Hometown/Country: Castle Rock, Colorado
Strother was a star on the court at a young age and received her first college recruiting letter by the time she was in 8th grade. She decided to play for the University of Connecticut (UConn), dominating the court and finishing 7th on the list of all-time top scorers for UConn’s women’s program.
At the age of 17, she earned a spot on the USA Junior National Team and earned a gold medal at the World Championships. After college, her basketball career skyrocketed, getting drafted to the WNBA and playing for the Phoenix Mercury and the Indiana Fever. In addition to the WNBA, Strother lived the “Uru Story” and played professionally for teams in Russia and Spain.
While her achievements on paper are impressive, her accolades go far beyond statistics. She was a standout on the US Women’s National Team, has won championships at every level, and has been an inspiration to women in sports worldwide.
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