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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5245.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5245

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1998 - Fall, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5245.

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Title Houstonian 1998
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Fall
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Houston Comets Championship Year Comets Hit The Top Along with its usual heat and humidity, summer 1997 brought a bright light to Houston - the Comets, the city's professional women's basketball team. But at first, it didn't seem as if the Comets' light would shine bright in the inaugural season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The team had lost premiere player forward Sheryl Swoopes to pregnancy before the season had even began. In addition, the Comets started the season off slow with five wins and four losses. It seemed as if the Comets needed a miracle to even have a chance at winning the WNBA championship. Then guard Cynthia Cooper stepped onto the court and took charge in Swoopes' absence. She led the league in scoring, became the WNBA's first Most Valuable Player by unanimous decision by the league and coaches, and was named to the All-WNBA First Team. Cooper was supported by forward Tina Thompson, forward Wanda Guyton, forward Janeth Arcain, guard Kim Perrot, forward Sheryl Swoopes (upon her late season return) and center Tammy Jackson. But the players weren't the only shining hopes on the team. Coach Van Chancellor won the Coach of the Year Award. The Comets became the first team to clinch a playoff spot after beating New York Aug. 1 7, and finished as the number one team in the league with the best record at 18-10.The Comets took their building momentum into the playoffs. After beating the Charlotte Sting 70-54 in the semifinals, the team faced the New York Liberty, led by forward/center Rebecca Lobo. A sellout crowd of 16,285 came to the Summit to see The Comets thrive in "Clutch City" time. Although the score was 28-24 at the end of the first half, the game was far from over. In the second half, the Comets came out swinging. At one point, the Comets ran up 10 points in a row and with key shots by Cooper and Thompson, the team secured a 65-51 win. Cooper was named WNBA Championship Game MVP and the season was complete. The Comets became the WNBA's first champions and it was an appropriate end to an interesting season. Many University of Houston students agreed that the Comets became a great asset for the city. "The Comets have added another 'best sport team in the world' to the city of Houston," said junior business management major Jack Lam. Some liked the fact that the Comets brought a professional women's sport to Houston. "The Houston Comets give women an opportunity to become as popular as the Rockets, giving women a chance in the ongoing competitive athletic world," said freshman music major Catherine Ouvreloeil. "The Comets have added another 'best sport team in the world' to the city of Houston," Jack Lam August