Olympic medalist Holdsclaw to appear at Bard
Former WNBA first-round pick, Rookie of the Year, and Olympic women’s basketball gold-medalist Chamique Holdsclaw will be at Bard College on Nov. 2 for a screening and question-and-answer session for the documentary film “Mind/Game,” which chronicles her battle with mental illness.
The free screening of the 53-minute film, which was produced by documentary director Rick Goldsmith, will be held in Olin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. A questionand-answer session will follow the screening.
Holdsclaw played college basketball under Hall of Fame coach
Pat Summitt, who died earlier this year after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, at the University of Tennessee and was part of
three straight NCAA titlewinning Lady Volunteers teams in 1996, ’97 and ’98.
Holdsclaw earned Naismith College Player of the Year honors in 1998 and ’99.
She was the No. 1 pick in the 1999 WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics
and won Rookie of the Year honors averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds a game. For her career, Holdsclaw averaged 16.9 points and 7.6 rebounds a game.
She was part of the U.S. National team that won the gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney,
After retiring from the WNBA in 2010, she published her autobiography titled “My Story” in 2012, which detailed her battle with depression.
Ever since, Holdsclaw has been an advocate for mental health.