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Shoni Schimmel and her amazing college career
Writing for NDNSPORTS, Brent Cahwee looks at the rise of Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation whose basketball career has stirred pride throughout Indian Country:

SHONI SCHIMMEL now plays basketball for the University of Louisville.  But for the two plus years that filmmaker Jonathan Hock reported her story in Off the Rez, a fast break of a documentary that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, she showed her shooting prowess and amazing behind her back dribble and passing ability while playing for Franklin High School in Portland, OR.   Eighth-ranked women’s high school basketball player in the nation in her senior year, Shoni was coached by her mother who moved her family from the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, OR across the state to give her daughter more access to the college scouts.  Watching Shoni in Off the Rez, which you can do when TLC airs the documentary Saturday night at 9 p.m. on May 14th, is likely to have the same effect as when you first saw Michael Jordan — not surprisingly she wears number 23.   

Shoni and Jude Schimmel: Why they kick ass
Shoni and Jude Schimmel are are indispensable members for The Louisville Cardinal women’s basketball team, and are also tribal members of the Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indians. They are also the only American Indians to ever play in a NCAA Division 1 basketball title game.
When she was a junior in high school, Shoni was the subject of a documentary entitled Off the Rez, as she attempted to become the first from her reservation to gain an athletic scholarship. she succeeded, and her sister followed in her footsteps, even winning the Elite 89 award earlier in the tournament, a distinction given to the top student-athlete participating at each NCAA championship site. 
They’ve become inspirations to thousands around the country, while only  three years ago Shoni and Jude were budding superstars at Franklin High School in Southeast Portland; two teenagers with flash and flair who left the reservation and talked about setting a positive example for young Natives.
Shoni and Jude commanded attention throughout the tournament, leading Louisville to a shocking win over No. 1 Baylor, considered the biggest upset in tournament history. ESPN showed pictures of a young Shoni and Jude in full tribal wear, as fans across the country became familiar with their backstory.
The fifth-seeded Cardinals were the lowest seed in history to play in a title game and with most of their players back, they will be a Top 5 team next season. "Without a doubt, this is going down as one of the greatest runs in women’s basketball,"