News Articles – 2009

Jackie Stiles: The Air Jordan of Women’s College Hoops

Published December 14, 2009 by:

William Browning

Jackie Stiles took the SMS team on her shoulders and carried them in the 2000-2001 campaign. Aside from an early loss to Texas Tech, the Lady Bears put up a solid campaign but not enough to secure a four seed and two home games in the NCAA Tournament. SMS’ first two games are on the east coast and next two on the west coast.
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Stiles involved in “A slam dunk for two small hospitals”

A slam dunk for two small hospitals
December 2009

The leaders of Ashland Health Center and Comanche County Hospital, two critical access hospitals in southwest Kansas, might have become discouraged when state high school athletic officials warned them not to go ahead with a girls’ benefit basketball game.
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Stiles turns to business

by Matt Wagner – Reporter
Springfield Business Journal

Missouri State University’s most recognizable female athlete is moving back to the city that embraced her remarkable collegiate career. These days, Stiles is honing a new skill: entrepreneurship.

Basketball star and businesswoman Jackie Stiles is the latest luminary from Springfield’s past who’s been unable to resist the Queen City’s peculiar magnetic pull.
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Hoops event boasts big names

By Clara Kilbourn
The Hutchinson News

ASHLAND – The idea started with a hospital kitchen employee who thought a girls basketball game could raise some money for breast cancer research.
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Unique fundraiser planned to meet local needs

By Sarah Green
KHI News Service
Sept. 14, 2009

ASHLAND — The resources to assure that women receive regular cancer screenings are sparse here in this part of southwest Kansas.

But people in five small towns have joined to help solve the problem and in the process are putting one of the region’s most celebrated resources to work: women’s basketball.
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Final Four loss here in ’01 still hurts Jackie Stiles

By Stu Durando

The wrist and shoulder that produced an NCAA-record 3,393 points began to malfunction soon after Jackie Stiles reached the WNBA. An ankle that generated the lift on her jumper was suddenly shot.
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Missouri State Announces Athletics hall of Fame Class of 2009

February, 2009

Two of the most prolific scorers in Missouri State University basketball history headline a seven-member 2009 induction class into the Missouri State University Athletics Hall of Fame. The rest of the induction group includes two long-time athletics administrators and a trio of four-year standouts who took Missouri State teams to conference championships in their respective sports as the shrine’s 35th annual induction unfolds the weekend of Feb. 6-7, 2009. It will be the first Missouri State induction class to be presented at JQH Arena.
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Jackie featured in new Chicken Soup for the Soul book

Jackie’s story, 1,000 Makes a Day, has been selected to appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball. is scheduled to be available in bookstores February 10, 2009.
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