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Thursday, February 01, 2007

A few months ago, we pointed out a series of articles on Utah's Whitehorse High School team, which allowed us to note the long tradition of Native American girls basketball teams.

A couple of recent stories of interest: Oklahoma's Sequoyah Girls basketball team recently received national recognition by being ranked as one of the country’s top 25 high school teams in a recent Sports Illustrated poll.
“The Cherokee Nation is proud of the accomplishments and success of this athletic team,” said Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. “These young ladies are a great example to all of our Cherokee youth. They display the leadership qualities and ambition that have led to a successful Cherokee Nation. Their achievement is a testament to Native American people and Sequoyah Schools.”

Also out of Oklahoma, Sooner Women's Basketball with Sherri Coale will re-air a 10-minute CBS feature on Jenna Plumley. Plumley is one of a small number of full-blood Native Americans in Division I basketball. Her family has bloodlines in the Comanche, Otoe, Pawnee and Pueblo tribes.