Cy-Fair ISD Alum, WNBA Star Inspires Cy Springs Female Athletes

Cy-Fair High School graduate and WNBA star Chiney Ogwumike visited her hometown Cypress yet again in May to inspire young female athletes and academically successful women at Cypress Springs High School.

Cypress Springs Principal Travis Fanning thanks Chiney Ogwumike for visiting the school on May 8.

Cypress Springs Principal, Travis Fanning, thanks Chiney Ogwumike for visiting the school

“No matter what you’re doing, be the best you can be,” Ogwumike said to the student athletes at Cypress Springs.

Ogwumike started out playing basketball at Cy Fair High School, going on to win two state championships before earning a scholarship to Stanford University after turning down Connecticut and Notre Dame.

“It’s always fun coming home because I remember being in their shoes,” Ogwumike said.

After the brief talk to the girls at the presentation, Ogwumike attempted to inspire the student athletes to try their hardest.

“The speech really was a great inspiration to me,” said student Iliana Lora.


Information courtesy of Daniel Pasket and Sicily Mast of Cypress Springs High School