Monday, March 25, 2013
Birthday cards and record books
By Lizzie Haldane
After setting several records in the 1993 tournament, Sheryl Swoopes went on to become the first player signed by the WNBA in 1996.
Sheryl Swoopes turns 42 today, and her name still can be found all over the women’s NCAA tournament record book. In 1993, Swoopes scored a record 177 points in five tournament games, including 47 in the final, where Texas Tech beat Ohio State 84-82 in Atlanta. Swoopes finished the tournament averaging 35.4 points per game to help secure Texas Tech’s first – and only – tournament title.