OU women's basketball selected as Play4Kay national winners
NORMAN — OU's women's basketball team was selected as the Play4Kay National Division I BCS winner, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund announced Friday.
Sooners players independently gave $2,500 to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund over the course of last season and the donations were presented before OU's Feb. 16 Play4Kay game.
OU coach Sherri Coale has been a member of the Kay Yow Cancer Fun Board of Directors since 2012 and Coale was the recipient of the 2019 Impact Award, honoring an individual or organization "exemplifying Coach Yow's spirit, reflecting her resolve, grace, genosity, and servant's heart."
Yow, who coaches North Carolina State's women's basketball team from 1975-2009, became active in raising awareness and money for the cause after her 1987 breast cancer diagnosis. The fund began in 2007 and Yow died from the disease in 2009.
The fund has awarded $7.78 million in the fight against all cancers affecting women.