15.1 rpg and will be headed to play in Tasmania, Australia once the season ends in Ireland.

February 2006

Tynesha Lewis has signed an offer sheet with 2005 WNBA Champion Sacramento Monarchs. Per WNBA rules, the Minnesota Lynx now have the option to match that offer. Tynesha competed earlier this season with the Rhondda Rebels of Wales in the FIBA EuroCup where she averaged 13.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 2.8 apg. She is currently competing with the first place San Diego Siege of the NWBL.

Don't miss the Safsal feature on K.B. Sharp.

K.B. Sharp has signed a one year deal with the Indiana Fever of the WNBA, where she will join former New York Liberty teammate and fellow BLAIL client Linda Fröhlich. K.B. is currently competing with Raanana Hertzeliya in Israel where she is averaging 11.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 5.5 apg, while shooting 52.9% from the field. Don't miss the announcement of her signing on the Fever's website.

Congrats to Amber Hall who was named to the Safsal First Team for Round 20 of play in the Israeli league. Amber had 29 points and 13 rebounds in Ramat Chen's important win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Linda Fröhlich has signed a two year deal with the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. The German National Team star has just helped lead Spartak Moscow to the Final Four of the FIBA EuroCup, while averaging 15.8 ppg and 7.2 rpg. Don't miss the announcement of her signing on the Fever's website.

Don't miss the feature on Jolie McKeirnan on Eurobasket.

Dalma Ivanyi has signed a one year contract to return to play for the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA. Dalma, who started 14 games for the Silver Stars last season, will be reunited with her Mizo-Pecsi teammate Vickie Johnson when she returns to San Antonio this summer. Dalma was recently named to the FIBA EuroLeague All Star Game and currently ranks third in the competition for assists per game (5.5) and 11th for defensive rebounds per game (5.3). Don't miss the announcement of her signing on the Silver Stars' web page/

After nine seasons with the New York Liberty, Vickie Johnson has signed a two year deal to join the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA. VJ is currently competing in Hungary where she has helped lead Mizo-Pecsi to the FIBA EuroLeague Quarter Final Playoffs, en route to being named to the FIBA EuroLeague All Star Game. She currently ranks second in the competition for 2pt. field goal percentage (68.6%), fourth for overall field goal percentage (58.%) and tenth for assists (3.7 per game). Don't miss the announcement of her signing on the Silver Stars' web page

Congratulations to Lisa Leslie, Ticha Penicheiro, Linda Fröhlich and Crystal Robinson who have helped Spartak Moscow advance to the Final Four of the FIBA EuroCup. Congrats also go out to Cathy Joens who helped lead Pays D'Aix to the Final Four of the competition as well.

Don't miss the feature on Shameka Christon and her pup Scrappy in the current WNBA story on players who bring their pets overseas.

Crystal Robinson has signed a two year deal with the Washington Mystics for the 2006 and 2007 WNBA seasons. Crystal spent the past seven years of her WNBA career with the New York Liberty and will be reunited with former Liberty coach Richie Adubato when she joins the Mystics. Don't miss the announcement of her signing on the Mystics' web page.

Don't miss the coverage of Linda Fröhlich's big game versus Anda Ramat Hasharon in the FIBA EuroCup.

Congratulations to Dalma Ivanyi and Vickie Johnson who were both named to the EuroLeague Women All Star Game to take place in Pecs, Hungary on March 8th, 2006.

Don't miss the feature on Dalma Ivanyi, the leading vote getter for the European squad of the EuroLeague Women All Star Game.

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp and Shameka Christon who both earned Safsal awards for Round 16 of play in the Israeli league. Shameka was named to the round's First Team after helping pace Ra'anana Hertzelya to an important 97-92 win over Haifa Motzkin with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. K.B. was named MVP of the round after scoring 29 points and handing out 9 assists (with no turnovers).

January 2006

BLAIL is very pleased to welcome former Iowa State standout Tracy Gahan to the family. The 6'0" G/F was a 2002 draft pick of the New York Liberty and has gone on to enjoy a fanstastic international career over the past three seasons which has included stops in Greece (League Championship in 2005; Two Time Greek Cup Final Four participant; Two Time Greek League All Star; Two Time All Star 3pt Competition Participant) and Ireland (her team currently sits first in the league rankings). Tracy won the Big 12 Championship with Iowa State in 2000, as well as the Big 12 Tournament Championship in 2001, and participated in the NCAA Tournament each year of her collegiate career. In 1999 she was named to the NCAA Mideast Regional All Tournament Team. Upon signing with BLAIL, Tracy also signed a contract to compete with the North West Tasmania Thunder Basketball Club in Australia this summer.

Eva Cunningham has signed to play with Santarem Basket Club in Portugal for the remainder of the 2005-2006 season. Eva played in Puerto Rico earlier this season and has spent the past few months serving as assistant coach at her alma mater, Niagra.

Congratulations to Amber Hall and K.B. Sharp who were both named to the Safsal First Team for Round 14 of play in the Israeli league. Amber had 22 points and 18 rebounds in Ramat Chen's win over Tel Kabir and K.B. had 18 points, including two clutch free throws to seal the win over Bnei Yehuda and to secure Raanana's position of second in the league rankings.

Congratulations to Linda Fröhlich who ranked in the top ten of voting for FIBA's European Player of the Year award. The German superstar has helped lead Spartak Moscow to the quarter finals of the FIBA Europe Cup, where they will face Israeli powerhouse Anda Ramat Hasharon beginning February 2nd.

Congratulations to Eva Cunningham who was just named to the MAAC 25th Anniversary Team.

Congratulations to Dalma Ivanyi and Elena Baranova, who were both nominated for the prestigious honor of European Player of the Year for 2005. Elena, who won the award in 1998, ranked 13th in voting for the award this year and Dalma, who currently ranks first of all guards in voting for the EuroLeague All Star Game, finished fourth in the voting.

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp and Shameka Christon who led Bnot Ra'anana Hertzeliya to the semi-finals of the Israeli Cup with a series win over K.B.'s former team, Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Jolie McKeirnan has signed to play with the Solna Vikings in Sweden for the remainder of the 2005-2006 season. Jolie, whose contract in Ireland ran through the end of December, joins the Vikings after ranking first in the Irish league for rebounding with 15.7 per game.

December 2005

Amber Hall continues to dominate in the Israeli league. One week after being named to the Safsal first team for Round 10 of league play, she nabbed the MVP award for Round 11 of play. Amber led Ramat Chen to its second straight win, this time against the strong play of Hapoel Tel Aviv, while scoring 20 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. The win brings Ramat Chen into a tie with Hapoel Tel Aviv and Ra'anana Hertzelya for the current season record going into the holiday break.

Congratulations to Amber Hall who was named to the Safsal first team for Round 10 of games in the Israeli league. Amber had an impressive double double of 29 points and 15 rebounds in Ramat Chen's win over Ashdod.

Congratulations to BLAIL clients Vickie Johnson, Dalma Ivanyi and Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough who highlight the voting for the first ever EuroLeague Women All Star Game, which will take place in Pecs, Hungary in 2006. The event will feature the top talent of Europe's premier women's club competition, with the Europeans taking on 'the Rest of the World'. The top 10 vote getters as of Janaury 27th will be automatically named to the respective teams, while four additional wildcards (two per team) will be awarded by FIBA Europe. VJ and Dalma currently lead voting for the top guards in each category (VJ with 27% of the votes for 'the Rest of the World' guards and Dalma with 26.2% of the votes for the European guards) and Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough currently sits third among all centers being considered for 'the Rest of the World' team (with 8.1% of the votes). VJ's vote totals currently rank second of all players up for consideration and Dalma's vote totals currently rank her second among all Europeans up for consideration and third for all players up for consideration.

Shameka Christon (MVP of the 2005 Israeli League Championship) will return to Israel this year after signing a contract with Bnot Ra'anana Hertzeliya. Shameka joins fellow BLAIL client K.B. Sharp on the team.

After the relegation of Elitzur Ramla to the second division of the Israeli women's league, Cathy Joens and Bell Jordan have found new homes for the remainder of the international season. CJ has joined French powerhouse Aix and will play with the team in the FIBA EuroCup and Bell will compete in Shangai, China for the remainder of the season.

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp who was named MVP of Round 7 of games in the Israeli league by Safsal. K.B. had 21 points and was an integral part of Ra'anana Hertzeliya's impressive win over Haifa-Motzkin. K.B. currently leads the league in assists per game and ranks second for assist to turnover ratio.

November 2005

German National Team player Petra Gläser has joined Visby in Sweden for the remainder of the season. Petra spent the earlier part of the year playing with Spartak Moscow in Russia. http://ga.helagotland.se/GEN_Utmatning_sport.asp?ArticleID=1029633&CategoryID=361&ArticleOutputTemplateID=63&ArticleStateID=2&ParentID=

Don't miss the coverage of Shameka Christon and Andrea Stinson's recent goodwill trip to Algeria on behalf of the WNBA: http://www.wnba.com/liberty/news/SCAlgeria.html

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson who was named FIBA EuroCup Player of the Week on November 6th. VJ helped lead Mizo-Pecsi to a crucial win over last year's EuroCup title winners, Samara. VJ had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the win that broke a 19 game streak for Samara.

October 2005

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp who was named to Safsal's first team for Round 1 of play in the Israeli league. K.B. had 15 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in a win over her former team (Hapoel Tel Aviv).

Don't miss the New York Liberty's year end feature on Shameka Christon at: http://www.wnba.com/liberty/news/SCy-in-r.html

Congratulations to Ticha Penicheiro, who was awarded the 'Medalha de Honra ao Merito Desportivo' (medal honoring outstanding sporting achievement) in her native country, Portugal. Read more about it at: http://www.wnba.com/voices/offseasonblog.html

Kat Hanks continues to impress in the WNBL this year. Kat has led the Perth Lynx in scoring in two of the three games the team has played and she currently ranks second in the league for scoring with 22.7 ppg. She also averages 6.7 rpg and 1.7 spg. Perth currently sits fourth in the league rankings.

Cathy Joens is making a great showing in her debut in the Israeli league. Through two preseason games, CJ is Elitzur Ramla's leading scorer with an average of 19.5 ppg. Ramla Mayor Yoel Lavi has told the press that "Israel hasn't seen a shooter at her level yet. She is one of the greatest when it comes to shooting and playing smart, it doesn't matter that she doesn't play in the WNBA."

BLAIL is pleased to announce that in collaboration with Michelle Burnett of Pyramid Sports, Natalie Williams has signed to play for Spartak Moscow in Russia through mid December.

Congrats to Kat Hanks who was named team MVP in her debut with the Perth Lynx in the WNBL of Australia. Kat scored a team high 20 points, while also notching an assist and four rebounds.

September 2005

Vickie Johnson has signed to play with PVSK Basketball Kft. in Hungary for the upcoming international season. VJ has spent the past three seasons competing with Rovereto in Italy and joins fellow BLAIL client Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough in Pecs this year.

BLAIL's own Erica McKeon has been invited by the Women's Sports Foundation to serve on the RYKÄ Women's Fitness grant judging committee. RYKÄ joined forces with the WSF in 2002 and has provided $150,000 in grants to fitness programs that empower and enhance the self-esteem of women aged 25 and older. For further information on the program or to submit a grant application, please visit the Women's Sports Foundation website at http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/featured.html?record=31

BLAIL is pleased to announce that it has finalized a contract for Ticha Penicheiro to play for Spartak Moscow in Russia for the upcoming season. The Sacramento Monarchs guard currently leads the WNBA playoffs for total assists and assists per game, ranks fourth for steals per game and third for overall efficiency.

Jolie McKeirnan will return to play in Ireland with the Drimnagh Dynamos of Dublin. Jolie spent last year competing with the team, where she led the league in rebounding and was a finalist for Player of the Year. Jolie last played with UBBC Herzogenburg in Austria where she was MVP of the Austrian Cup.

Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough has signed to play with PVSK Basketball Kft. in Hungary for the upcoming international season. PJ spent last season competing with Maddaloni in Italy.

Kati Kurtosi has signed with BELKAW BasCats in Germany for the 2005-2006 season. This will be the first season of professional play for the 6'4 Hungarian center.

August 2005

BLAIL is pleased to announce that in collaboration with The Cound Group, LLC, Iciss Tillis has signed to play with Spartak Moscow in Russia from October through the end of December. Iciss is currently competing in Korea.

Congratulations to Elena Baranova who finished the 2005 WNBA season ranked fifth in the league for total blocked shots and blocks per game (33 toal, 1.39 per game). Elena also finished 6th for total rebounds (227), 3rd for defensive rebounds (188), 7th for rebounds per game (6.9), 10th for double doubles (10), 12th for three point percentage (.388), 17th for overall efficiency and 19th for three pointers made (33).

