Sheryl Swoopes Biography

Sheryl Swoopes is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the league's Top 15 Players of All Time at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals, and is one of ten women's basketball players to have won an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA Championship and a WNBA title. She was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2017, she was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

The first woman to have her own Nike shoe named after her, Air Swoopes, this 2003 season WNBA's Defensive Player of the Year has achieved many respected accolades during her career. Many have noted that Swoopes is one of the best players ever in the game of women's basketball. She was also recognized and awarded an ESPY at the 2000 ESPY Awards Show for Female Professional Basketball Player of the Year, and was again nominated for a 2003 ESPY. Swoopes has repeatedly been named to the All-WNBA First Team in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002, and was named to the All WNBA Second Team for 2003. Named as the 2002 WNBA Player of the Year, Swoopes was also awarded 2003 Defensive Player of the Year awards that she also achieved in 2002 and 2000.

In 2003, she was also nominated by BET for Female Athlete of the Year alongside Venus Williams, Serena Williams, and Lisa Leslie. She was named by Ebony magazine as a 2003 Sister in the Spotlight.

After retiring from Basketball in 2010, Swoopes has spent time in sports broadcasting and coaching. Swoopes was a color analyst for the Texas Tech women's basketball broadcast during the 2012–2013 season. In 2013, Swoopes became head coach of the Loyola University Chicago women's basketball team before transitioning to Texas Tech as the Director of Player Development in 2017. Swoopes was later named Assistant Coach for the Raiders in 2018.

While honored to have received the distinguished accolades for her on-court presence, Swoopes is proud of her accomplishments off-court as well. Dedicated to educating, enhancing, and empowering our youth, she is extremely active in the community, and recently established a foundation dedicated to these efforts, the Sheryl Swoopes Foundation for Youth (S.S.F.Y.).

Swoopes has served as an Advisory Board Member for M.A.D.D. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Weakest Link, CNN's Paula Zahn Show, ESPN as a guest analyst, and was invited by President George W. Bush to join him for the Opening Ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

A native of Brownfield (Lubbock), Texas, Swoopes attended Texas Tech University. In October of 2004, was inducted, by Gov. Rick Perry (Tx.), into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheryl Swoopes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheryl Swoopes for your next private or corporate function.

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Sheryl Swoopes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Basketball, College and Inspirational. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sheryl Swoopes for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Sheryl Swoopes generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Magic Johnson and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sheryl Swoopes for an upcoming event.

Sheryl Swoopes Videos

Sheryl Swoopes | Ep 71 | ALL THE SMOKE Full Episode ...
The Real Sheryl Swoopes | So ... You Want the Real Story? | The ...
Sheryl Swoopes' Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech ...

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How to book Sheryl Swoopes?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sheryl Swoopes for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sheryl Swoopes, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sheryl Swoopes or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sheryl Swoopes?

Booking fees for Sheryl Swoopes, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sheryl Swoopes, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sheryl Swoopes?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sheryl Swoopes for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sheryl Swoopes for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sheryl Swoopes or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sheryl Swoopes or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sheryl Swoopes is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Basketball, College and Inspirational. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sheryl Swoopes for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Sheryl Swoopes generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Magic Johnson and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sheryl Swoopes for an upcoming event.

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