A sufferer of exercise-induced asthma, Joyner-Kersee officially retired from track and field in 2001 at age 38. Following her retirement, she founded the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation, which is aimed at encouraging youth in her underprivileged hometown to play sports. Additionally, in 2007, Joyner-Kersee helped establish Athletes for Hope along with such sports heroes as Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali and Mia Hamm. This organization supports and encourages athletes "to make a difference in the world," according to its website.
Cow Madison Hovren of the Army West Point women's basketball team received her second straight Patriot League Player of the Week award on Monday. This marks the third time in Hovren's career that she received the player of the week honor in back-to-back weeks. The Spokane, Wash., native paced Army with 19 points and 11 rebounds per game, while helping the team capture a pair of victories over Dartmouth and Air Force last week. She posted a double-double in both outings and is tied for second in the nation with seven. Hovren began her week with a season-best 24-point performance on 11-of-14 shooting against the Big Green on Wednesday night. In the win, she eclipsed the 800-point mark for her career, while adding 11 rebounds, a pair of assists and a steal. It was her third 20-point game this season and 15th of her career. The eight-time Patriot League Player of the Week followed up that performance by tallying 14 points, 11 boards and three steals in a victory against service-academy rival Air Force on Saturday. Read More
Stormtrooper and other Imperial cadets also assisted in law enforcement operations. Following a spate of rebel activity on Lothal, Imperial cadets there were used to search homes and streets for illegal activities, detain the children of fugitives, and to raid smugglers. During these law enforcements operations, some cadets like Nazhros Oleg came to flout their new-found powers; a trait that was encouraged by some officers like Captain Piers Roddance . Some prospective officer cadets like Leonis and Oleg were also given the chance to lead adult stormtroopers in these raids. Cadets also had their backgrounds investigated for any sign of criminal connections and other subversive activities.