Cheryl Mohr: About Cheryl

Cheryl Lynne Mohr (Orcholski) grew up in Milwaukee, WI where she spent countless hours with her brothers, Jay and Steve along with the neighborhood boys playing sports. At a very young age Cheryl set 4 goals for herself: play high school basketball, play Division I college basketball, play professional basketball, and tryout for the Olympics.

Never in her wildest dreams did she ever imagine where the game of basketball would take her. So come along with Cheryl as she will take you…

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HIGH SCHOOL 1976-1980

In 1976 a rule was passed that freshman could play varsity sports. Cheryl was the first freshman to make a varsity team at Hamilton High School. During her freshman year she made a commitment to develop her skills. After the season she would work out every day after school in her driveway. This paid off. As time past she continue to take her game to another level and would eventually play college basketball at Arkansas and professionally with the Columbus Minks.

Cheryl as a senior in high school, 1980.

During Cheryl’s senior year (1979 -1980) Hamilton High School went 12 – 0 to win the City Conference Title. They went on to win regionals and sectionals and make it back to state. Cheryl is holding the basketball on the ladder.

COLLEGE 1980-1984

Cheryl attended the University of Arkansas on a full scholarship. During her first year there they were only 11-18. Over the next 3 years Cheryl and her teammates laid the foundation for the Lady Razorback Basketball Program. They went 67 – 27 the next 3 seasons. Cheryl was all conference, 2nd in the nation in Freethrows and in 2001 was named to the 15 Member Silver Anniversary Team.

Cheryl and her mom after a game.
Cheryl shooting a freethrow at Barnhill Arena.

ATHLETES IN ACTION 1983/1988

In 1983 Cheryl traveled to Brazil and in 1988 to Ziare with Athletes in Action. Cheryl stats, “Traveling to these countries opened my eyes to another world. Most of the people live in poverty and do not have much. Seeing this really helps you keep things in perspective.”

 

PROS 1984

In April of 1984 Cheryl realized her dream when she was drafted in the 4th round to play for the Columbus Minks.

Cheryl is in the first row, 2nd from left.
Cheryl with Holly, who would come watch us play in Dallas.
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