Saturday, July 17, 2010

Shannon Bobbitt 157 cm short athlete

Short Athlete -- United States United States
Shannon Bobbitt 157 cm. Shortest to play in the Women's National Basketball Association.Shannon Denise Bobbitt is an American professional basketball player, who is currently a free agent in the WNBA. One of eight children and a native of the Bronx, New York Bobbitt honed her basketball skills on the neighborhood project courts of Harlem. Following a stellar college career in which 5'2" Bobbitt won two Division I national titles at University of Tennessee she decided to enter the WNBA and began her professional basketball career playing point guard for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is currently the shortest WNBA basketball player.the Eighth short athlete in the world. Short athlete.

High school

Short athlete: Bobbitt attended Murry Bergtraum High School in New York, there she helped lead her team to two straight PSAL and State Federation titles. As a sophomore she gained attention for her basketball skills, city rankings had her listed as the second best player. Short athlete.

Short athlete: During her junior season her team went undefeated posting a record of 30-0 before winning the national high school championship. She finished her High School career by helping her team post a 29-1 record which was good for third in the nation. Her best friend is named Cheyenne Barefoot and attends Sumrall High school. Cheyenne Barefoot also plays point for the Lady Bobcats. Short athlete.

Junior college

Short athlete: The guard decided Junior College was her best option out of high school, so she chose Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, because they had just won a national title. During the 2005-06 season, Bobbitt handed out 211 assists to rank third in the nation in assists broke the 22-year old school record at Trinity Valley for her career in that category. She lead Trinity Valley to the NJCAA National Tournament, and the 2006 Region XIV Championship with a 30-2 record overall and 18-0 mark in conference play. Bobbitt was the 2006 Women's Basketball Coaches Association Junior College Player of the Year. Short athlete.

Division I

Short athlete: Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt awarded Bobbitt a scholarship, which some thought a risk. But Summitt said she had found "a true point guard" in Bobbitt. She was correct. Bobbitt proved herself to be a vocal leader on the court, guiding the Volunteers to the regular season SEC title in 2006–2007. Bobbitt's play was also key in ending the nine-year UT title drought, as the Volunteers defeated Rutgers for the National Championship on April 3, 2007. Bobbitt was named to the All-Tournament team. Short athlete.
Short athlete: The defending champions successfully defended their title in 2007–2008, again behind their point guard, who guided them to a title by defeating Stanford on April 8, 2008. Short athlete.
Short athlete: She graduated with Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks and Alexis Hornbuckle of the Detroit Shock and Nicky Anosike of the Minnesota Lynxshort athlete. Short athlete.


Short athlete: Bobbitt was the 15th pick in the 2008 WNBA draft on April 9, as the Sparks made her the first pick in the second round. Bobbitt joins teammate Candace Parker and former college teammate Sidney Spencer on the Los Angeles squad, which also features Olympian Lisa Leslie. Short athlete.
Short athlete: On July 22, 2008, Bobbitt and her teammates were involved in a skirmish with the Detroit Shock. The fight broke out at The Palace of Auburn Hills with 4.6 seconds left in the game, the game ended with the LA Sparks winning. The WNBA suspended a total of 10 players and Detroit assistant coach Rick Mahorn.Bobbitt received an in-game technical and was later suspended two games for leaving the bench.
Short athlete: She played for Botas in Turkey during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season. On May 14, 2010, The Sparks waived Shannon Bobbitt. Short athlete.
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