Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mel


Today's photo bridges Connecticut and Florida.

Mel Thomas was a star guard on UConn's elite women's basketball team from 2004 - 2008.
She was co-captain for two years and finished with nearly 1100 career points.
Her dreams of playing professional basketball crumbled along with her knees.
Today Mel is director of basketball operations at Florida Gulf Coast University,
an elite program on a much smaller scale.

Mel kept a journal about her senior season, parts of which were published in 
The Hartford Courant.  She turned it into a book, Heart of a Husky

21 comments:

Andy said...

She's a charmer.

José Mendonça said...

What a pretty face and great smile!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

Birdman said...

This gal has improved with age. You've got quite the 'eye', Jack.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I guess Title IX also gives young women equal access to knee injuries.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful young woman. I'm glad she has made a career in her favorite sport despite not playing professionally.

Michelle said...

She sounds like a wonderful combination of all the right stuff.

Sylvia K said...

A lovely young woman and another wonderful "people" shot! I, too, am glad she has been able to make a career in her favorite sport! Her great smile says it all! Looks as though you've had a great weekend, Jack, as always!! Enjoy!!

RedPat said...

Pretty woman and cheerful pic for the day, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

Another great portrait of a beautiful women. Fine work, Jack.

VP said...

A very successful young woman and she also looks great!

Lois said...

Sounds like the perfect job for her! She looks like she's very happy there.

Kay said...

You do have a knack for finding beautiful women. Another great portrait, with her chosen field as a soft backdrop. Well done!

Randy said...

Great smile!

William Kendall said...

She is lovely!

Nita Davis said...

Great portrait. She sounds like a very inspirational person. Thanks for the link to her book.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sorry to hear about her sports related injuries. She has a great smile.

Tash said...

WOW!

Cezar and Léia said...

Lovely smile!
Léia

RamblingRound said...

Looks like Florida agrees with her!

Halcyon said...

Another beautiful smile to add to your collection!