Adrienne Goodson Receives WNBA Offseason Assist Award
By ODU Athletics
June 22, 2004
By the San Antonio Media Relations Office
SAN ANTONIO-- Former Old Dominion University All-American and current San Antonio Silver Stars forward Adrienne Goodson (ODU'88) is the recipient of the WNBA Offseason Community Assist Award for the second straight season.
Some of the highlights for Goodson this offseason include participating in more than twenty charitable events ranging from spending time at local schools to delivering Thanksgiving feasts to those less fortunate.
"As an athlete, one of my personal goals is to do things for the community," Goodson said. "It's always a pleasure to give back and I participate because someone did the same thing for me."
During the regular season, the WNBA Community Assist Award is given out monthly by the league who recognize players for their charitable efforts. Each month all 13 WNBA teams are able to nominate a player for the award which honors the player who best reflects the league's passion for making a difference in their communities.
Through programs such as WNBA Breast Health Awareness, WNBA Mind, Body, Spirit and WNBA Achieve, the WNBA has helped to creat a more comprehensive awareness about the importance of detection of breast cancer, good nutrition, regular exercise, and a positive self- image.
Goodson is currently averaging 9.2 points and 7.1 assists per game for San Antonio. A member of the ODU Sports Hall of Fame, Goodson scored 1,574 career points which ranks her 11th on ODU's all-time list. She also hauled in 863 career rebounds.