Stacey Dales

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Stacey Dales at the Verizon Center, July 2006

Stacey Dales, (born September 5, 1979) is a former Canadian basketball player and a current host on the NFL Network. Dales was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and raised in Brockville, Ontario.

Basketball[edit]

She attended the University of Oklahoma, and was a first team All-American in 2001 and 2002. She was named the 2001 and 2002 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and is the Big 12 all-time career assist leader (764). In 2002, she was the all-sports Academic All-American of the Year.[1] She was the first Oklahoma player to record 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 700 assists. During her senior year she led the Sooners to the NCAA Championship game where they lost to Connecticut. After leaving Oklahoma that year, she went by the married name "Dales-Schuman," but has used only "Dales" since divorcing her husband during her year off from pro ball.

Dales was drafted third overall in 2002 by the Washington Mystics, the highest pick ever for a Canadian. That year she was named to the All-Star Team as a replacement. In 2004 she announced her retirement from the league for the first time.

Later the Chicago Sky picked her up out of her one year retirement in the expansion draft of 2006 where Washington left her unprotected. She also served as a men's and women's college basketball analyst, as well as a sideline reporter for college football games on ESPN.

When she was with Washington, she was diagnosed with Raynaud's phenomenon in her hands. On April 5, 2008, Dales announced her retirement from the WNBA for the second time.

Statistics[edit]

Ranked 4th in the league for 3-pointers made (62) & 2nd in 3-point attempts (201) in 2007.

Television[edit]

Dales left ESPN in November 2008 after a contract dispute in which she was denied first class flight privileges during cutbacks.

On August 31, 2009 the NFL Network announced that Dales would be co-host of Gameday Morning. For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Dales was hired by Universal Sports to work as a correspondent.

Family[edit]

Her brother Burke played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League, retiring in 2014. Her cousin, Jason Arnott played 18 seasons in the NHL, retiring in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN The Magazine Annual Acacemic All-America® of the Year Recipients". CoSIDA. Retrieved 2011-03-20.