Skylar Diggins Honored By WNBA and Notre DameBy: Meaghan Ellis - September 22, 2013
It’s been a whirlwind five months for stunning, professional basketball player, Skylar Diggins. As a highly sought-after prospect for the WNBA, Diggins was selected as the third overall draft pick by the Tulsa Shock. Following the draft, she graduated from the prestigious Notre Dome, after a praiseworthy four-year run on and off the court. She also inked a sports management deal with the Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Then, on September 15th, she wrapped up the last game of her rookie season with the Shock. Now, she’s embarking on another level of amazing feats.
The Tulsa Shock guard received the prestigious honor of being named to the WNBA All-Rookie team, according to Tulsa World. Humbled by the esteemed honor, Diggins took to Twitter in an effort to express her gratitude and appreciation for the league, her team and the fans collectively.
She even went a step further to express her love for her fans and the city of Tulsa. In a surprise visit this week, Diggins stopped by McLain High School in Tulsa OK. She delivered 14 new pairs of custom basketball shoes to the school’s girls basketball team. Tulsa World reported that not even the coach was aware that she’d be dropping in, so the visit came as a welcomed ambush to everyone. Diggins shared a picture of the girls basketball team on Twitter.
The Shock basketball team also congratulated the rising star rookie on her success this season.
In light of the WNBA honors, Diggins also received another prestigious honor from none other than her collegiate alma-mater, Notre Dame. As the only player in Notre Dame history to be selected as a four-time All-American, there’s no doubt why Diggins is permanently etched in university’s history books. For that commendable attainment, the university honored Diggins with a plaque that has been hung in the woman’s basketball section of Heritage Hall.
It’s been a laudable week for Tulsa’s emerging rookie, and from the looks of it, this is only the beginning.
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