BOULDER – It's all about family. That's what Sirena Tuitele (pronounced ser-EEN-ah TOO-ee-TAY-lay), who goes by the nickname "Peanut," said of why she chose the University of Colorado to play basketball. A native of Chico, Calif., Tuitele is of Polynesian descent and family is the most important staple in the Polynesian culture.
BOULDER – The University of Colorado women's basketball team was standing in a circle at half-court on Feb. 5, 2017, wrapping up its normal shootaround practice in the morning before a game vs. Washington later that day in the CU Events Center. But this huddle would not be a normal one and would turn out to be a memorable one. Cameron Swartz, then a junior at Fellowship Christian High School in Georgia and on a recruiting visit, asked to say a word to the team at the conclusion of the huddle.
BOULDER – Colorado women's basketball head coach JR Payne announced the signing of three student-athletes for the 2018 recruiting class on Tuesday. Emma Clarke (Perth, Western Australia), Lesila Finau (Dublin, Calif.) and Kai Volcy (Bloomfield, N.J.) all signed National Letters of Intent. All three will be eligible to compete as freshmen during the 2018-19 season.
CU women's basketball player Kennedy Leonard was selected last week to attend the 2018 NCAA Career in Sports Forum. The event will be held May 31 to June 3 at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Leonard was one of only 200 NCAA student-athletes between Divisions I, II and III out of over 800 applicants to be chosen.