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Shoni Schimmel drafted into WNBA

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A star player who helped the University of Louisville women's basketball team advance to a 2014 NCAA Elite Eight game has been selected to play in the WNBA.

Shoni Schimmel was the 8th pick of Monday's draft and now has a spot on the Atlanta Dream's roster.

Schimmel was one of 12 players selected for the WNBA draft held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Schimmel and her sister Jude, who are both Native Americans, became an inspiration to many and brought audiences from more than 40 states to watch them play for the Cardinals.

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