Fellow Liberty teammate Vickie Johnson finished the year ranked 3rd in the league for assists to turnover ratio, 13th for field goal percentage (.475), 16th for three point field goal percentage (.357), 17th for total assists (92) and 18th for assists per game (2.7), while Crystal Robinson ranked 16th for assists per turnover and 17th for three pointers made.

Vicky Bullett has signed to play another season with Napoli Basket Club Vomero in Italian for the upcoming international season. Vicky led the team to the 2005 FIBA Europe Cup Championship this past season.

Katharine Hanks has signed to play in Perth, Australia for the 2005-2006 season. Kat last played in New Zealand where she was Runner-up for Player of the Year and ranked second in the league for scoring.

Teresa Palmisano has signed to play with ASD Basket Parma in Italy for the upcoming international season. Teresa, who is an Italian passport holder, last played with Rovereto Basket in Italy.

Amber Hall has signed to play with Ramat Chen in Israel for the 2005-2006 season. Amber won the Israeli League Championship with Elitzur Ramla in 2003-2004 and was forced to sit out last season with a wrist injury.

Don't miss the feature on Vickie Johnson in the New York Times: http://nytimes.com/2005/08/23/sports/basketball/23liberty.html

Don't miss the feature, Germany Building Around Fröhlich, at: http://www.eurobasketwomen2005.com/en/coid_8a7qR,ltIGkZkesIloPT70.articleMode_on.html

Congratulations to Eva Cunningham who won the 30th annual Kevin Mulkern Senior Athletic Award for the most outstanding athlete at Niagra University. Eva was also named the school's Female Athlete of the Year earlier this year.

Don't miss the "From Hoops to Scoops" coverage on the New York Liberty website featuring Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson:

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Leslie Berger to the family. The 5'6 point guard was named First Team All America by the Jewish Sports Review earlier this year and led Washington University to its eighth consecutive UAA Championship. Leslie garnered an Honorable Mention award from the Conference, while leading the league in assist to turnover ratio (3.34 to 1). Leslie has just returned from Israel, where she was a member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Team at the World Maccabiah Games.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Eva Cunningham to the family. The 5'8 point guard ended her career at Niagra as the school's career leader for scoring (1,753) and assists (552). As a senior she led Niagra in scoring (18.2ppg) and assists (5.3 apg) and was named both the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Player of the Year and Niagra's Female Athlete of the Year. Eva is a two time Gold Medalist at the Empire State Games and has just signed a contract to play for San Germain Athleticas of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional League in Puerto Rico through the end of December.

German national team members Linda Fröhlich and Petra Gläser have signed to play together with Spartak Moscow in Russia for the upcoming international season. Both players will suit up for Germany later this month as the team competes in the final round of the European Qualifiers.

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson who has moved into the 21st spot on the WNBA career list for rebounds. VJ now has 1,038 boards to her name.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome German national team member Petra Gläser to the family. The 6'6 center graduated this year from Long Beach State after a successful career that saw her garner two All Big West Second Team awards. She finished her senior year averaging 12.1 ppg and 7.0 rpg and led Long Beach State to a second place finish in the conference. Prior to transferring to Long Beach State, Petra was the starting center for the UNLV Lady Rebels where she was the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman. Petra also spent time on the Connecticut Sun training camp roster earlier this year. She is currently traveling with the German national team as they prepare for the upcoming second round of the European qualifiers.

New York Liberty guard Vickie Johnson is just five rebounds shy of surpassing Latasha Byears on the WNBA's career rebound list. The mark would notch VJ up to the 21st spot in league history. She currently holds the WNBA career mark for total minutes played with 8,737.

Women's basketball legend Debbie Black will be honored with a special retirement ceremony at the Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, August 14th. Debbie will hold a kids clinic prior to the game. For registration information, please visit the Connecticut Sun website.

Don't miss the Q&A with Shameka Christon in the latest edition of Gball Magazine: You can also view the Gball archives for Q&A interviews with Debbie Black and Vickie Johnson.

Cathy Joens has signed with Elitzur Ramla in Israel for the 2005-2006 season. CJ spent last season playing with Puig d'en Vals in Spain where she was second in the league for three point shooting. She is currently on tour in Turkey with Athletes in Action. CJ joins three other BLAIL clients (Kim MacMillan, Tawona Alhaleem and Bell Jordan) on the Ramla roster.

Bethany Donaphin has signed to return to Famila Schio in the Italian league for the 2005-2006 season. Schio won the 2004-2005 Italian league championship.

Don't miss Bruce's quotes in the Detroit News.

Don't miss the feature on Shameka Christon and Crystal Robinson in the New York Post.

July 2005

Congratulations to Elena Baranova who scored her 2,000th career point in the WNBA this week. Elena reached the mark despite missing two WNBA seasons during her career. She is the 33rd player in league history to reach the mark.

Bell Jordan and Tawona Alhaleem have signed with Elitzur Ramla in Israel for the upcoming season. Both players competed with IUSK in Istanbul, Turkey this past season where Bell lead the league in rebounding and Tawona led the league in scoring. Bell and Tawona join fellow BLAIL client Kim MacMillan on the Ramla roster.

Congrats to Vickie Johnson who notched her 1,000th career rebound in the WNBA. VJ, who recently surpassed the 3,000 point career mark, is just one steal away from hitting the 250 career steals milestone and is just 7 assists away from reaching the 750 career assists mark. VJ has also just surpassed Andrea Stinson's career games played mark.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Bell Jordan to the family. The 6'4 center has spent the past three seasons competing with IUSK in Turkey where she averaged double figures in both scoring and rebounding each year. Playing alongside fellow BLAIL client Tawona Alhaleem this past season, Bell led the Turkish league in rebounding and ranked 14th for scoring.

With her first rebound in the upcoming Mercury vs. Liberty game on July 21st, Vickie Johnson will reach the 1,000 rebound plateau. Earlier in the year, VJ also hit the mark for 3,000 career points and 700 career assists.

Tynesha Lewis is just 8 rebounds away from grabbing her 200th career board. Earlier in the year she reached career marks of 500 points, 100 assists and 50 steals.

Kim MacMillan has signed with Elitzur Ramla in Israel for the 2005-2006 season. The EU passport holder spent last season playing in Spain and Switzerland.

Tynesha Lewis has signed with the Minnesota Lynx. Tynesha spent the earlier part of the season with the Charlotte Sting.

Congratulations to Kat Hanks who was Runner-up for Player of the Year in New Zealand. Kat ranked second in the league for overall evaluation, as well as for scoring. Earlier in the year Kat played in Switzerland where she led the league in rebounding and assists.

K.B. Sharp has signed with Bnot Ra'anana Herzeliya in Israel for the 2005-2006 season. K.B. spent last season with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel where she led the league in assist to turnover ratio.

June 2005

In honor of her incredible accomplishment of scoring 3,000 career points in the WNBA, world famous Katz's Deli has named a sandwich in the name of superstar Vickie Johnson. Don't miss the recap of the unveiling of her namesake sandwich.

Congratulations to Vickie Johnson who reached the 3,000 point career mark in the WNBA. VJ, who is the last remaining original member of the New York Liberty, became just the seventh player in WNBA history to reach that milestone. VJ also surpassed the league record for minutes played with 8,190 and is on mark to pass fellow BLAIL client Andrea Stinson's career record for games played.

Congratulations to Kristy Brown who was chosen as the Atlantic Sun Conference's Female Student Athlete of the Year. The 6'2 center was the A-Sun Tournament MVP this year and led the conference in both scoring and rebounding. Kristy is the first female student-athlete in Stetson history to win this award and only the second overall athlete in school history to be named the conference's Student Athlete of the Year.

Congrats to Chasity Melvin who reached the 300th career assist milestone this weekend when the Mystics took on the Minnesota Lynx. Chas currently leads all Eastern Conference All Star nominees at the center position for both scoring (12.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.9 rpg).

Don't miss the WNBA's one on one interview with All Star nominee Chasity Melvin of the Washington Mystics.

Congrats to Shameka Christon who was named Player of the Game for the Liberty's June 5th win over the Washington Mystics. Shameka scored a team high 13 points (tied w/ Becky Hammon), while also grabbing 4 rebounds and notching a blocked shot in the 61-58 win.

Washington Mystics center Chasity Melvin is just 3 assists shy of reaching the 300 career assists milestone. Keep watch as the 2005 WNBA All Star nominee tries to notch the assists in one of her upcoming games - June 7th @ San Antonio, June 10th vs. Seattle, or June 11th @ Minnesota.

Congrats to Andrea Stinson who notched her 800th career assist during Detroit's 68-66 overtime win over the New York Liberty on June 3rd.

New York Liberty guard Vickie Johnson is proving her All Star value early this season, averaging career highs of 15.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.7 apg, .536 field goal percentage and .625 three point percentage, while also ranking fourth in the league for total efficiency (20.666), fifth for double doubles, sixth for three point percentage and eighth for rebounds per game. She ranks in the top 15 of the league for points per game, assists per game, three pointers made, defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, total rebounds, field goal percentage and assists to turnover ratio, and ranks in the top 20 of the league for blocks and total assists.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Kati Kurtosi to the family. The 6'4 post from Miskolc, Hungary finished her career at St. John's University averaging 6.3 ppg and 3.9 rpg, while shooting 46% from three point range as a senior. Kati played with famed Hungarian team DKSK prior to attending St. John's.

Don't miss the feature on Sheila Johnson, the new owner of the Washington Mystics, in which Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson are quoted:

May 2005

Don't miss your opportunity to vote for WNBA All Star nominees Elena Baranova, Chasity Melvin, Crystal Robinson and Vickie Johnson at www.wnba.com.

Don't miss the feature on Andrea Stinson's recent school visit in Detroit at

Congrats to Crystal Robinson who notched her 500th career rebound in the WNBA in the Liberty's 59-67 loss to the Indiana Fever. Crystal currently ranks first in the league for steals per turnover (3.0) and fourth for assists to turnover ratio (3.0).

Congratulations to Dalma Ivanyi who has just won the Hungarian league championship with Mizo-Pecsi. Dalma is now preparing to join her San Antonio Silver Stars teammates on their west coast road trip this upcoming week.

Congrats to Tynesha Lewis who notched her 450th career point in the WNBA this weekend. Tynesha currently ranks 14th in the league for offensive rebounds per game, as well as 16th for steals per game.

Congrats to Shameka Christon who led the New York Liberty in scoring in both preseason games this year. Shameka notched 15 points against Seattle and 19 against Detroit, both of which were game highs. Shameka also turned in the second best rebounding efforts for the Liberty on both occasions, grabbing 4 boards against Seattle and 7 against Detroit. Her scoring average of 17.0 ppg ranked fourth best of WNBA preseason performances.

Don't miss the recap of the live chat with Andrea Stinson.

Crystal Robinson continues to garner votes from the General Managers of the WNBA, this time being nominated as one of the WNBA players with the best court smarts and also as one of the league's best perimeter defenders.

Dalma Ivanyi currently leads the San Antonio Silver Stars' online polling for best free agent signing in the offseason (vs. Nikki McCray, Wendy Palmer, Edna Campbell and Bernadette Nygosia).

Congratulations to Linda Fröhlich who tied the knot with long time boyfriend Andrew Todd on May 12th. We wish the happy couple a life of love and success together. To find more information on Linda, visit her website at www.lindafrohlich.com.

In the latest polling of WNBA General Managers, Crystal Robinson was nominated as one of the best pure shooters in the league and Elena Baranova was named as one of the best passing big men in the league.

Congrats to Vickie Johnson, Crystal Robinson and Bethany Donaphin who were all named to the WNBA's most underrated list, as polled by each of the General Managers in the league. In a similar poll, Elena Baranova was named one of the league's best international players.

Don't miss the feature on Andrea Stinson in the Charlotte Observer. There is also a second feature here.

Andrea Stinson has signed with the Detroit Shock for the 2005 WNBA season. Andrea has spent the last eight seasons with the Charlotte Sting.

Don't miss the feature on Vickie Johnson in the Bergen Record:

Congratulations to Sue Wicks who has been inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Fame. Sue is the most decorated basketball player ever to wear a Rutgers uniform, earning All America and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year honors three times. Sue still holds the all time record at Rutgers for scoring for both men and women with 2,655 points and holds the women's career records for scoring average (21.1 ppg), steals (287) and blocked shots (293).

