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Built4This Week: August 13
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/13/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. - See what the Duke squad is doing in the offseason and keep up to date with what former Blue Devils are doing in the WNBA and overseas as we inch closer and closer to the start of college basketball season.  

Tweet of the Week...

 

The Recap...

Staff Appreciation 

With school only a few weeks away, the Duke Women’s Basketball team set off to show their appreciation to the faculty and staff across campus. 

 

King Named NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee Chair

Duke University Senior Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration/Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff Nina King has been appointed NCAA Committee Chair for the 2020-21 campaign. King will join Duke Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White, who serves on the Men’s NCAA Committee. This will make Duke the only school with a member on both committees. She will serve as vice chair in 2019-20. 

 

Happy Birthday Blue Devils...

Wishing a special happy birthday to our Blue Devils this week.  Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Takisha Jones (August 13)

Juanita Hepburn (August 17)

Jade Williams - Rising junior (August 17)

 

Alumni Update...

Jasmine Thomas’ Pink Game

The Connecticut Suns’ Jasmine Thomas is partnering with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to raise funds and awareness of all cancers affecting women. Thomas will be hosting a post-game dinner, with guest speakers and meet-and-greets with Suns players and staff. All proceeds with go to the Fund. Visit the link in the tweet below to contribute. 

 

 

Monique Currie Switches Roles on Court 

Former Duke star and WNBA player, Monique Currie, retired from the game back in February, but won’t be leaving the court any time soon. The All-American is trading in a jersey for a refs shirt this season, and will be officiating college basketball. 

 

Duke in the WNBA...

Chelsea Gray, ‘14

The Los Angeles Sparks did not lead the Chicago Sky until the fourth quarter. Gray carried the team to a close victory in the final seconds with a clutch pair of shots from the line. The Sparks took the dub, 84-81. The point guard had a game-high 26 points, four boards, and seven assists. 

 

Elizabeth Williams, ‘15

Williams and the Atlanta Dream fell on the road to the Indiana Fever, 61-59. Williams contributed six boards and four points. 

 

Jasmine Thomas, ‘11

The Connecticut Suns fell on the road Sunday to one of the top teams in the West, the Las Vegas Aces, 81-89. Thomas played 31 minutes and had 11 points and three assists. 

Lexie Brown, '18

Brown and the Minnesota Lynx fell on the road to the Washington Mystics, 78-101. Brown played a total of 19 minutes and contributed six points to the effort. 

 

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