Stacey Dales

Stacey DalesStacey Dales joined ESPN as a women’s college basketball studio analyst in the 2002-03 season. Fresh from leading the Oklahoma Sooners to the 2002 NCAA Championship game, Dales joined ESPN for its unprecedented coverage of all 63 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament games. The two-time Kodak/WBCA All-American added college football and college basketball sideline reporting duties to her assignments in the 2004-05 season. While Dales continued to cover women’s college hoops as an analyst and men’s college football and basketball as a reporter, she was also promoted to work the studio as an analyst for men’s basketball coverage during the 2006-07 season—she was at this time, the first female analyst to do so at ESPN. While Dales enjoyed a fine career in television, she also flourished as an athlete. Dales was the third pick overall to the Washington Mystics in the 2002 WNBA Draft and became a WNBA All-Star in her rookie campaign. After three years in Washington, Stacey took a one-year hiatus from the game, before returning to the expansion Chicago Sky franchise in 2006, where she would complete two solid seasons serving as Captain. Widely known for her on and off-the-court leadership skills, Dales was also a member of the Canadian National Women’s Team (1999-2003) that competed in both the 1999 Pan Am Games and 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. A two-time Academic All-American, Dales graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in communications, and was named both the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for basketball as well as the ever prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year in 2002.

The Extraordinary Senior Leader

February 13, 2009

Four years later.  For some, like it was for me, five and feeling ancient, even though at times, still just a baby.  You’re a senior in college, and a great one at that.  Why are you great?  You’r… Continue Reading…
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