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Leah Klabo of North Dakota State to the family. The 6'4 center ranked second in the nation (for Division I Independents) for blocked shots, third for field goal percentage, 6th for rebounding and 11th for scoring. Leah was named to the 2005 All Division I Independent second team and finished her career ranked third at NDSU for blocked shots.

Congratulations to Andrea Stinson who helped lead Besiktas to its first ever Turkish League Championship with a game high 22 points (along with 10 rebounds) in the 74-56 win over powerhouse Fenerbahce. Stint is coming off a terrific season which saw her earn MVP honors of the All Star Game.

Congratulations to Shameka Christon who was just named Player of the Month for April by Safsal. Shameka ended the Israeli league season with a bang, taking home the Championship title along with MVP honors for the finals. In six games played in April, Shameka averaged 17.2 ppg and 8.3 rpg, while shooting 42.9% from three point range and 94.1% from the free throw line. Shameka is no stranger to this award, having been named Co-Player of the Month in Israel in January.

BLAIL is happy to announce that K.B. Sharp of the New York Liberty has accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend of four years, Brad Maxey. The couple plans to wed next year. For more information on K.B., check out her website at www.KBSharp.com.

April 2005

Don't miss the feature in the Star Tribune on the WNBA's top draft pick, Janel McCarville, in which Bruce is quoted.

Congratulations to Shameka Christon, Irina Osipova and Crystal Robinson who have won the Israeli League Championship with Elitzur Ramla. This is the team's fifth championship title and its second in a row. Shameka took home Finals MVP honors for her efforts. Congrats also go out to Chasity Melvin who led Anda Ramat Hashoron to the finals on the heels of her MVP season.

Congratulations to Jolie McKeirnan who has guided UBBC Herzogenburg to the finals of the Austrian Championship.

N.C. State alum Alvine Mendeng has signed with the San Antonio Silver Stars.

George Washington alum Cathy Joens has signed with the Washington Mystics.

Bethany Donaphin and Tynesha Lewis have re-signed with the New York Liberty and the Charlotte Sting, respectively.

Former Ivy League star Katharine Hanks has signed to play with the Otago Breakers of New Zealand's WNBL for the summer. Kat has just finished her season with Elfic Fribourg in Switzerland, where she led the league in rebounding (12.3 rpg) and assists (3.9 per game) while also ranking third for scoring (23.0 ppg). Her overall evaluation was also second best in the league (28.9).

March 2005

Congratulations to Crystal Robinson, Shameka Christon and Irina Osipova who led Elitzur Ramla to the Israeli league finals with a game 4 win over Ramat Chen (66-65). All three players scored in double figures (15, 18 and 17, respectively) as the team sealed the series at 3-1.

Congratulations to Vicky Bullett who helped lead Phard Napoli to the 2005 FIBA Europe Cup Championship this weekend with a 53-45 win over Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce. Vicky also has Napoli in contention for the Italian league Championship, as they currently sit first in the league rankings.

Congratulations to Chasity Melvin and Shameka Christon who both earned end of year awards from Safsal. Chasity was named Israeli League Player of the Year by unanimous selection after averaging 18.5 ppg and 9.1 rpg (seventh and sixth best in the league, respectively). Shameka, who was second in the league for MVP voting, was named Safsal's Small Forward of the Year and earned a berth on the First Team after avergaing 17.7 ppg (ninth in the league), 8.0 rpg (12th in the league). Shameka also shot 43.4% from three point range, which ranked her fifth in the league.

Hungarian star Dalma Ivanyi is having quite a week - in the span of just a few days, Dalma celebrated her 29th birthday, led her team (Pecs) to Final Four of the Euroleague (where she currently leads the competition with 7.1 assists per game) and also signed a contract to play for the San Antonio Silver Stars for the upcoming WNBA season. Dalma also has her team sitting at the top of the Hungarian league rankings with an undefeated record of 18-0.

Jolie McKeirnan made a strong debut in the Austrian league, being named MVP of the Austrian Cup in her first game with UBBC Herzogenburg. Though her team ultimately lost in the title game (81-85), Jolie paced the night with a game high 22 points and held the opposing team's top post player to just 9 points.

BLAIL players dominated Round 22 of the Israeli league, with three earning Safsal honors. Crystal Robinson took home MVP honors, after pacing Elitzur Ramla on both ends of the court. Crystal finished the game with 24 points (5 of 6 from three point range) and played stifling defense while securing Ramla's second place finish in the league. Shameka Christon and Irina Osipova were both named to the First Team for their efforts in the game. Shameka chimed in with 21 points and 15 boards. Nine of her points came in the 4th quarter when she helped Ramla come back from a nine point defecit. Irina shut down opponent Ayana Walker and finished the game with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.

Don't miss the feature on Linda Fröhlich in the April/May issue of German Life Magazine, on newsstands now. For more information on Linda, check out her website at www.lindafrohlich.com.

Congratulations to Chasity Melvin who was named MVP of the Israeli Cup after leading Ramat Hasharon to the title against Elitzur Ramla.

Congratulations to Katharine Hanks who recorded a triple-double in Swiss league play this weekend for Elfic Fribourg with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kat also logged a block and shot an impressive 63.6% from the field.

Vickie Johnson has signed to return to the New York Liberty for her ninth season.

Don't miss the feature on Ramla's 'dynamic duo' of Crystal Robinson and Shameka Christon on Safsal.

Linda Fröhlich has signed with the Charlotte Sting for the 2005 WNBA season.

Jolie McKeirnan has signed with UBBC Herzogenburg in Austria for the remainder of the season. Jolie just completed her season with XLR8 Autos Drimnagh Dynamos in Ireland, where she led the team in scoring (23.6 ppg) and rebounding (13.1 rpg), while also averaging 1.6 steals per game and shooting 52% from the field. Jolie finished her season with a bang, scoring 38 points and grabbing 14 rebounds against UL Aughinish in her final game.

February 2005

Congratulations to Irina Osipova, Crystal Robinson and Shameka Christon of Elitzur Ramla and Chasity Melvin of Anda Ramat Hasharon whose teams have qualified for the Finals of the Israeli Cup.

Congratulations to Maria Viall who has led Zala Volan ZTE to the Final Four of the Hungarian Cup. Maria has had a breakout rookie season, ranking 6th in the FIBA Europe Cup for rebounding with an average of 10.1 rpg and ranking 13th in the competition for scoring with an average of 16.6 ppg.

Congratulations to Limor Mizrachi and Chasity Melvin who were both named to the Safsal first team for Round 19 of Israeli league play. Limor had 10 ponts, 7 assists and 7 rebounds in Ramat Chen's win over Raanana Hertzeliya. Chas had an impressive double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds in Anda Ramat Hasharon's win over Bnai Yehuda.

Australian star Katrina Hibbert has signed with the Indiana Fever for the 2005 WNBA season.

Russian star Irina Osipova has signed with the Detroit Shock for the 2005 WNBA season.

N.C. State alum Nanna Rivers has signed her first professional contract with Cape Holland Den Helder in the Netherlands.

Congratulations to Katrina Hibbert who was named MVP of the WNBL in Australia. "Froggy" led the Bulleen Melbourne Boomers to a second place finish during the regular season, which was the team's best ever finish, while leading the team in scoring at 19.4 ppg. Froggy dominated the MVP voting (30 points more than her closest rival) and was also named to the league's "All-Star Five".

Congratulations to Irina Osipova who was named to the Safsal first team for Round 18 due to her 25 point performance in Elitzur Ramla's 72-63 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Congratulations to Crystal Robinson, Shameka Christon and Irina Osipova who have led Elitzur Ramla to the Final Four of the Israeli Cup and to a second place finish in the league for the regular season. Congrats are also in order to Chasity Melvin, who has led Anda Ramat Hasharon to a first place finish in the league.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Russian Olympian Irina Osipova to the family. Irina is currently competing with Elitzur Ramla in Israel after spending the past few seasons playing for FIBA Euroleague champion, UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia. Known as one of the best up and coming stars in Europe, Irina will look to make her presence felt in the WNBA this year.

Congratulations to K.B. Sharp and Limor Mizrachi who were both named to the Israeli league Round 17 first team by Safsal. K.B. earned her notch on the team after leading Hapoel Tel Aviv to an important win over Raanana Hertzeliya. The New York Liberty guard had 17 points, 5 assists and 4 steals in the win. Limor Mizrachi was the driving force behind Ramat Chen's big win over Elitzur Ramla. Limor had an impressive 19 points and 5 assists.

Congratulations to Evita Rogers who competed in the Portuguese All Star Game in her first professional season overseas. Evita has led GDESSA to a second place standing in the league and has proven to be one of the most dominant players in the league. Evita also competed in the three point contest during the All Star festivities, finishing only one shot behind the league winner.

BLAIL is pleased to welcome Aussie superstar Katrina Hibbert to the family. In conjunction with long time friend Peter Scott, BLAIL will be representing Katrina for her WNBA career. Katrina was last a member of the Seattle Storm in 2000 after starring for Louisiana State University. Most notable of her many awards, Katrina was runner-up for MVP of the Australian league last year behind Lauren Jackson. Katrina is the front-runner for the award this year.

Shameka Christon earned yet another Safsal award, being named to the first team for Round 16 of Israeli league play. Shameka had 19 points in an important win over Herzeliya.

      January 2005

      Shameka Christon continues to dominate in her first season overseas. The 6'1 New York Liberty star was named the Israeli league Player of the Month for January by Safsal.

      Congratulations to Elitzur Ramla stars Crystal Robinson and Shameka Christon who took home Safsal awards for round 14 of the Israeli league after a big win over Anda Ramat Hasharon. Shameka was named MVP of the round after scoring 26 points (6 three pointers) and grabbing 11 rebounds. She also notched 5 steals, 4 assists and 0 turnovers in the important win. Crystal was named to the first team after hitting an important buzzer beater aat the end of the third quarter and going 5 for 5 from the field.

      Congratulations to Crystal Robinson who was named to the Safsal first team for Round 12 of play in the Israeli league. Crystal had a season best 27 points in the win against Haifa-Motzkin and also added 5 rebounds and 4 steals.

      Tynesha Lewis has signed with CB San Jose Leon in Spain.

      Irish National Team member Siobhan Kilkenny has signed with Orense in Spain.

      Don't miss the Sports Agent Corner Q&A featuring Bruce in the most recent edition of the Women's Sports Foundation's CHAMPION newsletter: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/athletes/heroes/article.html?record=196

          December 2004

          • Cathy Joens has signed to play with CB Puig d'en Vals in Spain.
          • New York Liberty guard K.B. Sharp has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.
          • Katharine Hanks has signed with Elfic Fribourg in Switzerland.
          • Shameka Christon continues to dominate in the Israeli league, being named to Safsal's first team for Round 10. Shameka had 19 points (on 8 for 11 shooting) and 14 rebounds in Ramla's last win before the Christmas break.
          • Glory Johnson has signed to play with Mercy Coolock in Dublin, Ireland.
          • Don't miss the Safsal feature on Marianna Raguz at: http://www.safsal.co.il/earticle.aspx?id=1350. Marianna is currently leading the Israeli league in scoring with 21.2 points per game.
          • Congratulations to Limor Mizrachi who was named MVP of the Israeli league for Round 8. Limor had 22 points (18 in the second half) and five assists against Elitzur Ramla and was a critical force in the final moments of the game. Fellow BLAIL client Shameka Christon also had a strong showing in the Israeli league this week, being named to Safsal's first team for the second time this year. Shameka had 29 points and 7 rebounds in the overtime loss to Ramat Chen.
          • Congrats to Limor Mizrachi and Crystal Robinson who were both named to the Safsal first team for Round 8 of games in the Israeli league. Limor poured in 16 points in an important win for Ramat Chen and Crystal led Elitzur Ramla to a victory against Bnot Raanana Hertzelia with 22 points (5 of 7 from the three point line)and three steals.
          • Congrats to Kate Maher who had 23 points and 15 rebounds in her professional debut with Universite BC Neuchatel.
          • Irish national team member Kate Maher has signed to play with Universite BC Neuchatel in Switzerland.
          • Congrats to Chasity Melvin who was named Safsal's Player of the Month for November in the Israeli league. Chas is averaging a double double in league play and has led Ramat Hasharon to a top ranking in the league standings with the only undefeated record (6-0). Chas has also led Ramat Hasharon to the top of its grouping (Group B, Conference South) in the FIBA Europe Cup with a record of 3-0. Chas currently ranks fourth in the Cup for rebounds per game with 13.7.
          • BLAIL clients continue to dominate the Israeli league. Marianna Raguz was the runner-up for Player of the Month for November, losing out to Chasity Melvin by a small margin. Marianna continues to sit on top of the league ranking for points per game with an impressive average of 24.3 ppg and she has led Hapoel Tel Aviv to an unexpected ranking of 4th in the league (4-2 record). Rookie Shameka Christon is looking like anything BUT a rookie in her debut with Elitzur Ramla. Shameka is averaging 15.7 ppg and was named to Safsal's First Team for Round 6. Shameka had a double-double performance of 21 points and 10 rebounds in Ramla's 72-57 win over Bnai Yehuda. The win placed Ramla in second place in the league, knocking Bnai Yehuda out of that position.

