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May 25, 2007 at 7:26 AM

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Tennessee’s recent NCAA championship run has pulled the Vols supporters out of hibernation. Those who also support the Storm have a special treat this season with three former Tennessee players on the roster (and only one Connecticut Husky). In fact, Karen Hogan of Mountlake Terrace wondered, “Were they able to watch the Lady Vols win and what were their impressions of the team?”
Center Ashley Robinson and forward Shyra Ely were in America to catch the game while center Tye’sha Fluker was still playing in France. They were impressed that the Vols could get it done, especially since a little school name Connecticut thwarted their chance to win a title as a trio in 2004. The familiarity with each other and work ethic learned under coach Pat Summitt’s system is helping all three adapt to Storm coach Anne Donovan’s system.
“I thought it was awesome,” said Fluker, who remains friends with Candace Parker, Alexis Hornbuckle, and Nicky Anosike. “I was going bananas by myself watching it in my apartment on my computer live. I stayed up until 5 o’clock in the morning because that was the time difference. I was watching with my mom [on the phone] and I had a delay. My mom would say, ‘Oh, she made it!’ I’m like, ‘Get off the phone with me!’ because I hadn’t seen the play yet. But I was real excited because I have teammates still on that team and I wanted it for them. I know how hard we worked the year before and didn’t make it. To know what they did in the offseason, I was excited for them.”

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