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Sheryl Swoopes Wiki/Biography
Born Sheryl Denise Swoopes on the 25th March 1971, in Brownfield, Texas USA, she is a retired basketball player, who played in the WNBA league for the Houston Comets, Seattle Storm and Tulsa Shock. Sheryl also played in Europe, for teams such as the Basket Bari (1993-1994), VBM-SGAU Samara (2004-2005), Taranto Cras Basket (2005-2006), and Esperides Kallitheas (2010). Apart from her career at the club level, she also played for the US Women`s National team, winning three Olympic gold medals in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Have you ever wondered how rich Sheryl Swoopes is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Sheryl’s net worth is as high as $200,000, an amount she earned largely through her successful career as a basketball player.
Sheryl Swoopes Net Worth $200,000
Sheryl was raised by her mother Louise Swoopes; growing up with three older brothers who picked up basketball at a young age, and before long Sheryl started playing with them. At the age of seven, she started playing in the league called Little Dribblers, a local league for children.
She went to Brownfield High School, where she continued playing basketball, and then enrolled the University of Texas, but left without a played game, and attended South Plains College, where she stayed for the next two years. Her senior year, Sheryl spent at Texas Tech, and won the NCAA women’s basketball championship with the team. During her college career, Sheryl won several awards including the Naismith College Player of the Year, WBCA Player of the Year, and was the Sportswoman of the Year, selected by the Women’s Sports Foundation.
After college, she was brought up to the Women`s National basketball team, and from 1994 until 2006 won several medals; apart from three golds from Olympic games, she brought home gold from the 1998 World Cup in Germany, and 2002 held in China. Furthermore, she won bronze medals in Australia 1994 and Brazil 2006.
To speak of her career in WNBA, Sheryl was the first WNBA player who received a contract. She signed with the Houston Comets, when the WNBA was inaugurated, and stayed in the team until 2007. In her first season, she played only in 9 games, as she was pregnant with her first child, however, upon return she was one of those responsible for Houston`s WNBA title. She continued to contribute to Houston offence and defense, and led the team to four consecutive titles. While in Houston, Sheryl scored more than 2,000 points, had more than 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals, which made her the best player in the franchise.
However, after a poor 2007 season, Comets` GM didn`t offer her a contract extension and she signed with the Seattle Storm. Her form continued to decline as she averaged only 7.1 points per game and 4.3 rebounds. As a result she was released by the club in 2009.
Two years later, she signed with the Tulsa Shock, which only increased further her net worth. She played in 33 games and averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
During her career, Sheryl received numerous awards, including the WNBA MVP Award in 2000, 2002 and 2005, six appearances in the WNBA All-Star in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Furthermore she was the WNBA scoring champion in 2000 and 2005, and as the peak of her career, she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
After retirement, Sheryl pursued a career as a coach, but hasn`t been as successful as a player; her first job was as assistant basketball coach at Mercer Island High School in Washington in 2010. After that she assumed the position of the head coach of the Loyola University Chicago women`s basketball team, however, most recent reports state that she was fired, due to alleged mistreatment, and investigation about the incident.
Regarding her personal life, Sheryl came out as gay in 2005, and was in a relationship with Alisa Scott, but they broke up in 2011. Before that she was married, and had a son with her partner. Most recently she became engaged to Chris Unclesho, a male.
|Full Name||Sheryl Swoopes|
|Net Worth||$200 Thousand|
|Date Of Birth||March 25, 1971|
|Place Of Birth||Brownfield, Texas, USA|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
|Education||South Plains College, Texas Tech University|
|Spouse||Eric Jackson (m. 1995–1999)|
|Children||Jordan Eric Jackson|
|Parents||Billy Ray Swoopes, Louise Swoopes|
|Siblings||Earl Swoopes, Brandon Swoopes, James Swoopes|
|Awards||WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time, WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-WNBA Team, WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, Best WNBA Player ESPY Award, WNBA All-Defensive Team, WNBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Associated Press Female...|
|Nominations||Best Female Athlete ESPY Award, BET Award for Sportswoman of the Year|
|Movies||Swoopes on Hoops: Basketball Basics|
|1||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.|
|2||Sheryl was together with Alisa Scott during her years with the Seattle Storm.|
|3||Her girlfriend is former Houston Comets assistant coach Alisa Scott. They live together in Houston with Swoopes's son Jordan, and hope to one day marry.|
|Swoopes on Hoops||1995||Video||Instructor|
|Shirts & Skins||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|14th Annual ESPY Awards||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|ESPNU Town-hall Meeting||2005||TV Movie||Herself|
|My Coolest Years||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself ("Jocks & Cheerleaders")|
|Weakest Link||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|The 15th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||2001||TV Special||Herself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1997||TV Series||Herself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1996||TV Series||Herself|