The Women's National Basketball Players Association announced that Nneka Ogwumike and Layshia Clarendon have been re-elected as President and First Vice President.
"I am humbly honored to be re-elected as WNBPA President," said Ogwumike per release on Monday. "This is a role that's afforded me a special opportunity to lead in and to leave a legacy."
In the midst of CBA negotiations currently underway, this does not come as a surprise. The pair have been avidly committed to the growth of the league and have represented the players of the WNBA exceptionally well. This move allows for consistent leadership across the board for at least six years. This is a smart and well thought out decision by the board in terms of accomplishing their mission.
Ogwumike and Clarendon were first elected in 2016 and is voted upon by the Board of Player Representatives. Their second term will run three years and run through December 2022.
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— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) December 16, 2019
"I am honored and thrilled to serve as the WNBPA's First Vice President for another term," Clarendon said. "This is one of the hardest jobs I've ever had, yet take so much pride in representing and fighting for every player in the league."
The current CBA was scheduled to expire previously on October 31 but had been extended to December 31. It is unknown at this time if it will get extended again or if they will reach an agreement.
The rest of the WNBPA's Executive Committee include Carolyn Swords (Las Vegas), Elizabeth Williams (Altanta), Sue Bird (Seattle), Elena Delle Donne (Washington), Chiney Ogwumike (Los Angeles).