WNBA.com Celebrates Women's History Month:
Stacey Dales-Schuman on Women's Basketball Greats

WNBA.com asked Washington Mystics guard and 2002 WNBA All-Star Stacey Dales-Schuman to name a woman, past or current, whom she most admires.

Dales-Schuman shares her thoughts on past women's basketball greats and on how she views herself and the WNBA in the context of women's history.


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"A woman I admire… I just spent a day at the Women’s Sports Foundation working on behalf of the effort for Title IX, and there are so many that come to mind…

"I think we’re all history makers. I think that we’re all leaving a legacy in something that we do. Especially us women, especially in a time in which women’s sports are evolving to a new level, period. There’s a lot of folks who have come before us, and we all have the chance now to play on t.v. and to do this, to do that.

"It’s just really too bad we didn’t get a chance 30 years ago, 20 years ago, even 10 years ago, to see some of the great female basketball players. Your Annie Meyers, your Nancy Liebermans, your Val Ackermans, your Cheryl Millers, some of the great talents in women’s basketball that we didn’t get to see on a consistent rate playing. But fortunately we’re at a time where we have evolved and we do have that luxury now. So I think we’re all in some way tied into the history of developing women’s basketball.

"I think in 20 years, we’re going to be at a special level. I don’t know what that will be, but it will be special."