HONORED BY STATE LAWMAKERS!
Prairie View A&M University’s women’s basketball team was recently recognized before the floor of the Texas House of Representatives for their outstanding 2007 winning season. The special recognition was sponsored by Rep. Harold V. Dutton, Jr. (Houston) and held on the floor of the House of Representatives in the Texas State Capitol Building.
After enjoying the school’s first-ever winning season and winning a share of the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season title, another university first, the Lady Panthers captured their first-ever SWAC tournament championship. The Lady Panthers earned an automatic bid and represented the SWAC in the 2007 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.
In just her second season as the team’s head women’s basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was named the 2007 SWAC co-coach of the year. Cooper-Dyke, former head coach of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and two-time WNBA most valuable player, was officially named the head women’s basketball coach at Prairie View A&M in July 2005.