Paris so much more than a promise

Pay back scholarship? Maybe, but senior's drive, personality already make her a winner

Originally Published: April 4, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Oklahoma center Courtney Paris stood up to deliver a collective message of gratitude on behalf of her fellow State Farm All-Americans on Saturday. And she slipped in a little joke.

"I have no guarantees for you guys," Paris said, poking fun at her senior-night promise to Sooners fans to win a national championship or repay her scholarship.

This will tell you who the real Paris is, and how much she's liked by those in the sport. Even the very people who might ...

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