As an athlete, I embrace the fact that I am a role model for today’s youth. Whether it is stressing the importance of education and encouraging a love for reading, teaching about nutrition and how to live a healthy lifestyle, or working on a local and global level to help eradicate malaria, I am constantly trying to use the platform basketball has given me to positively influence as many lives as possible.
On April 4, 2007 she was drafted by the Seattle Storm in the WNBA draft. In her rookie season she has been quoted as being one of the best pure shooters of the game. Many have compared her to other Indiana greats such as Larry Bird and Katie Douglas. Upon her return to Indiana to verse the Indiana Fever on June 13,2007 Beech Grove honored Gearlds for her achievements and representation of their city.
Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman is an accomplished basketball player WNBA coach two-time Olympian broadcasterand writer.
Becky has emerged on the¬†Women’s¬†National Basketball Association¬†scene as one of the top players in the league, and was named to the All-WNBA Second Team in 2005 and 2006¬†as a member of the New York Liberty.
You may not be able to grab one off the glass in a professional basketball game, but you can participate in the Rebounds for Research program and know that your efforts (just like Cheryl’s!) are going to fund research to cure painful and disfiguring tumors. You can make a pledge for every rebound Cheryl makes during the entire WNBA basketball season.