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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.


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Fans hold up signs as part of the Pack the Place Pink night to raise awareness for breast cancer and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in the first half of a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Connecticut Huskies at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman on Feb. 13, 2012. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman]

Fans hold up signs as part of the Pack the Place Pink night to raise awareness for breast cancer and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in the first half of a women's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the University of Connecticut Huskies at the Lloyd Noble Center in...

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Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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