Filipino-American Chanelle Molina was given an opportunity not afforded to everyone.
The 5-foot-9 guard out of Washington State University signed a training camp contract with WNBA team Indiana Fever, Tuesday morning (Manila time).
And for Molina, this is the fruit of her dedication to the game.
“It has taken a lot of hard work, dedication, and patience to get here. The WNBA has always been the goal, therefore I accepted and fell in love with the process to get here,” said the 2019-20 All Pac-12 Honorable Mention awardee.
During her final year with Washington State, Molina posted norms of 14.6 points on 43.8-percent shooting from the field to go along with 6.1 rebounds.
She was signed by Swedish pro team Norrköping Dolphins late last year.
Despite this opportunity, Channelle does not forget her roots. Her parents are Roselyn and Allan.
“There are not many Filipino women in the WNBA, so this is for the progress of women’s basketball all over the world. I will celebrate this success and accomplishment, but it’s back to helping my team overseas win in the morning,” she said.
“Thank you Indiana Fever for this opportunity.”
Chanelle’s younger sisters Celena Jane and Cherilyn are still in Washington State.