100 Women We Love: Cheryl Reeve
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do what you love. She learned this while attending La Salle University, when she interned at the I.R.S. as a computer science major—and still found time to make the All-Metro Atlantic Conference as a point guard. "I enjoyed the game so much as a player, I didn't want to let it go," she once told a reporter. "Working for the I.R.S. solidified that for me." Reeve soon abandoned the idea of holding a desk job and spent the next several years coaching at the collegiate level, earning three Atlantic Ten Conference titles and four NCAA tournament slots along the way. After a stint head coaching at Indiana State, she jumped to the WNBA in 2001 as assistant coach for the Charlotte Sting. Reeve now has the second-highest winning percentage in WNBA history and won a WNBA record-high 67 games with the Lynx. In 2011 she led Minnesota to its first championship, and they returned to the finals in 2012 (though the Indiana Fever defeated them). Leading the charge once again, the Lynx are ready for another slammin’ season with Reeve at the helm. –DN