Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team Indiana Fever has officially welcomed Filipino-American and former Washington State women’s basketball player Chanelle Molina to its Training Camp Contract.
The WNBA team announced on February 8, 2021, that the Fil-Am point guard has signed up for the Training Camp Contract.
“OFFICIAL: We have signed Chanelle Molina to a training camp contract.” Indiana Fever posted on Instagram.
Head Coach Marianne Stanley said that Molina is having a great year overseas with Norrkoping Dolphins in Sweden this season, as she averaged 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 34.1 minutes per game. “Chanelle recorded an excellent career at Washington State in the very challenging Pac-12 Conference. She is a skilled and versatile guard who will bring high energy and competitiveness to our training camp,” Stanley added.
“Molina earned her second-straight All-Pac-12 honorable mention nod for the Cougs. The Kailua Kona, Hawai’i native led WSU in assists (125), minutes played (1,070), 3-point field goals made (59), and rebounds (183) as a senior during the 2019-20 season. Molina finished second on the team in scoring at 14.6 points per game, and ranked inside the top-15 in the Pac-12 in assists, points and rebounds.
“The guard came to Washington State as the program’s first-ever five-star recruit and left as the only player in Cougars women’s basketball history to collect over 1,000 points, 400 rebounds, and 400 assists. She is second on WSU’s all-time career assists list with 429 helpers, while her 1,395 career points rank ninth on the program’s all-time scoring list. She is also second on the program’s all-time 3-point field goals made list at 174,” Washington State Athletic Communications wrote in its report.
Meanwhile, Molina expressed her gratitude towards the announcement on her Instagram post, “It has taken a lot of hard work, dedication, and patience to get here. The WNBA has always been the goal, therefore I accepted and fell in love with the process to get here! There are not many Filipino women in the WNBA, so this is for the progress of women’s basketball all over the world. I will celebrate this success and accomplishment, but it’s back to helping my team overseas win in the morning. Thank you Indiana Fever for this opportunity. See you all soon! @indianafever”.
Among the Filipino athletes who are also making a name in sports internationally is basketball center Kai Sotto who is training with the NBA G-League for a spot in the pro league; fencer Samantha Kyle Catantan, who debuted as a player of Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) during the Ohio State Invitational held in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.; pole vault champion Ernest John “EJ” Obiena who has just claimed his second straight gold medal of the year during the men’s pole vault event of the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dortmund, Germany; and tennis champion Alexandra “Alex” Eala who recently entered the top 1000 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World Ranking.
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