Who is Sedona Prince?
Sedona Prince is a women’s basketball player who is tied with Stefanie Kasperski at 6-foot-7 as the tallest player ever to suit up for the Ducks. She scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting while grabbing six rebounds in Oregon’s season opener vs. Seattle U (Nov. 28), the first game of her collegiate career.
She now enters the final weekend of the regular season with seven double-figure scoring performances in 14 games played (seven starts). She was also named the 2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association Basketball Athlete of the Year.
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Sedona Prince was born to her mother Tambra, who played basketball and volleyball at St. John’s College in Kansas, and father, James, who served in the Marine Corps, in Hemet, California. She is survived by his brother Diego.
Sedona Prince Stats
- Height: 6 feet and 7 inches
- Position: Forward
- Class: Redshirt Sophomore
- High School: Liberty Hills HS
- Hometown: Liberty Hill, Texas
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The NCAA is not disputing the social media pictures depicting the disparity between the men’s and women’s weight rooms, according to the Washington Post’s Molly Hensley-Clancy. NCAA vice president Lynn Holzman said that the issue in San Antonio had to do with limited space.
‘We acknowledge that some of the amenities teams would typically have access to have not been as available inside the controlled environment. In part, this is due to the limited space and the original plan was to expand the workout area once additional space was available later in the tournament.”
‘However, we want to be responsive to the needs of our participating teams, and we are actively working to enhance existing resources at practice courts, including additional weight training equipment”, Holzman said in a statement.
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That excuse did not fly with Oregon star Sedona Prince. ‘I got something to show y’all,’ Prince said in a video. ‘So, for the NCAA March Madness, the biggest tournament in college basketball for women, this is our weight room,’ she continued, pointing her camera at a single stack of free weights.
The clip then moves to footage of the men’s weight room in Indianapolis, showing modern weight machines evenly spaced across a large indoor area.
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‘Lemme show y’all the men’s weight room,’ she continued. ‘Now when pictures of our weight room got released vs. the men’s, the NCAA came out with a statement saying that it wasn’t money, it was space that was the problem.’
Finally, Prince showed the women’s practice court, which included enough empty space for an array of exercise equipment that would have been comparable to the men’s weights in Indianapolis. ‘If you aren’t upset about this problem, then you are a part of it,’ she concluded.
Let me put it on Twitter too cause this needs the attention pic.twitter.com/t0DWKL2YHR
— Sedona Prince (@sedonaprince_) March 19, 2021
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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry immediately backed Prince, tweeting: ‘wow-come on now @marchmadness @NCAA yall trippin trippin.’
Prince was hardly the only one pointing out the disparities between the men’s and women’s facilities in Indianapolis and San Antonio.
In a Twitter post, Stanford sports performance coach for women’s basketball Ali Kershner posted a photo of a single stack of weights next to a training table with sanitized yoga mats, comparing it to pictures of massive facilities for the men with stacks of free weights, dumbbells and squat racks.
‘These women want and deserve to be given the same opportunities,’ Kershner tweeted. ‘In a year defined by a fight for equality, this is a chance to have a conversation and get better.’ Several of the top women’s basketball players see it as a bigger issue than just a subpar weight room.
Holzman said the governing body would try to quickly improve the equipment available at the women’s tournament. “We are actively working to enhance existing resources at practice courts, including additional weight training equipment”.