1998-99 (Chicago) Marshall High School Girls’ Team
Year Inducted: 2016
Schools / Organizations: (Chicago) Marshall High School
Biography: According to Coach Dorothy Gaters: “This was a very special team. We practiced at 6:30 am per the team’s request. That in itself is special. We had a player who would shoot 400 shots after getting out of the 6:00pm practice, which was our second practice of the day. That young lady was Kimya Murray, one of the best shooters I have ever had. She returned as my associate varsity girls’ coach and trainer. Without singling out everyone, this team had it all in terms of talent, but also had a will to win attitude. I don’t believe we played a single game that year that they did not expect to win. Every player on the team went to college; several to Division I schools and many of them graduated and are doing so many wonderful things. Cappie Pondexter and Kimya Murray played professionally. Cappie is a Gold Medal winner for the Olympics, a WNBA MVP and a WNBA Champion. It was my pleasure to coach these talented and dedicated young ladies.” The Lady Commandos were IHSA Class AA State Champions with a 29-2 record.
Team Members in the Picture:
Back row (L to R): Roshena Jones, Angel Edmond, Kourtney Walton, Rhonda Greyer, Shenise Jenkins, and Nicole Hunter.
Front Row (L to R): Cappie Pondexter, Shaikhia Sims, Sabrina Minter, and Kimya Murray.