||JockBio Vital Stats
Height: 6' 3"
- Yolanda was named
a Kodak Division II All-American in her one season at Florida Atlantic.
- In a game in July
of 1999, Yolanda pulled down 19 boards, one more than the total of Sacramento’s
opponent that night, the New York Liberty.
- Yolanda was selected
to play in the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game in 1999.
- Yolanda has spent
every off-season since 2002 playing for UMMC Ekateinburg in Russian.
In her first season, she led the team to the EuroLeague Championship.
- During Game 4 of
the 2005 WNBA Finals, a fan threw something on to the court. Yolanda
made a beeline to the scorer’s table, stared up into the crowd
and yelled, “Don’t be stupid.”
- After the Monarchs
2005 title, Wheaties issued a special commemorative package honoring
- Yolanda is often
compared to Alonzo Mourning or Karl Malone, but she most admires the
all-around game of Scottie Pippen.
favorite type of music is R&B.
- Yolanda plans to
pursue a career in law enforcement after her playing days are over.
- Yolanda is a devoted
fan of “The Andy Griffith Show.” She watches it every morning.
- Yolanda was immortalized
as part of a 12-poem collection called Hoop Queens written
by children's author and photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. The poem
dedicated to her is called “Double Trouble.”
Scottie Pippen, 1996 SLAM
Alonzo Mourning, 1994 SCD