          November 2004

          • Elena Baranova sits atop the Euroleague for rebounding with an impressive average of 15.5 boards per game. The Russian star is also averaging 15.0 ppg and 2.5 apg, and has helped Dynamo Moscow to a record of 4-0 (8 points) in Group B and a first place ranking in the group.
          • Hungarian star Dalma Ivanyi still ranks best in the Euroleague for assists per game. She is currently averaging 6.7 apg and has led Pecs to a third place ranking in its group (2-1 record).
          • Chasity Melvin was named to the Safsal first team for round 5 of the Israeli league. Chas had 13 points and 11 rebounds in an impressive and important win over league rivals, Elitzur Ramla.
          • Congratulations to Marianna Raguz who was named to Safsal's 1st Team for Round 4 of the Israeli league. Marianna had 29 points in Hapoel Tel Aviv's win over Haifa/Motzkin this week and she continues to dominate as the league's leading scorer with 27.0 ppg.
          • German sensation Linda Fröhlich was the third leading scorer in FIBA Europe Cup action this week. Linda had 30 points in Rovereto's 99-71 win over CAB Madeira, and also managed to grab 16 rebounds and 8 steals. The 6'2 post player currently ranks sixth in the competition for scoring with 22.7 ppg and fifth for steals with 5.0 per game.
          • Rookie Maria Viall continues to make a name for herself in FIBA competition. The 6'3 post had a game high 9 rebounds, along with 14 points and 3 steals, in Zala Volan's recent 97-56 win over Martigny. Maria is currently averaging 16.0 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 2.7 spg and 1.0 bpg in Europe Cup games and ranks fourth in the competition for offensive rebounds per game (5.7) and tenth for total rebounds with 35.
          • Don't miss the current feature on Michelle Fahy's pro debut on the Iona College women's basketball homepage at: http://www.iona.edu/gaels/story.cfm?id=1612
          • Andrea Stinson has signed to play for Besiktas in the Turkish league.
          • Don't miss Bruce Levy's marketing Q&A in the current issue of The Champion, the Women's Sports Foundation's newsletter for athletes: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/athletes/heroes/article.html?record=188
          • Congratulations to Dalma Ivanyi who currently leads the FIBA Euroleague in assists per game. She averages 7 per contest.
          • Nanna Rivers has been selected to join Team Reebok on its upcoming NCAA tour.
          • British national team player Kim MacMillan has signed to play with Burgos in Spain.

          October 2004

          • Congrats to Maria Viall who had a strong showing in her professional debut for Zala Volan in the FIBA Europe Cup. In a 59-53 home win against TV 1872 Saarlouis (GER), the 6'3 post shot 53.3% from the field, notching a team high 16 points. She also grabbed a game high 13 rebounds and notched 2 steals and 2 blocks (tied for team high). Zala Volan next faces BC Enge in Kazan, Russia on November 4th.
          • BLAIL President Bruce Levy is quoted in Terry Lefton's article announcing the resignation of WNBA President Val Ackerman: http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/index.cfmfuseaction=page.feature&FeatureID=169
          • Former Georgia Tech standout Niesha Butler has signed to play with CajaCanarias in the Spanish league.
          • New York Liberty stars Crystal Robinson and Shameka Christon have signed to play for Elitzur Ramla in the Israeli league.
          • Katharine Hanks has been selected to play with the Premier Players on their upcoming November tour. Kat was MVP of the Portuguese Cup last season and helped lead her team (G.D.E.S.S.A.) to the league championship series.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome New York Liberty rookie Shameka Christon to the family. Shameka, who was the Liberty's first round draft pick, will be represented by BLAIL for all overseas endeavors. The 6'1 G/F was a member of the 2002 USA World Championship for Young Women team that took home the gold medal, as well as the bronze medal winning 2001 USA Junior World Championship team. Shameka finished her career at Arkansas as the school's second leading career scorer with 1,951 points. She holds the Arkansas school record for most point scored in SEC play in one season (224) and was named SEC Player of the Year after averaging 21.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 1.8 apg while shooting over 43% from three point range.
          • Kaayla Chones has signed to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israel for the upcoming international season.
          • Pollyanna Johns-Kimbrough has signed to play for Pantere Basket Maddaloni in the Italian league.
          • Congratulations to rookie Maria Viall who earned 'MVP of Host Team' honors during the preseason tournament played in her city of Zalaegerszeg, Hungary this weekend. Maria's team is currently 6-1 in preseason play (their only loss coming at the hands of Euroleague legends, Pecs), as they prepare for the upcoming Hungarian season and the FIBA Europe Cup.
          • Congratulations to Debbie Black who helped the Connecticut Sun to the Eastern Conference championship title as well as a berth in the upcoming WNBA championship series.

          September 2004

          • Congratulations to Debbie Black who helped lead the Connecticut Sun back to the Eastern Conference finals after defeating the Washington Mystics in game 3 of the first round of playoffs. Debbie next faces fellow BLAIL clients Crystal Robinson, Elena Baranova, K.B. Sharp, Bethany Donaphin and Vickie Johnson in New York on Friday night.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome former Manhattan College standout Siobhan Kilkenny to the family. Siobhan has been a member of the Irish national team since 1994, most recently helping to lead the team to a second place finish in their grouping of the Division B qualifiers for the European Championship. The 5'9 guard was named MVP of the MAAC Tournament as a senior, while averaging 11.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.8 apg and 2.8 spg on the season.
          • Don't miss the recent WNBA.com feature on Bethany Donaphin at: http://www.wnba.com/playoffs2004/donaphin_040928.html
          • Congratulations to Bethany Donaphin who hit the game winning shot against Detroit to send the New York Liberty to the Eastern Conference Championship series. Congratulations also go out to fellow teammates and BLAIL family members Elena Baranova, K.B. Sharp, Crystal Robinson and Vickie Johnson as they take their next step toward the Championship.
          • Don't miss the transcript of the recent live chat with Olympian Elena Baranova at: http://www.wnba.com/liberty/news/baranova_chat_transcript_040928.html
          • Don't miss Linda Fröhlich on the cover of Das Magazin Basketball with fellow German national team superstar Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks: http://www.lindafrohlich.com/
          • Don't miss the feature on Teresa Palmisano in the Ventura County Star at: http://www1.venturacountystar.com/vcs/other_sports/article/0,1375,VCS_256_3214725,00.html
          • Congratulations to Michelle Fahy and Kate Maher who helped lead Ireland to a second place finish in their group during the recent qualifying tournament for the 2005 European Championship. Ireland finished with a record of 2-1, taking wins from Estonia and Luxembourg, despite illness to a number of key players (including Michelle and Kate). Michelle, who started the tournament quite strong with performances of 16p/7r and 10p/7r, was sidelined for most of the third game with the flu. Michelle was averaging 13.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg prior to her illness (including high rankings in several of the competition's statistical categories) and ended the tournament averaging 8.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 1.7 spg. Kate was able to notch averages of 2.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.0 apg despite suffering through tonsilitis throughout the games (surgery to remove her tonsils is scheduled for early October).
          • Linda Fröhlich cemented her reputation as one of the best players in Europe after dominating Division A of the European Championship qualifiers. She helped lead Germany to a first place finish in Group C of Division A of the competition with a record of 5-1 (11 points) and had team highs for points (16), rebounds (9) and steals (3) in the team's final game (82-68 defeat of Belgium). Linda, who returns in October to join Rovereto Basket in Italy for her third straight year, led the competition in scoring (23.3 ppg), rebounding (11.2 rpg), defensive rebounds (8.7 drpg), free throw percentage (88.9%/24 of 27) and field goals made per game (8.8). She also ranked 2nd in the competition for two point field goals made per game (7.2), sixth for field goal percentage (52.5%), eighth for two point field goal percentage (55.8%), 11th for free throws made per game (4.0), 12th for offensive rebounds per game (2.5), 12th for three point field goals made per game (1.7) and 13th for three point percentage (41.7%).
          • Two other BLAIL players made their mark in the competition as well: Marianna Raguz, who is set to play for Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel for the upcoming international season, notched averages of 5.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg and 1.2 apg in her first appearance with the Croatian National Team. She shot 58.3% from the three point line (7 of 12), which ranked her second in the competition. She also ranked 23rd in the competition for three point shots made and helped Croatia to a third place ranking in Group B. Hungarian star Dalma Ivanyi ranked second in the competition for assists with 4.3 per game and 25th for three point percentage with 33.3% (9 of 27). She helped lead Hungary to a third place ranking in Group A.
          • Be sure to cast your vote in the NY Liberty's Defensive Player of the Year poll at www.wnba.com/liberty. BLAIL clients Crystal Robinson, Vickie Johnson and Elena Baranova are all nominated for the distinction.
          • Don't miss the feature on Vickie Johnson in the Bergen Press and the Herald News at http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2JmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2NTg5ODc5
          • Don't miss the feature about Maria Viall's pro debut at http://uwmpanthers.collegesports.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/092204aaa.html
          • Michelle Fahy continues to pace the Irish National team, scoring 10 points, grabbing 7 rebounds and dishing out 3 assists in the team's 93-71 win over Estonia. Michelle is currently averaging 13.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 apg and 1.0 bpg in the European qualifying games (division B) and is shooting 54% from the field. Her averages for points, defensive rebounds, total rebounds and field goal percentage rank among the best in the competition. Teammate and fellow BLAIL client Kate Maher chipped in with 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal during the win over Estonia. Ireland faces Luxembourg at home on September 25th.
          • At the end of the 2004 WNBA regular season, several BLAIL clients were among league statistical leaders. Elena Baranova finished the season 2nd in 3pt field goal percentage (.461), 2nd in defensive rebounds (213), 2nd in defensive rebounds per game (6.3), 3rd in defensive rebounds per 40 minutes (8.1), 4th in total rebounds (246), 4th in double doubles (7), 4th in blocks per game (1.71), 4th in blocks (58), 5th in rebounds per game (7.2), 6th in total efficiency points (549), 6th in efficiency ranking per 40 minutes (20.95), 7th in blocks per 40 minutes ((2.21), 7th in efficiency ranking (16.15), 9th in 3pt field goals made (53), 10th in field goal percentage (.463), 12th in rebounds per 40 minutes (9.4), and 12th in 3pt. field goals per 40 minutes (2.02). Her NY Liberty teammates also fared well. Vickie Johnson was 2nd in free throw percentage (.886), 8th in assists per turnover (1.75), 11th in assists per game (3.6), 11th in minutes played (1119) and 16th in minutes per game (32.9). Crystal Robinson was 4th in 3pt field goals per 40 minutes (2.47), 7th in assists per turnover (1.76), 8th in 3pt field goals made (55), 13th in 3pt percentage (38.2), 18th in points per game (12.1) and 19th in field goal percentage (.437), while K.B. Sharp was 9th in assists per 40 minutes (5.5). Houston’s Sheila Lambert finished 17th in assists per 40 minutes (4.5). Debbie Black of Connecticut finished 11th in assists per 40 minutes (5.4) and 14th in steals per 40 minutes (2.19). Slobodanka Tuvic of Phoenix was 8th in blocks per 40 minutes (2.14), 11th in total blocks (37), 12th in blocks per game (1.12) and 17th in defensive rebounds per 40 minutes (5.7). Washington’s Chasity Melvin was 13th in free throws per 40 minutes (4.12), 14th in total offensive rebounds (63), 14th in offensive rebounds per game (1.9), 14th in offensive rebounds per 40 minutes (3.1) and 15th in free throw attempts per 40 minutes (5.38). Mystics teammate and fellow NC State alumnus, Kaayla Chones, finished the year 17th in blocks per 40 minutes (1.39).
          • German national team star Linda Fröhlich continues to tear up Division A of the European Championship qualifiers. In four games, she is averaging team highs in points (22.8 ppg), rebounds (12.0 rpg) and free throw percentage (18 of 21/.86), while leading the team to a current record of 3-1 and a top ranking in Group C (tied with Romania). Linda is also shooting 53% from the field and 36.8% from three point range. She is tied for third on the team for assists with 1.8 per game and leads the entire competition in both defensive rebounding (9.2 per game) and total rebounds (48). Her 22.8 points per game rank her second in the competition as well. Germany now faces Israel on September 23 and Belgium on September 25.
          • Congratulations to Michelle Fahy (Iona College '04) who is quickly becoming the star of Ireland Basketball. In addition to strong performances during national team training sessions and recent friendly matches against Norway,the 6'0 forward from Galway, Ireland had team highs for both scoring (16 points) and rebounding (7 boards) in the team's first game of the European Championship Qualifiers against Sweden. Her 16 points ranks 9th best in Division B competition thus far. Fellow BLAIL client Kate Maher (Waterford, Ireland/Sacred Heart '04) chipped in with 4 rebounds in the 87-62 loss. Ireland faces Estonia and Luxembourg in home games on the 22nd and 25th respectively.
          • Congratulations to Debbie Black who helped the Connecticut Sun notch the regular season Eastern Conference title for the first time ever, along with a berth in the 2004 WNBA playoffs. Eight other BLAIL clients will be competing in the playoffs with their respective teams, including Crystal Robinson (NY), Vickie Johnson (NY), Bethany Donaphin (NY), K.B. Sharp (NY), Elena Baranova (NY), Kaayla Chones (WAS), Chasity Melvin (WAS) and Ruthie Bolton (SAC).
          • Tawona Alhaleem has signed to play for IUSK in Turkey for the upcoming international season. Tawona led the Israeli league in scoring last year.
          • Don't miss the Dasani Time Out feature on Crystal Robinson at http://www.wnba.com/features/timeout_robinson.html
          • Congratulations to Sheila Lambert who recorded her 100th career assist in the WNBA on September 12th in a 63-75 loss at Washington. The former Kodak All American also chipped in with 5 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist for Houston during the game and currently ranks 16th in the league for assists per 40 minutes (4.6). Sheila ranks second on the Comets for assists per game with 2.8, fifth for scoring with 6.4 ppg, and fourth for field goal percentage with .419.
          • Congratulations to Tynesha Lewis who played in her 100th game in the WNBA on September 11th. Tynesha helped lead Charlotte past Minnesota in a 60-50 win, contributing 8 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in 19 minutes of play. Tynesha currently ranks third on the Sting for three point percentage (.409), fourth for assists per game (1.3), fifth for steals per game (.65) and fifth for points per game (6.9).
          • Long time Italian league All Star Vicky Bullett has signed to play for A.S.D. Napoli Basket Vomero in the Italian league.
          • Slobodanka Tuvic continues to prove her worth for the Phoenix Mercury, where she currently leads the team in blocked shots (1.1 per game). Additionally, she ranks 8th in the WNBA for blocks per 40 minutes (2.2), 12th for total blocks (32), 13th for blocks per game and 14th for defensive rebounds per 40 minutes. Bobo will spend the upcoming international season competing for Valenciennes in the French league. Don't miss the current feature on her at: http://www.wnba.com/mercury/news/tribune_040908.html
          • Vickie Johnson and Linda Frohlich reunite as teammates for the upcoming international season after both signed to return to play for Rovereto Basket in the Italian league. Both players are returning for their third season with the team.
          • Congratulations to Debbie Black who recorded her 600th career assist in the WNBA on September 1st in Connecticut's 55-62 loss in Charlotte.
          • Congratulations to Ruthie Bolton who has been named the new Head Coach of the William Jessup University women's basketball team. Read more at: http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2004/09/13/daily8.html
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Irish National team member Kate Maher to the family. The 5'11 forward graduated this year from Sacred Heart University where she ranked in the top ten of the NEC for rebounding (7.3 rpg), defensive rebounds (5.5 drpg), assists (3.4 apg) and assist to turnover ratio (1.19). The Waterford, Ireland native captained the first Irish national team to qualify for European competition and is set to compete with the team in the upcoming European qualifiers in September.
          • BLAIL is also pleased to officially welcome New York Liberty guard K.B. Sharp to the family. K.B. was a member of the 2003 WNBA Select Team that competed in the FIBA Women's World Cup in Russia and she currently ranks 15th in the WNBA for assists per 40 minutes. The 5'9 guard is a veteran of Russia, having competed last season with FIBA Europe Cup Champions, Baltiyskaya Zwezda in St. Petersburg.
          • Congratulations to recent St. John's grad Kim MacMillan who has just been selected to train with the English National team. Kim will join the team on their upcoming tour to Portugal from 13-15 September.

