- Stacey Dales
Stacey Dales (born
September 5, 1979, in Collingwood, Ontario) and raised in Brockville, Ontario. Attended the University of Oklahoma, a member of the Kodak All-American First Teamin 2001 and 2002. Became 2001 and 2002 Big 12 Conference Player of the Yearand Big 12 all-time career assist leader(764). She was the First Oklahoma player to record 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 700 assists, later followed by Courtney Paris. During her senior year she led the Sooners to the NCAA Championship game where they lost to Connecticut. After leaving Oklahoma that year, she went by the married name "Dales-Schuman," but has used only "Dales" since divorcing her husband during her year off from pro ball.
Dales was drafted third overall in 2002 by the
Washington Mystics, the highest pick ever for a Canadian. That year she was named to the All-Star Team as a replacement. In 2004 she announced her retirement from the league for the first time.
Chicago Skypicked her up out of her one year retirement in the expansion draft of 2006 where Washington left her unprotected. She also serves as a men's and women's college basketballanalyst, as well as a sideline reporter for college football games on ESPN.
April 5, 2008Dales announced her retirement from the WNBA for the second time.
*Position: Guard - Forward
*Height: 6' ft, 183cm
*Weight: 155 lbs
University of Oklahoma
Washington Mystics, Chicago Sky
Ranked 4th in the league for 3-pointers made (62) & 2nd in 3-point attempts (201) in 2007.
When she was with Washington, she was diagnosed with
Raynaud's phenomenonin her hands.
* [http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/stacey_dales/index.html?nav=page/WNBA Player Profile]
* [http://newsok.com/article/2990147/ Interview with The Oklahoman]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/11/sports/ncaabasketball/11seconds.html?fta=y Interview with New York Times]
* [http://www.hsus.org/about_us/celebrity_support/stacey_dalesschuman.html Involvement in animal welfare]
* [http://www.wnba.com/sky/news/Dales_Retires.html Dales retires from the WNBA]
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