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With new coach and NBA DNA, Vandeweghe rolls

Vandeweghe having best Slam ever

Originally Published: August 31, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

It's not surprising, given her elite athletic pedigree, that 19-year-old CoCo Vandeweghe has chosen a career in sports.

The gene pool from her mother's family -- that's the Vandeweghe side -- is predominantly centered on sports.

CoCo's mom, Tauna, swam in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Her specialty was the 100-meter backstroke. She was also an alternate on the 1984 U.S. Olympic volleyball team.

Vandeweghe's grandfather, Ernie, who played for the New ...

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