          August 2004

          July 2004

          • Irish National Team member Michelle Fahy has signed with BBC Troistorrents in Switzerland for the 2004-2005 season.
          • Don't miss the feature on Bethany Donaphin in the New York Daily News. The story is one of the current links on WNBA.com's "Around the Web" section.
          • Don't miss the current feature on Tynesha Lewis
          • Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's latest column for the Las Vegas Sun. The column is also currently featured as one of WNBA.com's "Around the Web" links.
          • Congratulations to long time client Trena Trice-Hill who is returning to her alma mater, N.C. State, as an assistant coach. Trena joins the coaching staff after serving two years as an assistant coach with Hampton University where she helped lead the team to two consecutive conference titles as well as two NCAA berths.
          • After leading New York to two important wins against Phoenix and Charlotte, three BLAIL players are in the running for the Liberty's MVP for last week. Don't miss your chance to vote for Bethany Donaphin, Crystal Robinson and/or Elena Baranova at WNBA.com
          • Don't miss the latest feature on Crystal Robinson in New York Newsday.
          • Linda Fröhlich has signed a seven day contract to return to the New York Liberty.
          • Congratulations to longtime BLAIL client, Kym Hampton, who gave birth to daughter A'riel on July 4, 2004. Mother and daughter are both doing well.

          June 2004

          • Congratulations to Cathy Joens who was awarded a prestigious Atlantic-10 Conference Postgraduate Scholarship. The A-10 Student Athlete of the Year is also nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.
          • Congratulations to Elena Baranova who recorded her 1500th career point in the WNBA.
          • Don't miss the feature on Sheila Lambert in the Houston Chronicle.
          • Don't miss the feature on Vickie Johnson in New York Newsday.
          • Fellow BLAIL client Crystal Robinson is featured on ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/wnba/columns/voepel/1818972.html
          • Don't miss the Gball Magazine feature on Vickie Johnson.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Nanna Rivers of N.C. State to the family. The 5'8 point guard ranked fourth in the ACC in assist to turnover ratio (1.66) and became only the second player in Wolfpack history to be named to the ACC All Defensive Team. She ranked in the top ten of the league for assists per game (3.5) and was named team captain for the second straight season (the solo captain named this year). Nanna averaged 6.0 ppg and 2.3 rpg as well, while shooting 36% from three point range.
          • Don't miss the Bethany Donaphin feature on the New York Liberty website. Bethany and her mother Alexa are also featured in the June 3-9 issue of the New York Sports Express (page 15). Bethany graced the cover of May 20-26 issue of the newspaper as well.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome St. John's University standout Kim MacMillan to the family. The 5'7 guard holds the NCAA Division I record for consecutive games with a three pointer (60) and ranked second in the nation this year for three pointers made per game (3.3). That mark was tops in the Big East, while her 14.8 ppg ranked her in the top 10 of the Conference for scoring. Kim started all 117 games of her collegiate career and holds a British passport.

          May 2004

          • Tynesha Lewis is off her best start in her four year WNBA career. The 5'10 G/F has started 2 of 3 games for the Charlotte Sting and is averaging career highs in points (9.3 ppg), rebounds (2.3 rpg), assists (1.3 apg), steals (1.0 spg) and blocks (.33). She currently ranks #15 in the WNBA in Field-Goal Percentage(0.5), #12 in Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage(0.5), #7 in Field Goals Per 40 Minutes(8.14), #12 in Field-Goal Attempts Per 40 Minutes(16.27), and #15 in Points Per 40 Minutes(19.0).
          • Congratulations to Andrea Stinson, winner of the WNBA's 2003-2004 Offseason Community Assist Award for Charlotte. The WNBA will donate $500 to charity in Andrea's name.
          • BLAIL is pleased to announce that Alvine Mendeng has signed with the agency. The 6'1 forward hails from Douala, Cameroon and joins Washington Mystics center Kaayla Chones as the most recent additions to the BLAIL family who are N.C. State alumni. Alvine averaged 7.6 ppg and 5.8 rpg this season, leading the team in free throw percentage, offensive rebounds (71) and ranking second on the team in defensive rebounds (114). She also averaged 1.2 apg and 0.8 spg.
          • Congratulations to Michelle Fahy who was named Iona College's Female Athlete of the Year. Michelle, a native of Galway, will compete later this year with the Irish National Team.
          • Regrets to Katharine Hanks and her team, G.D.E.S.S.A., who just missed claiming the Portuguese league title after losing the final game of the best of 5 series. Kat helped lead the team to the Portuguese Cup title earlier in the season, claiming the MVP title for herself.
          • Don't miss New York Liberty forward Bethany Donaphin on the cover of the May 20-26 issue of New York Sports Express. Fellow BLAIL client and Liberty teammate Elena Baranova is also featured on page 10 of the article.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who was named Player of the Year by Israeli newspaper Maariv. The award adds to a long list of accomplishments for Amber this year, including being recognized as Safsal's Israeli league Player of the Year and leading Elitzur Ramla to the title of both the Israeli Cup and the league championship.
          • Congratulations to Elena Baranova and Bethany Donaphin who were both nominated for Pre-season MVP on the New York Liberty website.
          • Hungarian superstar Dalma Ivanyi will return to play with PVSK in Hungary for the 2004-2005 season.
          • Congrats to Kaayla Chones who scored 5 points in her professional debut with the Washington Mystics. Kaayla started at center for the Mystics and shot perfect from the field in the 80-83 loss to the Indiana Fever.
          • Congratulations to Maria Viall who added two awards to an already impressive list. The 6'3 center was one of five players to be named to the Horizon League All-Academic squad and she was also named UWM Female Athlete of the Year.
          • Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's latest column for the Las Vegas Sun.
          • Congrats to Cathy Joens who had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in 20 minutes of play in her professional debut with the New York Liberty. The Liberty lost 68-62 to the Los Angeles Sparks in their first exhibition game of the season.
          • Congratulations to Chasity Melvin and Limor Mizrachi who helped lead Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia to the Polish League Championship. Earlier in the season, the players led the team to Final Four of the Euroleague. Neither player is new to Championship play - Chasity won the league Championship with Gdynia last season, while Limor helped Ramat Hasharon to the Israeli league title last season.

