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Ivory Latta To Become Parkinson's Ambassador

To whom much is given, much is required. No one believes in that infamous saying more than WNBA star point guard of the Tulsa Shock. Fortunately she doesn't limit her leadership skills and talents to just the basketball court. She recently agreed to become an Official National Ambassador for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) Champions Program. (Tar Heel Blue)

Marion Jones representing US on diplomatic visits

Former track star is making a series of diplomatic visits to Serbia and Croatia this week on behalf of the U.S. State Department, an international opportunity for her to continue rehabilitating her tarnished image. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Jessica Breland Joins WNBA's Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun has signed 6-foot-3 rookie forward to a seven-day contract. The former North Carolina star received the Honda Inspiration Award last month after returning to the court last fall following one season out while undergoing treatments for Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Blue Ridge Now)

Tulsa Shock Cut Marion Jones

The Tulsa Shock have parted ways with former Olympic gold medal winning sprinter . The announcement came as they waived Jones to make room for former Oklahoma Sooners center Abi Olajuwon on the roster. In 14 games with the Shock this season, Jones was averaging just under one point per game. (KTUL.com)

Charlotte Smith's departure to coach Elon leaves hole in UNC coach's staff

North Carolina women's basketball coach said she is going to miss assistant , who recently became Elon's coach. Smith served as a bridge between the UNC coaching staff and its players. As a former player, she connected with players on a level others couldn't, having excelled with the Tar Heels and as a professional player in the WNBA. (Charlotte Observer)

Former UNC star Jessica Breland receives Inspiration Award

is always happy to share her story of overcoming Hodgkin's lymphoma with the hope it can be helpful to someone else. The former North Carolina basketball star, who returned to the court last fall after sitting out one season while undergoing treatments, was honored Sunday night as the selection for the Honda Inspiration Award. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Charlotte Smith Named New Head Coach At Elon

Former National Player of the Year and longtime North Carolina assistant coach was named the new head coach of the Elon women's basketball program, Elon Director of Athletics Dave Blank announced in a press conference Wednesday. (Tar Heel Blue)

Elon names former Tar Heels star Charlotte Smith as new women's coach

, perhaps the most recognizable player in the history of the North Carolina’s women’s basketball team, has been hired as the new coach at Elon University. She will be introduced in an official capacity as the school’s sixth women’s basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday afternoon on campus at Alumni Field House. (Burlington Times News)

Honda Inspiration Award goes to Jessica Breland

Basketball star , a 2011 Carolina graduate and member the WNBA’s New York Liberty, has been named the 2011 recipient of the 23rd annual Honda Inspiration Award. This award is given each year to a female college athlete who has overcome adversity to excel in her sport. (UNC.edu)

Jessica Breland wins Inspiration Award

North Carolina basketball player has won the Honda Inspiration Award after returning to the court following treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Breland was diagnosed with the disease in May 2009 and received chemotherapy. She sat out a year and returned to basketball this season. She averaged 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in the ACC tournament. (Raleigh News & Observer)
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