Week 9: Universal Stars
The Chicago Sky has selected Universal School as the ninth weekly winner of its 2016 “High School Team of the Week” program. They receive the honor after being nominated for their accomplishments on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
The Universal Stars won the Metro Prep Conference Title after going undefeated with a 17-0 conference record. Additionally, the varsity team advanced to the IHSA Regional Finals. They finished the regular season with an overall record of 20-6.
The student-athletes have maintained a 3.75 team grade point average while dedicating time to practices, games and serving the community. The players volunteer with groups to provide clothing and food to homeless and refugee families in Chicago. They also support other students at Universal through the school’s tutoring program and by volunteering with the elementary and middle school level sports teams.
As a Chicago Sky “High School Basketball Team of the Week” award winner, the Universal Stars are invited to enjoy a Chicago Sky game, where they will have the opportunity to watch the world’s best female basketball players. At halftime of the game, the team will be honored at center court.