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Teen Advisory Board Facts and Faces

Marja | Tracee | Taylor | Sarah | Evan | Amon | Ashley P. | Amanda | Rebecca | Molly | Traci | Cameron | Vicky | Allison | Juliet | Ashley C. | Christine | Stephanie | Kristen | Jadda


My name is Marja and I am a 17-year-old senior from Texas. I am a huge fan of the WNBA, especially the Houston Comets. I enjoy reading books, listening to music, and watching sports in my free time.
My name is Tracee and I am an eighth grader. I currently play the post position in
the Senior Girls Division with my city's Youth Basketball League and I also play for AAU in New Mexico. Although I don't have a favorite basketball team, I enjoy Kobe's, Shaq's, and Jordan's playing styles. Sheryl Swoopes is one of my favorite players. I enjoy activities such as snowboarding, gymnastics, basketball, going to the gym, practicing basketball, listening to music, and shopping. I am involved in my church's youth group, my school's Rock and Rhythm Band, (which is the only one the state) and I help my mother with her basketball team.

Taylor is 13 years old and loves basketball, and sports generally. She plays on her school's 8th grade varsity team and another select basketball team that plays year around. She also loves hanging out with her friends. She has a cat named Erte' and another cat, Apollo, that thinks it's a guard dog.

My name is Sarah and I'm a 15 year-old freshman from Kansas.

I'm involved in journalism, art, pep band, scholar's bowl, my church youth group and I play basketball and volleyball. I love listening to oldies music and enjoy reading my favorite book, A Walk to Remember. My favorite WNBA player is Niele Ivey and my favorite coach is Cynthia Cooper. My favorite WNBA team, however, is the Houston Comets.

Evan is a 4.0 student who enjoys watching movies with his friends. His favorite ice cream flavors are chocolate peanut butter and cookie dough. His favorite food is home made garlic French bread. Evan's overall favorite thing to do is hang out with friends.

My name is Amon and I am an honor student in the 10th grade in South Carolina.

I have two older siblings and a dog named Othello. I serve as the Vice President of the sophomore class for the Student Government Association where I help coordinate many events at school. My favorite sports are track, soccer, and especially basketball. I love watching movies and basketball, and my favorite TV show is "The Golden Girls." (Don't laugh!) I am a member of the Varsity soccer team, and First Priority club and I sing in my church's teen choir. My favorite song is "Strength, Courage, and Wisdom," by India.Arie and my favorite movie is "The Color Purple."

Ashley P.
My name is Ashley and I am a 15 year old freshman at an all girl's school in Nebraska. I play Junior Varsity basketball. I am an active member of Young Democrats, Our School Spirit Club, I.D.E.A.S. (Increasing Diversity and Equality Among Students), and have received Top Academic Honors throughout my school career. My favorite college teams are Tennesee, UConn, and Stanford. My favorite basketball players are Svetlana Abrosimova, Ticha Penicheiro, Teresa Weatherspoon, and Sheryl Swoopes.

Amanda is from Texas and is in 9th grade.

Not only does she play basketball and tennis, she is also Freshman Class President, a Key Club officer, and is in choir. When she's not on the court or hanging with her friends, she can be found watching her favorite WNBA team, the Houston Comets, or watching football.

Joining the board straight from America's Heartland (that would be Kansas) is 15-year-old freshman, Rebecca. Although not gifted in the field of athletics, she finds ways to get into sports, whether it's in the Marching Band or Pep Band with her clarinet or just cheering at games. Sometime in her life she would like to see a) a WNBA game, b) a NASA shuttle launch, and c) the establishment of a women's football league! Rebecca hopes one day there will be a WNBA team in Kansas so Jackie Stiles can play on her home turf!

Molly is a freshman who lives in Arkansas.

Although there isn't a local WNBA team near her, she is an avid fan of the Houston Comets and her hero Sheryl Swoopes. When she's not watching the Comets or the Tennessee Lady Vols, she is involved in many clubs and organizations such as Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl, and various school committees. Molly's favorite movie is "The Matrix," and she loves reading Patricia Cornwell books.

I come from a small town of 3,000 people in the large state of Montana where I am known as Traci. I am the oldest twin of two sets in my family of seven. I love to play piano and watch basketball whether it be the WNBA, collegiate, or local high school teams. I am also in the academic top five in my freshman class. My favorite activities are playing basketball, and golfing.

My name is Cameron.

I am 16 years old and I live in Georgia. I am a volunteer at the Recreation and Parks department. I enjoy sports and debates. I am a key leader to my school's FBLA-PBL chapter.

My name is Vicky, I am 17 years old, and I love the game of basketball. I started playing in 8th grade and also played in 9th grade on a freshman team. Currently, I am the manager of the Lady Cougar basketball team. As a junior in high school, I am preparing for college, and I plan to major in sports medicine in athletic training. One day I may be a trainer in the WNBA.

Hi! My name is Allison and I am in 7th grade.

I have three younger sisters and two dogs. I love to hang out with my friends, listen to music, read, and surf the Internet. I also love to write poetry, and of course, play basketball.

Juliet is a freshman who plays, watches, and loves basketball. She enjoys playing volleyball and softball as well. She is a Houston Comets fan and her favorite player is Sheryl Swoopes. She's also on the student council and is always on the honor roll. When not on the court, she is either studying, listening to music, or watching "Love & Basketball."

My name is Ashley. I'm a 16 year old sophomore from Ohio,

Ashley C.
where I have lived my whole life. I love to write, anything from lyrics to poetry, sing in the choir, play softball, and watch The West Wing. My three role models are Ruthie Bolton, actress Allison Janney (CJ Cregg on The West Wing), and my English teacher. I'm also the copy editor for our school newspaper. Most of all, I love to live life and I love to laugh.

Christine is a 16 year-old from Connecticut. She plays for her high school's varsity basketball and field hockey teams. She is an avid UConn Huskies Women's Basketball fan and her favorite players are Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. In addition, she is a huge New York Liberty fan, and her favorite WNBA players are Becky Hammon and Teresa Weatherspoon.

Stephanie is a 15 year old who hails from South Dakota. She enjoys playing volleyball and softball and singing in her school's chorus. Her favorite subjects are English and history and she loves to read James Patterson novels. When she's not in school, she does some volunteer work with the elderly and she's also involved in Tatu-Teens, a group of teens who are against tobacco use.

In addition to participating in varsity track and basketball, Kristen, a 16-year old Tennessee native, is actively involved in her school's Math, Science, Latin and Animal Protection clubs. Her participation in the Building Bright Futures medical science program and her internship as a clinical lab technician provide just a glimpse of this sophomore's drive and ambition.

Jadda is a 13 year old from North Carolina. She plays basketball and produces videos that highlight the creative style of play in her neighborhood. She has expanded her organization of these basketball contests/videos in an effort to help kids stay off drugs through their involvement with the project. Her favorite athletes are Sheryl Swoopes and Michelle Snow. When she has free time, she enjoys reading the works of Maya Angelou.