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WNBA Conference Call Interview With Nneka Ogwmike

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WRITTEN BY: Tanya Abbey

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary for the WNBA, on top of that historical moment there is an anticipated match-up between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx. Their match-up is the first time EVER that two teams with 10 or more wins with no losses and no ties will be playing. No other NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL team has been able to accomplish this. I had the honor of speaking with Nneka Ogwmike who a play forward for the Los Angeles Sparks and her coach Brian Agler. I asked Ms. Ogowumike , “How do you think you have contributed to the future of women’s sports ?” She told me that (SIC), “I didn’t think I would play for the WNBA, I didn’t have the traditional start. I started playing to stay in shape. I ended up loving it and sticking with it.” Playing in the WNBA is more meaningful to her because she has been able to experience things outside of the court. She doesn’t play for the number of wins; she plays to affect her opponents and teammates in a positive way. She wants others to walk away with having a great experience playing with her and that she was helpful both on and off the court.” She feels that things have come a long way and is proud to be part of the history. Brian Agler, who is Neneka’s coach added he feels her toughness is a great addition to the team. Be sure to tune into tomorrow’s historic game beginning at 12:30 PM PCT and 3:30 PM on TWC SN, TWC D and on NBATV.

Darshay K. Lampley is a Broadcast Journalism major and Creative Writing minor at Jacksonville State University. Upon graduating, she anticipates a lucrative career in the entertainment industry. Darshay is an entertainment journalist, on-air radio personality, and is currently writing her first book. Darshay believes that her ambition along with her strong faith in God will lead her down the pathway to success. "God is within her, she will not fail." Psalm 46:5

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