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Sheryl Swoopes

Born: Mar 25, 1971

Birthplace: Brownfield

Profession: Basketball player

Nationality: United States

Sheryl Swoopes

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1971
Birth Place : Brownfield

Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach of the women's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when it was created. She has won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP. Frequently referred to as the "female Michael Jordan," Swoopes is famous for both her offensive and defensive skills. In 2005, she averaged 18.6 points, 85% free throws, 4.3 assists, 2.65 steals and 37.1 minutes playing time per game. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history.


  • Basketball player

Also known as

  • Sheryl Denise Swoopes


  • Jordan Eric Jackson
  • Alisa Scott

Awards Won

  • Best WNBA Player ESPY Award
  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • Best Female College Basketball Player ESPY Award
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