To her classmates she touted Yow, who won a gold medal with the 1988 Olympic team. She sold the women's game itself as something "totally different, two steps above what you might remember from high school." And she mentioned a few of the talents on her team, such as forward Kerri Hobbs and her leaping ability, and the leadership of point guard Nicole Lehmann, daughter of former ABA sharpshooter George Lehmann. And was there anybody else whom she mentioned?
"Yeah, I did talk about myself," Stinson confesses.
Her closing argument clinched her pitch. "If they came and didn't like it, I said I'd give them their money back," she says.
Virtually the entire speech class turned out for the Wolfpack's 90-47 defeat of Western Carolina on Nov. 29, in which the strong persuader herself went for 25. Stinson got a B for the speech and says, "I didn't have to give anyone any money back, either."