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Sheryl Swoopes

Basketball Superstar & Motivator

 Sheryl Swoopes Biography

Inspired my her mother, Louise, who single-handedly raised four children, Sheryl Swoopes first basketball memory is going to nationals with the Little Dribblers team when she was eight years old. From that point on, Swoopes has continued to leave her mark on the game of womens professional basketball and womens athletics, establishing herself as a household name in sport.

The first woman to have her own Nike shoe named after her, Air Swoopes, this 2003 season WNBAs Defensive Player of the Year has achieved many respected accolades during her career. Many have noted that Swoopes is one of the best players ever in the game of womens basketball. She was also recognized and awarded an ESPY at the 2000 ESPY Awards Show for Female Professional Basketball Player of the Year, and was again nominated for a 2003 ESPY. Swoopes has repeatedly been named to the All-WNBA First Team in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002, and was named to the All WNBA Second Team for 2003. Named as the 2002 WNBA Player of the Year, Swoopes was also awarded 2003 Defensive Player of the Yearawards that she also achieved in 2002 and 2000.

As the leading vote getter in WNBA All-Star voting in 2003, 2002, 2000 and 1999, Sheryl has also recorded numerous double-doubles in her career. In 2003, she was also nominated by BET for Female Athlete of the Year alongside Venus Williams, Serena Williams, and Lisa Leslie. She was named by Ebony magazine as a 2003 Sister in the Spotlight.

A three-time Olympian, outside of her professional career with the WNBA, Swoopes has been received Gold Medals at the1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. In 2003, she was also a member of the USA Basketball Womens National Team that played 52 games around the world to prepare for the Olympics. As an integral force in representing the US, Swoopes has participated in the 1994 Goodwill Games, 1999 Winter European Tour and the 2002 World Games.

Sidelined for the 2001-2002 season with a torn ACL injury, Swoopes rebounded in the 2002 season with exemplary play and performance earning the recognition of the WNBA leagues MVP. Those same levels of dedication, commitment, diligence and perseverance are constants that she also exhibits in her endeavors away from the basketball court.

While honored to have received the distinguished accolades for her on court presence, Swoopes is proud of her accomplishments off-court as well. Dedicated to educating, enhancing, and empowering our youth, she is extremely active in the community, and recently established a foundation dedicated to these efforts, the Sheryl Swoopes Foundation for Youth (S.S.F.Y.).

Swoopes has served as an Advisory Board Member for M.A.D.D and is currently on the Advisory Council for Talbots Foundation. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Weakest Link, CNNs Paula Zahn Show, ESPN as a guest analyst, and was invited by President George W. Bush to join him for the Opening Ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

A native of Brownfield (Lubbock), Texas, Swoopes attended Texas Tech University. In January 2004, Sheryl was honorably recognized as one of Houstons Living Legends, and in October of that same year, was inducted, by Gov. Rick Perry (Tx.), into the Texas Womens Hall of Fame. Most recently, in March 2005, Swoopes was profiled by The Houston Press in an anniversary issue as one of Houstons most prominent individuals.

In her spare time Swoopes, a single parent, enjoys spending quality time with her son, playing volleyball, conducting camps and clinics, and traveling the country delivering inspirational messages of dedication and determination towards success to audiences of all ages and demographic groups.

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 Sheryl Swoopes Biography

Inspired my her mother, Louise, who single-handedly raised four children, Sheryl Swoopes first basketball memory is going to nationals with the Little Dribblers team when she was eight years old. From that point on, Swoopes has continued to leave her mark on the game of womens professional basketball and womens athletics, establishing herself as a household name in sport.

The first woman to have her own Nike shoe named after her, Air Swoopes, this 2003 season WNBAs Defensive Player of the Year has achieved many respected accolades during her career. Many have noted that Swoopes is one of the best players ever in the game of womens basketball. She was also recognized and awarded an ESPY at the 2000 ESPY Awards Show for Female Professional Basketball Player of the Year, and was again nominated for a 2003 ESPY. Swoopes has repeatedly been named to the All-WNBA First Team in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002, and was named to the All WNBA Second Team for 2003. Named as the 2002 WNBA Player of the Year, Swoopes was also awarded 2003 Defensive Player of the Yearawards that she also achieved in 2002 and 2000.

As the leading vote getter in WNBA All-Star voting in 2003, 2002, 2000 and 1999, Sheryl has also recorded numerous double-doubles in her career. In 2003, she was also nominated by BET for Female Athlete of the Year alongside Venus Williams, Serena Williams, and Lisa Leslie. She was named by Ebony magazine as a 2003 Sister in the Spotlight.

A three-time Olympian, outside of her professional career with the WNBA, Swoopes has been received Gold Medals at the1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics. In 2003, she was also a member of the USA Basketball Womens National Team that played 52 games around the world to prepare for the Olympics. As an integral force in representing the US, Swoopes has participated in the 1994 Goodwill Games, 1999 Winter European Tour and the 2002 World Games.

Sidelined for the 2001-2002 season with a torn ACL injury, Swoopes rebounded in the 2002 season with exemplary play and performance earning the recognition of the WNBA leagues MVP. Those same levels of dedication, commitment, diligence and perseverance are constants that she also exhibits in her endeavors away from the basketball court.

While honored to have received the distinguished accolades for her on court presence, Swoopes is proud of her accomplishments off-court as well. Dedicated to educating, enhancing, and empowering our youth, she is extremely active in the community, and recently established a foundation dedicated to these efforts, the Sheryl Swoopes Foundation for Youth (S.S.F.Y.).

Swoopes has served as an Advisory Board Member for M.A.D.D and is currently on the Advisory Council for Talbots Foundation. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Weakest Link, CNNs Paula Zahn Show, ESPN as a guest analyst, and was invited by President George W. Bush to join him for the Opening Ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

A native of Brownfield (Lubbock), Texas, Swoopes attended Texas Tech University. In January 2004, Sheryl was honorably recognized as one of Houstons Living Legends, and in October of that same year, was inducted, by Gov. Rick Perry (Tx.), into the Texas Womens Hall of Fame. Most recently, in March 2005, Swoopes was profiled by The Houston Press in an anniversary issue as one of Houstons most prominent individuals.

In her spare time Swoopes, a single parent, enjoys spending quality time with her son, playing volleyball, conducting camps and clinics, and traveling the country delivering inspirational messages of dedication and determination towards success to audiences of all ages and demographic groups.

  • An Evening with Sheryl Swoopes

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ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sheryl Swoopes or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Sheryl Swoopes. Find information on booking Sheryl Swoopes for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Sheryl Swoopes, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Sheryl Swoopes.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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