          April 2004

          • Congratulations to Kaayla Chones who was voted N.C. State's MVP and Most Outstanding Player at the team's banquet on Sunday. Kaayla led the team in scoring and rebounding this season and was a Kodak/WBCA All-America Semifinalist. She became NC State's sixth all-time rebounder with 894 boards and 11th all-time scorer with 1,538 points.
          • Congratulations to Michelle Fahy who was selected to the All-Met Division I Women's Basketball first team this week. The All-Met teams are selected by the National Invitation Tournament and the Met Basketball WritersAssociation. The Galway, Ireland native was the only player in Iona history to rank in the top-10 in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. She was just the third player in school history to record at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds.
          • Congratulations to Summer Erb and Bethany Donaphin who led Fenerbahce to the Turkish League Championship against Erdemir. In addition to being instrumental in Fenerbahce's undefeated (22-0) record, Summer and Bethany led the team to Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup earlier this month.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Maria Viall to the family. The 6'3" center from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee averaged 18.3 ppg, 10.9 rpg and 1.2 bpg to earn her second selection as Horizon league Player of the Year. Maria was also voted to the first team of the womenscollegehoops.com Underrated All-America squad and was a Kodak District selection.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall and Elitzur Ramla who took home the Championship trophy for the Israeli league in a game four win over Ramat Chen. Amber follows in the footsteps of fellow BLAIL clients Limor Mizrachi and Rhonda Mapp who took the title last season. Amber had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the win, which added to the title Ramla took home earlier this year for the Israeli Cup Championship. Kudos also go out to Tawona Alhaleem who helped lead Ramat Chen to its most successful season in years. Tawona had 27 points in the final game.
          • Congratulations to Dalma Ivanyi who was named to the Euroleague All Star 5 team. Dalma helped lead Pecs to a third place finish in the Euroleague, helping knock off Brno in an exciting 69-65 win. Dalma finished the game with a team high 7 rebounds, as well as a game high 22 points. She added 7 steals to her performance as well and was hailed by FIBA as "the heart and soul of the Pecs effort".
          • Congratulations to Chasity Melvin and Limor Mizrachi who helped lead Gdynia to a second place finish in the Euroleague. Chasity had 15 points and Limor had 5 in the 69-93 loss in the Championship match to Valenciennes.
          • Sheila Lambert has signed a one year deal that sends her from the Detroit Shock to the Phoenix Mercury.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Irish National Team member Michelle Fahy to the family. The 6'0 forward was named to the MAAC 1st Team this year after leading the conference in scoring (19.5 in conference play), field goal percentage (.491) and free throw percentage (.873). Her scoring average ranked 31st in the nation and her free throw percentage was good for fifth in the nation. Michelle claimed the record for the MAAC single game high for points with 34 against Bucknell and was a candidate for MAAC Player of the Year.
          • Congratulations to Kaayla Chones and Cathy Joens who were selected by theWashington Mystics and the New York Liberty respectively in this weekend's WNBA draft.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Cathy Joens to the family. The 5'11 Forward/Guard was voted to the Atlantic 10 First Team for the second straight year and was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year after an incredible season that culminated with the A-10 Tournament Championship title. Joens, a Kodak District selection, was third in scoring in the conference (17.2 ppg), second in three-point field goal percentage (43.3%) and first in three-point field goals made (94). Cathy ranked fourth nationally with 3.37 three-point goals made per game and also received the Edward S. Steitz award as the nation'stop female three-point shooter from the Basketball Hall of Fame. She holds the school record for three-point shooting with 286 career threes.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Fallon Stokes to the family. The 5'10 forward out of Georgia Tech was an ACC 2nd team selection this year after leading Tech in scoring (16.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg). Fallon also finished the season ranked third in points and sixth in rebounds in the ACC. She ranks seventh in Georgia Tech career scoring history with 1,346 points and was named the ACC Player of the Week twice this season.
          • Congratulations to Katharine Hanks and her team, G.D.E.S.S.A., who won the 2004 Portuguese Cup in a 65-59 win over Olivais Coimbra. Kat was named MVP of the Cup after scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the final.
          • Don't miss Linda Fröhlich's latest column for the Las Vegas Sun.
          • Bethany Donaphin signed a one year deal to return to the New York Liberty. Bethany will be competing in the upcoming Europe Cup Final Four with her team, Fenerbahce (TUR).
          • Registration is still open for the 2004 Florida Invitational Women's Pro Evaluation Camp featuring Richie Adubato of the New York Liberty. Sessions run from April 22-24. Special guest speakers include Olympian and former WNBA star Bridgette Gordon. For registration and further information, contact Winning Ways Basketball at 1-877-808-HOOP or hoops@winwaysinc.com. Registration forms can be downloaded in the 'international hoops' section of Winning Ways.com.
          • Congratulations to retired/former BLAIL client, Lynette Woodard, who was elected into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition to a highly successful international career in countries like Japan and Italy, Lynette won an Olympic gold medal with the U.S. team in 1984 and was the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
          • Slobodanka (Boba) Tuvic has signed a one year deal to return to the Phoenix Mercury.
          • Congratulations to Sheila Lambert who followed her 2003 WNBA Championship title with the 2004 NWBL Pro Cup title when her Dallas Fury squad defeated the Colorado Chill 73-69. Sheila helped pace Dallas to the league title with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in 26 minutes in the final game. Sheila ended the 2004 NWBL season ranked 5th in the league for assists with 3.7 per game. Fellow BLAIL client Keisha Anderson followed suit, ranking 5th in the league this year for field goal percentage (50.9%).
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who helped lead Elitzur Ramla to the Championship series of the Israeli league with an impressive 70-44 game 5 win in the semifinals against last year's league champions, Ramat Hasharon. Amber scored 9 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the final game of the best of five series and will now face fellow BLAIL client Tawona Alhaleem and her squad, Maccabi Ramat Chen, in the league finals. For the second straight season, BLAIL has clients on both teams vying for the league title. Last season, BLAIL clients Rhonda Mapp and Limor Mizrachi brought home the Championship trophy.
          • BLAIL is very pleased to welcome N.C. State standout Kaayla Chones to the family. The 6'3 center was a preseason Wade Trophy Player of Year candidate and was selected as a Kodak/WBCA All-America Finalist. She ranked in six ACC statistical categories this year and was named to the ACC 1st Team after leading N.C. State in scoring (14.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg). Kaayla, who is the daughter of former NBA player Jim Chones, will be competing at the WNBA pre-draft Combine in NYC on April 7 and 8.

          March 2004

          • Pollyanna Johns-Kimbrough has signed with the Houston Comets for the 2004 WNBA season.
          • Congratulations to Tawona Alhaleem who had 20 points and 8 rebounds in the 67-65 win over Haifa-Motzkin that sends Ramat Chen to the finals of the Israeli league.
          • Debbie Black has signed a two-year contract to return to the Connecticut Sun.
          • Read Linda Fröhlich's latest column for the Las Vegas Sun.
          • Gail Strumpf has been on a roll since signing with the agency. In her last three games with the Birmingham Power (NWBL), the 6'4 center has posted averages of 13.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.7spg and 1.0bpg. The team has gone 3-0, including an important win over the league leading Houston Stealth.
          • Congratulations to Elitzur Ramla and team captain Amber Hall who won the Israeli Cup in an 84-81 double overtime defeat of league rival Haifa-Motzkin. Amber had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the win.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall and Elitzur Ramla who will be playing for the Israeli Cup Championship on March 17 after defeating rival Maccabi Ashdod 84-64 in the semifinal game. Tawona Alhaleem and Ramat Chen lost their semifinal game of the Cup in double overtime to Haifa-Motzkin 87-84.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome former Fairfield standout Gail Strumpf to the family. The 6'4 center was the MAAC Player of the Year in 2000 and is a veteran of the German league. Gail is currently playing in the NWBL with the Birmingham Power.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall and Tawona Alhaleem who earned season awards from Safsal. Amber continued to dominate the Israeli league this year and was named MVP of the league for the third consecutive season after posting double doubles in 19 of 23 games. She led Elitzur Ramla to an incredible record of 22-1 and has the team poised to win both the Israeli League Championship and the Israeli Cup. Amber was named to the league 1st Team by Safsal in 8 rounds this year, taking MVP honors in three of those rounds. She was also named Safsal Player of the Month for December. Touted by Safsal as "the most consistent player in the league, and also the #1 scorer with 21.3 points per game", Tawona Alhaleem earned Safsal 2nd Team honors this year, just missing a spot on the 1st Team. In 23 games this season, Tawona notched 20 points or more, and she reached the 25+ point mark on six ocassions. She was the only player to be ranked in the top 10 of all 3 shooting percentage categories this year and helped make Ramat Chen the best offensive team in the league. Tawona was named to the Safsal 1st Team four times this year, earning MVP honors once.

          BLAIL clients in Israeli league rankings:

          • Points Per Game:

          1. Tawona Alhaleem – 21.3 ppg

          12. Amber Hall – 16.0 ppg

          • Rebounds Per Game:

          1. Amber Hall – 12.5 rpg

          • Steals Per Game:

          2. Amber Hall – 2.8 spg

          • Blocks Per Game:

          2. Amber Hall – 1.5 bpg

          • Free Throws Per Game:

          8. Tawona Alhaleem - 83.3%

          • 3 Point FG %

          5. Kristina Covington – 48.3%

          10. Tawona Alhaleem – 40.0%

          • 2 Point FG %

          5. Tawona Alhaleem – 63.2%

          • Congratulations to Tawona Alhaleem who was named to the 1st Team for round 22 of the Israeli league. Tawona pulled down 9 rebounds and dished out 5 assists to go along with 17 points in Ramat Chen’s win against Haifa-Motzkin in the upper playoffs. Tawona faces her old team, Bnai Yehuda, on Thursday night.
          • Elena Baranova is a featured model in the most recent edition of Pro Sport Magazine (Russia). Elena is also featured in the 2003-2004 Women's Basketball Magazine calendar. http://www.slamdunk.ru/woman/index.html?nId=7800
          • Linda Fröhlich has signed a two year deal to play for the Phoenix Mercury. Linda spent two years playing for the New York Liberty.
          • Read the current feature about Vickie "Ms. Consistency" Johnson on the New York Liberty's website: http://www.wnba.com/liberty/news/ms_consistency_vickie_johnson_html
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome former Georgia Tech standout Niesha Butler to the family. The 5'8 guard from New York was the unanimous selection as ACC Rookie of the Year in 1999, the same year that she was the youngest invitee to the World University Team trials. A pre-season candidate for Naismith Player of the Year in 2001, Niesha has also appeared on the cover of the first annual Women in Sports edition of The Village Voice (NY) and has been featured in several magazines, including the most recent edition of King Magazine (Mar/Apr 2004). Niesha's acting resume includes roles in 2003's Bringing Rain and the soon to be released Spike Jones movie, She Hate Me. She also appeared in the most recent LeBron James Nike commercial.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Keisha Anderson to the family. The 5'7 guard is currently playing with the Chicago Blaze of the NWBL. She led the Big Ten in scoring (19.9) and steals as a senior at Wisconsin and has played three years in the WNBA with Washington and Charlotte.
          • Kristina Covington posted a career-high 37 points in Elitzur Holon's first post-season game against Maccabi Ashdod. Kristina's output was the highest by a single player in the Women's Premier Division this season.
          • Marianna Raguz has signed to play in Beijing for the remainder of the 2004 Chinese league season.

          February 2004

          • Congratulations to Bethany Donaphin and Michaela Pavlickova, whose teams, Fenerbahce SK and Dynamo Moscow, respectively, have advanced to FIBA EuropeCup Final Four. Misa led all scorers with 18 points and notched 8 rebounds in Dyanmo's 57-53 victory over USO Basket. In Fenerbahce's 53-50 victory over Vojvodina Nis-Gas, Bethany, ranked 4th overall in scoring and 10th in rebounding in Europe Cup competition, led her team with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 6 steals. Bethany is no stranger to EuropeCup Final Four as she and current Fenerbahce teammate, Summer Erb, advanced to Final Four last year as members of Caja Rural.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall (Elitzur Ramla, 17-1) and Tawona Alhaleem (Maccabi Ramat Chen, 14-4) whose teams finished first and second, respectively, in the regular season standings of the Israeli League. Playoffs begin on 2/26.
          • Chasity Melvin has signed a multi-year deal with the Washington Mystics. Chasity was acquired by the Mystics in the dispersal draft held earlier this year.
          • Tynesha Lewis has signed a one-year contract to return to the Charlotte Sting.
          • Amber Hall was named to the first team of Round 15 of the Israeli League after leading Elitzur Ramla to its 15th consecutive win in a 102-71 defeat of league rival Ramat Hasharon (last season's champion). Amber paced the team with 21 points, 19 rebounds, and 3 assists while singlehandedly outrebounding the entire Ramat Hasharon squad.
          • Crystal Robinson has signed a multi-year deal to play for the New York Liberty. Read about it at: http://www.wnba.com/liberty/news/robinson_signs_020904.html

          January 2004

          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who was named MVP of Round 14 of the Israeli League after leading Elitzur Ramla to its 14th consecutive win of the season. Amber had 16 points (6/12 FGs, 4/6 FTs), 17 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists in an important 74-64 win over Haifa-Motzkin. Ramla continues to sit at the top of the standings with a perfect record.
          • Tawona Alhaleem was named to the Israeli league 1st team for round 12. Tawona had 24 points and 4 rebounds in Ramat Chen's 79-74 win over Maccabi Raanana on Monday night. Ramat Chen currently ranks third in the league with a 9-3 overall record.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who was named Safsal Player of the Month for the second straight month. Amber had double double performances in all 5 games in December, averaging 16.8ppg and 15.0rpg. Elitzur Ramla was 5-0 in December and remains undefeated and on top of the Israeli league standings at 11-0. Amber got a great start in attempting to win the award again in January, leading Elitzur Ramla to a 22 point win against her former team, Maccabi Raanana, in the 1/4 finals of the Israeli Cup on Monday night. Amber had a game high 18 points and 17 rebounds.
          • Don't miss Bruce's feature in the "Agent's Corner" of the Women's Sports Foundation's athlete newsletter, The Champion: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/athletes/heroes/article.html?record=132
          • BLAIL is very pleased to welcome New York Liberty and German National Team member Linda Fröhlich to the family. Linda, UNLV's all-time leading scorer (male or female) and a three-time Mountain West Player of the Year selection, has recently had her jersey retired by the university.

