Chicago Sky Names Schurz High School ‘Action Floor Systems High School Team of the Week'

Schurz High School has an exceptional history and is located on Chicago’s northwest side. The high school was named a Chicago Landmark in 2011 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Schurz is the third largest high school in Illinois, and the five seniors, four juniors and one sophomore who make up this team are looking to stand out from the crowd as they compete for their goal of a conference title this year. The Lady Bulldogs have had success on and off the basketball court this season. They are 4-0 in conference play and 5-2 overall with a three game winning streak. The team will look to keep their winning conference record alive tonight against Lake View High School and Wells High School on Friday.

Head coach Beth Rosendahl took over the program three years ago with the goal of building a successful program on the court and one that gives back off it. This season the team will volunteer in various community events. For the past two years the team has hosted a “Shoot-A-Thon” fundraiser that they will host again this season. Both girls’ basketball teams shoot 200 free throws to raise funds for the JV and varsity teams and the school’s athletic program. “When I took over I really wanted to put an emphasis on winning on and off the court,” said Rosendahl. “At the Shoot-A-Thon we invite friends and family to help our team and school and I hope we can build more and more on that.” In the last two years the Shoot-A-Thon has raised over $1,000.

As an “Action Floor Systems High School Team of the Week” award winner, the team will be provided a complimentary Team Night Out ticket package to a 2012 Sky regular season home game at Allstate Arena, where they will have the opportunity to watch the world’s best female basketball players. During the game, they will be honored on court and will receive an award to recognize their accomplishments.

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The Sky will accept nominations from parents, coaches, faculty members and players.

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