PARTISAN PICTURES was there on the court, in the locker
room, at church, in the classroom, at the hairdressers, in the dorm,
home for Christmas. We followed the season-changing injuries,
the personal animosities and the academic pressures.
We went behind the scenes with these truly All-American
girls from small southern towns and tough inner
cities to discover how a female basketball player
lives outside the realm of a normal college student where
far more time is spent in the weight room getting buff
than dating or partying.
In the 2000/2001 season, the Scarlet Knights embraced
three elite freshmen recruits Dawn, Mandakova
and Nikki all whip-fast and under six-feet; mischievous,
ambitious, and giggly. PARTISAN PICTURES followed these
rookies through their challenging and grueling first
year. Would they fit in; could they tolerate the homesickness,
the lacerating regime?
Contrasting these new recruits were the team’s
“elders” and potential WNBA draft
choices: captain Tasha Pointer — 5 feet
6 inches worth of cool and collected wisdom and
defensive firepower; Tammy Sutton-Brown —
an Olympian and future WNBA star just discovering
her own strengths; Linda Miles — the unpredictable
and temperamental show-off; and the wild card
— Christina Fowler — a devout Christian
and daughter of a pastor — she's an honor
student and the team's best outside shooter.
We followed them all on their dream-road to the Final
Four, the Pros and beyond.