photograph by Jana Birchum   Jana Birchum

Best Meteoric Longhorn

Fran Harris to the Houston Comets

We are so proud of all our ex-Lady Longhorns who are venturing, for the first time, into professional U.S. basketball. Recent grads like Nekeshia Henderson and Danielle Viglione are making names for themselves in both the ABL and the WNBA. But a soft spot is reserved in our heart for 32-year-old Austinite Fran Harris, who blasted onto the pro scene in the WNBA's Houston Comets inaugural season this past summer. She waited eight years after her college glory days as a part of UT's undefeated 1986 National Championship team. Guess what? Houston went all the way to the WNBA Championships, too. Guess Fran Harris is a Lucky Star. You go, Fran! We're watching your comet soar!


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