          December 2003

          • Amber Hall has been named MVP of Round 11 Israeli League action. Amber helped Ramla to an undefeated 11-0 record thus far behind 19 points, 17 boards, 4 assists and 4 blocks. The stellar performance marked Amber's 10th double-double of the season.
          • Congratulations to Evita Rogers (Georgia State '03), who has just had her jersey retired by the university. Evita played in a school record 121 games during her career and was a two-time All-Atlantic Sun 1st Team selection. Evita was also twice named MVP of the A-Sun Tournament and made three NCAA Tournament appearances during her career at Georgia State.
          • Check out Andrea Stinson's recent live chat on wnba.com at: http://www.wnba.com/sting/news/stinson_031218.html
          • Halfway through the Israeli League season, BLAIL clients are making their mark. Tawona Alhaleem leads the league in scoring with 22.7 points per game, averaging 2.1 more points per game than her nearest competitor. In what is shaping up to be yet another stellar season, Tawona is ranked 4th in free throw percentage (87.7%) and 9th in field goal percentage (64.4%). Amber Hall leads the league in rebounding with 12.6 per game (2.6 more than her nearest competitor) and ranks 6th for steals (2.6pg). Kristina Covington is ranked 2nd in 3pt percentage at 60%, while teammate Shala Reese ranks 6th in 2pt field goal percentage at 66.7%.
          • Congratulations to Bridget Pettis, Vickie Johnson and Vicky Bullett, who were chosen to compete in the Italian League All-Star game in January. Crystal Robinson was chosen to compete in the 3-point shooting contest.
          • Congratulations Angela Zampella who hit the game winning shot against Ruzomberok to give Carichieti its first win in the EuroLeague (86-85). Angela ended the game with 9 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 3 steals. Bridget Pettis paved the way for the team with a game high 33 points. Her 16.8 points per game currently ranks her fourth in the competition. Also making the top 25 are BLAIL clients Chasity Melvin (ranked 6th, 16.1 ppg) and Dalma Ivanyi (ranked 23, 12.5 ppg). Dalma also leads the competition in assists (6.3pg) and steals (3.5pg).
          • Amber Hall was runner-up for Safsal's Player of the Month for November (7-0 through the end of November).
          • Tawona Alhaleem was named to the Israeli League 1st Team for Round 8 having notched 24 points in an important win over then second place team B'nai Yehuda. The win lifted Ramat Chen to a record of 6-2 and the seond best ranking in the league.

          November 2003

          • Katharine Hanks (Dartmouth '03, Detroit Shock traning camp '03) has signed to play for Portugal's Grupo Desportivo da Escola Secundaria de Santos Andre for the 2003-2003 international season.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who continues to dominate the Israeli league for the fourth straight season. Amber was named MVP of Round 6, leading Elitzur Ramla to an impressive 106-79 victory over defending league champion, Ramat Hasharon and to an overall 6-0 record thus far. Amber just missed notching an historic triple-double behind 23 points, 23 boards and 9 assists in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
          • Summer Erb (Fenerbahce) is dominating the boards in the FIBA Europe Cup Conference South. She currently leads all players with 13.5 rebounds per game.
          • Crystal Robinson (Rovereto Basket) currently ranks fourth in Conference West of the FIBA Europe Cup in scoring, averaging 20.0 ppg. Crystal also notched the fifth best scoring performance of the competition this week with 22 points against USO Basket.
          • Dalma Ivanyi (Mizo-Pecsi) continues to impress in EuroLeague action, ranking second in the competition in assists per game with 6.4 (through games of November 20).
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who was named to the Israeli League First Team for round 5. Amber, who has been affectionately nicknamed "Miss Double Double" and "Chairwoman of the Boards" by the Israeli press, scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an important win over Haifa Motzkin. Elitzur Ramla now sits alone at the top of the Israeli League rankings with a 5-0 record.
          • Summer Erb currently leads Conference South of the FIBA Europe Cup in rebounding with 13.5 per game, while Michaela Pavlickova is ranked third in Conference North in scoring with 17.0 per game. In EuroLeague action, Dalma Ivanyi currently ranks first in assists with 7.0 per game. Her 19 points in today's win over Lietvus Telekomus has made her the week's high scorer (tied) and has earned her MVP honors for the week.
          • Congratulations to Tawona Alhaleem who was named MVP of Round 4 of the Israeli League. Tawona led all scorers in the league with a 32 point (12/14) performance in a 99-88 win over previously undefeated Haifa-Motzkin. Ramat Chen is now tied for the second best record in the league (3-1).
          • Kym Hampton wrapped shooting this week on the upcoming Spike Lee film, She Hate Me. The movie, slated for a 2004 release, stars Ling Bai, Rosario Dawson, Whoopi Goldberg and Woody Harrelson.
          • BLAIL is pleased to announce that in an ongoing collaboration with Pyramid Sports we have finalized a contract for Natalie Williams to return to Russia to compete with UMMC Ekaterinburg (while Yolanda Griffith continues rehabilitation on her shoulder). Natalie previously competed with the team during the 2003 FIBA Women's World Cup in Samara, Russia in early October.

          October 2003

          • BLAIL clients are taking the EuroLeague by storm. Bridget Pettis of C.U.S. Chieti currently ranks 3rd in overall scoring with 22.0 points per game and 5th in rebounding with 11.0 rebounds per game. Dalma Ivanyi of PVSK currently ranks 2nd in assists behind 7.0 assists per game.
          • Go to http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/11397/11397_consumer.html to read a story about Debbie Black's work on behalf of Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness.
          • Check out the two page feature on Elena Baranova in the September/October issue of Women's Basketball Magazine on newsstands now.
          • Kym Hampton will be performing the National Anthem and one of her original compositions in New York's Central Park on October 19 at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome former NC State standout Umeki Webb to the family. The 5'11" guard/forward is a veteran of Austria (where her team won the Austrian Cup) and Israel, and she has competed in the WNBA for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Miami Sol.
          • Vickie Johnson currently leads fan voting for "The Liberty's Gutsy Player of 2003" on wnba.com with 54% of the votes. She has three times as many votes as her nearest competitor who has 18%. Fellow BLAIL clients Elena Baranova and Crystal Robinson also made the list registering 17% and 11%, respectively.
          • Kristina Covington and Shala Reese, 2003 graduates of Western Kentucky University, will be reunited to play for Elitzur Holon in the Israeli League for the 2003-2004 season.

          September 2003

          • BLAIL is pleased to announce that we continue to have an incredibly successful placement season, finalizing deals for our players that exceed one million dollars in seven different countries thus far.
          • Angela Zampella has signed to play for CUS Chieti for EuroLeague games during the 2003-2004 season. Angela, an Italian passport holder, was named MVP of last year's Austrian Cup while playing for Klosterneuberg.
          • Elena Baranova has been named to the All-Tournament Team ("Best Forward") at the European Championship for Women in Greece while leading Russia to the Championship and an Olympic qualification. Elena had 14 points and 9 rebounds in the Championship game against the Czech Republic (Russia won 59-56). Other BLAIL clients also performed very well during the Championship. Limor Mizrachi led the competition in 3 point goals and ranked 4th in the competition in total points (150 in 7 games). Limor also ranked 9th in assists (3.14 per game). Michaela Pavlickova ranked 8th in 2pt field goals made (68 points) and 9th in 2pt field goal percentage (51.52%). Dalma Ivanyi ranked 4th in assists (3.71 per game) and 5th in defensive rebounds (5.71). Slobodanka Tuvic ranked 4th in offensive rebounds for the competition (3.25 per game).
          • Andrea Stinson and Natalie Williams (in conjunction with Pyramid Sports) have signed to play for 2003 EuroLeague Champions, UMMC Ekaterinburg, during the 2003 FIBA Women's World Cup to be held in Samara, Russia in October.
          • Jolie McKeirnan (Arkansas '03) has signed to play in Caceres, Spain for the 2003-2004 international season. This marks the two time Sun Belt 1st Team player's first professional playing experience.
          • Congratulations to Sheila Lambert (Baylor '02). The 2002 Kodak All America selection and WNBA first round draft pick and her team, the Detroit Shock, dethroned back-to-back WNBA Champions the Los Angeles Sparks to win their franchise's first title.
          • Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough has signed to play for Phard Napoli in the Italian League for the 2003-2004 international season.
          • Summer Erb and Bethany Donaphin have signed to play for Fenerbahce of the Turkish League for the 2003-2004 international season. Summer and Bethany paired up in Caja Rural during the 2002-2003 season to help lead the team to Final Four of the Spanish League Championship and to the Finals of the 2003 FIBA Europe Cup for Women.

          August 2003

          • BLAIL is pleased to announce that we are in the midst of one of our most successful overseas placement seasons to date, having negotiated more than $750,000 in salaries for our clients with teams in six countries through the end of August.
          • Kym Hampton will be conducting a basketball skills clinic at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport, Long Island on Saturday, September 27, from 9am to 1pm. The clinic will be held in conjunction with NY Sharks Football tryouts. For further information or to register, visit www.nysharksfootball.com or call Crystal Turpin at 1-718-422-0633.
          • Holly Rilinger, a veteran of New Zealand, Germany and France, announced her retirement from competitive basketball. The point guard spent time on the Phoenix Mercury training camp roster and was a league All Star in both Germany and New Zealand. Holly, who has been featured in both Sports Illustrated for Women and Dime Magazine, is still available for fitness modeling opportunities. For further information or booking, contact Erica McKeon at emckeon@blail.com or by phone at 1-212-254-3222.
          • Michaela Pavlickova has signed to play for Dinamo Moscow for the 2003-2004 international season. Misa is currently training with the Czech National Team for the 2003 European Championship for Women.
          • Tawona Alhaleem has signed to play for Ramat Chen in the Israeli League for the 2003-2004 international season. Last season, Tawona was second in scoring in the Israeli League (22.0 ppg) and led the league in total points (462) while playing for Bnai Yehuda. Israeli journalists proclaimed her "one of the best scorers to ever play in Israel."
          • The Washington Mystics hosted a retirement ceremony for Vicky Bullett on August 23, 2003 during halftime of the Mystics 67-74 loss to the Connecticut Sun. Although retiring from the WNBA, Vicky will return to Taranto Cras Basket for her third consecutive season. Vicky helped lead the team to the 2002-2003 Italian League Championship.
          • Be sure to check out wnba.com for a "One on One" feature with 2001 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Debbie Black: http://www.wnba.com/sun/news/black_oneonone_030819.html
          • BLAIL is pleased to announce its partnership with Richie Adubato of the New York Liberty and Winning Ways Basketball, Inc. in presenting the First Annual Florida Invitational Women's Pro Evaluation Camp from September 19-21. The camp will be held at Lake Brantley Athletic Complex in Altamonte Springs, Florida. For further information, please contact Barry Mestel of Winning Ways Basketball, Inc., at (407) 339-9053 or 1-877-808-HOOP. Registration forms and further information can also be found at www.winwaysinc.com/exposure.htm
          • Congratulations to longtime BLAIL client Michelle Edwards who has been named Associate Director of Basketball Operations at Rutgers University.
          • Israeli League MVP Amber Hall has signed to return to Elitzur Ramla for the 2003-4 season. Amber helped lead Ramla to the Finals of the Israeli Cup and Israeli League Championship during the 2002-3 season.
          • Congratulations to Vickie Johnson who scored her 2,500th WNBA career point in the New York Liberty's 74-73 victory over the Connecticut Sun on August 12, 2003.
          • Pollyanna Johns-Kimbrough has signed on to appear in the 2004 Women's Basketball Magazine Calendar. She joins fellow BLAIL clients Chasity Melvin, Slobodanka Tuvic, Crystal Robinson and Elena Baranova.
          • BLAIL welcomes Evita Rogers (Georgia State, '03) to the family. The 5'11" forward was a two time selection to the Atlantic Sun First Team and was twice named MVP of the Atlantic Sun Tournament. She averaged 15.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg, and 1.6spg during her senior season.
          • Bethany Donaphin (Stanford, '02) has signed with the New York Liberty for the rest of the 2003 WNBA season. The 6'2" forward helped lead Caja Rural to Final Four of the 2003 FIBA Europe Cup for Women behind 17.5 ppg and 10 rpg.
          • Congratulations to Andrea Stinson who scored her 3000th WNBA career point in Charlotte's victory over Los Angeles on August 2, 2003.

