The Game within the Game

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Dena Evans was a consummate point guard, who in terms of sheer physical stature, probably did more with less than just about any point guard who ever played the game. Only 5’4″ tall, Dena was named “Ms. Basketball” in the state of Texas as a high school senior and was a 3-time First Team All-State selection.
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She then became a star at the University of Virginia, where she helped lead her teams to three NCAA Final Four appearances, three ACC Championships, and a 118-17 record during her four-year career. She was the MVP of the 1993 ACC tournament and an All-ACC selection. As the team’s starting point guard and team captain, Dena was voted the Best Point Guard in the nation and received the Frances P. Naismith award as the country’s top collegiate player under 5’8″. In 2002, Dena was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Women’s Basketball Team.
Far from being a dumb jock, Dena accomplished as much scholastically as she did athletically. In 1993, she was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist while being named one of the Top Ten Scholar-Athletes in the nation and earning First Team Academic All-American honors. An economics major, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was chosen to live on the University of Virginia’s prestigious Lawn during her final year as a student-athlete at UVa.
She then went on to play on USA Basketball teams and on professional teams in the United States (ABL and WNBA), Switzerland, and New Zealand.

“Don’t be under the impression that it takes a male coach to teach the fundamentals of basketball. As an outstanding collegiate point guard and an experienced teacher of point guard play, Dena Evans’ PGC will greatly improve the play of any aspiring player—male or female. Her work habits and engaging personality are certain to inspire all campers.”
— John Wooden, Basketball Coach of the Century and winner of 10 NCAA championships at UCLA
Coach Dena Evans speaking on the importance of attention

Coach Dena Evans speaking on fairness

Coach Dena Evans speaking on leadership

Coach Dena Evans: Stuff Good Basketball Players Should Think About

Coach Dena Evans speaking on confidence