Cheryl Ford ( born June 6, 1981 in Homer, Louisiana, United States) is a professional basketball player. She currently plays for the Detroit Shock in the Women's National Basketball Association on the position of the center.
Cheryl Ford played until 2003 for the women's basketball team at Louisiana Tech University. During her time at college, she was elected to the Western Athletic Conference "Player of the Year " in 2002 and 2003, she was also elected to the 2003 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention team.
Women's National Basketball Association
Cheryl Ford was selected by the Detroit Shock in the third position in the WNBA Draft 2003. In the 2002 season, the Shock finished the season in the last place. With Ford in their team, the Shock finished the 2003 season not only as the best team, but also won their first WNBA Championship. This season, she was elected to the WNBA Rookie of the Year. In the 2005 season and 2006 WNBA Peak Performer of her was awarded for the best rebounding average in the league. In addition, she won in the 2006 season with the Shock for the second time the WNBA Championship. In the 2007 season, she was named in the All- Star game MVP of the game.
Ford brought to the U.S. women's basketball team in the Basketball World Championship 2006 in Brazil the bronze medal.
She is the daughter of Bonita Ford and former NBA player Karl Malone.