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Shoni Schimmel earns most valuable player at WNBA All-Stars






Shoni Schimmel, MVP. Image from NDNSports.Com

Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, was named most valuable player after a record-breaking debut at the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday.

Schimmel, who plays for the Atlanta Dream, scored 29 points to help the East beat the West by 125-124 in overtime. It was her first all-star game since joining the league.

“Being Native American, it’s a huge accomplishment to go out there and be in the WNBA,” Schimmel told the Associated Press. “To have the fans look up to me and to a role model not only for my siblings but also the Native American fans, the Native American people. It’s huge. I take on my shoulders because I enjoy it.”

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