First locally schooled Hong Kong woman to play basketball in America’s NCAA on her dream come true, and the coach who helped it happen
- Yannie Chan, 19, has been awarded a four-year partial academic scholarship to study at Emmanuel College in Boston
- For coach William Lo, it’s the start of achieving his vision of nurturing women’s sports in Hong Kong
Corrected [10:10am, 15 Mar, 2021]
- [10:10am, 15 Mar, 2021]
This story was amended to show that Yannie Chan was awarded a four-year scholarship and that the name of the sponsor was Zonta Club of Hong Kong II.
- [11:48am, 18 Mar, 2021]
The story has been amended to reflect that Chan is the first woman from a Hong Kong government-funded school to play basketball in the NCAA. Two other women from Hong Kong, educated at Hong Kong International School, a private institution, have played NCAA basketball since 1996.