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Chill Center Gives Birth And Gets Right Back Into Training

June 14, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

The Colorado Chill of the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL) announced the arrival of the newest Chill family member, Alex Josef Hinz. Teresa Hinz, her husband Andy, and big sister Kylie welcomed the 11-pound baby to the world on Friday morning, June 11, 2004 at 7:49am. Alex was born at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

Hinz is a Greeley firefighter and member of the Chill who played four and a half months into her pregnancy during the 2004 season. She is a 1996 graduate of CSU. The 6-foot-3 center led the Rams to their first conference tournament championship and was a key part of their transition to national prominence.

Hinz will return to the Greeley Fire Department in six weeks. She has to pass a physical to be able to return to work. To get back in shape for the fire department and begin training for the 2005 Chill season she will begin light physical training next week and is registered for a “small” triathlon in six weeks.

“Being registered for the triathlon will help me get motivated to get back in shape,” Hinz said from her home in Ault.

After graduating from CSU, Hinz played one season overseas in Luxembourg and made the training camp for the Utah Starzz of the WNBA before getting released. She spent five years coaching high school girls at Highland High School in Ault, including the final three as the varsity head coach when she led the team to districts for the first time in more than a decade. Hinz was the fourth player to be signed to the Colorado Chill in the inaugural 2004 season.

“I am thrilled for Teresa and Andy, said Chill General Manager Dave King. “It could have only been better if they named the baby ‘Chill’ or ‘Rebound,’ but Alex is a fine name also.”

The Colorado Chill completed the 2004 season as the regular season champions and were undefeated at home in the Budweiser Events Center. For 2005 season ticket information, contact Kim at Triple Crown Sports at 970-223-6644 ext.167.

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