The Chicago Sky has selected Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy as the third winner of its 2018 “High School Team of the Week” program presented by Robert Morris University Illinois.
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, located in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, received the recognition after being nominated for their achievements on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.
“We consider every team member as family,” said girls basketball head coach Shaneka Monroe, who works with the girls both on and off the court.
The Eagles are currently 3-4 on the season, while also achieving academic success with a combined 4.3 GPA (on a 5.0 honors scale).
“We hold one another accountable for good grades despite our rigorous classes to ensure that we are all eligible to play,” Monroe said.
The team also spends their time giving back to their community, most recently hosting a toy drive to raise donations for a local church.
Each “High School Team of the Week” award winner in the 10-week program, supported by Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, will be honored at center court during halftime at a Chicago Sky game in the upcoming 2018 season.
All teams that compete in IHSA class 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A competitions are eligible to win a weekly honor. Nominations can be submitted on the Chicago Sky website through Feb. 21.
Each team selected during the 10-week program will be entered as a contender for the 2018 “High School Team of the Year” award. The winner will be determined through an online voting process on the Sky’s website and announced on opening night at Wintrust Arena.