Author Spotlight on Two TIme WNBA Champion Yolanda Moore

Former Houston Comet divulges her life experiences to achieving her dreams in motivational autobiography, You Will Win If You Don’t Quit, which hits bookstores September 15, 2012

New York, NY, 8/06/2012: Two-Time WNBA Champion and Former Fox Sports South Women’s College basketball analystYolanda Moore has co-founded Everyday Publishing Group with, American playwright, producer and on-air radio personality, Jermaine “Jay Everyday” Smith to launch her new book, You Will Win If You Don’t Quit, which chronicles her often painful journey from rural Mississippi as an Ole Miss All-American to making history as a member of one of the original eight WNBA teams, the Houston Comets.

The Basketball Hall of Fame forward, who has made Indianapolis, IN her home, is committed to helping others reach their fullest potential by showing that hard work can triumph obstacles and hardships. A recent volunteer this month at the Indiana Pacers 2012 Summer Youth Hoops Tour, Moore can sympathize with the importance of having encouragement, especially in sports. Her book discusses the pressure she endured to stray away from playing professional basketball by her former college and professional coach, Van Chancellor, and the physical struggles of having three knee surgeries and giving birth to her second child, while trying to pursue her goals.

You Will Win If You Don’t Quit, provides readers steps to making their own dreams a reality, including envisioning their success before it happens, being courageous in the face of challenges and being determined through the blood, sweat and tears of adversity.

Moore is now a single mother of four who is dedicated to being an inspiration to other young ladies who have a desire to play professional sports. She is the face of the new fragrance, “Everyday” for Women and continues to speak at schools and events across the country.

She attributes her own success to a combination of faith, persistence, humility, courage and the will to win. Moore was inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in September 2010 and was honored as a Southeastern Conference (SEC) Great during the 2012 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.

Visit Yolanda Moore at: www.yolandamoore33.com.

Pre-Orders for You Will Win If You Don’t Quit can be made through her website or by clicking here.

About Yolanda Moore

Considered one of the most resilient players to ever play in the WNBA, Yolanda Moore is one of the founding players of the WNBA. One of the top 15 high school female basketball players in the country, Moore received a full athletic scholarship to The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where she went on to be coached by Van Chancellor as a power forward. Becoming pregnant at the age of 18, Moore gave birth to her first child during the summer of her freshman year. Despite what some saw as a setback, Yolanda came back her sophomore year and became the second leading scorer on her team and was selected 2nd Team All-SEC.

By the time she finished her career, Yolanda earned two first team All-SEC selections as a junior and a senior, an Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention, and was named team MVP her junior and senior year after leading the Lady Rebels in both scoring and rebounding in both her junior and senior campaigns. She currently ranks 9th on the Ole Miss Scoring Chart. Moore participated in the Houston Comets’ open tryouts in May of 1997, just four short months after giving birth to her second child and a year after having her third knee surgery. Through sheer will and determination, Yolanda beat out more than 200 women to earn one of only four remaining spots on the Houston Comets’ roster, despite being told she should give up any plans to play professionally by Van Chancellor and 2008 US Olympic Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach, Peggie Gillom.

She went on to play four seasons in the WNBA, winning two championships with the Houston Comets in 1997 and 1998 and also played in Europe and Asia. Moore resides in Indianapolis, IN.

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