"I did it. I’ve committed to play basketball at the University of Notre Dame. It’s such a great feeling knowing that I’ll be at a great school playing a sport I love, while surrounded by great people. I’m ecstatic to learn from Coach McGraw and her staff, especially since she was the consensus national coach of the year!
"I have certainly faced some challenges in the last few years, but I prefer to focus on the blessings that have come out of these situations and finding ways to pay it forward. I am humbled to receive The Honda Inspiration Award and will do my best to use this platform to positively impact others. Finally, I couldn't have done it without the love and support of my family, friends, coaches, teammates and my entire Purdue family and I want to thank them and the Collegiate Women Sports Awards for this honor," said Drey Mingo
"We examined a number of options, with a focus on certain neutral site facilities where we might have played our men’s and women’s semifinal and championship rounds together," A-Sun commissioner Ted Gumbart said in a statement. "After all the analysis, the rationale we applied to the decision of conducting our first rounds at the site of our higher seeds proved to be the prevailing rationale for the entire event."
"I have been excited to play for the Chicago Sky since the day I was drafted and couldn’t think of a better place to continue my career. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that Pokey and Michael Alter have given me. Having such a great organization, coaching staff and teammates makes me eager to get this season started. I look forward to playing in front of great fans and bringing this city a championship," said Prince.
"I am honored and humbled to be the next head coach at San Diego State University," Stacie Terry said. "I want to thank Jim (Sterk) and his staff for this amazing opportunity. This is such a special place for me. Not only is this my dream job, but it is home. SDSU is a first class university that has all the resources in place to be successful. I am so eager to get started and confident that we can continue the winning tradition that Aztec supporters have become accustomed to both on and off the court."
"Today’s decision is a mutual one between Wendell (Hudson) and me," Alabama Director of Athletics Bill Battle said. "We have had several discussions over the last few weeks that led to this decision. Wendell has been an excellent ambassador for Alabama Athletics for many years and I am pleased that he will continue to serve in that manner for us while also contributing to our ongoing mission in a variety of other ways as well."
"I want to thank the University for the opportunity to help rebuild the women’s basketball program over the last five years," Hudson said. "I am particularly thankful for the efforts of the young ladies that competed for us these last five seasons, in addition to the dedication of the coaches that have worked on our staff and the many people throughout the University that have provided such tremendous support over the years. I look forward to continuing to serve my school in a productive way over the next few years."
"I'm elated," Mike Neighbors said. When Kevin (McGuff) left, the first words out of my mouth were `I want to be the head coach of the basketball team at the University of Washington - this particular team, these players, the recruits we have coming in.'
"When I got into this business 13 years ago, Washington wasn't one of my `dream jobs.' My dream jobs were regional. But when I got here to Seattle with Kevin two years ago, to this program and this university, this became my dream job.
"And now here I am."
"I'm incredibly honored and excited for the chance to pursue my dream of playing in the WNBA," Drey Mingo said. "And I would like to thank the Mystics for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their organization."
"In Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, we have a proven winning coach who happens to be a USC basketball icon," USC athletic director Pat Haden said. "She was a part of the best basketball ever played here at USC, and she seen success at so many levels of the game. As a coach she has turned around several programs. We believe she can lead USC back to successful women's basketball, and we welcome her back to the USC campus."