          July 2003

          • The New York Liberty will pay tribute to the newly retired Sue Wicks on August 1st as the Liberty take on the Detroit Shock on "Sue Wicks Night."
          • Teresa Palmisano will join Vickie Johnson and Crystal Robinson on Italy's Rovereto Basket for the 2003-4 season. Palmisano last played for 2003 Italian League Champion Taranto Cras Basket.
          • BLAIL's own Erica McKeon and Bonnie Thurston are nominees for the 2003 Sports Business Journal "Top 40 Under 40" Awards.
          • Check out the first installment of Sue Wicks' new column, My So-Called Retirement on wnba.com: www.wnba.com/features/wicks_1.htm
          • Crystal Robinson has signed to join New York Liberty teammate Vickie Johnson on Italian club Rovereto Basket for the 2003-4 season. This marks Vickie's second season with the team. Crystal spent the previous three international seasons playing for Delta Basket Alessandria.
          • Be sure to check out Jeff Passan's article on Adrian Williams in The Fresno Bee at www.fresnobee.com/sports/story/7088910p-8021774c.html
          • Congratulations to Adrian Williams who was named to the 2003 WNBA Western Conference All Star Team by the Western Conference coaches. The 5th Annual WNBA All Star Game will be held in New York on Saturday, July 12.

          June 2003

          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Stacey Smalls (Temple '03) to the family. Stacey led the Owls in scoring (13.4 ppg), minutes (35.7 mpg) and assists (2.8 apg) during the 2002-3 season, being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team, the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and earning All-Big 5 honors. She finished her collegiate career as Temple's sixth all-time leading scorer (1,258 points) and is the only player on the 1,000 career point list to lead the team in assists for four straight seasons.
          • Slobodanka Tuvic joins Crystal Robinson, Chasity Melvin and Elena Baranova as latest to sign to appear in Women's Basketball Magazine's 2004 Calendar.
          • Congratulations to Vickie Johnson who recorded her 500th WNBA career assist during the New York Liberty's victory over the Sacramento Monarchs on 17 June 2003. VJ finished the night with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting (2 of 3 from behind the arc), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Shala Reese (Western Kentucky '03) to the family. The 2003 Sun Belt Player of the Year averaged 15.6ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.6spg and led the Sun Belt in double-doubles with 16 for the season.
          • Elena Baranova and Vickie Johnson have signed with Nike, Inc.
          • Elena Baranova, Crystal Robinson and Chasity Melvin have signed to appear in the 2004 Women's Basketball Magazine Calendar.
          • Limor Mizrachi and Chasity Melvin have signed with Gdynia for the 2003-4 international season. This marks Limor's first international contract outside of Israel.

          May 2003

          • Congratulations to Andrea Stinson who was chosen to receive the Charlotte Sting's offseason Community Assist Award. The WNBA will donate $500 in her name to the local charity of her choice.
          • Sue Wicks has signed on to provide halftime analysis during the Oxygen Network's WNBA broadcasts throughout the 2003 season.
          • Adrian Williams will be honored as Female Athlete of the Year at the 19th Annual Athletes International Awards Banquet, June 20 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
          • Katharine Hanks has been awarded the Class of 1976 Award, which is given to the outstanding female athlete of the year at Dartmouth.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Kristina Covington to the family. Western Kentucky's team captain, the 5'10" guard ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt for defensive rebounding, averaged 11.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game and was named to the All-Sun Belt Tournament Team and Sun Belt Honorable Mention for the 2002-3 season. Kristina ranks third all time in 3 pointers at WKU and scored more than 1000 points during her college career and was named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year during the 1999-2000 season.
          • Congratulations to Vicky Bullett and Teresa Palmisano who helped lead Taranto Cras Basket to the 2003 Italian League Championship. Taranto, in its second season in division A1, defeated perrenial champion Pool Commense, 3 games to 2 to capture the title.
          • Congratulations to Elena Baranova. Hot on the heels of winning FIBA's 2003 EuroLeague Women Championship (and being named Final Four MVP in the process), Elena helped lead UMMC Ekaterinburg to the Russian League Championship, defeating Volgaburmash SGAU (Samara) 2 games to 1.
          • Bruce Levy is quoted in the May 5-11 issue of Sports Business Journal ("WNBA Players Win Flexibility").
          • Rookie Katharine Hanks (Dartmouth '03) had 4 points (2 of 3) in her professional debut during Detroit's preseason opener. Katharine is the first Dartmouth alumn to have played in a WNBA game. The Shock lost to the Minnesota Lynx 72-86.
          • May 6, 2003 - Sue Wicks rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today in honor of her retirement from the WNBA.
          • Vicky Bullett, a BLAIL client for more than 12 years, has announced her retirement from the WNBA. Vicky, a two-time Olympian and 1999 WNBA All-Star, is one of only three players to have started every game in WNBA history for her respective team. Currently, Vicky is competing in the Finals of the Italian League Championship for Taranto Cras Basket.
          • Sue Wicks, a 15-year BLAIL client, has announced her retirement from the WNBA. Sue was the first draft pick of the New York Liberty in the league's in augural draft in 1997. Sue finished her WNBA career averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She was voted to the WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team and received the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award in 2000. Sue ends her tenure with the Liberty as the team's all-time rebounding (788) and blocked shots (155) leader.

          April 2003

          • Bruce Levy was quoted by Liz Mullen and Jennifer Lee in the April 14 issue of Sports Business Journal ("WNBA, Union Face Deadline").
          • Congratulations to Summer Erb and Bethany Donaphin who helped lead Caja Rural to the finals of the FIBA Europe Cup for Women. In their 86-64 victory over VBM-SGAU, Summer posted 12 points, 16 rebounds and one block, while Bethany finished with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. The pair combined for 34 points and 17 rebounds in their 80-71 Finals loss to Aix en Provence. Both Summer and Bethany posted impressive numbers throughout the FIBA Europe Cup season. Summer led the competition in percentage of overall poitns, connecting on nearly 65% of them. She was second in overall rebounding with 11.3 per game, 3rd in offensive boards with 4.1 per game, and 2nd in defensive rebounds with 7.2 per game, while averaging 14.8 points per game. Bethany in her first international experience finished the competition in 5th in 2pt.field goals made, 4th in offensive rebounds with 3.6 per game and averaged 16.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Jolie McKeirnan to the family. The 6'2" forward out of Arkansas State was a two time Sun Belt First Team selection and the only underclassman to receive the award in 2002. The All-America candidate, who toured the Czech Republic in 2001 with the Athletes in Action All-Star Select Team, averaged 11.9ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.2spg and .6bpg during the 2002-3 season.
          • Congratulations to Chasity Melvin who led Lotos VBW Gdynia with 28 points in the team's decisive win over Polfa Pabianice, earning the team it's sixth straight Polish League Championship. Chasity is no stranger to championships having also won league titles in Italy (2002), Israel (2000) and Spain (1998).
          • Congratulations to Angela Zampella, who helped lead BK Tecto Klosterneuberg to the Austrian league title. Earlier in the year, Angela was named MVP of the Austrian Cup after leading the team to that Championship, as well.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Katharine Hanks (Dartmouth '03) to our family. Katharine, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2000, is only the ninth player in Ivy League history to have earned First Team All-Ivy for three consecutive years. In 2002-3, she averaged 18.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg and 1.2 bpg and became only the second player in Dartmouth history to finish with more than 500 points in one season. She finished her college career ranked second in all-time scoring in the program with 1,870 points.
          • Congratulations to Elena Baranova who garnered Final Four MVP honors while leading UMMC Ekaterinburg to the 2003 Euroleague Women title. Elena finished with 19 points (7/8 from the floor), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and one block.
          • BLAIL is pleased to welcome Glory Johnson to the family. Glory, a 6'1" forward out of Long Beach State ('03) led the Big West in scoring (17.1 ppg) and double doubles (10), was nominated for Big West Player of the Year and was named to the Big West First Team while leading the 49ers to the Big West Championship.
          • Bruce Levy was quoted in Tim Griffin's piece in the April 10 edition of the San Antonio Express News. You can find "Silver Stars' Vacation Hardly Worry-Free" at http://news.mysanantonio.com/story.cfm?xla=saen&xlb=200&xlc=977747.
          • Congratulations to Rhonda Mapp and Limor Mizrachi who helped lead YES Ramat Hasharon to a 73-71 victory in the 2003 Israeli League Championship over Elitzur Ramla.
          • BLAIL President and Founder Bruce Levy was quoted in the April 5th edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer in Mel Greenberg's article "WNBA Cancels College Seniors' Showcase Camp." It can be found at: http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/sports/5564488.htm?template+contentModules/printstory.jsp
          • BLAIL's own Erica McKeon will be featured in the upcoming issue of the Women Executives in Public Relations (WEPR) newsletter.
          • Congratulations to Sue Wicks. She is the recipient of the Nassau County Sports Commission's 2002 Professional Female Athlete Award. Previous winners include Nancy Lieberman-Cline, Tiffany Milbrett and Teresa Weatherspoon.

          March 2003

          • BLAIL would like to welcome Marianna Raguz to the family. The 5'11" small forward has been competing in the Israeli League for three years and also spent a season in Croatia. She holds passports from both Canada and Croatia and helped to lead Ramat Hen to a second place regular season finish in the Israeli League behind her 15 points and 4 rebounds per game.
          • Congratulations to Rhonda Mapp and Limor Mizrachi who led Ramat Hasharon to the Israeli League Championship series where they will face fellow BLAIL clients Amber Hall, Jaclyn Johnson, and Jackie Moore of Ramla in the Finals. Rhonda and Limor are featured in the most recent edition of Haaretz Sports.
          • Read "One on One" with Chasity Melvin in the March/April issue of Women's Basketball Magazine.
          • BLAIL clients Rhonda Mapp, Sue Wicks, Amber Hall, Jackie Moore and Jaclyn Johnson are featured in the "From the Sidelines" section (p. 17) of Women's Basketball Magazine available on newsstands now.
          • Congratulations to Amber Hall who, for the second time in three seasons, has been named regular season MVP of the Israeli League. Amber led the league in rebounding with 13.1 per game, was 6th in scoring with 17.9 per game and 2nd in steals with 3.4 per game. Amber is joined on the regular season First Team by BLAIL clients Limor Mizrachi and Tawona Alhaleem. Jaclyn Johnson earned Second Team honors.

          February 2003

          • Amber Hall has been named MVP of Round 15 of Israeli League play. She registered 23 points, 19 rebounds and 8 blocks as well as the winning shot with 8 seconds remaining vs. her former team, Raanana. Fellow BLAIL client Tawona Alhaleem has been named to the First Team for the 15th round. According to Lior Klonger, "with every round that passes, Alhaleem is proving to be one of the best scorers to ever play here." Tawona had 30 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals and the game winner vs. Holon.
          • Pollyanna Johns-Kimbrough has signed to play for ZKK Budocnost for the remainder of the season.
          • See an online feature of LaNeishea Caufield at www.wbmagazine.com ("Sweet Victory").
          • Sports Business Journal readers can read Liz Mullen's article about Bruce in the agent section of the February 3-9 issue. In it, Bruce outlines his contingency plan for BLAIL clients should the WNBA and the union not come to an agreement on the collective bargaining agreement (www.sportsbusinessjournal.com)>

          January 2003

          • Congratulations to Angela Zampella, who was named MVP of the Austrian Cup after leading BK Tecto Klosterneuberg to the Cup Championship.
          • Sue Wicks has signed to return to Delta Basket Alessandria in Italy. Wicks will compete in Europe Cup games.
          • Limor Mizrachi of Ramat Hasharon and Tawona Alhaleem of B'nai Yehuda have both been named to the First Team for Round 14 in the Israeli League. Limor notched 13 points and 6 assists, including a buzzer beater vs. Maccabi Raanana. Tawona's 23 points vs. Ramat Chen puts B'nai Yehuda back in the running for the playoffs.
          • Since the arrival of Limor Mizrachi in Ramat Hasharon, the team has not lost a game.M
          • Katarina Lazic has signed to play alongside Elena Baranova for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian League for the remainder of the season.
          • Tynesha Lewis has signed in Ramla as a replacement player for Jaclyn Johnson who underwent a scope.
          • Don't miss Vickie Johnson on the cover of the current issue of Women's Basketball Magazine.
          • Stacey Ford has signed with Akademia Ilioupo in Greece.
          • Etta Maytubby (Oklahoma, '97) has signed to play for Peli-Karhut of the Finnish League for the remainder of the 2002-3 season.
          • Angela Zampella (St. Joseph's, '01) has signed to play for BK Klosterneuberg of the Austrian League for the remainder of the 2002-3 season.
          • Amber Hall was named to the 1st team in Round 12 of Israeli League play for her stellar performance against her former Club, Maccabi Raanana. Hall led Elitzur Ramla with 16 points, 20 rebounds and 6 steals. Limor Mizrachi (14 points, 4 for 5 from 3pt. range, 7 assists against Haifa Motzkin), and Tawona Alhaleem (29 points, 9 of 15 from the field, 9 rebounds and 4 assists against Maccabi Ashdod) narrowly missed being named to the 1st team for this round.