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Shameka Christon joins radio broadcast team

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Shameka Christon joins radio broadcast team

FAYETTEVILLE – Former Razorback Shameka Christon joins the University of Arkansas as a color analyst for the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team the athletics department announced today. Christon, a Hot Springs, Ark., native, joins three-year veteran Andrew Reynolds on the broadcasts of all home and away contests for Tom Collen and the Razorbacks provided by the Razorback Sports Network from IMG. The first Arkansas women’s basketball player to earn Associated Press All-America honors and become a first-round professional draft selection, Christon was the 2004 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. Leading the league in scoring with 21.8 ppg her senior year, Christon played in three NCAA tournaments at Arkansas and close her career as the second all-time leading scorer with 1,951 points. She led Arkansas to semifinal finishes at the 2001 and 2002 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, still the all-time best performance for the Razorbacks. As a six-year veteran with the WNBA New York Liberty, she was on the 2004 Rookie Team and a WNBA All-Star in 2009. Christon was traded to the Chicago Sky for the 2011 season but injuries kept her out of the lineup. Christon makes her broadcast debt with the Razorbacks Wednesday when Arkansas hosts Newman University in an exhibition contest at 7 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. This year’s women’s basketball games are scheduled to air on KABZ-FM, 103.7 in Little Rock; KAKS-FM, 99.5 and KUOA-AM, 1290 in Fayetteville; KTHS-AM, 1480 in Berryville; KFPW-AM, 1230 in Fort Smith; KFPW-FM, 94.5 in Barling; and KURM-AM, 790 in Rogers. All Arkansas women’s basketball home games that are not televised will be available on RazorVision. Log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com for more information.



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